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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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/living-and-growing-self-care
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-14/opinion-artificial-life-cycle-economi
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-10/more-fed-workers-expected-seek-unemploy
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-24/alaska-editorialoil-work-creates-some
Opinion | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-18/report-juneaus-private-sector-saw-growt
Local
Strategies to prepare Alaska for the economic marathon

...Arlington County in Virginia: Arlington was facing challenges from the relocation of tens of thousands of federal government workers, decreased affordability of housing, and rising competition from surrounding areas. So, it forged partnerships...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-28/strategies-prepare-alaska-economic-ma
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101210/opi_719190432.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061002/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Light rail for Juneau? No!

...to 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072701/opE_EditorialRail.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081803/sta_refugee.shtml
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