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Seattle students start school with teachers strike suspended

...Sunday.The contract dispute marked a strategy shift by teachers nationwide to take on broader issues that promote the public interest, experts have said. The Seattle teachers union tapped into community protests over too much testing, not enough...
Nation and World
Seattle teachers' tentative deal tackles issues beyond pay

...Seattle students by a week reflects a strategy shift by teachers nationwide to take on broader issues that promote the public interest, experts say."Teachers are positioning themselves to be about much more than raising their own pay," said...
Nation and World
New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers and media

The state of Alaska has increased its court fees to, in part, make up for declining revenue. A new rule raising state court fees that started Aug. 1 will lead to increased costs for everyone from citizens to lawyers and reporters.
State | Local
My Turn: In Alaska, a big decision looms

...requires strong political commitment. Cooperation will be critical to the prudent development of Arctic resources in the public interest. The report identified LNG as one of the four drivers of development in the Arctic, which can be considered a...
FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...those ingredients would be allowed unless FDA specifically approves them.The advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest first petitioned FDA to ban trans fats 11 years ago. The group's director, Michael Jacobson, says the decision...
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The State needs legislative leadership

...mortgages, buy groceries, raise families and volunteer in the community, to support and elect candidates who value the public interest and work for the common good. This should be the 'North Star' that guides our elected officials.Peter Freer...
Michael Allan McIntosh

Michael Allan McIntosh, noted environmental philanthropist, died May 7, 2015.Michael McIntosh guided his family's foundation since 1971 with creative vision, a passion for justice, and a deep sense of civic responsibility. Today, The McIntosh
Letter: Political games are bad for our health, but we need to take care of those in less fortunate circumstances.I trust Gov. Walker's commitment to the public interest and count on his ability to gain Legislative support for this important healthcare measure, of which the majority...
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

Sen. Pete Kelly's ongoing campaign to amend Alaska's constitution to change the way we select and retain judges poses a grave threat to fair and impartial courts in our state.
Trouble in Paradise makes ABC not so easy

...Board, the businesses "appeared to be equally in the public interest."Email and telephone requests for comment from...conclude that Paradise's application is more in the public interest than Lunchbox's. No reason exists to not grant...


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