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Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

...that if ACES is reinstated, legislators will be hesitant to change it, as Gara says would happen."I think a vote of the people that turns down SB 21 and goes back to ACES is going to live with ACES, which even the 'yes' proponents agree is...
Assembly lowers threshold for voters to change sales tax rate, postpones vote on by-mail elections

...of voters can set a 60 percent threshold."Could they have chose 70 percent?" Johnson said. "Could 51 percent of the people choose a threshold of 80 percent? It's completely capricious." He said it is a matter of equality. Considering...
We still hold these truths to be self-evident

...consent of the governed, - That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing...
Alaska deserves better from its elected leaders

...embarrass us, politicians who will be as careful with our money as they are their own. Most of all, we should be proud of the people we choose as our leaders. We encourage you to share your opinion at the ballot box this fall and let our politicians...
On a mission

...come in more intangible forms. "We have four children," Ross McElwee said. "When my son Isaac turned 13, some of the people flew up here from Arctic Barnabas and ... he has been interested in aviation since he was 3 or 4 years old. In school...
Bob Franken: Holidays from hatred

...opening day of major league baseball be declared an annual national holiday. Actually, since this is the brilliant idea of the people at Budweiser, let's raise a can or a bottle - it doesn't matter. What could be more all-American? Well, perhaps...
Let Alaskans testify

...the Homer LIO, 17 of 20 who intended to testify at a public hearing were not allowed to testify. When 85 percent of the people who attend a public hearing are not heard, something is wrong. This is not a democracy." I attended a Town Hall...
Fitting it all in

...doesn't work, they put a shoulder or hip into it. I tend to resemble the former, but I have a feeling that most of the people around me fall into the latter category. Give me a square peg and a round hole, and I'll go find a block plane...
August primary ballot set

...corporations.He said he would like to see Senate Bill 21 corrected and change the trend of politicians ignoring the will of the people. "Oil companies have the pin number to the state checking account," Treider said.Micciche, former Soldotna mayor...
Yards and roads: Keep them both clear

...Soldotna - take Kalifornsky Beach Road instead. If you don't live on Funny River Road, stay away from it. Be mindful of the people around you and cognizant of the high amount of stress we're all operating under. Let's hope Memorial Day is as...


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