Bagley: Changes mean new challenges, new ideas

Our current City Manager, Larry Semmens is retiring September 30th and he will be missed. He had done a great job getting our City finances in order and has given us tools to help us understand the City’s needs. Larry will be missed. At the same time I am excited about Mark Dixson coming on board as our new City Manager. With Mayor Micciche moving on to the Alaska Senate we will have a change in the Mayor’s position soon and there are basically two new City Councilmembers as well. So there is a lot of turnover right now and which brings both challenges and new ideas. The City Council, Mayor and Administration have had a great relationship and I see that continuing into the future.

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Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:10

Op-ed: Misleading acrid acronyms

For those of us who thought that “acro- nym” was a city in Ohio, it is not. It’s an abbreviation formed from initials used to... Read more

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:57

Op-ed: The gang that couldn’t threaten straight

It was inevitable. Eventually, President Donald Trump would treat a foreign adversary as harshly as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

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Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:55

Op-ed: Down in ‘fire and fury’ flames

Is it me, or does “Fire and Fury” sound like the name of a rock group? President Donald Trump apparently made up his own lyrics... Read more

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:47

Op-ed: Sanctuary cities vs. hideouts

In biblical times, a sanctuary city was a place where someone who had committed unintentional manslaughter could find refuge from “the avenger of blood.” If... Read more