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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...
Letter: Progressives can vote with pride for Cathy Munoz

...admit, Cathy's values are probably a bit more conservative than mine, but I don't expect every one of our elected representatives to agree with me on absolutely everything. Cathy has always opened her door to me and listened to what I had...
Margo Waring is appointed to nationwide redistricting task force

...but, she added, "Whoever the redistricting body is ... we believe voters should choose their elected representatives; elected representatives should not choose their voters."The process Waring and Carson have engaged in is at its start...
New citizens, new rights, responsibilities

...The message was clear and quite simple - vote. "Be part of this nation. Actively vote. Actively tell your elected representatives ... what you think and why you feel that way," Smith urged the 12. Smith also shared with the new citizens...
Flag Day Editorial: A pledge for America

...and do good works7. To be the best family member, neighbor and friend that I can possibly be8. To hold my elected representatives accountable9. To be as self-reliant as I can10. To be a model of unity to othersThese things must seem self-evident...
Equal protection for all

...that no State may deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Apparently our elected representatives do not believe that the Fourteenth Amendment applies to Tribal Self-Government entities. As an Alaska Native...
Letter: Guns: A threat to learning

...greatly increased a potential threat to the learning and working environment of the university.Hence, as the elected representative of UNAC on UAF campus, I stand in full support of the opposition to the two bills. We hope that people will...
My Turn: Do you know your double negatives?

...point counts during test time.Good luck on testing, kiddos! I can't not wait for another year of watching elected representatives ignore their constituents.? Adam Berkey is a fifth-grade teacher in Juneau.
Empire Editorial: The committee has spoken

...represents what the majority of parents, teachers and community members would like to see in the school district. As elected representatives to the people, the Juneau Board of Education should listen to the message being sent. Keep class sizes small...


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