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Legislative roundup: Feb. 2, 2014

...also introduced legislation Wednesday to update housing and employment preference eligibility statutes to include 1991 Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. "The bill also contains provisions to include veterans of future conflicts, should...
Reflections on Memorial Day

...percent. Three years later, after the fall of the Berlin Wall but, almost certainly more relevant, after the first Gulf War, the confidence level was at 78 percent. It reached 85 percent in January 2002, just after the Sept. 11 terrorism...
Volunteer nurses help bridge the Iraq culture gap

...short of knowledge and experience. "Before the first Gulf War, nurses were a low-accepted position," Simmons said...Philippines and other places and brought them in. After the Gulf War, all of those nurses left and there were no experienced...
Murkowski visits troops in Iraq

...second trip to Iraq. As a U.S. senator, with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, he met with Hussein prior to the first Gulf War. Andrew Petty can be reached at
Troopers, not airplanes

...about free-speech rights and reactions of some to a parade entry on the 4th of July. As a Marine veteran of the first Gulf War, I personally found no offensive displays at your "hometown" parade. It looked like patriotic citizens exercising...
Another Christian view of war

...injure someone beyond the damage they inflicted. By this standard, we would have been within our rights during the first Gulf War to invade and occupy Iraq as punishment of Iraq's seizure and occupation of Kuwait in 1990. But the current president's...
What do you think about what I heard?

...approximately 10,000 Nagasaki bombs. I also have never read that that the widespread use of depleted uranium in the first Gulf War was believed to be the primary cause of the health problems suffered among its 580,400 veterans. Although 467 were...
Iraqi civilian to speak about country's condition Friday

...speak on Oct. 6. Later next month, Juneau will hear from Kathy Kelly, who delivered medical supplies to Iraq after the Gulf War while the embargoes were in place and went to Lebanon after the bombing began there this summer. Andrew Petty can be...
After Alaska primary upset, missteps cost Miller

...There he was, all over the cable news shows, an articulate, attractive, Ivy League-educated, veteran of the first Gulf War who did what few imagined possible. That he had Sarah Palin's endorsement - and Palin and Murkowski had tangled politically...
A vote for Miller is a vote for a senator, not a lobbyist

...selling out at every turn. Miller, as a West Point honors graduate, a Yale law graduate, a judge, and a decorated Gulf War veteran, is exceptionally bright and shows steel in his character. He is a good listener, but no pushover. He won't...


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