Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...lifeless on a beach sparked calls of compassion for Syrians facing brutality in their home country. Some Democrats and refugee advocates likened the GOP reaction to the U.S. government turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany and placing Japanese in internment...
Nation and World
Empire Editorial: Feed the eagles, not the rabbits

...either. If nothing's done, they'll create a problem that is both expensive and potentially dangerous. We wholeheartedly advocate for these little beasts to be humanely trapped in live traps, and then donated to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game...
Backlash over Mormon LGBT rule spreads among faithful

...Graduate University in California and Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies. "And these aren't just progressives and LGBT advocates. ... They are saying: 'This doesn't feel right. This doesn't square with me.'"He said the furious blowback is...
Nation and World
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...Permanent Fund more manageable. Gov. Bill Walker presented one take on such an endowment plan while former Gov. Frank Murkowski advocates a slightly different plan. However, both endowment plans will gets us $3 billion toward filling the state's $4 billion...
Local businesses, organizations and individuals receive Vocational Service Awards

...said Urata has gone beyond his daily practice to serve his patients and his community. Throughout his career, he has been an advocate for change, volunteering his time to serve on boards and commissions as well as educate and work with legislative leaders...
Rotary Club of Juneau presents annual Vocational Service Awards

...INDIVIDUAL: Dr. Bob Urata. Dr. Urata, a family practice physician at Valley Medical Care, was recognized as "an advocate for change, volunteering his time to serve on boards and commissions as well as educate and work with legislative leaders...
House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

...something that in the past has cost the government more than it raised.Several provisions drew objections from safety advocates. One requires the Transportation Department stop posting safety ratings of trucking and bus companies. Industry officials...
Nation and World
My Turn: Alaska, U.S. small businesses deserve better

...Young has been a fighter for Alaska. For 42 years, he has represented us in Washington by building a record as a fierce advocate for our state. He knows that it takes a special kind of person to thrive in Alaska. He understands that it isn't easy to...
Plan B more accessible to American Indian women

...medication available without a prescription.Women's health advocates had pushed for a written policy for years, saying verbal...government's trust obligation to provide health care to them.Health advocates said that process was time-consuming, burdensome and resulted...
Nation and World
Women's legal rights handbook gets update, publishes online

...can access this at any time," said Christine Pate, a legal advocate with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault...abuse is not in the control of the victim or the victim's advocate," Herman said. "It is in the control of the abuser...


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