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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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-24/slack-tide-hey-alaska-go-fund-yours
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-22/alaska-editorial-legislature-should-l
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-24/my-turn-brokenness-alaskas-legislativ
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-12/my-turn-alaskas-marine-highway-too-im
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-22/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-d
Opinion
Demand responsibility from your government

...blame him alone. Where is Congress in all of this? Who is going to stand up and say enough? I'd write to my elected representatives, but they're getting ready to go on Christmas break. We should all enjoy jobs that pay several hundred thousand...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-12-28/demand-responsibility-your-government
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/editorial-second-thought-vote-yes-4
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-30/letter-progressives-can-vot-pride-cat
Letters
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
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

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