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School district failed my hearing assistance needs

Together we will be demanding more from now on.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Refusing to release education funds is harming our schools and children

We’re disappointed. And worried for our schools, communities, and children.

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Opinion: As Alaskans consider Pebble Mine, a cautionary tale from Montana

In our state, we live with mining’s other legacy: permanent pollution.

Letter to the Editor: Alabama sets the stage for a Constitutional fight on abortion

Alabama did something courageous, but they still haven’t quite got it right.

In this March 7, 2019 photo, Mouhcine Guettabi, associate professor of economics at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, speaks to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: Time for some budget humility

Economists are failing Gov. Dunleavy.

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Point of View: What we stand to lose

Funding for research is money well-spent

Letter to the Editor: This is not about abortion, but controlling women

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