Empire Editorial: Dunbar offers Alaska a fresh face and fresh start

...Otherwise, we fear his name and reputation will be further tarnished by offensive language and antics unbecoming of an elected official. Since Young is unwilling to leave, it's up to Alaskans to show him the door. Alaska needs a fresh start and...
My Turn: Parnell ignored Guard sexual assaults

...fraud continued as morale in the National Guard declined and Parnell did nothing. The abuse was so bad that other elected officials stepped up. State Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle River, and U.S. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski all urged...
My Turn: Begich champions rural, tribal and veterans health

...faster health care thanks to his work. Sen. Begich has been our unwavering ally, when so often our state's elected officials have worked against us instead of with us. That is why it is so important that we vote for him this November. Quite...
Empire Editorial: Don Young - Alaska's wayward delegate's become common to read about another gaffe from Alaska's lone delegate to the House of Representatives.As an elected official, as a senior Republican member of the U.S. House, as someone with more than 40 years of experience in Alaska...
Empire Editorial: On Election Day, ballot riches run deep

...both stick to their guns and compromise when necessary.Finally, we sought to obtain a range of perspectives. Our elected officials should resemble the people they represent. In public office, there should be diversity of age, gender, race and...
Letter: We need the Augustus Brown pool

...someone's special interest, let's get down to basic accountability and promote fiscal security. It was great that Delta wrote a $10,000 check to keep the pool open, but isn't that the job of our elected officials?Loretto JonesJuneau
Margo Waring is appointed to nationwide redistricting task force"What is certain, Carson said, is that LWVUSA supports "an independent body drawing the lines, because elected officials drawing their own districts is an inherent conflict of interest," but, she added, "Whoever the redistricting...
My Turn: Sullivan shouldn't ask for votes without offering answers

...with Alaska ideas. Alaskans are independent minded, politically engaged and rightly demand accountability from elected officials ? those are values I'm proud to represent each and every day.In a recent editorial, the Empire declared that...
An opportunity to ask: Juneau Votes forum

In a representative democracy, we the people expect elected officials to represent our best interests, and a partnership with the Juneau Empire, KTOO and Juneau Votes will offer local voters another...
New citizens, new rights, responsibilities

...shared with the new citizens something many lifelong Americans tend to forget or find frustrating - telling one's elected officials what one wants does not necessarily mean that's what they'll do. "But it becomes part of the story that informs...


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