Pardon the glut of editorials - we'll rejoin our regularly scheduled cavalcade of nonsense after this weekend, but there's just so much rampant idiocy on display with local politics it's the equivalent of unearthing an old chew-toy from under the couch and rediscovering the faded flavor of catnip still lingering inside.
Given the budgetary implosion of Alaska, in conjunction with the partisan opportunism from legislative cannibals circling our community's public institutions, we need ideas. And we have renewable resources right here in the community, which - as of this February - is a legitimate opportunity... one that a crippled institution potentially stands to benefit from best:
Legal marijuana in Colorado has already generated more than $15 million in tax revenue that is specifically earmarked for public schools, according to the latest data from the state's Department of Education. - Matt FernerHemp. It's a far better idea than anything else from the current crop of, well, dopes.
On a similar note, one of the high-ranking university administrative members has bailed out now: the resignation of the Chancellor of UAF caught everyone with surprise and dismay. To be sure, a decent man tasked with doing a distasteful role what with the current climate of cuts.
That said, given the perspective of bloated administrative costs relative to the ever-widening pay gap between the haves and the have-nots, it's more than a little disingenuous to publicize a fainting spell: not to put too fine of a point on it, while it’s certainly admirable that with a salary of