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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-01/new-citizens-new-rights-responsibilitie
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-07-07/equal-protection-all
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-04/flag-day-editorial-pledge-america
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-03-28/letter-guns-threat-learning
Letters
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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-27/my-turn
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-28/empire-editorial-committee-has-spoken
Opinion
Uphold sovereignty, reject 'Fast Track'

...neighbors, but as a necessary element in representative government. When our sovereignty is surrendered by our elected representatives, they are left with less scope to act on our behalf. Yet, soon after Congress is back in session after the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-01-06/uphold-sovereignty-reject-fast-track
Letters
Professor: BC's carbon tax lowered pollution

...he said.Ultimately, Elgie said, change will only come if voters care about it and make it known to their elected representatives."Environmental issues rarely become ballot box issues - if you could get to a point that climate issues were...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-20/professor-bcs-carbon-tax-lowered-pollut
Local
Parnell supports giving voters a say on amendment

...surely not an appropriate use by Huggins of the bully pulpit of the Senate presidency. We call on all of our elected representatives to uphold the oath they swore to honor and defend our constitution. And we encourage all citizens to do the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-21/parnell-supports-giving-voters-say-amen
State
Fiscal crisis veterans tell it like it is

...to the public exactly how reckless a decision not to raise the debt ceiling is, so that it becomes harder for elected representatives to even toy with that idea, and to start discussing a range of serious mechanisms for controlling costs and reducing...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-01-10/fiscal-crisis-veterans-tell-it-it
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