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Letter: A Christmas present from Sen. Begich

Recently, on Alaska News Nightly, Sen. Mark Begich said he supported the federal budget. He said he was glad to see "Good funding for our military" but was not happy about declining money for veterans benefits.
After 25 years and a civil war: Sierra Leone on the rise

I left my village of Kangahun in the eastern part of Sierra Leone 25 years ago after serving two years as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Standing your ground: President Obama's foreign policy

...against several countries under the guise of "classified operations" gives cover to those to support the war machine, silences those who oppose it, and leaves the public in the dark of a complicit media.? Mark Stopha lives in Juneau.
My Turn: The election's ballot proposition to ponder

There are two propositions on the ballot in the October elections. Proposition 1 is a bond issue tied to future sales tax revenue. Proposition 2 solicits voter approval for a 1 percent sales tax.
Union war

By virtue of my state job, I am a member of the AFSME union, a part of the AFL-CIO. My union was the first to endorse Barack Obama for the presidency in the 2008 election. We endorsed him again in December.
Mark Stopha

Mark Stopha
The CBJ, Diamonds, Cruise Ship Nexus

...their way into our core downtown and snuffing it out. Mark Stopha's My Turn on September 20th about the upcoming CBJ...honestly didn't know the answer to that. So, between Mark Stopha's issue about the city's tax exemption for items...
Early cohos inundate trollers

...record-breaking quota of king salmon this summer have been smashed by an unusually early run of coho. Juneau troll fisherman Mark Stopha reported on his Web log Tuesday, "Best coho and worst king salmon day of the trip. Over a hundred coho, but just...
My turn: Hunting more economically efficient than stores, fast-food

I had a hard time understanding just what point Alexander Simon was trying to make in his recent My Turn ("Recent trial highlights differences between American, European views on wolves" in the Nov. 10 Empire) on the illegal killing of the black wolf. He stated there is no "natural" way for humans to interact with wolves, and then went on to say how the wolf befriended dogs and watched skiers go by. Is that "natural"? Does a wolf have friends?
Hopefuls weigh in on city housing

...luncheon. Sound off on the important issues at The chamber asked District 1 Assembly member David Stone and challenger Mark Stopha and District 2 Assembly seat hopefuls Jean Christian and Sara Chambers to address four issues: Juneau's housing crisis...


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