The state of the state? There's room to improve, as always, but we're doing better than most.
It has been 37 years since the Supreme Court rendered its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. Abortion existed before the decision known as Roe v. Wade but the choices for women then were incredibly expensive or extremely dangerous.Clover Simon
Everyone realizes that legal abortion was enacted by the Supreme Court on Jan. 22, 1973. At the time this nefarious law was decreed, those judges didn't have a clue about the developing child within the womb. They didn't know about the beating heart at three weeks after conception, or the appearance of the child's fingerprints and brain waves at six weeks into the pregnancy.Karen L. Lewis
Parnell's "performance scholarship" is an invite to educational rigor and excellence.Larry LeDoux
Here's $28 million that went down the drain.
Good work on refuge cleanup; let's do even more.
We all know that big money buys access and influence in politics -- that's a big part of why so few people trust their elected officials to represent their interests, in Juneau or in Washington.Matt Wallace
Mentors for kids "graduating" Alaska's foster care? Great idea. To inquire about mentoring, call 276-6472.
The University of Alaska Anchorage debaters rank 12th in the world, tied with Harvard and St. Andrews of Scotland. Only Yale, ranked 3rd, is higher than UAA in the United States.
This funny world asks us to leave and become educated, but leaves out the price we'll pay.Rainey Nasugraq Higbee