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The Assembly cooperated with the mayor when they could and fought back when they had to. I would expect nothing less.
Now that the waters are calmer and the days are brighter, let’s not forget the sacrifices that got us here.
I believe we must fundamentally change our society toward racial justice.
We should, no pun intended, take a deep breath.
He navigated tough budget cuts while reducing harm to students — a skill that will serve him well on the Assembly.
We know firsthand how difficult it can be to understand and advocate for the complex needs of our changing city.
OPINION: Realities of school enrollment and budget shortfalls force Anchorage to take a hard look at school construction and possible closures.
OPINION: Now that equal rights have rightly been extended to Anchorage's LGBT residents, let's count this debate settled and tackle our city's challenges and opportunities.
OPINION: School board president says the reason for district's $22 million savings is no reason to cheer, for we're losing experienced teachers.
OPINION: The Legislatures plan for another three years of flat education funding means that Anchorage students still may face larger class sizes. Hopefully, future efforts by state and local leaders will yield a long-term, sustainable solution to education funding in Alaska's largest district and statewide.
My parents grew up in West Texas, on top of the Permian Basin, one of the largest geological formations of oil in the world. When they met, the most important thing they had in common was the deep desire to get out of that flat, hot, dry place and as far away as possible. I had the good sense to be born in Alaska.
Does the assessor have too much influence? Judge for yourself. In the past four years, 1,023 people have appealed their home valuations. Just 143 people -- 14 percent -- got their valuations changed.
I am running for mayor and I've been having a hard time choosing a slogan. You've got to have a catch phrase. A sweet saying that makes people want to vote for you. Trouble is, I'm not really a slogan kind of guy.