My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...government to pick up 90 percent of the health care costs for tens of thousands of uninsured Alaskans. Should ideology trump common sense in these times when "we're burning the wood on our lifeboats," according to Sen. Lyman Hoffman, who previously...
My Turn: Attacking Public Defenders for doing their job is a disservice to all

...comments on the sentencing of a defendant for possessing child pornography. That editorial rejected the longstanding, common-sense notion to "let the punishment fit the crime." It then went on to personally and unfairly criticize a federal public...
Juneau School District's anti-bullying programs

...conflict resolution, responsive classrooms, multicultural and gender stereotypes and tolerance, social responsibility, common sense media use, disability awareness, resolving conflict creatively, group games.Harborview, Auke Bay, Gastineau...
On Congress' snow day, an Arctic hearing

...was unimpeded by Capitol police officers, who maintained their usual posts around the building."I'm hoping that common sense and a kind heart are ringing through," said another sled rider, meeting planner Jason Petty, in explaining why the...
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

...for good reason. By law, judges must be lawyers, and they are of necessity drawn from the legal community. It is common sense that lawyers can provide invaluable input on the professional competence of their peers seeking judgeships. Along with...
Empire Editorial: Thank you for toking (responsibly)

...jump on opening a pot business before commercialization becomes legal.And now isn't the time to throw courtesy and common sense to the wind by making poor decisions because you think there are no more consequences.Those who pushed for legal marijuana...
Falcons girls fall in extra time to Lady Kings

...of the game but being in a tight situation like that I thought everybody played to their ability of basketball IQ and common sense."Tompkins scored 28 points for the Falcons, Maka added nine, Ekis eight, Morris four, Tupou three and Echiverri...
My Turn: What the TAC isn't talking about

...wildlife and scenic viewsheds, all of which are undermined by massive, old-growth clearcuts. Both science and common sense indicate that the 6,000-acre Big Thorne sale will pollute salmon streams and reduce deer and wolf populations. The...
Letter: Gillnetting on the rivers

...Even after hearing this bit of common sense from fisheries biologist Robert...say no to?" Will Rogers said "Common sense ain't common." That was in the 1940's, and it appears common sense is even less common now. Charlie...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 17, 2014

...complained when the state announced its decision two weeks before Thanksgiving. Good job by the Marine Highway to show some common sense.Thumbs down to forgetting about sea lions. The Alaska Department of Transportation has announced that it will have...


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