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My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis, the ferry system or zeroing out the capital budget wasn't enough to get people to engage with their elected leaders, how about our communities' overall economic health being at stake?As I stated in a previous column on the state...
My Turn: Governor's endowment proposal is good for Alaska

...out migration and a deep recession. We must let our elected leaders know we won't kill them at the polls (in the not...televised sessions. I will be watching to see if our elected leaders stand up for Alaskans and face this crisis.I can...
Voters' apathy influences Egypt's legislative election

...the policies of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who, as military chief, ousted the country's first freely elected leader before he was elected to office himself a year later.Egypt's last parliament, elected less than a year after...
Nation and World
Glasses half empty at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

...a little bit out of our hands, but it is within the control of the Legislature, and I remain optimistic that our elected leaders can get us through this."Holst also spent a healthy portion of his presentation discussing migration in and out...
Letter: The Southeast way of life must be protected

...the lives we have built here.As more and more voices continue to join in this effort, it is imperative that our elected leaders and representatives hear our concerns and engage the many involved stakeholders to find a solution to this pressing...
My Turn: Reflections on Governor Walker's Conversations with Alaskans

...general public) which means we had no power to enact - only to advise. Or, more accurately, give permission to our elected leaders to consider a broader range of options than they have this legislative session.? The fiscal choices we make will change our...
Letter: Thanks, Assembly, for supporting public education

...School District to the maximum local contribution amount for the FY16 budget. This action is sending a very clear message that supporting public education is a priority of Alaska's capital city and its elected leaders.Steve SueWingJuneau
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

...swallow when the Legislature takes away Alaskan jobs but refuses to part with its toys. We expect better from our elected leaders and for them to set the example of what living within our means should look like. Otherwise they'll gorge, and...
My Turn: University of Alaska celebrates centennial milestone

...history, and we will do so again as we grapple with Alaska's current fiscal challenges.A century ago, Alaska's elected leaders stood up for what later became the University of Alaska. Today, we look forward to the next 100 years with that...
My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

...could continue to be divided up for dividends to eligible Alaskans, or it could be spent in any other manner that our elected leaders agreed would be in the best interests of all Alaskans given the circumstances of the day.The issue of whether the...


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