Letter: PFAS action

I’m the proud grandfather of young Alaskans, and I don’t want to see them grow up in a world endangered by these substances.

Congressman Don Young: Why I'm voting 'No on One'

OPINION: SB 21 reformed our oil tax system in a way that drives new investments and provides a stable economic climate for our many industries. By recognizing the importance of simplifying our tax code and leveling the playing field, Alaskans have chosen to invest in our future and ourselves.

Young defends his personal campaigning

I would like to respond to Elise Patkotak's piece dated Oct. 20, 2010, "2010: Year of the stealth candidate" and her remark that I am running a lackadaisical campaign. I've never been one to campaign via the media. I instead choose to travel our great state and speak to those who this job is all about -- Alaskans.

Earmarks help state level the playing field

It's that time of year again; the time of year where communities from around the state submit requests for federal funding for their projects of interest and I, in turn, make those appropriation requests to be included in the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. This year, I received 289 requests totaling $1.4 billion from various groups, communities, and boroughs in Alaska, as well as from the State of Alaska.

House health care bill was bad for Alaskans

Like most Americans, I am worried about the health care crisis in our country. In Alaska, 17 percent of the population is uninsured. Some of these individuals work for small businesses that cannot afford to offer insurance like larger employers do; some make a conscious decision not to purchase insurance because they are young and healthy and do not want to spend the money on it; and others have just fallen through the cracks.

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