Thursday, July 24, 2008

Reader says hugging tradition should continue
This is a letter to all huggers. Stop hugging right now. Don't shake hands either. If you see somebody you are friends with or fellow employees, turn around and run. When you see them try not to make eye contact if any way possible. If you do, call them later and tell them you are sorry.

Reader backs Begich
In response to the Opinion article imploring Congress to lift the ban on offshore drilling, we must realize that gridlock will continue to stall an effective national energy policy until we send representatives to Congress who can cooperate across the aisle to get things done.

Exxon decision not justice for fishermen
My name is Kellie Kvasnikoff. I was a commercial fisherman forced into a career change by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. I am now the chief information technology officer for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.

Kenai tightens finance rules: City disclosure requirements aligned with state's
The city of Kenai last week aligned its financial reporting requirements for municipal officers and candidates for office with newly revised state reporting requirements.

Peninsula lawmakers split on AGIA: Seaton votes up; Chenault, Olson dissent
Republican Rep. Paul Seaton, of Homer, joined a bipartisan majority of 24 Alaska House members and voted to approve a license for TransCanada Corp., which proposes to build a natural gas pipeline connecting the North Slope to Alberta.

Alaska a model for renewable energy
ANCHORAGE -- Energy experts say that Alaska can be -- and in many ways already is -- a model for the rest of the United States in terms of converting to renewable energy.

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