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Bob Franken: The United States of Amnesia

...that any more than they accept the concept of fair economic opportunity in the United States. Can we bank on our public officials representing our interests? Certainly not when our political election system is so totally under the control of...
While it may not be required, public disclosure is the best practice know how those decisions are being made - and who is influencing them. Quite frankly, if there's something a public official is reluctant to disclose to the public, especially when it involves gifts from prominent lobbying and advocacy organizations...
What freedom of the press?

...information with the police. Since our job is to monitor public officials - and for that matter, corporations - the public's...what we're supposed to, and that's to keep our public officials' feet to the fire. The same ones who go out of...
State employee's title called into question during Wednesday's APOC hearing

...disclosure forms required of public officials with the Alaska Public Offices...claim he should have filed a Public Official Financial Disclosure form annually...not subject to the state's Public Official Financial Disclosure reporting...
Kenai Peninsula Borough 2014 Municipal Election unofficial results

...Seat B) 466Linda Murphy (Seat C) 467Pete Sprague (Seat F) 507Soldotna Proposition 1 (Financial disclosure for public officials)Yes 297No 321Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area Board Seat A (3-yr)No Candidates FiledSeat...
Soldotna voters reject city ballot proposition

...votes came in as against it. The proposition would exempt elected and appointed candidates from the Alaska State Public Official Financial Disclosure laws and would have moved city officials to a localized filing system. Council member Linda...
Q&A: Home rule a key issue for Soldotna candidates

...pass the suggested change in public disclosure. No public official will be able to hide any conflict of interest. However...issue. We have been meeting with the appropriate public officials to gauge possible sources for funding. Most of our...
Cal Thomas: Combating campus sexual assaults

...parties where they will be assaulted by young males.In the news stories and in comments by President Obama and public officials, there are only scattered references to individual responsibility. In the Post story some parents advise their...
Rich Lowry: Ben Affleck's Muslim problem

...equivalence between an overly idealistic war of liberation and the stoning of apostates.Affleck obviously isn't a public official or a public intellectual. But he represents a dominant tendency within liberalism. Imagine a State Department staffed...
Candidates for lieutenant governor debate in Kenai

...make sure they are creating policy that aligns with public opinion, but they are overused. Lee said he prefers public officials to be making the decisions, who are elected to be experts on the issues. In his responses during the forum, he...


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