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My Turn: If we build it, almost no one will come

...Fehr & Peers, a Seattle-based consulting firm. That should be strike one in the eyes of our governor and every state legislator who thinks Alaskans know our state best. Fehr and Peers dropped McDowell's approach in favor of data collected...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-if-we-build-it-almost-no-one-
Opinion
Letter: Message to teens: 'Legal' means 'safe'

...Alaska Dispatch News, Sept. 4, 2014)What message will we Alaskans send our teens in November? For our kids' sake, I urge you to vote no on Ballot Measure 2.Alyce Hanley Former Anchorage School Board member and former state legislator

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-19/letter-message-teens-legal-means-safe
Letters
Alaska Editorial: National Guard sexual assault reports need quicker action

...that many of those allegations had been made public, despite concerned Guard chaplains bringing them forward to a state legislator and the governors office as early as 2010.Despite spearheading the well-intentioned and much-needed "Choose...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-15/alaska-editorial-national-guard-sexua
Opinion
Alaska editorial: Unrepentant Vic Kohring an embarrassment to all

...will. He doesn't get that a state legislator can't collect cash handouts...lobbyist. He doesn't get that a state legislator can't ask the state's most...debt. He doesn't get that a state legislator can't arrange for the state's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052108/opi_281348021.shtml
Recognitions

...received entries from around the state for the 14th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest. Former state legislator and current Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker presented awards to first-, second- and third-place...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050908/nei_277407003.shtml
Sen. proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

...currently in place."It's so clear to me that we as a nation are on a track toward same-sex marriage," French said at a press conference. "It felt incumbent on me to do my job as a state legislator and get the ball rolling."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-24/sen-proposes-striking-same-sex-marriage
State | AK legislature
Task force members clash on education funding

...public needs to recognize the state is spending itself off a fiscal cliff, he said.But Andrew Halcro, a former state legislator and current president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, vehemently disagreed, arguing that such a statement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/task-force-members-clash-education-fund
State
Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

...a nation are on a track toward same-sex marriage," French said. "It felt incumbent on me to do my job as a state legislator and get the ball rolling."Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key component of the 1996 Defense...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-25/senator-proposes-striking-same-sex-marr
State | AK legislature
Dems say they'll support push for oil tax referendum

...multibillion-dollar oil tax cut, said Monday they plan to support an effort to try to overturn the measure.Former state legislator and political activist Ray Metcalfe announced Sunday that he is pursuing a public vote on the matter. He said Monday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-16/dems-say-theyll-support-push-oil-tax-re
State
Fairbanks finalists announced for comedian Martin Short's show

...News-Miner columnist? Glenner Anderson, radio personality? Luke Hopkins, borough mayor? Bob Miller, former state legislator and TV personality? Michael Dukes, radio personality? Jerry Cleworth, city mayor? Jason Avery, Pioneer Park manager...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-15/fairbanks-finalists-announced-comedian-
State

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