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Tribes, public work toward unified voice

...into Alaska. He also told Alaskans concerned about the mines' potential pollution - among them fishermen, elected representatives and Alaska Native leaders - that he is listening to their concerns, but that the involvement of the International...
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is a good thing

...was shelved without even being voted on. The bill should've at least been voted on to see if the majority of elected representatives were in favor of it or not. After all, we were elected to tackle the tough issues, not ignore them.Expansion...
Metlakatla Founders Day coming up

...of Tsimshian photographer and artist Benjamin Haldane, which will be celebrated with a feast, Darling said. Elected representatives, as well as some from federal agencies, and some Canadian First Nation representatives, will be coming to the...
Slack Tide: Hey, Alaska: Go fund yourself!

...Let's not mince words, Alaska: the state budget is suffering a serious bout of governmental constipation. Our elected representatives have been struggling and straining at it for months now, and they still haven't passed the stinking thing...
Alaska Editorial: Legislature should listen on Medicaid

...openly talking about calling legislators back into a special session to deal with the issue. It's unusual for elected representatives to be so far out of step with the will of the people.Since January, the tide of calls and letters to legislators...
Have we come to this?

...which power rests with the citizens through elected representatives and fulfilled through civic engagement and responsibility...ideas, civil debate and accountability from our elected representatives. These tenets are critical - whether we are...
My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

...that's true, then aren't all legislative priorities and visions clouded by the personal relationships of our elected representatives? I'm sure most lawmakers come to the state capital with sincere intentions. But the migration from serving...
Opinion | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...of opportunity and diverse resources, a place that does things differently, this attitude on the part of our elected representatives is short-sighted at best. Year after year, this attitude pitches countless Alaskans and their families...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 22, 2014

...the new legislative staffers for Rep. Sam Kito III. If you live in downtown Juneau and need to talk to your elected representative, you'll more than likely talk with one of these two women first. Teal is the daughter of David Teal, director...
Empire Editorial: On second thought, vote yes on 4

...endanger the Reserve's salmon, and the economy dependent upon them.If the developers met their burden, the elected representatives of Alaskans (and not unelected bureaucrats) would authorize the activity. To this day, the Reserve is the only...


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