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Empire Editorial: Commissioner disappointment

...indeed, we've been impressed with his balanced approach. He's picked an excellent mix of qualified people from across the political spectrum. We even understand the commissioners' situation. They've taken on what is in effect a contract job with a defined...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-28/empire-editorial-commissioner-disappo
Opinion
Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...enjoyed and took part in some interviews and episodes, such as Beth Kerttula and Mark Begich. It was amazing to see the political community not take themselves too seriously and be more relatable to the people of Alaska. And after having completed a successful...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-25/bright-moments-arts-2014
Art
My Turn: Renew your faith

...the enemy that sought to destroy us.Today, instead of pulling together our country seems to be pulling apart. Scoring political points by criticizing ourselves seems more important than hammering out solutions. Where is the pride and confidence most...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/my-turn-renew-your-faith
Opinion
My Turn: Competing religions at Christmas

...regardless of whether we've been "naughty or nice. Where's Christmas in these messages? It may be missing for the sake of political correctness, but for the business community it's also a signal that their prime allegiance is to the national religion...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/my-turn-competing-religions-christmas
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...Research, said he hopes one thing comes out of the U.S.'s two-year assignment in 2015 leading the Arctic Council, a political entity focusing on the Arctic."Maybe we can raise awareness that we are an Arctic nation and the Arctic does matter to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
My Turn: Celebrating Juneau's sense of community

...the effective management of our government affairs. While I don't dare speak for my fellow Assembly members on policy or political matters, I'm pretty sure I would receive unanimous consent for expressing heartfelt gratitude for the contribution CBJ...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-21/my-turn-celebrating-juneaus-sense-com
Opinion
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...timber revenue with local communities, we are forced to fund the Secure Rural Schools program out of the general treasury - a political and budgetary challenge.This is not the fault of affected communities - which is why I have supported the SRS extensions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/my-turn-forested-communities-must-be-
Opinion
Hawaii's US Sen. Schatz named to Senate appropriations committee

...Schatz told The Associated Press he is honored to have earned the confidence of his colleagues."A lot has changed in the political environment in Washington D.C.," Schatz said. "And in Hawaii, the one thing that remains constant is that we need...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/hawaiis-us-sen-schatz-named-senate-appr
State
Made in Alaska: Lisle Hebert's "Crazy"

...of commercials, they motivate people to buy. In case of political ads, they motivate people to vote for (or more often, against...resentment and anger that fits right into (a certain major political party's) plan to get rid of government.(True or not...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/art-raising-awareness
Art
My Turn: Torture of the American conscience

...decipher when they're lying to protect themselves or to prevent political repercussions to those they serve. Which brings me back to...suppression of vital decisions to protect the reputations and political hides of men who work an amazingly successful scheme of deception...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-torture-american-conscience
Opinion

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