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My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...outcome.ProposalCreate an Alaska Higher Education Land-Grant Equivalency Plan. Despite the best intentions of Alaska's legislature, recognize the improbability of ever receiving a significant selection of accessible, high-value state land...
My Turn: Gun range appeal was a public service

...protected Zimmerman from arrest and prosecution. A similar law is now being pushed by the majority Republicans in Alaska's Legislature, and needs to be noted here.These killing machines should never be handled (especially for "fun") by anyone...
The Legislature's centennial is just the beginning

This year Alaska's Legislature turned 100This year, 59 recently re-elected legislators raised their right hand and swore they would uphold the U.S. Constitution...
New city lobbyist brings extensive state experience

...for Rep. Joe Green from 1998 to 2002.Jardell was working for Green during the representative's push to move Alaska's Legislature from Juneau to Anchorage, but he lived in Juneau during that time and is not supportive of a capital move, he...
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Shameful and shameless

The obstructionists in Alaska's Legislature are disgraceful. You all know who you are - and so do most Alaskans. You serve special interests while the real business of running...
My Turn: Preserve Denali Kid Care

Alaska's Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 105, legislation that if signed into law will make it more difficult for children from low-income...
Legislature's numbers up there with big states'

...New Jersey or Florida when it comes to pay, staffing and time spent on the job. There may be good reasons why Alaska's Legislature seems to be better paid and have more staff than other sparsely populated Western states, said Karl Kurtz, director...
My Turn:No fed bureaucracy needed for Alaska gas

...not need federal interference of any kind. This bill even references gas routes through the Continental Shelf. Alaska's Legislature has wisely passed a state law deleting the Beaufort Sea as a gas route. This bill belongs in the nearest trash...
State to present Ketchikan with less expensive Gravina bridge plans

...state has opted to give part of the federal funds to the Gravina bridge and the rest to other projects statewide. Alaska's Legislature appropriated almost $10 million in state general funds for the project this year. That amount, in addition...
They all measure up: three items on ballot deserve support

...the state's next leaders. These are laudable goals we should fund and support. Ballot Measure 1 would expand Alaska's Legislature, adding two more senators and four more representatives. We ask voters to approve this measure. This measure...


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