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Higher tobacco tax is right for Juneau neither the only reason nor the primary one to raise the tobacco tax.If Juneauites don't need the CBJ to "play mom and dad," how about balancing the budget? Tobacco smoking costs Alaskans $536 million dollars a year, mostly in state Medicaid...
Empire Editorial: A taxing dilema

...increase would curtail tobacco use by 10 percent. Juneauites, however, don't need the Assembly playing the role of Mom and Dad; we all know the dangers of smoking.If the Assembly proposes a sin tax hike on tobacco for the sake of making Juneau...
Pro-pot group gets support from some parents

...supporting the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Alaska has announced what it calls a statewide coalition of moms and dads supporting the initiative.The coalition was announced last week as part of an online ad launch by the Campaign to...
Welcome to the bear show

...undertaking known as Operation Convince Chip and his girlfriend, Carrie, to Move to Alaska, Chip, Bjorn and I, Bjorn's mom and dad, Nils and Lynnette, and Nils' always-up-for-an-adventure cousin Robin took a float plane to Admiralty.But...
Group supports parents of special needs kids

...needs, running to various doctor appointments, activities and just completing everyday errands leaves little time for moms and dads to consider their own needs.In an effort to give parents a time to gather and talk about their lives and special...
Summer Reading Program week nine winners

...the Seals" by Rafe Martin and David Shannon. They wrote, "One fascinating part of this book is how at the end the mom and dad found the box they put in the water and a canoe that was painted on the shore." Cara Wesley, age 12.She won a gift...
Empire Editorial: District misfires its handling of gun incident

...schools' lockdown ended. They learned what was happening long before then.Every kid with a cell phone started texting mom and dad the moment they realized something was amiss, and from there the information - and misinformation - spread like wildfire...
Folk Fest profile: The Hopkins Family Band

...chosen by Emma."It's one of the bedtime, tucking-me-in songs that my Dad used to play for me," Emma said. "Mom and Dad each had different songs they would do. That's the one that would make me cry."It's a really pretty song and...
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'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...MASSESThe night before Valentine's Day, some 250 people filed into a church in Spring Lake Park, Minn. There were moms and dads of addicts, as well as children whose parents brought them in hopes of scaring them away from smack.From the stage...
Slack tide: Ballad of the Never-ending Dinner: A Cautionary Tale

...debate:You won't leave the table 'til you finish that plate." With brother excused - "That was delicious!"Mom and Dad started to tackle the dishes.Leaving Little to sit and despondently stareAt her uneaten dinner, alone in her chair...


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