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Voices of Alaska: 'Giveaway' sound bite a dangerous distraction

...were answerable to their shareholders. But as an elected official I'm responsible for protecting the best interests...passes the Constitutional fiduciary obligation of elected officials responsible for setting the selling price of Alaska's...

...whose mother, Dawn Hochspring, was slain at Sandy Hook; and actress Amanda Peet urged the crowd to bombard their elected officials with requests for stricter firearms restrictions. The cheers from crowd, which ended the march with a rally outside...
Candidates answer questions on Super PACS

...will decide our future, not these Outside groups back by billionaires. As Alaskans, we value actually knowing our elected officials. That's why I love having impromptu town halls at Andy's Hardware in Anchorage, Foodland in Juneau, the corner...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...economy."You always have to keep downward pressure on the size of government; that's a constant job of any elected official. But the idea that you're going to cut, you know, $500 million, particularly out of the operating budget...
Where do the elite meet? Behind closed doors

...say the events reduce confidence in the democratic process."This just creates more ways for mega-donors and elected officials to get together and talk about public policy behind closed doors," said Miles Rapaport, the president of Common...
Cal Thomas: Court rules on public prayer

...public high school graduation (ruled unconstitutional in 1992).There is nothing to prevent and much to recommend elected officials praying in private before a meeting. If the intent is to seek God and His direction, that is the proper way to...
What others say: Avoiding an in-state fight over F-35s is essential

...inclusion of Elmendorf-Richardson on the Air Force list in February.Having both bases on the list can put statewide elected officials in a tough spot. Supporting one base over another on a decision as large as the F-35 basing will surely make some...
Borough employees can now serve on service area boards

...amending code Tuesday.The ordinance called for section one of KPB 4.30.060 to be changed from disallowing all elected officials of the borough to hold any other compensated borough office or job or state or federal elected position to only disallowing...
HB77 an insult to Alaskans

...took an oath to serve Alaskans, yet still they advance this bill. It is a sad commentary on the integrity of our elected officials when Alaskans speak out to this extent...and are marginalized. HB77 simply needs to be tabled indefinitely.
Begich: Public money for public schools

...student allocation over three years as part of his education package."The bottom line is, the decisions we make as elected officials also play a big role in student success," Begich told lawmakers. "It's our job to give school districts the...


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