Questions remain as to why Gov. Parnell waited almost four years to open an official investigation into 2010 Alaska National Guard (ANG) chaplains’ reports to him of sexual assaults of particular servicewomen in the ANG. This is an important issue for all Alaskans. The sexual assault epidemic within U.S. military ranks rages on. Congress adopted […]
Dear Friends and Neighbors: Number of Alaska Foster Youth on the Rise As you know, we’ve spearheaded a volunteer effort with Facing Foster Care in Alaska to get the word out that foster youth face yet another disadvantage in life. Many of them – probably most – don’t have a computer to do school work […]
Dear Friends and Neighbors: I’d like a world where people tell the truth during elections. But wishing doesn’t work in this new world where outside corporations and groups are allowed unlimited election $pending. With that money these special interests constantly violate the old adage that you’re entitled to your own opinions, but that you’re not entitled to your own […]
Today economist Scott Goldsmith presented comments and scenarios that grossly understate the amount Alaskans stand to lose under Alaska’s new oil tax structure, which many Alaskans call the “Oil Wealth Giveaway.” Goldsmith told an audience “the $2 billion giveaway doesn’t exist.” He said it’s a myth. Sadly, the $2 billion budget deficit is not a […]
Time has a strange affect on events in our lives. I feel Iâ€™m looking through a glass of water when I look back 25 years to this day, March 24, 1989.
The old saying is that you are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts. Thatâ€™s especially important when it involves student opportunities to succeed.
The administration of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell ruled in late July that a wild salmon stream in Cook Inlet was â€œsuitableâ€ for large-scale coal strip mining.
I support the Second Amendment, am a gun owner, and support the right to bear arms – in a way that doesnâ€™t get you federal jail time.
The oil tax debate will dominate this session. You should know the options that are being considered, including the bill I and others filed earlier this month. The first few paragraphs summarize the debate, and read on if you want more information. Here goes.