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What others say: Bill to kill daylight saving time would have negative impact

...daylight time on a federal level. Going it alone, Alaska has little to gain and a lot to lose if other states don't follow suit en masse. It's not time for a change if we're left on our own.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 31
What others say: Setting aside donations for nonprofits, children good use of dividend

...for your dividend if you haven't already, but also give a thought to how you'll put it to use. It's wise to think about the dividend's benefits and its potential to help out in the future.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 27
What others say: Bills would leave projects in limbo

...are underway or for which local voters already have authorized the issuance of bonds.The savings to the state won't be as much, of course, but allowing for such projects to proceed seems fair.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 24
What others say: Legislature off base on Medicaid

...automatically.Alaska has never been shy about accepting services its residents pay taxes for. A year when the state is facing a $3.5 billion budget deficit would be a spectacularly poor time to start.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 15
What others say: Future of marijuana bill unclear

...Municipalities have done good work in sorting out their definitions of how and where marijuana can be used. The Legislature should get on the ball and eliminate the conflicts in state law, not create them.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 17
Jury duty legislation ill-conceived

...should always be a high priority, exempting teachers from jury service during the school year sends the wrong message and does harm to the notion that all Alaskans must perform their service equally.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, March 6
Weighing in on the budget

...the public's feedback on priorities, their choices will be even more difficult, as they won't have as good of a sense of what Alaskans value.If you have feedback to give them, now is the time.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner March 7
What others say: Military Black Hawks will provide much-needed emergency support

...role as a war fighting force, they also provide valuable functions on the home front in peacetime.Thanks to the helicopter crews for their service, and to the military for making them available.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, March 28
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


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