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What others say: Sturgeon case vital for Alaska's sovereignty

...the justices read the language as Congress intended. If not, the Last Frontier, with its promise of freedom and expanse, will lose a little more of itself to the multitudinous pages of a rulebook.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 6
What others say: NCAA goes overboard with punishment

...sense.What doesn't make sense are the outsized additional penalties impacting current student athletes who had nothing to do with past issues. Put simply, the punishment doesn't fit the offense. - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 6
What others say: Legislature should do better at providing stable budget for UA

...takes what it's given by the state and does the best job it can to provide for the future of Alaska. For its part, the state should do a better job of providing a sustainable future for the university.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 9
What others say: Governor-elect off to a good start

Gov.-elect Bill Walker won't be sworn in until Dec. 1, but he and Lt. Gov.-elect Byron Mallott are trying to hit the ground running, and for good reason.
What others say: Fairbanks pushes to make Interior compatible with military's role

...legislative session. They aren't without cost to the state and borough, but the benefits could be great if they helped keep our military bases vibrant and expanded the activities associated with them.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 19
What others say: State should expand Medicaid

...people who make far more money will.In the interest of Alaska's economy and in the interest of fairness, there is a clear best policy for Gov. Parnell: Put the Medicaid expansion in the budget.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 10
Bypass mail bill could violate U.S. Constitution

...program. If Congress curtails it, then we Alaskans could decide whether to pick up the pieces somehow. But to simply order us to pay the Postal Service's bills would be an abuse of federal power. - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Nov. 13
What others say: Hartman case needs careful review

...officials must surely know that they cannot be seen as dawdling and reluctant to reopen a case that ultimately could bring a professional blemish to many people on the law enforcement and prosecutorial side.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 2
What others say: A big gas line remains possible

With so much focus on the local natural gas trucking project, we haven't heard much about a big natural gas line lately. The project's success is far from certain, but several recent developments seem to bode well for it.
What others say: Rejection of Medicaid expansion the wrong decision do unravel, the Medicaid question can still be considered as a stand-alone. Given that the governor has made up his mind, though, perhaps it's time for the Legislature to take up the issue.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Nov. 24


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