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Empire Editorial: Lawmakers must use the Permanent Fund earnings reserve to solve budget impasse

...reversed cuts and the advance of Medicaid expansion.If the minority is unwilling to compromise, the majority must have the courage to solve the problem on its own.The Permanent Fund earnings reserve is not the Permanent Fund's principal - it is an interest...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-19/empire-editorial-lawmakers-must-use-p
Opinion
My Turn: The power of radical mothers

...85-year-old mother certainly isn't a radical. "Healing for Victims" is the title of a photograph taken of her during the Courage Walk ceremony in Jefferson County, Colorado, a few weeks ago. My mother has been one of the biggest fundraisers in that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-08/my-turn-power-radical-mothers
Opinion
Alaska Communications seeks 'heroes' for award

...be any youth, ages 6 to 18, who has made a significant contribution to his or her community through acts of generosity, courage or achievement.Nominations are being accepted at www.alaskacommunications.com/summerofheroes through July 15. Winners...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/alaska-communications-seeks-heroes-awar
Local
Alaska Editorial: Legislature's focus on cuts has avoided other half of funding equation

...pressing need to bring significantly more revenue into state coffers before reserves are exhausted. Fewer still have had the courage to bring forward bills that would increase revenue.There's no time to delay this discussion because of its potential political...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-14/alaska-editorial-legislatures-focus-c
Opinion
My Turn: Sen. Dan Sullivan explains his views on the Iran deal and why

...nearly 1,500 deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq.Mr. Moniak wants to know what I saw in Iraq: I saw the trepidation and courage in the eyes of our brave military members who had to face this deadly threat on a daily basis. To this day, I loathe and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-23/my-turn-sen-dan-sullivan-explains-his
Opinion
A year after kidnap of schoolgirls, hope fades

...captives from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai promised scholarships for the girls and said they must never lose courage.The 17-year-old Pakistani activist who stood up to the Taliban chastised Jonathan's administration and other countries...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/year-after-kidnap-schoolgirls-hope-fa
Not For Web
My Turn: Negotiating the rapids of Arctic, Alaska oil and natural gas reserves

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore". - Christopher Columbus "In the afternoon they came unto a landIn which it seemed always afternoon...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-03/my-turn-negotiating-rapids-arctic-ala
Opinion
My Turn: Restore one-time education funding

...K-12 and the first increase in the Base Student Allocation in five years during the 2014 session. I only hope they have the courage this year to reinstate the one-time funding that is in danger of being cut from the state budget. We can all understand...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-17/my-turn-restore-one-time-education-fu
Opinion
On Congress' snow day, an Arctic hearing

...lawmaker who slogged through town to attend was Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, who wore her attendance as a badge of courage."I think those of us who are here should get a gold star for showing up," she said.In other news, House Speaker John...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/congress-snow-day-arctic-hearing
State
My Turn: Stand up and stop the crazy education cuts

...legislators must not let the fiscal crisis silence them when they see bad decisions being made. Now is the time for strength, courage and vision.It is tragically short-sighted to cut voluntary pre-K funding and Parents-as-Teachers funds. It is infuriatingly...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-09/my-turn-stand-and-stop-crazy-educatio
Opinion

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