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...soul. I suggest that people who understand Juneau, who understand what we have, and what we have to give, that these people start writing letters to the editor in major newspapers around Alaska, starting with Anchorage. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Ultimately, Ulmer

...instituting a state income tax, suddenly that politician loses votes. Who has the bravery to work toward ensuring a stable future? I trust the one who keeps families first, not parties, or companies, or votes, but families. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Hypocrisy in Juneau to remember what got you started, what led you to Alaska, and what opportunities were available to you at that time. So many things had to come together to make that happen. One of them is financial flexibility. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Fran best for families

...non-voters, overwhelmingly favored Fran Ulmer. What does that say about how we want to run this great state? Get out the vote, I say. Government won't save us, but let's take care of our families, and ourselves. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Solidarity is possible

...happened to us, with love. Worldwide solidarity can come from all of this. That is the one vision that I have, whether I am a leader or not. Please forgive me if anything I have said offended you in any way. Thank you. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Programs deserve support We have to spend six hours a day in schools and nine hours a day at work, with Sundays neatly fit in the schedule for reflection. Wouldn't it be nice to have a small part of the day allowed for reverence? Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Gays face discrimination person chooses his sexuality or not, I believe acting with hate towards anyone is a problem, a problem that I hope the Bible or God does not teach. I hope that I am not blasphemous, or discriminatory, in my words. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Hope for America

...and the chance for greatness, but she will become greatness itself. She will become us. Apathy suffocates and under-nourishes her. Hate clips her wings. Let her fly. Let her be free. Have hope for our America. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Dissent can be positive

...I've written too academically. I have no degree, but I read all the time when there aren't elders to listen to. I'm writing to hopefully encourage more public forums on the discussion of Alaska Native leadership. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau
Theater still important part of community

...directors at Perseverance Theatre have had their share of problems while in the hot seat, and so did Paparelli. However, please take a broad look at the record during the past four years. You might find something positive. Ishmael C. Hope Juneau


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