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Op-ed: Clarence Thomas is right

...identifies the state with progress, and that defines freedom much more loosely (not to say nonsensically) as including what government gives us, in an ever-expanding palette of benefits. Thomas is the one firmly grounded in the best of the American...
Lean budget times remind public of the value of tax dollars

...a budget debate, and municipal government employees beginning their own budget discussions, questions about just what government should pay for - and how to cover those costs - are being vigorously debated.When government coffers are flush...
Knackstedt flys into council race

...development on Marathon Road and revised lease lots at Kenai Municipal Airport to attract new business."A lot of what government does is to encourage things to happen and work with the city to spur development," Knackstedt said. "The problem...
Home-rule signature gathering begins

...said Castner. "It's provided for by the state constitution. It says you can either get together and figure out what government you want and write a constitution or we'll tell you. The 'or we'll tell you' is where we are. Getting together...
Time for hospital to continue to grow

...a Regional Medical Facility that has the financial resources to develop new services that our residents need? 5) What government run facility do you know that runs efficiently, effectively, economically, provides great customer service and...
Is there selective editing?: Pebble releases shed too much heat, not enough light on plan

...impact assessment by critics. Here, the public depends on government oversight to assure objectivity. However, what government agency is immune to political pressure? Here too, developers typically keep their impact results confidential until...
A view on economics at home and abroad

...individuals. The only way out (bankruptcy excluded) involves significantly increasing receipts as well.Of course, what governments call revenue we call taxes. That's why taxpayers prefer governments to raise receipts mostly by helping to increase...
Occupy Wall Street should move to D.C.

...grandfather told me that the government didn't owe me a living...that success was entirely up to me, the individual. What government does owe us is a level playing field. It owes us honesty, integrity, morality and an unwavering duty to the Constitution...
Healthy wild salmon need a healthy habitat

...vital part of the Alaska lifestyle and economy for years to come. In 2001, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly did what governments are supposed to do: it enacted an ordinance that provides significant benefits to borough residents by extending...
Governor oversimplifies health care stance

...Alaska and these other states to say they're defending their citizens' freedom seems shallow -- both in light of what governments already do to/for us, and without offering an alternative to address the serious health care issues that will...


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