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State political figures react to Obama speech along party lines

By Charles Ashby

A strong State of the Union address is what President Barack Obama needed to refocus his administration and his party’s faltering image, but only time will tell if leaders from both sides of the aisle were listening, some observers ...

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Obama draws praise, skepticism from Grand Junction audience

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President Obama’s call for more jobs and help for small banks and small businesses drew guarded applause and skepticism Wednesday night. “He threw out some good ideas,” said Kris Cox of Labor Etc., an employment agency in ...

Police blotter: Jan. 28, 2010

By Staff

Trespasser suspected An employee of the Mesa County Landfill, 3071 U.S. Highway 50, called the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday morning to report a possible case of trespassing. The employee said he arrived for work and saw ...

Pot bill would require doctor, patient to have continual relationship

By Charles Ashby

A bill to ensure physicians actually have a doctor-patient relationship with patients before authorizing the use of medical marijuana cleared a Senate committee Wednesday. More than 100 people packed a Senate committee room to tell lawmakers ...

Wis. murder suspect caught in New Castle

By Dennis Webb

A man wanted in Wisconsin on a murder charge was arrested after trying to elude a New Castle officer and losing control of his vehicle on a snow-packed, icy roadway late Tuesday night. Benjamin M. Germano, 32, of Wauwatosa, Wis., near ...

Baking soda producer seeking oil shale lease

By Dennis Webb

A Rio Blanco County baking-soda producer has emerged as a candidate for a federal oil shale research and development lease in Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday identified Natural Soda Inc., ExxonMobil and Arizona-based ...

Murder suspect seeks to suppress confession

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle man accused of shooting his brother is seeking to have a purported confession to police suppressed based on the contention he hadn’t previously been advised of his constitutional rights. Public defenders working on behalf of ...

City completes energy projects

By Emily Shockley

The city of Grand Junction has completed energy-efficiency projects at 18 of its buildings and parks. Grants paid for most of the $2 million project. The city hopes to cut energy consumption by 20 percent by 2012 with the help of this project ...

Creating jobs and cutting taxes is real economic stimulus

By Rick Wagner

Perhaps it’s time to embrace the rich.  Politicians have been attacking them pretty steadily for a year now, unless you’re a big union or a financial institution with former employees working in the Obama administration, and ...

Bernanke’s reappointment may send wrong message

By The Daily Sentinel

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears to be on a roll toward reappointment as head of the nation’s banking system, despite some opposition even from Democratic quarters. Count us among the opposition. Bernanke was appointed to ...

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