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Voices of the Peninsula: New administration can make government work for Alaskans

A recent study out of Princeton University found we no longer live in a democracy.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-10/voices-of-the-peninsula-new-admin
Opinion
What others say: State should revisit, debate strengthening Public Records Act

...Records Act, a series of laws governing public access to government documents, was passed decades ago in the push to make government more transparent in the wake of national scandals like Watergate. At the time of its passage, Alaska's law was...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-14/what-others-say-state-should-revi
Opinion
Q&A: Alaska House of Representatives

...deadline. Also, I plan to address consumer protection and professional licensing issues. It is always my intent to make government more efficient for the public. I would be delighted to discuss these bills with the Clarion after they have been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-29/qa-alaska-house-of-representative
Opinion
Thornton challenges Olson for District 30

...free-thinkers. ... If everybody has input into that, you have a really solid plan." If elected, Thornton wants to make government more transparent and operate the budget like a personal budget. If the money isn't available for something either...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-28/thornton-challenges-olson-for-distri
News
The bad faith presidency

...bomb, or that he is liquidating the American leadership role in the Middle East. No, no - he is just trying to make government work, giving diplomacy a chance and pivoting to Asia, respectively.In this vein, the things that the president...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-12-01/the-bad-faith-presidency
Opinion
Nov. 9, 2001 The Peninsula Clarion weighs digital democracy against partisan parochialism

...and ''new'' ways are at least a decade behind the times. State officials are discovering technology is a way to make government more efficient, user-friendly and accessible. It has become a tool that erases the vast distances between communities...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111201/ala_111201alapm0150001.shtml
Alaska
ACT members commended

...is in jeopardy. Finally, I commend the ACT volunteers for their efforts and encourage them to continue helping to make government better for all of us. Furthermore, I hope the editorial staff at the Clarion will render the respect due to those...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011707/letters_20070117008.shtml
Letters
Cissna outlines campaign, challenges Young

...TSA accountable," she said. That's not the only issue, she said, but it's an example of how she wants to make government work better for citizens. "We've gone in a real bad direction away from our Constitution," she said. Young's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-04-12/cissna-outlines-campaign-challenges-
News
Propositions offer chance for fairness in governance

...ammunition for lawsuits, which mean time and money better spent on improving life within the borough. The way to make government better is not to force qualified and effective people from office. And if the purpose of these propositions is not...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092307/oped_3887.shtml
Other agencies should follow DMV's example

...Express seem to be few and far between. State officials need to follow the DMV's lead and look for creative ways to make government work more for the people, rather than for itself. After all, isn't that what we're paying them for?

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091204/oped_091204ope001001.shtml

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