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New-road dollars can't be used for maintenance

...does not excuse the state or any road agency from taking care of roadways in which the public has a vested financial interest. My point is that dollars for new roads cannot be used for road maintenance. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053106/let_20060531028.shtml
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'Take a hike'

...winter storms! City Attorney John Corso should tell BOSS to take a hike! Thankfully the city required bonding by BOSS for materials so local subcontractors should be able to recover what's due them. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash .

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102202/let_letter11.shtml
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Return to wards?

...election of each Assembly member was to avoid wards, where all a politician has to do to keep his/her seat is keep his ward happy; to heck with what's good for the community as a whole! What happened? Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022603/let_letter4.shtml
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Shouldn't mess with the earmarks

...reductions in their formula federal aid funds as well. For this reason it would seem to be very difficult for Congress to mess with any state's earmarked funds as it could open the door for raids in any state. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101605/let_20051016018.shtml
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Prior experience with SEACC raises questions

...supports Mr. Wheeler's comment that negotiating with SEACC is similar to Muhammad Ali's "rope-a-dope" boxing strategy; let the opponent continue until it tires and then deliver a knockout punch. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090607/let_20070906022.shtml
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Republic, not democracy

...the opinions of the public. However, it is the legal, moral and ethical obligation of decision-makers to make the final decisions, even if those decisions are unpopular with some of the public voice! Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092403/let_republic.shtml
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Re roads: You get what you pave for

...construction with 10 percent state funds (90 percent federal) than to pay more in the future for maintenance with 100 percent state funds! As a businessman, I'm sure Gov. Murkowski is aware of this! Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111902/let_letter4.shtml
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Vehicles and bicycles

...motorist found at fault. The rest of the collisions were the fault of the bicyclist. More education and enforcement would help but the best solution is for all road users to be more courteous to each other. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112702/let_letter5.shtml
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A few of the pitfalls facing major capital projects

...estimate will not be looked on favorably, the project is estimated in the planning stage at the lowest reasonable amount for the decision-makers. It is no surprise that many projects come in over budget. Roger Allington Bellevue, Wash.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071707/let_20070718097.shtml
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Under ANCSA, Natives had title to all Alaska lands

...ANCSA was enacted in 1971. Public usage was in effect "trespassing" and private ownership was clouded until passage of ANCSA. People need to keep that in mind when discussing any Alaska Native land acquisition situation. Roger Allington Bellevue

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030210/let_569711070.shtml
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