Last week Rep. Munoz was the pivotal Yes vote on Senate Bill 49, the bill that attempts to establish a medical definition in state law for publicly funded abortions. Three of Rep. Munoz’s caucus members - Reps. Austerman, Edgmon, and Holmes - voted against the bill. Two minority members - Reps. Gara and Guttenberg - joined them in voting no on SB 49. If Rep. Munoz had also voted no, the bill would have died in committee.
Lots of voices claiming the gospel of oil taxes. By August voter decisions are likely to boil down to whose gospel voters trust. Has Rick Mystrom forgotten that five legislators were found guilty of bribery charges related to the VECO scandal and their “yes” votes on a bill quite similar to the legislation he is defending today?
As a teacher, and as a single mother of three girls in the Anchorage School District, I have some very serious concerns about Alaska Senate Joint Resolution 9.
The Alaskan Scottish Club has been presenting the Alaskan Scottish Highland Games for the past 32 years, and most of those Games have been held at Eagle River Lions Club Park. Early games were held on the first Saturday in August. In later years the games were switched to the last Saturday in June. In some of the middle years, dates floated around a bit so as not to conflict with Elmendorf AFB Air Shows. Two years, 1995 and 1996, the games were held in Anchorage. Now, after a long and successful run in Eagle River, the games are moving to the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. The games have simply outgrown the Lions facility on Eagle River Rd.
In the news is the “ Campus gun bill before committee.” There is nothing more important in the world for a student to get an A in their class. An armed student is in a much better position to negotiate with the teacher to get an A in class than an unarmed student.
I would like to thank everyone who donated warm items to Project Homeless Connect last year. This year we had over 2000 warm items to give away. We appreciate The Tangled Skein and Far North Yarn Co. for allowing us to place a collection bin in their place of business.
To offer another angle on all the posturing and passion regarding the current debate about school funding, consider these results of the legislature’s three year “get fit” funding diet on the school I teach at, Eagle River High.
Life is full of opportunities and challenges. Where we go and what we seek can give us courage, strength, and endurance or defeat if we allow. A young man in our community was faced with a big challenge and a hero in our town stepped up and made a 3-point basket.
Eagle River High School has hired a new football coach who teaches in the building that, in my opinion, is a number one prerequisite to a successful football program.