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$10 million Florida road may lead to Don Young

...connecting Coconut Road to Interstate 75 in southwest Florida's Lee County. "It just came out of the sky," Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah said. Then last week, The New York Times reported a Michigan builder who threw a $40,000 fundraiser...
'Zero tolerance' part of the nation's overcriminalization trend

...implement. "A weapon is a weapon is a weapon," he told the local paper. In Ashley Smithwick's case, Lee County Commissioner Jim Womack wanted to bring in a third party to negotiate between the school district and her family to achieve...
An Alaska outrage

...Nobody doubts the aggressiveness with which Mr. Stevens has advocated for Alaska businesses in general - but if a county commissioner were helping out those who were busy enriching him in this fashion, there would be an investigation. The Senate...
Florida enviros love Young?

...transportation officials, and a citizens' advisory committee favor the $10 million study, the newspapers report. One county commissioner, Ray Judah, is opposed; he is unhappy about an unrelated issue. The out-of-state news media quotes several...
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Utah's officials welcome wagons 7/20/97

...overnight in Utah - or some place in Wyoming that looked like Utah. ``I don't know,'' Utah's Summit County Commissioner Sheldon Richins said when asked if the train was camped in Utah or Wyoming. ``We can't even decide a fence...
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Prairie gridlock 6/29/97

...involved in protecting ag land. ``I really think it's more than the economics and aesthetics,'' former county commissioner Janet Duvall said of farmland. ``I really think it's a balm to people's souls. It's not a luxury, it's...
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Euthanasia, state control suggested for wild horse 7/19/98

...Correct science will show that there is a limit to what the resource will handle,'' said Rey Flake, a Lincoln County commissioner and fifth generation rancher. ``Even the horse advocate groups ... have to know that there has to be something...


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