Sadly, Alaska’s schools are performing at or near the bottom of the nation in standardized math and reading tests. But accountability is not the issue. Alaska’s schools once rated much higher, and the fall in performance scores has followed the fall in funding and the elimination of teacher pensions.
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By David Leslie For almost a year, I have been working at the Fairbanks Pioneer Home. I’m currently an activities aide after spending my first…
Kelly Tshibaka gets it wrong. Again. In Tshibaka’s own words she clearly said she wants to make receiving birth control pills by mail illegal.
” We have to be as firm in dealing with those criminals as we are compassionate in dealing with the epidemic’s victims, recognizing the complexity in which criminal and victim may know one another, occupy the same shelter, or have a dealer and client relationship.”
If a lawmaker in a democratic government is willing to subvert and destroy the democratic traditions upon which our society is built, and gives tacit support to domestic terrorist groups, is he or she fit to serve? The members of Restoring Honor, a non-partisan, unaffiliated group of over 1,000 West Point Alumni say, “No.”
cuts and a lack of job opportunity they lose hope. 20,000 more people have left Alaska under the current Governor than have moved here. Too many of our neighbors don’t see a bright Alaska future anymore.
We’re doing a lot of fighting right now, but if we want to secure billions of sorely needed infrastructure funds for our state, it’s time, both literally and figuratively, to start building bridges.
I know all this, because I’ve known David since we were classmates at West Point: That’s when he tried to recruit me to join the John Birch Society.
We’ve watched tens of thousands of people leave Alaska because they see no future for themselves and their families. A bright future is staring at us if we put people ahead of multinational corporations.
We can protect these rights in Alaska. But that depends on who you elect. As the only pro-choice Governor’s candidate in this race, I’ve been an ally on choice my whole legislative career. I’ll remain one. I wouldn’t question those whose religious and personal values take them to a different conclusion. But I’ll always be honest about my values.