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Living and Growing: Self-care

...hospice workers, domestic violence and sexual assault victims and case workers, soldiers (no matter the uniform), government workers - and the work they do.I am often caught by surprise when the end of the path is in front of me. How did I get...
Opinion: The artificial life cycle of economic growth

...many people stay in jobs like these just because they need a paycheck.On the public side, the most effective government workers are those who are proud of their agency's mission. But that means they'll also be the staunchest defenders...
More fed workers expected to seek unemployment

...or portions of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The shutdown has resulted in thousands of government workers being furloughed.Depending on how long the shutdown lasts and individual eligibility, the state would pay furloughed...
Report: Juneau's private sector saw growth in 2012

...local government shrinkage, the report stated.Even with decreases in government positions, Juneau's 7,615 government workers earned $419 million in 2012 - almost half of Juneau's wages."Being so dependent on government is always looming...
Alaska Editorial: Oil work creates some disruption

...but there's no denying that all spending is not equal for individual Alaskans. If you're a state or local government worker, odds are that your skills aren't always applicable in the oil industry. So the personal pain caused by any lay-offs...
Opinion | AK legislature
When student loans become golden handcuffs

...eight years of service. In this way the loan forgiveness program turns student loans into golden handcuffs for government workers. It's highly unlikely that private employers will be able to pony up a compensation package more attractive than...
My Turn: Choosing a life of public service

...Most of us can identify countless conveniences, services, benefits, and securities that flow from the efforts of government workers. We should be grateful that so many dedicated people commit themselves to the care, education and protection of...
Light rail for Juneau? No! build a light rail system then it would have to make downtown a more car-hostile place. He says by charging government workers $300 or $400 a month for parking, and enforcing curbside parking at $2 an hour, public transportation quickly...
Vietnamese refugee reflects on the new life he built in Alaska

...was forced to make a decision. He could stay and risk being confined to a jail cell with other South Vietnamese government workers, undergoing what the communist regime called "re-education." Or he could sacrifice everything and leave his...
A bankrupt idea

...groups. It reinforces the arguments governments can't manage their finances and there's very little need for government workers to provide public services anyway. Using pensions earned by public workers and retirement health insurance promised...


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