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Bob Franken: The depths of hipocrisy

...scream "Not In My Backyard!" How many of us demand that some pay higher taxes ... someone else.As for the public officials, we won't be seeing them take any Hypocritic oath, publicly pledging not to commit the very sins they condemn...
At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age

...protests in the South. The decision made it hard for public officials to win lawsuits and hefty money awards over published...colleagues also decided that it should be tough for public officials to win libel suits.False statements are an inevitable...
Bob Franken: Holidays from hatred

...and reminded us how hateful the politicians there can be, Perhaps we need a national holiday to honor all those public officials who waste their time and ours with their intolerant foolishness. We could call it Buffoon Day or perhaps Boycott...
What others say: Bill to seal some criminal case records isn't good for public

...the dismissal of a criminal charge filed against a public official? How would a member of the public learn the details of the allegation against the public official? How would we learn that prosecutors had a strong...
What others say: The cost of moving on

...of employee privacy. The documents requested contain information about a publicly-owned entity and may concern public officials, therefore the public's right to know should have precedence.Most importantly, stakeholders need to know what's...
Paint & Pen the Kenai... Mural balloting now available

...share their ideas for the prime location for the outdoor mural to be located," said Mueller. Property owners and public officials are also invited to offer their spaces for a 12' x 24' community mural. "As the community's mural: a publically...
Borough Assembly Q&A: Candidates share their views

...of making a budget is making accurate assessments of what is needed and getting approval from senior managers and public officials. Once approved, I was expected to live within that budget. There is nothing worse than to have to go back and...
Soldotna city council candidates share thoughts on issues

...regulation. It should not be a significant disadvantage to build a home or run a business in the city. I believe that public officials must listen to their constituents and the public process should be transparent and open. I will defend the main...
Remembering those who didn't return from the fight

...It's a wondrous thing that these soldiers have done and should never be forgotten," says Hansen. According to public officials more people turned out at the Avenue of Flags ceremony at Kenai Cemetery and the Memorial Day Service at Leif Hansen...
Kenai attorney to represent Public Offices Commission

...upholding the public's right to know the financial affairs of lobbyists and their employers, and of candidates and public officials at the state and municipal level, according to a press release. Brenckle was appointed as a representative of the...


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