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Alaska wildfires spread as more evacuations launched

...Leary said Friday in a phone interview from Aniak. "We didn't want to have it become a bigger issue. "Smoke also was a primary concern in Chuathbaluk, a community of 130, which is less than 2 miles from a 7-square-mile fire. Patty Yaska...
My Turn: Packing prisons is bad policy

...couldn't afford it, and instead chose to invest $241 million in evidence-based measures to cut down on recidivism as a primary means of reducing the number of prison beds needed. Here were the results: The recidivism rate in Texas decreased by...
Letter: A different perspective on Rep. Munoz

...least, two entrenched sides were able to come to terms, break the impasse in the House and move a budget to the Senate, a primary aspect of which was honoring the employee contracts. To say that her efforts were inadequate is to deny that the House...
Obama: Climate change a security threat

...back from meetings in Asia. Kerry said in a statement that the idea of climate change as a national security issue "was a primary topic of discussion" throughout his conversations with Asian leaders.Retired Rear Adm. David Titley, of the private...
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Spring safely into Summer

...comfort zones. This said, I do feel that it would be irresponsible of me to write a regular column in this newspaper with a primary focus of encouraging people to get out and experience this inspiring land without also taking the time to point out some...
Response to Sen. Anna MacKinnon

...daylight saving time) has on our health is my overall concern." She mentioned a few studies on impacts of DST on health as a primary reason for sponsoring Senate Bill 6 to repeal it in Alaska.Two of those studies are included as supporting documentation...
My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

...and remains as large and productive an asset as it can be. We're already at a point in our history where the Fund is a primary revenue source, given the unfortunate decline in the amount of oil being pumped through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in...
New, but in for the long haul at Bartlett CFO is now dedicating his time to meeting and interacting with Bartlett's 553 employees. Personal interaction is a primary source of pleasure for Ulrich, who has been working in healthcare finance since the early 1980s.He moved from multinational...
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...providing inpatient coverage for individuals in Juneau. These individuals have acute medical emergencies but don't have a primary care provider.I have been providing this kind of medical care in Juneau for the past 20 years. One might think that...
Transit service prepares for big changes

...Mendenhall Loop Road will have to walk half a mile to a stop on Atlin or on Stephen Richards.Route travel times were a primary concern for bus drivers in the original transit plan, which was proposed in April. In a memo addressed to the Assembly...


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