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My Turn: Putting service before salary is called leadership

"We think the only way to do business is to serve others, do more for them, and charge less." That's the world according to Dan Price, founder and CEO of Gravity Payments.
My Turn: Controversial ideas needed during tough times

Predictably, pending state budget cuts drove many people to speak out. During the waning days and hours of the Legislature, literally thousands of emails flooded legislative and governmental offices. Budget negotiations dragged on day after day.
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

In the book "Diapering the Devil," Gov. Jay Hammond recollects many things that he regretted not getting done during his extensive term in elected office.
My Turn: Merging high schools is in students' best interests

In light of all the recent news regarding high schools in our town, the time is now for discussing and planning what the best course forward should be.
My Turn: The wonder of life and death

At 5:30 p.m. Friday at KTOO studios, the Foundation for End of Life Care and the Juneau Medical Society are bringing Dr. Linda Smith and Diana Seropian (a medical social worker) to Juneau for a free public discussion about palliative care.
My Turn: Sen. Dan Sullivan explains his views on the Iran deal and why

Last week in an op-ed about the Iranian nuclear deal, Juneau resident Richard Moniak raised questions about an earlier column I wrote in this paper, and about the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's recent passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which I co-sponsored. If the act passes in both the House and the Senate, it will allow Congress to have an up-or-down vote on an eventual nuclear arms agreement with Iran - one of the most significant national security issues facing America in a generation.
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

Did you know that the Alaska Senate majority recently requested the media help them explain to disgruntled constituents why the deep cuts to education are justified? Apparently some senators are getting too many unhappy emails, so the Senate majority called a news conference Tuesday to make an unusual plea for media assistance.
My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

It's broken. That's the most commonly stated objection by opponents of Medicaid expansion.
Opinion | AK legislature
Southeast depends on its rivers

...Polley-type of disaster won't happen in the Taku, Stikine or Unuk. I've read BC Mining Minister Bill Bennett's two "My Turns" in the Empire, and his words gave me zero confidence that BC's mines won't harm Southeast Alaska. He continues...
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

...state's lease rose from $684,000 annually to $3.4 million.As Juneau Empire columnist Rich Moniak noted in a recent My Turn, the 60,000 square-foot Anchorage LIO is being leased at $7 per square foot - double what the state pays for its...


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