My Turn: 'Indian Country' would succeed where state failed

...creating small footprints of Indian Country, the tribes will become eligible for federal funds to support the basic government services they petition the state in vain to provide.Indian Country in Alaska has been around for a very long time. Metlakatla...
Empire Editorial: Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard

...through the Northwest Passage when the war ended.Today, the Coast Guard is one of the most prominent federal government services in Alaska. Coast Guardsmen, ships, helicopters and aircraft are on scene when a fishing vessel sinks, when...
Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...willing to do without.Likewise, during a recent conference in Fairbanks, attendees ranked nearly every state government service a priority.In the coming months, something's got to give. There just isn't enough money in the state to...
Lack of ferries drastically cuts Tenakee Springs' summer business

...the ferry is special thing. It's not; it's the road system in Southeast Alaska. It's a very basic part of government service."? Contact CCW staff writer Mary Catharine Martin at
My Turn: Solving Alaska's budget problem of Alaskans at the forum could only find another $20 million to cut without hurting critical and needed government services. Although we do not have an out-of-control spending problem, most participants felt strongly that the search...
Empire Editorial: Budget models have uncalculated risks

...result in sales tax losses for communities, which in effect would trickle down to local funding for education and government services. Some small businesses will struggle to keep their doors open because of less spending and others will close up...
My Turn: Ax the timber budget

...clearcut the timber program budgets and reallocate that money to the needs of schools and ferries and other essential government services. ? Paul Olson is an attorney and commercial fisherman in Sitka who serves as director of the Greater Southeast...
My Turn: Government shutdown won't happen

...time and approved a fully funded budget. Our spending plan included smart reductions while funding all critical government services, including education, public safety, health and welfare, and transportation. Including cuts to the capital...
My Turn: Time to complete Governor Hammond's vision

...could be used for essential government services."The two-sentence constitutional...needed to pay for essential government services.The earnings reserve has...necessary to maintain state government services.Beginning now, it is time...
Sealaska rebounds from huge loss, but its operations remain in the red

...lands, reducing expenses, creating a streamlined government services function and supporting economic development in...members.Sealaska's No. 5 goal is streamlining government services. Its environmental management, construction management...


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