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In support of the proposed changes to the senior sales tax exemption

...fact, I would summarize his view as self-serving without consideration to the bigger picture.So let's have a reality check, Ron.You say, "It's not fair."Well, I agree. It's not fair! The city's budget is not being balanced...
Racism and Charlie Hebdo

...I am or not, and seeing how stupid it looks makes me try a little harder to not be that way. Satire is a kind of reality check.If the satire's target is professors, it is necessarily aimed at all professors; if at Catholics, all Catholics...
Gambling problems lead to Canton House shutdown

...received treatment for his addiction. He says he's been clean since his arrest six years ago."It gave me a good reality check," he said in an interview Friday.Now, he has a tattoo of a blue 80-milligram Oxycontin pill on his shoulder...
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is the right choice

...opportunity to get ill people medical care, and cut the budget at the same time would be a wasted opportunity.Here's a reality check as we look at budget-cutting options. Given the fall in oil prices, the budget deficit is so large that you could...
Philly Eagles fall, near elimination

...really impressive for that," said safety Malcolm Jenkins, echoing the mood of a locker room hit with a communal reality check. "And really we were on borrowed time playing that style of football. If we had run the table in December with that...
First time for a third party

...has) a spending issue because we've had plenty of revenue. Now that the revenue is drying up, we're getting a reality check. I'm against the state-corporate partnerships because I think it's a bad (model). There are many places we...
Alaska Olympian back 'home' as forum president

...long recovery after being released from the hospital.The concerns are valid, she said.But again, she provides a reality check for those talking about establishing a set trail up and down the 3,022-foot peak, or requiring helmets, or making...
Cliffs, Compromise and Consequences

...have the votes in the Senate, and we don't have the vote in the White House." These poll numbers, along with 'reality check' comments by Tea Partiers, suggest that compromise is no longer a dirty word. Instead, in the case of the looming...
Support harbor improvements

...Juneau. As a longtime sailor, now live-aboard, I would also like to remind everyone to take a deep breath and do a reality check. Whatever disruption and rate increases we may experience due to the gangway repair and reconfiguration of the electrical...
Alaska editorial: Reality check on the cruise ship tax claims

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