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Thank you Gov. Walker for trying to keep the PFD going.
Nathaniel Herz: Alaska today pays each qualified resident a $1,022 oil wealth dividend



Erica Martinson:  Alaska gets $1M federal grant to process backlog of sex-assault evidence kits

FYI: Rape kit, Cost and Backlog

The cost of rape kits is a barrier to use in many locations where the victim is billed for the collection of forensic evidence. Collecting a rape kit reportedly costs upwards of $1000.[40] In some countries, reimbursement for the cost is contingent on the victim reporting the crime to police. In Japan, for example, a sexual assault victim must pay for the rape kit upfront, but police will reimburse medical fees if the victim reports the assault.[41]

Victims of sexual assault in the United States faced similar hurdles until the 2005 reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which requires states to pay for the cost of the rape kit regardless of the victim’s decision to report the assault to the police.[42] Under the more recent 2013 VAWA reauthorization, which took effect in March 2015, victims also cannot be required to pay the upfront cost of the exam. States may still require victims to submit claims for the rape kit exams to their personal insurance providers, as long as they are not billed for a deductible or a copay.[43]


Facts are the child let go of the leash, dog ran out into traffic and the driver did report hitting the dog. Not the fault of the driver, unfortunately he now lives with hitting and killing the animal.
Jerzy Shedlock: Anchorage police will not cite driver in death of boy’s service dog in training


UAA Fees  “It varies~”  How much bloat is in UAA’s costs? The Univeristy can not support itself, can UAA have an accredited accounting program? Make the courses pay for themselves and charge the students accordingly. How would you cut university costs?
Tegan Hanlon:  Here are the next academic, administrative programs up for review at the University of Alaska


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March 8, 1913. Wyandotte, Michigan. "Steamers A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, sponsors." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative.

March 8, 1913. Wyandotte, Michigan. “Steamers A.D. MacTier and F.P. Jones, sponsors.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative.


San Francisco, 1925. "Nash Advanced Six at Golden Gate Park." Which of you kids would like some candy? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.

San Francisco, 1925. “Nash Advanced Six at Golden Gate Park.” Which of you kids would like some candy? 5×7 glass negative by Christopher Helin.

Quotes October 6, 2016

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.
Helen Keller,
writer and political activist

“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.”
Karen Salmansohn

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale,
writer and minister

“Meditation is watching the movement of mind in relationship. If you try to force the mind into silence by withdrawing from activity, you will never understand what silence is…There is a great beauty when one discovers what silence in action is. Meditation is a new approach to total life, it does not demand of you any isolation.”
Vimala Thakar: “Mutation of Mind”

“The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.”
Logan Pearsall Smith

“The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.”
G.K. Chesterton, “On Pleasure-Seeking”

“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.”
Lin Yutang

“You don’t become a painter, you just discover one day that you are one.”
Yves Klein, quoted in Klein, by Hannah Weitemeier

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Great idea!
Dermot Cole:  Fairbanks man offers $1,000 reward for information leading to best constitutional argument on dividend
“The letter can be addressed to your newspaper of choice, but to be eligible for the prize, you must send a copy of the letter to me,” he said.
Write him at: Charles L. Parr, 676 Old Steese Highway North, Fairbanks, AK 99712-2308.


October 4th and they already have the best photo’s~
Alaska Dispatch News: Photos: Best of October 2016


Taxes are usually popular by the recipient, not so much the payee
Zaz Hollander:  Mat-Su voters reject commercial cannabis ban, but pot taxes popular

Quotes October 5, 2016

Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.
Jack London,
writer and social activist

“Purity strikes me as the most mysterious of the virtues and the more I think about it the less I know about it.”
Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

The only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.
Oprah Winfrey,
media personality, businesswoman and philanthropist

“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
Madame Marie du Deffand

“There are two sides to every argument, until you take one.”