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My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government

Today, the Alaska Legislative Council, acting on behalf of the legislative branch, voted to file an injunction against Gov. Bill Walker for his attempt to expand Medicaid without authorization.
City restricts senior tax exemptions

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly passed an ordinance restricting the senior sales tax exemption during a meeting Monday night, despite nearly two hours of testimony from seniors, many of whom opposed the measure.
Peck brothers donate collection to SHI archives

For the Capital City Weekly A Juneau resident and his brother have made a significant donation to Sealaska Heritage Institute that includes letters and essays penned by the late Native rights leader William L. Paul, Sr.
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

Conrad Daley, executive director of the Alaska Cannabis Grower's Association, tried to get his organization a bank account for months, and has yet to keep one.
A hub for hip-hop culture opens in Anchorage

The sign at the entrance to an old retail space, hidden behind shopping carts in an aging East Anchorage mall, declared: "Closed due to no heat.
'Every Voice Matters'

A new oral history project at the Juneau Public Library is inviting people of all ages to share stories around the theme of Alaska Native educational experiences.
Kodiak Launch Complex courts new customers

KODIAK - Mark Greby wrinkled his face and smiled as he checked bullet holes. "You could see how bad of a shot these people are," he said.
My Turn: Attacking Public Defenders for doing their job is a disservice to all

In January, the Juneau Empire ran an editorial entitled: "No gray area for child predators." The article comments on the sentencing of a defendant for possessing child pornography.
Meyer decides against Pierre contract for press work

JUNEAU - The incoming president of the Alaska Senate said Tuesday that he has decided against hiring a former state military affairs official to help the Senate majority press...
My Turn: Curriculum whitewashes boarding school abuse

I am Tlingit of the Kaagwaantaan clan, a resident of Juneau and graduate of the Juneau School District. I've also raised three sons through the district, have one grandchild still in it, and previously served as a school board member.


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