Let's Clear the Air Alaska!

President Harry S. Truman intuitively said: “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measure, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

Truman’s philosophy is incredibly applicable when it comes to lawmakers and the public learning facts about the e-cigarette and vaping industry.

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Alaska Business Owners Head to Juneau in Support of Statewide Smoke-free Workplaces

A dozen business owners and health advocates from across Alaska are headed to Juneau on Tuesday to visit their legislators and show support for Senate Bill 1 and House Bill 328, the “Take it Outside Act.” The bills are sponsored by Senator Peter Micciche and Representative Dave Talerico and simply ask those Alaskans who choose to smoke or use e-cigarettes to take it outside.

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Vote Counting

I call on my fellow citizens to coerce and supervise every oath-bound public servant in Alaska at protecting the reporting and counting of our votes this election time. At no other time in US history has election-rigging and vote-counting fraud been so widespread—painfully obvious even through the slanted media.

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An Art Full Life

Over the years I’ve heard many friends and clients say, “I have no talent at all, I can’t do art. My mother, aunt, cousin, daughter got all the talent.” And I would beg to differ.

Consider the word art, a noun: the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

We can all live an art full life. That artist might not be reflected in painting the Mona Lisa or sculpting a David and yet there is art within all of us. 

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State Budget Alamo

Although Alaska is experiencing another painful trough in the oil price cycle, it is only temporary in nature and should not be used to permanently sandblast the shine off of Alaska.  To go there would cause a rapid exodus of Alaska’s voluntary private sector causing a Detroit-style death spiral. 

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Everybody Loves A Good Bookstore...

Fireside Books is the nearly fifteen year old child of Palmer’s husband and wife team, Melissa Behnke and David Cheezem. It’s a pleasant and welcoming place with an inviting aroma wafting from the shelves. Only those with a deep-seated love of the printed word understand that smell. Neither musty nor moldy, one whiff catches complex multi-layers imbued with the treasure from which it emanates. It hints at undiscovered mysteries and adventures, heretofore unknown experiences and characters, and insights yet to be gleaned.

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Alaska State Poetry Out Loud Finalists Announced!

The Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council (JAHC) are pleased to announce the nine state finalists for the Alaska Poetry Out Loud Competition. These nine students have progressed in competition at the classroom, school and regional levels, across Alaska. Each student will represent their schools and communities at the Alaska State Poetry Out Loud Competition on Tuesday, March 15th in Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska State Champion will then advance to the National Poetry Out Loud finals in Washington, DC in May.

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