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My Turn: The Alexander Archipelago Wolf

Is "The Alexander Archipelago Wolf" a rare threatened species? No! It doesn't exist!"Cry Wolf" is simply a part of the ongoing preservationist's campaign to eliminate natural resource development in a multi-governed area that has a problem with its ownership/management and identity.Imagine living in a region that has four names, one unknown to 84 percent of the local residents.A region where a remote government owns almost all land, air and water.A region where another government owns almost all animals and the land's subsurface.Welcome to:
My Turn: Pope Francis' trip delivers a dividend for all

As an Alaskan already spending my Permanent Fund Dividend check and as someone "wowed" by Pope Francis' blunt talk on immigration, social justice, poverty and climate, I could not pass on thinking about the Pope's recent trip as sort of a PFD, a Pope Francis Dividend, for all of America. When you connect the Pope's message about income equality and the need and benefit for the redistribution of wealth - this is to what the PFD does to a degree in Alaska.
My Turn: Reasons to be excited for ski season

As snow begins to fall across the Last Frontier, Juneauites turn their thoughts to what is happening up at Eaglecrest.
My Turn: Healing the collective trauma of 9/11

I completely disagree with everything stated in the Juneau Empire's Sept. 24 editorial "Reckless endangerment.
Letter: Vote out incumbents and recall the rest

It's my turn to talk about Juneau's senior sales tax exemptions. I am only 60 years old, so I don't get any benefit from the senior tax...
My Turn: Terrified migrants - the crucible of our experiment in democracy

The Juneau Empire editorial "Reckless Endangerment" opens positive possibilities for grasping the underlying human meaning of our beloved "American Dream.
My Turn: Candidate questions to consider

Looking toward our city elections next Tuesday, Oct. 6, here are questions you might ask yourself while weighing your choices of candidates.
My Turn: Seward's statue, scars and all

Kudos to the William H. Seward commemorative statue committee for a decision they made recently, concerning the statue they are commissioning to celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of the U.S. purchase of Russian interests in Alaska.
My Turn: It's time for Alaska to drive its destiny

Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and I enlisted the help of seventh-grader Shania Sommer from Palmer to announce the amount of this year's Permanent Fund Dividend.
My Turn: Rep. Chenault's leadership proves need for term limits

"The answer to our state's fiscal challenge will come from disciplining state spending," Frank Murkowski once said on the campaign trail.


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