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Candidate profile: Josh Keaton, school board

...a larger issue needs to be addressed. Parents and community members are frustrated and feel the school board is a rubber stamp for the administration and makes decisions without considering public comment. Public participation has fallen because...
Five school board candidates debate future amid budget cuts

...Keaton said of his visits to meetings, adding to remarks he has made in the past that the school board often acts as a "rubber stamp" for the administration without great consideration for the community wants.Andi Story, a candidate who has 12 years...
Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit

...including public comment and testimony from non-tribal members. "The (Bureau of Indian Affairs) isn't going to just rubber-stamp large parcels into trust," she said. "There's a whole list of things that have to be done."What's more likely...
What Alaska's Congressional delegation thinks about the Iranian nuclear deal

...permanent economic sanctions in exchange for manipulated access for verification and temporary compliance will only rubber stamp the path to a nuclear armed Iran."Congress must not abandon the strict level of scrutiny we called for upon passing...
Home Runs: Alaska's leaders must walk their salmon talk

...Gov. Byron Mallott have talked about these ideas but their administration continues to look the other way as Canada rubber stamps new mines near our communities. The governor's Internal Transboundary Waters Working Group has become adept at closed-door...
My Turn: Ax the timber budget

...than workers in the woods. Taxpayers fund the seemingly endless establishment of expensive advisory bodies selected to rubber stamp government timber expenditures. There's more. The federal contractors who help to implement the program cost as much...
My Turn: Getting further into the fireweed

...right, and in my opinion it's presumptuous for anyone to think that, upon acquiring property, the city would simply rubber stamp a rezoning request.When Bicknell purchased the property, all 82 acres were zoned as "rural reserve." And although...
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 2

...after typing up "official" letters. He sneaked into the desk of the dean's secretary and "borrowed" the official rubber stamp to authenticate the letters.Coming up with the money was more difficult - 2,800 rubles was almost twice what the...
My Turn: Who are Begich and Sullivan fighting for?

...C." Dan Sullivan said when he kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate. "We don't have that. We have a rubber stamp." He is, of course, referring to Sen. Mark Begich, the incumbent sitting across the partisan divide with President...
Some Dems keep distance from Obama as 2014 nears

...released an online video showing her with the president on Air Force One. "She's always been Barack Obama's rubber stamp," the announcer says.In Alaska, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has not asked Obama to campaign for him. If Obama...


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