Education questionnaire puts candidates on record

Republican Gov. Sean Parnell called the 2014 Legislature the "Education Session," and now school advocates are hoping the fall elections will go down as the "Education Election."Pat Galvin, a spokesman for Great Alaska Schools...
Letter: Invest in the future by reading to your kids

...parent of five and spouse of a former elementary school teacher and librarian, I've long recognized what early childhood advocates have worked so hard to promote: A strong start in life contributes to successful cognitive and social-emotional skills...
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...service officers and the leadership of the military were all Ba'ath Party members. The Ba'ath Party was the principal advocate of what is called "Arab Socialism." In structure and belief, it is similar to the national socialist movement sponsored...
Who's next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington

SALEM, Ore. - Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws...failed in Alaska in 2000 and 2004, but advocates say the landscape has changed markedly...signatures turned in last week, but advocates submitted far more than they needed...
Alaska Editorial: Fairbanks youth homeless shelter provides vital service for wayward teens

...Fairbanks resource: a shelter aimed at providing housing for the Interior's homeless youths. On April 4, Fairbanks Youth Advocates celebrated the official opening of its new facility, known as The Door.Officials at FYA said The Door arose out of an unfilled...
Raid at pot club raises questions

...endangers others." And state lawmakers say that smoke-free laws also appear to ban indoor pot smoke-outs.But marijuana advocates argue the increasingly popular private pot dens are permissible because marijuana isn't sold, nor is food or drink. Like...
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Local attends White House summit

...responsibility since a lot of people in the community had donated and said, 'Hey, we think you're an important family advocate in the community and we trust that you're doing really good work - and this is a really good opportunity for not only you...
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Herring return to Auke Bay

...Tlingit peoples indicate herring were much more abundant in past centuries than now, leading some, such as the Sitka Tribe, to advocate for more conservative management of the lucrative sac roe fishery. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, however, says...
Disability rights advocate Don Brandon dies at 60

...playing, he was loved and respected. The disability rights advocate, vintage car lover and friend to many died on May 1, but...his side. He was 60.Those close to Brandon knew him as an advocate for people with disabilities. Bound to a wheelchair himself...
US: Better campus stats needed on dating violence

...extending additional rights to campus victims. Victims' advocates have said the statistics, as currently compiled, don't...included ensuring the availability of confidential victims' advocates and conducting surveys to better gauge the frequency of sexual...
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