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My Turn: The new/old Republican

Today all the extreme far-right, tea party and religious fanatic Republicans are preaching that if you are not a Christian, support the right to carry a semi-automatic weapon, refuse women's right to a medically safe abortion, that rape isn't really rape and deny gays equal protection under the law, then you are not a true American and most definitely not a Republican.
My Turn:No fed bureaucracy needed for Alaska gas

BP, Exxon and Phillips have asked Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski to submit a bill to the U.S. Senate to federalize Alaska's natural gas and negate our state's rights to develop our own gas project. Sen. Murkowski said he will schedule hearings before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chaired by Sen. Bingaman, (D) N.M.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

WASHINGTON - Independent Counsel Robert Ray has issued a grand jury subpoena to the National Archives to determine whether White House officials tried to obstruct investigations ranging from Whitewater to Monica Lewinsky by not turning over e-mail, officials said.
Loosen the chains that bind freedom

Congratulations to the organizers of this year's Independence Day activities. They have rightly selected "Freedom is Not Free" as the theme for the parade. Indeed, freedom is not free.
Neighbors Briefs

...vocational training institute submit your application by March 15, 2002 to: Tlingit and Haida Central Council, Office of the President Attention: Miss Tlingit and Haida Youth Leadership Pageant 320 W. Willoughby, Suite 300 Juneau, AK 99801...
Senators propose Native American Economic Advisory Council

JUNEAU - Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich and Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye introduced last week a bill that would create the first-ever Native American Economic Advisory Council.
Obama's critics and racial denial

People are asking, but President Obama's White House team denies that racism has anything to do with recent Tea Party rallies and other protests against his health care policies. That's smart. The same approach worked in last year's presidential campaign. In public, team Obama constantly said that race didn't matter, while in private they never forgot that it mattered a lot.
Regional FASD Conference to be held Feb. 18-20

JUNEAU - The 2010 Southeast Alaska Regional Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Conference, "Embrace the Reality, Celebrate the Passion, and Create the Hope," will be held Feb. 18-20 at Centennial Hall.
FASD conference continues through Saturday

...the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's Tribal Family & Youth Services Department, Office of the President and the Community Services & Self-Governance Division. Iannolino hopes to get more young adults involved in...
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