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I wanna get that, I wanna get that, I wanna get that. http://ow.ly/QgwOy
Need a buddy? Check out our weekly feature of adoptable pets and events surrounding pet adoption from across Alaska. Maybe you’ll find a friend to bring home.
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There are over 100 homeless military veterans in Anchorage. A new report released by Mayor Berkowitz's transition team would like to see that number decreased to zero. http://ow.ly/QdaLN
The Berkowitz administration's transition report recommends that Anchorage sign on and complete the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans' Homelessness.
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It's what brings us together today. But, um, about that constitutional amendment and stuff... http://ow.ly/Q6Jf4
The Supreme Court ruling extending marriage equality nationwide is now a month old. But Alaska's ban remains on the books, and affects state statutes.
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Who needs a new buddy? These adoptable pets from across Alaska are ready to meet you. http://ow.ly/Q0BEE
Need a buddy? Check out our weekly feature of adoptable pets and events surrounding pet adoption from across Alaska. Maybe you’ll find a friend to bring home.
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Cyclists and drivers don't always get along. We should probably work on that. Because this seems horrible. http://ow.ly/PS5TE
From time to time it seems that some asshat just needs to remind me that my life ain’t worth shit to him. Picture this: A nice mid-summer’s morning. July. Temps in the 50s. Lightly cloudy. A bit damp on the roads due to some overnight precipitation. The streets are lightly trafficked — it’s ten to
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An inconvenient disruption over the weekend sparked a lot of outrage. Here's what John Aronno, who happened to be there, had to say about it: http://ow.ly/POS88
A Netroots Presidential Town Hall in Phoenix over the weekend brought a lot of attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. The backlash missed the mark.
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Legal battle over. Over 80 river miles outside Chicken, Alaska is now under state ownership.
Gov. Bill Walker's office announced Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice conceded state ownership of 80.5 river miles of Mosquito Fork near Chicken.
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Afternoon Distraction, courtesy of the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge Campus: Should I stay or should I go now?
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Growing old is mandatory, maturity isn't. In that spirit, enjoy these funny things we found for you on the internet: http://wp.me/p27VO4-ahK
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If you care about history, culture, and hip hop, you need to know about Samuel Johns. http://ow.ly/PVlVT
Hip hop is a culture: a structured worldview reinforced by value system. That's not what we see on TV or hear on the radio. Samuel Johns is working on that.
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A shot across the bow to companies like Uber? http://ow.ly/POSmk
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a warning to employers who misclassify workers as independent contractors. This could impact "sharing economy" companies like Uber.
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Don't get discouraged; you'll get that red dot, someday. Until then, enjoy these funny things we found for you on the internet: http://wp.me/p27VO4-ag8
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In a resolution entitled “You Are Alaska’s Children,” which accompanied the signing of the Alaska State Constitution in 1956, a clear message was passed down to future residents of the 49th state: “We trust you; you are our future. We ask you to take tomorrow and dream; we know that you will see visions we do not see. We are certain that in capturing today for you, you can plan and build.”

We believe that our responsibility as an active citizenry to uphold this charge is faltering – that the dialog surrounding many current issues and events that we face as a community has turned destructive, incurious, and not reflective of the vision our state’s founders put forth for future generations. And we challenge ourselves to do better.

Our goal, as Alaska Commons, is to shed light on local stories and topics left to the dark, where they are often left in silence or labeled bogeymen or taboo. Our challenge will be to explore every relevant side to a story, seeking to understand and reflect the diversity of perspectives, empowering discussion and debate and seeking to avoid the inclination to devolve the views of a dynamic community into a two-bit playground squabble. The pursuit of a story should revolve around the ideas and proposals whenever possible. Every story is strengthened by the weight given to each of its components, but is dually weakened by the assassination of its characters. That acknowledgement will be a structural foundation of our approach to reporting.

Equal in importance is factual information. Every story published by Alaska Commons will provide citations across all mediums – including instances where there are conflicting sources.

We believe that the Golden Rule applies to journalism as it does in all areas of life, and will be a central tenet of our working model. A sense of humor is also not a crime and will never be treated as such (except in cases of puns).

Above all else, we hope to provide a community dialog on myriad issues that demand immediate attention, but many times find only rushed judgement. Our hope is to start conversations rather than end them; to inspire and cultivate analysis and contemplation; to shy away from no story and doggedly pursue every voice, concern, and hope that comprises the community we love.