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My Turn: Child care shortage an economic development barrier

...overwhelmed by hundreds of phone calls from parents they cannot help.Lack of housing availability shoulders some of the blame. Juneau's housing shortage drives the price of housing up, which in turn drives up the cost of living in Juneau...
My Turn: Pure politics in the Alaska retirement systems

...contributor to the increased unfunded liability. They lost the money; they should replace it.They always try to pin the blame for the unfunded liability on healthcare costs, but it's the investment losses and low returns that are the main culprit...
Student loans law failed by accident

...casualty of a long session and people wanting to get out of here."Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, took the blame. "I messed that one up," Huggins said during a post-session press conference. "It was one of those that was so...
Republican candidates rally party support

...said. "We are moving in a direction opposite our foundation. We need to embrace the platform."He attributed much of the blame for the federal government's growth at the feet of his own party. For the state's top elected Republican, Gov...
On the topic of women's rights and abortion

...common and valid worries.I find it stunning that the top lawyer in the state can't articulate this but instead turns the blame back on victims. I'm pretty sure the point of the Choose Respect campaign is to change those attitudes.Then SB49...
Seattle gets 3rd chance at NFC West title vs. Rams

...on third downs of 5 yards or longer."I just have to be better. That's what it really comes down to. I'll take the blame for it," Wilson said.QUINN'S QUEST: St. Louis' Robert Quinn is having a spectacular season. The third-year...
Deportation big issue for Asians, Hispanics

...does not pass this year, a plurality of Hispanics (43 percent) and Asian-Americans (48 percent) would lay most of the blame on Republicans in Congress. Still, sizable portions of each group - 34 percent of Hispanics and 29 percent of Asian-Americans...
Analysis: Kerry gets credit for moving ball on thorny foreign policy issues

...said he's been given enormous latitude from the White House to revive these issues, which could mean he ends up with the blame or the credit, depending on how things go in the volatile, unpredictable Middle East."We have seen significant progress...
Empire Editorial: Public-use depends on public cooperation

...lightly. If someone were injured because a ceiling, wall or floor gave away, the Forest Service would be left holding the blame.Michele Putz, team leader for the Tongass National Forest Sustainable Cabin Management Program, said the 12 cabins...
Big night for Lochte, Magnussen, US golden girls

...especially Feigen. While Magnussen celebrated, a smiling Adrian put his arm around his teammate, who took the bulk of the blame for that U.S. loss in the 4x100 relay. Despite a lack of international experience, Feigen was put on the anchor leg...


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