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What others say: Focus should be on reducing FASD, not on political points

...have people making a lot of noise about something that really isn't much of anything.People should instead be focusing on reducing and, ideally, eliminating, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 30
What others say: A convincing argument has yet to be made for allowing firearms on campus

...firearms. A line has to be drawn somewhere. If the line is to be moved, we must ask "What's the rationale for moving it?"With Senate Bill 176, that question has not been adequately answered.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 23
Iditarod officials must review decision that avoided safer route out of Fairbanks

...territory. The only responsible course of action now is for race officials to review the process that led to a decision that put people and dogs at a higher level of risk and to make public their findings. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, March 18
What others say: EPA goes too far on Pebble Mine

...ever there is an example of overreach by a federal agency, the EPA administrator's decision to go out of her way to put up a major roadblock in front of the Pebble mine at this early stage is it. - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, March 1
What others say: 25 years after Exxon Valdez, resolution needed in dispute over newfound damage Exxon Mobil, is responsible under the 1991 reopener clause is a long-running bipartisan issue in need of resolution. Perhaps going to court will force all parties to come to a settlement.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 21
What others say: Local governments right to act on gas pipeline concerns tax impact is a smart investment. Coming up short in property taxes on oil company property, whether on the gas pipeline or on existing property, could affect your own property tax bill.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 4
Holding university's funding steady shows lack of vision for future

...forward with this difficult debate, we hope they keep in mind the state's needs, not just this year, but well into the future, and that they recognize the university's role in that future. -- The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner March 8
Snowmachine regs now in effect could alleviate problems

''We don't need to regulate 99 percent of the people because of the mistakes of the few,'' Sen. Jerry Ward, R-Anchorage, said last week, dismissing statutory initiatives for improving snowmachine safety.


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