Nancy Weaver Seitz

...Weaver is remembered for her love of life and the arts, love for family and friends, and a die-hard interest in national politics. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations in her name to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 419 6th Street, Juneau...
My Turn: Obama has another kind of climate change denial

...near the end of his speech on Monday. "Everything else is politics if people are denying the facts of climate change."The translation...of trying to control the global temperature rise.That's politics. It's inseparable from the economy, and in this country...
Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old's parents

...her decisions. Kitzler earned a liberal arts degree from Ohio University and has a deep knowledge and keen understanding of politics, her father testified."I might die from this. But it's worth dying," Christine Kitzler said. "I would rather die...
Nation and World
Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

...three-day visit, bringing the American leader up close to shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics. His tour of the nation's largest state is closely choreographed to call attention to the ways Obama says climate change...
Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

...Air Force One with the president to Alaska.This isn't the first time the outspoken Chicago rapper has dabbled in talk of politics. West is noted for criticism of President George W. Bush and the federal government's response after Hurricane Katrina...
Regional News
Jeb, Trump discord intensifies

...the 2016 campaign is just beginning.After a summer season in which most voters typically don't closely follow national politics, many candidates, Bush among them, will start advertising on television in coming weeks. A pro-Bush super PAC is set...
Nation and World
My Turn: The borderline personality of Alaska's GOP

...Walker likely violated state law. But despite his detailed legal analysis, this is just another salvo of "just say no" politics Republican legislative leaders have embraced ever since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.I'm not a lawyer, so...
For Clinton, Biden, a long, tangled friendship

...facing similar questions about whether they represent the party's future or its past.They've been linked in presidential politics before, and not just in the 2008 campaign when they lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama. In late 2011, when Obama's...
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My Turn: Open discussion needed on oil taxation

...Alaskans, or consider Permanent Fund Dividend cuts, you get a fair share for Alaska's oil. Whether you agree with his politics, his political acumen was correct. The public won't pay money that in effect subsidizes a major oil industry short-payment...
My Turn: The Alaska Constitution is worth defending

...decree.Now is simply a time when the court must get involved to determine the extent of a governor's authority. Partisan politics aside, if Medicaid expansion by fiat tramples upon existing law, let's find out now, before we allow such an action to...


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