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Doll supports the Clean Water Act

...Water Act. Andrea understands that the protection of our environment and our quality of life is what will best create and maintain good-paying jobs with a future. That is just too important a distinction to remain unsaid. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Bleeding-heart liberals, please

...Democrats believe Bush will win election," could we please have an occasional column by Molly Ivins, Ellen Goodman or some other bleeding- heart liberal just to get us through the next year until the national election? Barbara Belknap Juneau
A leader with courage

...utmost admiration for her. Fran has my vote because she supports the issues that are important to me, but also because Fran Ulmer is a natural born leader with the intelligence, the courage, and the heart Alaska needs. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Of rats and moms

...were quicker to recover from stress, even in adulthood." The headline reads, "Stressed out? It could be your mother's fault." Might I suggest on behalf of all mothers everywhere, "Resilient? Thank your mother." Barbara Belknap Juneau
How big does funding outcry have to be?

...If the Alaska Legislature has an ideological reason for not creating the best school and university system in the world for our children, they need to explain it to all of us because it certainly isn't about the money. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Helping Afghanistan

...individuals, schools, or civic groups are interested in collecting donations, please send checks to Solace International at P.O. Box 202636, Anchorage, AK 99520. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Less Government not better

...quick search on the Web.) Who will then be expected to clean up the mess, provide support for the impacted villages, pay damages to the Bristol Bay fishermen and processors and try to salvage the brand of Alaska salmon? Barbara Belknap Juneau
President Bush can't fool Americans again with anti-Iran talk

...peace and justice, and pursued by honest and honorable representatives of my country. That's what I will tell my current representatives in Congress, and that is what I will look for in candidates in the 2008 elections. Barbara Belknap Juneau
Red-face test for ethics

...they behaved ethically. I'm proud of both of them and I'll defend Randy and Gregg until my term ends," or, "Nope. What they did was flat out wrong. What was I thinking? Thanks, kids. Who's got a cell phone?" Barbara Belknap Juneau
Comic relief

...the job you're in if there was national health insurance?" The question raised by Toe's cartoon regarding the advisability of picking a mate based on lifetime health care benefits is best left to more discrete venues. Barbara Belknap Juneau


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