Alaska Editorial: UA system will need strong leadership, support from the state

...October 2011. University officials held more than 80 listening sessions with students, faculty, staff, alums, elected officials and others to produce a document that aims to ensure the institution "is serving the learning, research, economic...
My Turn: Suicide - an uncomfortable subject

...Services and the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition. JSPC is a volunteer group of mental health care providers, elected officials, professionals, community groups and other Juneau residents.The information was sobering. Nationwide, suicides...
My Turn: Rural Governance Commission calls for a new state, tribal relationship

...and the ideas that are necessary to rectify the unfinished business of rural governance. The time has arrived for elected officials in our state to harness these qualities and demonstrate leadership in this critical area to embrace collaborative...
My Turn: B.C. mining minister gives false assurances

...would urge Minister Bennett to stop telling us we don't understand the situation. Instead, work with citizens and elected officials expressing concern to develop a real solution - not just vague verbal assurances - to ensure that upstream industrial...
My Turn: Alaska's budget: A history

...public officials address the problem and that this upcoming debate will not degenerate into verbal attacks on our elected officials and that polemics will not dominate the critically important public policy discussion.? Jerry Reinwand was Gov...
GOP Congress to weigh legal pot in DC

...amount to a $25 ticket.But it could take months at least before pot-smoking is totally OK in the District. Elected officials and advocates can't even agree whether the Congressional review period lasts 30 days while the House and Senate...
AFN president's criticism of Parnell unwarranted

...not working with the Native community?While our AFN president is quick to criticize our governor, a statewide elected official, it appears our junior Senator Mark Begich gets a free pass. The AFN has passed resolutions over the years urging...
My Turn: Ready to Work for you

...spending. The question you have to ask yourself is, "What good is that if I have to compromise my values and my elected officials don't really understand the challenges I face on a day-to-day basis?"George knows first-hand what it's...
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...
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


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