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Compromise or 'coercion'?

The House Finance committee showed the House majority's cards Wednesday morning when it put add-backs to education and state worker contracts on the table and told minority members to take it or leave it.
What's for breakfast?

What's for breakfast? A simple question, that points to some basic differences in the human psyche. If you seek to better understand the underlying motivations of your fellow breakfasters, you need a quantitative method of analysis.
Senate panel advances bill rejecting pay increase

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance Committee on Friday advanced a bill that would reject recommended pay increases for top state officials. Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer said he supported the recommendations of the State Officers Compensation Commission.
Uphold sovereignty, reject 'Fast Track'

Alaskans have a tradition of upholding our sovereignty, at least in our rhetoric.
Teachers union, school district to begin bargaining

...volunteer Molly Box attributes to a lack of effort by the Juneau School District."You can't come in and do this 'take it or leave it' offer," said Box, an AVID teacher at Floyd Dryden Middle School. "The district has pretty much refused to...
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Alaska Editorial: Gas line supporters need public support

L egislators are taking a break from the state capital while Gov. Frank Murkowski will keep pushing for public acceptance of his natural gas line contract negotiated with the major North Slope oil and gas producers.
Dems vow to obstruct ANWR drilling

A group of Senate Democrats led by Maria Cantwell of Washington state has threatened to filibuster a defense spending bill that would authorize oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

I've been updating my list of Things I Don't Understand, or, as we call them, TIDUs. You surely have a list of your own. Compare it to mine. Please note: this updates last year's list. There are very few duplications, indicating that the older you get, the less you understand.
Kawasaki draws rebuke for conduct on House floor

JUNEAU - You can chalk Tuesday up as one bad day for a Fairbanks Democrat. Rep.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

PHILADELPHIA - Peter Forsberg signed a three- year, $30 million contract. Also Tuesday, a New York newspaper virtually retired Wayne Gretzky without his permission, running headlines on both the back and front pages.


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