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...woke up to the unique humanity of my kids and husband. Sometimes we all get going our different ways and I start to make assumptions about who they are and what they need. I feel too often my interactions with them revolve around socks, dishwasher, practice...
Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

...Max Mertz of Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, an accounting group, also said on Friday that he believes voters had been under the assumption that they were approving the use of an empowered board for their pools in that Nov. 4 vote."It's very important that...
My Turn: How to organize higher education in Alaska

...that as such, education should be seen as a public good paid out of tax dollars. The rest of this column is premised on the assumption that education is a public good and the financing of higher education should be designed with this in mind.The following...
AGDC board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

...You use that data to come out in a public hearing and provide good information, because you used that data to back up the assumptions you made during your analysis," Fauske said.State labor commissioner Heidi Drygas said not signing the agreement creates...
'Learning to Listen': Authors to discuss cultural assumptions in Alaskan literature

...particular, about the cultural assumptions non-Native writers may make in...Simpson said. "It was this cultural assumption that my history is everybody else's...process of confronting cultural assumptions can be uncomfortable, it's hard...
Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

...transition to a young-growth timber economy.Like most government imposed economic programs, this one won't work; bad assumptions lead to bad decisions. The undersecretary states that a transition to young growth will create a more diverse economy and...
On Writing: Interesting - over coffee

...THAT have to do with anything?"A writer tries to be "interesting" to engage readers and make sure they read on - the assumption being that they don't have to. They can choose to read or not. But sometimes readers don't have a choice. The kind...
Middle school sports seek assistance from public

...programs (e.g., parents, community members, and coaches). The overall problem with this situation is that the prevailing assumption is that interscholastic sports programs and related practices already serve young adolescents well and should not be tampered...
NFL got it wrong, Peterson should play

...states and could spend the rest of his life in prison.I'm not comparing a rabid gambler to a rabid rapist. This is about assumptions. This is about hero worship.This is about thinking we know the good guys from the bad guys by asking someone questions...
My Turn: Road economics make sense

...schools, rural infrastructure and all sorts of various causes that could be threatened with budget cuts in the future. These assumptions are wrong.Dedicated National Highway Trust Fund dollars intended for surface transportation projects cannot be diverted...


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