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What others say: Focus on cuts has avoided other half of the equation

...forward bills that would increase revenue.There's no time to delay this discussion because of its potential political consequences to elected officials. The discussion about how to close the budget gap, not just shrink it, needs to start now.The state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-14/what-others-say-focus-on-cuts-has
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Gwich'in vs. climate change

...cultures, including the Gwich'in, are experiencing many consequences of global warming.The Gwich'in live along the migratory...global temperatures beyond 2 degrees C will have far spread consequences, altering climatic regions all over the world and creating...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-12/voices-of-alaska-gwichin-vs-clima
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: What do you value about living on the Kenai Peninsula?

...range of alternative conditions. Shell Oil Company was able to recover more quickly than their competitors from the economic consequences of the oil embargo in the 1970s because they had pre-planned for how their company would deal with "shocks" to oil prices...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-09/refuge-notebook-what-do-you-valu
Outdoors
Voices of the Peninsula: Some Alaskans first, some dead last, and most left out

...easily result in no commercial harvest for that season. How many businesses can survive a year off? The law of unintended consequences applies here. I know that a great many Alaskans enjoy and value the dipnet fisheries. I truly value the mix of fisheries...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-04/voices-of-the-peninsula-some-alas
Opinion
Peninsula residents petition for new bike path

...being disturbed by path users," Reese wrote. For more than a decade, one roadblock for a bike path has been the unknown consequences the project would have on the natural habitat in the area, specifically regarding bird migration. "In the spring of 2002...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/peninsula-residents-petition-for-new
News
Soldotna encourages safe digging

...Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson proclaimed April as "Safe Digging Month." Digging haphazardly can have several negative consequences, especially with regard to utility lines. A damaged utility line can cause "service interruption, damage to the environment...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-28/can-you-dig-it-soldotna-encourages-s
News
Flood mitigation project under review

...project say it is not clear if the permit is necessary to move forward. "We want to make sure we don't have unintended consequences," said DNR Water Resources Section Chief Dave Schade. "That's why we go through this process." If it is proven the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-02/flood-mitigation-project-under-revie
News
Reinbold loses most committee assignments after budget vote

...what is in the budget. Lawmakers in the past have faced consequences for breaking with the majority, and Reinbold last week acknowledged...rules are, you choose to not follow the rule and there's consequences for those actions," Chenault, R-Nikiski, said. Reinbold...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-16/reinbold-loses-most-committee-assign
News
Rich Lowry: Class, not race

...class nearly as often, even though the bifurcation of American life along class lines continues apace, with distressing consequences for the state of the American Dream.On the heels of conservative scholar Charles Murray's "Coming Apart," a much-discussed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-17/rich-lowry-class-not-race
Opinion
Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

...majority is voting with the caucus on procedural votes, including on the budget, and Reinbold acknowledged she could face consequences for her decision. But she said she lost faith in the system in seeing money cut during the subcommittee process added back...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-13/alaska-house-advances-operating-budg
News

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