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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015

...until you consider the history of the unit in question. Back in 2011, Pvt. Danny Chen committed suicide while deployed to Afghanistan. A subsequent investigation revealed that Chen killed himself because he was hazed over his Chinese ancestry. Chen was...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...Station, delivering a new room and observation deck. Former Congressman Charlie Wilson, a Texas Democrat whose funding of Afghanistan's resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie and book "Charlie Wilson's War," died in Dallas at age...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-10/today-history-february-10
Local
Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Five American troops with a special...ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest friendly...during a security operation in southern Afghanistan.""Investigators are looking into...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-11/five-us-troops-killed-friendly-fire-a
Not For Web
Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the...human cost of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, two wars the president pledged to...radio as they bled in the fields of Afghanistan."I accept this honor with a heavy...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/afghanistan-vet-honored-troops-head-i
Not For Web
Congress worries Iraq crisis could be repeated in Afghanistan

...plan to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016, with fears that...Obama administration officials insist Afghanistan is not Iraq, with a population far...officials could offer no assurances that Afghanistan won't devolve into chaos after Americans...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/congress-worries-iraq-crisis-could-be
Not For Web
My Turn: Alaska's love/hate affair with government spending

...go back to a double dose of tax cuts under President George W. Bush while our treasury bled to cover the cost of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush's economic policy was a resumption of Reaganomics. Income tax cuts to the top earners were supposed to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-30/my-turn-alaskas-lovehate-affair-gover
Opinion
Petersburg artist opens solo show at Anchorage Museum

...Germany; a gutted McDonald's in midtown Manhattan; the Galisteo Valley of New Mexico; and areas in and around Kabul, Afghanistan. "It Could Go Either Way" is curated by former Anchorage resident Amy Mackie."Perceptions: Ashley Lohr Solo Exhibition...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/petersburg-artist-opens-solo-show-anchora
Art
DNR commissioner Sullivan deploying to Afghanistan

JUNEAU - Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan is deploying to Afghanistan after being recalled to active duty with the U.S. military.Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Elizabeth Bluemink...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-22/dnr-commissioner-sullivan-deploying-afg
State
DNR commissioner Sullivan deploying to Afghanistan

JUNEAU - Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan is deploying to Afghanistan after being recalled to active duty with the U.S. military.Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Elizabeth Bluemink...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-22/dnr-commissioner-sullivan-deploying-afg
State
PCV Profiles: A different time in Afghanistan

...word game. When you hear mention of Afghanistan, what is the first thing you think...Peace Corps Volunteer in Kandahar, Afghanistan during a time of peace in 1968 to 1969...countries across the globe, though not Afghanistan since the 1970s, with difficult jobs...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-11-04/pcv-profiles-different-time-afghani
Neighbors

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