Slack Tide: Hey, Alaska: Go fund yourself! Alaska is clear: Go fund yourself.I, for one, would rather not live in anarchy. If I did, I'd move up to the Mat-Su Valley and join a constitutionalist militia (which is always an option). But if our own government won't prevent that, it's...
For schools, cities can't do it alone

...Assembly voted to fund the FY16 budget to the cap and to retroactively add funding for FY15 to meet last year's cap. The Mat-Su Borough Assembly passed $1.35 million increase in education funding. Sitka is planning to increase its seasonal sales tax...
Celebrating self-esteem through running

...the 2013-2014 school year across Southeast Alaska. The program now includes all of Alaska outside of Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley (which are served by Girls on the Run of South Central Alaska). "We want every Alaskan girl to know she can embrace...
4-Hers conquer horse course

...BOWLTeams:1. Palmer Potatoes (Mat-Su) Kenzie LeMay, Katelyn Hendrickson...High Points:1. Paige Martin (Mat-Su)2. Emma McCready (Tanana)3. Priscilla...Larissa Seekins.3. Palmer Potatoes (Mat-Su) Anna Miller, Katelyn Hendrickson, and...
My Turn: Alaska shouldn't balance its budget off of seniors, youth

...and support staff. Academic opportunity for children will suffer. That story will repeat itself across the state in the Mat-Su, Fairbanks and Juneau school districts, to name a few, as they struggle with years of on again, off again public education...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 4, 2015

...week, the marijuana delivery business by that name began operating in Fairbanks, having expanded from Anchorage and the Mat-Su. While we believe in implementing Ballot Measure 2 and the legalization of marijuana as approved by Alaska's voters, those...
Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

...its failed ferry plan.In all, the Mat-Su Borough received $21.2 million from the...between Port MacKenzie and Anchorage.Mat-Su Manager John Moosey said at a special Aug...government would be a losing battle.Mat-Su attorney Nicholas Spiropoulos said the current...
Alaskans need to stop sexual assaults

...instead of protecting our children. The media has covered horrible stories about children coming out of places like the Mat-Su, and I just can't understand why legislators aren't doing anything to protect our children. I am a survivor of child sexual...
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...and fail. The larger effect has been relocation of village residents, not to regional hubs, but to Anchorage and the Mat-Su population centers. Anchorage is often referred to as the largest Native village in Alaska. Had the state followed Hammond's...
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...elaborates in an April 16 Dispatch article: "Even in the most conservative, Republican areas of the state, Fairbanks and the Mat-Su, it's still 2-1 in favor." This suggests that some conservative legislators are more conservative than their constituents...


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