My Turn: Nimbus is a relic of the '60s and '70s

...that era of confrontation daily, is fueled by base elements. The image of Nimbus simply does not satisfy, nor represent our citizens or buildings in the here and now, regardless of its value. This community wants far more than "Nimbus" can deliver. It...
My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

...long-term goal to shoot for, its price would be prohibitive for Alaska's currently underfunded public works departments or the citizens required to shoulder the cost. For Alaskans, flushing our toilets is not considered a luxury. Cruise ship owners face a...
My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform us fix our Medicaid program so it is affordable, efficient and most importantly, sustainable for our most vulnerable citizens. Then, when Medicaid is no longer a mess, we can think about expanding it. To be honest, we may not expand it even then...
Welcoming literary citizens: An interview with 49 Writers' new director Erin Hollowell

For Erin Coughlin Hollowell, the poet who in early July became executive director of Alaska's largest writing group, 49 Writers, part of being a writer is being a good literary citizen, and part of being a good literary citizen is generosity.It's a philosophy strongly influenced by fellow Alaskan poet Peggy Shumaker, a mentor and former Alaska State Writer Laureate whom Hollowell calls "the most generous writer I know.""From, really, just watching her, I learned how to meet people where they are, and to see every writer as worthy of nurturing," Hollowell said.
Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...a Democrat who sits on the powerful Legislative Finance Committee. "The most vulnerable of our citizens - the children, our senior citizens, our veterans, individuals with disabilities - I get concerned that those could be areas that get...
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National Night Out coming up

...unique community oriented celebration which aims at crime and drug awareness and prevention. National Night Out also gives citizens the opportunity to interact with their neighbors, as well as local first responders," JPD Lt. David Campbell said in a...
SEARHC offers marketplace information sessions

...will be take place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Tlingit and Haida Vocational Training and Resource Center for tribal citizens. This presentation will focus on explaining the benefits of additional health insurance through the marketplace or the Tribally...
Sweet 16: Ohio Gov. Kasich enters prez race

...state level, meanwhile there are more school levies on the ballot and local governments have to look into the faces of their citizens and say, 'I either have to raise your taxes or I have to cut this service,'" she said.Unions, which turned back an...
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Japan's secret campaign against the U.S. fight by diverting resources that otherwise might be used in the war effort, B) create terror and panic among American citizens, C) boost morale in Japan with reports of successful attacks. Of the three, only C) was really accomplished, and that...
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What Lee's 'Watchman' reveals about racism

...responded with a Twitter post, saying that the "notion that Selma was LBJ's idea is jaw dropping and offensive to... black citizens who made it so."Film portrayals of race, like those in movies from "To Kill a Mockingbird" to "Selma," matter in particular...


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