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Battle over congressional districts under way

By Charles Ashby

Members of a House panel Tuesday argued not over whether there should be criteria in setting new congressional district lines, but whether those criteria should be prioritized. Under current law, if a proposed map outlining congressional ...

Niki before car down 042010

That’s a wrap: Dad to bring girl’s car design to life

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Casey Lester knew it would be a long shot for his 10-year-old daughter Niki to win Toyota’s Sponsify race-car-design contest last month, so he kept a plan B up his sleeve just in case she finished out of the top 10. Her story attracted ...

Printed letters, April 28, 2010

By Staff

SB 191 will deny teachers due process In the April 25 edition of The Daily Sentinel, the controversial Senate Bill 191 dealing with teacher tenure was highlighted. Tenure no longer exists in Colorado; it is actually only having the right to ...

Valley under warning for high winds, fire danger

By {screen_name}

The Grand Valley and other areas of west-central Colorado are under a red flag warning today, as gusty winds and low humidity could create dangerous fire conditions. The warning from the National Weather Service is in effect from 1 until 8 ...

Arizona vs. feds in immigration debate

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s pretty clear that immigrants have played a major, no, make that THE major role in the history of the United States. From the Mayflower to the amazing tale of Ellis Island, the United States has always welcomed those who have a ...

Curtailing tenure won’t solve state’s education problems

By Bill Grant

The remote possibility of gaining federal funds by winning the second round of the President’s Race to the Top is insufficient reason to rush a bill through the Legislature that would transform the teaching profession in Colorado. Surely ...

Judge: Univ. of Wyo. must allow Ayers’ speech

By The AP

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge ruled today that the University of Wyoming must allow 1960s radical William Ayers to speak on the school’s campus in Laramie. The university had cited threats of violence in not allowing Ayers to ...

Entrepreneurial approach could benefit government

By The Daily Sentinel

It’s heartening that the leaders of Grand Junction, Mesa County and School District 51 are willing to accept salary freezes and even pay reductions for themselves. Mesa County Administrator Jon Peacock’s salary remains at $125,004 ...

Colo. Senate gives initial backing to uranium bill

By The AP

DENVER — The state Senate has given initial backing to requiring uranium mines and mills to clean up nuclear waste before accepting more radioactive material. The Senate backed the bill in a voice vote today. A final vote could come ...

Bill requires kids in booster seats until age 8

By The AP

DENVER — A bill requiring that children in vehicles stay in booster seats until they’re 8 is on its way to the governor. The Senate readopted the bill in a 20-15 vote today. The final version allows police to pull over any cars ...

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