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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: A tragic loss

U.S. Navy SEALs take their name from the environments in which they operate: sea, air and land. Becoming a SEAL means completing one of the most mentally challenging and physically demanding training programs in the world. In doing so, Remington J. Peters, 27, had much to be proud of. Petty Officer Peters enlisted in the […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: Trump budget mirrors disastrous Kansas plan

Policy makers, government officials and journalists from Kansas are going out of their way to point at the state’s fiscal crisis as an example of what awaits the rest of the country if President Trump’s proposed budget is adopted by Congress. While that’s unlikely — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called Trump’s budget “dead on arrival” […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: Courthouse needs a war memorial

How did it come to pass that Mesa County doesn’t have a war memorial on the grounds of the courthouse? It’s a curious departure from the patriotic spirit that pervades this valley. How many towns in Colorado can boast of having both a Veterans Affairs hospital and a Veterans Memorial Cemetery? Short of military towns, […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: Things aren’t adding up at Interior headquarters

Returning power to the people has been a recurring theme of the Trump administration since the president delivered his inaugural address back in January. When Congress rolled back the Bureau of Land Management’s new resource management planning rule in March, lawmakers cited diminished opportunities for state and local government input as a big reason. “This […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: A revitalizing pause

For nine months out of the year, the majority of Grand Valley families are on school time. Daily lives revolve around school bells. When the school year ends, as it did Wednesday, it’s a natural yardstick in time because it alters the established order of things. Graduating seniors especially can identify with the sense that […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: Stop playing games with people’s health

If “something better” than Obamacare is truly coming — and it will be up to the U.S. Senate to make that happen — shouldn’t the Trump administration do what it can to ensure that Americans have the affordable health care they need until then? We’re not alone in thinking so. Last month, organizations representing nearly […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: Worth celebrating

The celebration of the nation’s first statewide public lands day on Saturday hopefully serves as a counterweight to the agenda unfolding in Washington, D.C. under the Trump administration. Already we’ve seen Congress dismantle the Bureau of Land Management’s overhaul of its land-use planning process, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke undertake a review of national monuments and […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: Let’s trust the process of independent query

Now that a former FBI director has been given sweeping authority to investigate any connection between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia — and “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation” — it’s time to exhibit some patience and let the process play itself out. What needed to happen has happened […]

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The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: A nod to the godfather

To know Tom Clark is to know the story of Denver’s transformation from a smog-choked city trying to rebound from its own boom-bust energy rut of the early 1980s to the economic powerhouse that millennials flock to today. The long-term strategy he developed with other key players 30 years ago has made the Front Range […]

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