Publication: Peninsula Clarion

First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Bob Franken: Health-care politics - not so fast

Just to be clear, I may have been wrong. Of course, that’s nothing new for a political commentator, although usually we don’t have to admit we were mistaken. In fact, I may get in trouble with my governing professional body for even suggesting that I ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

What others say: Gas pipeline should be an American effort, not just Alaskan

“Happiness is 10,000 Texans headed south with an Okie under each arm.”If you lived in Alaska in 1977, you probably remember that bumper sticker. Thirty-seven years ago, thousands of Lower 48 welders left Alaska, leaving behind a 800-mile oil pipeline ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - 13 hours ago]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Bob Franken: More than your average Pulitzer

Frankly, these days I’m embarrassed by my craft, but every once in a while, I consider it a real privilege to be associated with journalism. This is one of those times. The Pulitzer Prize, which is awarded by those in news to those in news, recognized ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Poorly worded press release perpestuates stereotypes, undermines message

Breastfeeding.Quick! Are you thinking about sex?Does that word make you uncomfortable? If you’re out in public, are you turned off (or on) by curve of a woman’s breast visibly moving under a child’s head? What about that sound? Could you eat in a restaurant ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 1 reports

Learning for Life: 'I pledge my head to clearer thinking'

Do you have a tough decision that needs making, or a problem that needs solving? Have you considered asking a 4-H’er to help out?4-H is a youth development program that helps children and teens develop the skills necessary to become good critical-thinkers, ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Lettrs to the editor

From “Fish Board Politics” (Peninsula Clarion, April 14), this column seems more a defense of a political process than a validation of a public process. I was at the board meeting in Anchorage, for two weeks. The board will not meet in Soldotna. The board ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Courtesy, patience go a long way on Peninsula roads

Winter’s grip is receding around the central Kenai Peninsula, which means it’s time for that other season we have here in Alaska — construction.For Peninsula drivers, that means it’s time to take a deep breath, because it very well might take a few extra ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

What others say: Too many laws

This is an example of government overreach.Sitka’s government has outlawed children in businesses that allow smoking, whether anyone is smoking at the time or not.No exceptions.This clarifies a 2005 law banning smoking in public places. Fine, it’s OK ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Bob Franken: All in the families

Those of us who rely on political drama, real or contrived, to justify our professional existence are drooling over the possibility that the next presidential balloting will be a dynasty election. Obviously we have a huge amount of foolishness and outright ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Voice of Alaska: Keeping foster children with relatives should be a priority

There are more than 2,000 children and youth in foster care throughout the state of Alaska. A shortage of foster homes and high caseloads among state social workers, are the result of children bouncing between temporary foster homes. It’s no secret that ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

What others say: Alaska needs rational liquor laws

In Haines, Sean Copeland and Heather Shade have a promising new business. This summer, they’ll open their doors to the cruise tourists who pour like rain into Haines and Skagway.There’s only one small problem — under Alaska law, they’re legally prohibited ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Health care offerings need to evolve with market

While officials at the local, state and federal levels continue to debate the state of the health care system — and just what should or should not be done about it — the fact remains that the rising cost of health care is one of the biggest issues we ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 12 2014]

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What others say: Gas pipeline should be an Amer... [Published Peninsula Clarion - 13 hours ago]
Bob Franken: Health-care politics - not so fast [Published Peninsula Clarion - 13 hours ago]
Bob Franken: More than your average Pulitzer [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 20 2014]
Poorly worded press release perpestuates stereo... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 20 2014]
Learning for Life: 'I pledge my head to clearer... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 20 2014]
Courtesy, patience go a long way on Peninsula r... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 18 2014]
Lettrs to the editor [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 18 2014]
What others say: Too many laws [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 17 2014]
Bob Franken: All in the families [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 16 2014]
Voice of Alaska: Keeping foster children with r... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 15 2014]
What others say: Alaska needs rational liquor laws [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 14 2014]
Bob Franken: The depths of hipocrisy [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 12 2014]
Health care offerings need to evolve with market [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 12 2014]
9-1-1 Education Month: Duplicate street names a... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 11 2014]
Clarion editorial: Job Shadow Day a winning col... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 11 2014]
What others say: Avoiding an in-state fight ove... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 10 2014]
Voices of the Peninsula: Alaskans deserve the b... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 10 2014]
Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony supp... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 09 2014]
What others say: Pay now, not later [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 09 2014]
What others say: Need for change to Judicial Co... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 08 2014]
Voices of Alaska: More coal will harm our oceans [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 08 2014]
Bob Franken: Sheldon's 'Buy America' program [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 06 2014]
State law should be changed before violated [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 06 2014]
'Education session' not as easy as it sounds [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 04 2014]
When calling 9-1-1, details are important [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 04 2014]
What others say: No Roadless Rule in the Tongass [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 03 2014]
Voices of Alaska: Measure would preserve spill ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 03 2014]
What others say: Economies, like species, must ... [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 02 2014]
Bob Franken: The obsession agenda [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 02 2014]
Letters to the editor 040114 [Published Peninsula Clarion - Apr 01 2014]
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