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Alaska Editorial: Sealing some criminal case records is bad for the public

...the dismissal of a criminal charge filed against a public official? How would a member of the public learn the details of the allegation against the public official? How would we learn that prosecutors had a strong...
APOC moves forward on updating fiscal reporting regs

The Alaska Public Offices Commission on Thursday approved an update to several regulations, including public official financial disclosure regulations. The most significant change in the disclosure update, according to APOC executive director...
Assembly hashes through portions of proposed disclosure ordinance

...Borough of Juneau Assembly's Committee of the Whole hashed through its proposed ordinance that could replace state public official financial disclosure laws, taking in consideration public opinion from the League of Women Voters forum last week...
'Choose Respect' and tribal sovereignty

...over reducing domestic violence.It is not hard to understand that Parnell has his priorities backwards. First, a public official should never endanger the life or safety of his constituents in pursuit of an ideological goal, such as Parnell's...
My Turn: Accepting Medicaid dollars would benefit Alaska

...revenue. This is especially obvious when one considers that no one - including the most ardently conservative Alaska public official - argues that Alaska should turn away the federal COLAs we enjoy, federal highway monies, or shutter our military...
A Bishop's Perspective: Faith and politics

...believes that life begins at conception but he would not want to impose his personally held beliefs on others as a public official and supports legalized abortion.From my perspective, and as one of the Shepherd's within the Catholic Church...
Four candidates file with city clerk's office on first day

...strolled into the clerk's office with his nominating petition and a copy of the Alaska Public Offices Commission's public official financial disclosure form, filled out by hand."About time you got here," said Mayor Bruce Botelho, emerging...
Isaac causing more rescues, evacuations

...Center needed a new way of measuring the danger. Many second-guessed evacuation orders, he said."The risk that a public official has is, people say, 'Aw, it's a Category 1 storm and you guys are out there calling for mandatory evacuations...
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A conscientious public official

...those options that are considered politically "safe" activities. Randy Wanamaker is just this kind of conscientious public official, and I am confident that he will conduct himself in the same manner as Juneau's District 4 Representative to the...
Mayor testifies on behalf of Roberts

...Thursday in front of a Senate panel in Washington supporting Supreme Court nominee John Roberts. "I do so not only as a public official who has observed his work up close, but also as a liberal Democrat whose views on several issues are likely at odds...


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