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My Turn: Consider the facts before voting

Vic Fischer, one of the two surviving delegates to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, recently quoted Bob Bartlett, our first U.S. senator, who cautioned Alaskans not to allow us to become captive to out-of-state companies.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/my-turn-consider-facts-voting
Opinion
Assembly eyes tax changes

...of those are low-income, or making a wage less than two times the national poverty level, according to the Alaska Department of Labor."The exemption is a great help to those of us who have fixed incomes," Spartz said. "Everything else goes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-05/assembly-eyes-tax-changes
Local
Puddle Jumpers preschool to close

Juneau's childcare pinch is about to get tighter. Catholic Community Service announced Friday it will be closing Puddle Jumpers Developmental Learning Center and has provided parents with 30 days' notice.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-10/puddle-jumpers-preschool-close
Local
Alaska Editorial: Production is the only number that matters

The following editorial first appeared in the Alaska Journal of Commerce: Those driving the effort to repeal the oil tax reform on the Aug.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-05/alaska-editorial-production-only-numb
Opinion
'Silver tsunami' threatens housing woes

...the past decade the number of Juneau residents 60 and older has increased over 80 percent, according to the Alaska Department of Labor," reads the letter announcing a survey to assess Juneau's needs. The so-called "silver tsunami" will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-11/silver-tsunami-threatens-housing-woes
Local
Thank you from SERRC

The Learning Connection's JobX and WIA Youth Programs have worked with over 120 youth ages 16-24 providing career guidance, employability skills and work experience opportunities this past fiscal year.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-13/thank-you-serrc
Neighbors
Fourth of July Schedule

...streets of downtown Juneau in the reverse parade route. The parade will begin and end in the parking lot of Cycle Alaska/Department of Labor building at West Eighth St. The parade will start on Egan Drive (mountain side), to Main Street, turn left...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-30
Local
My Turn: Egan lighting project makes roads safer

...snow - were also an important factor in project selection, as was Juneau's aging population. Data from the Alaska Department of Labor shows that the Juneau senior population (those over 65) was 9.4 percent of the total population in 2012...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-11/my-turn-egan-lighting-project-makes-r
Opinion
My Turn: Too many jobs, not enough Alaskans

I am writing on behalf of the Pacific Seafood Processors Association, a trade organization established in 1914, whose member companies process the majority of the seafood produced in Alaska each year.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-02/my-turn-too-many-jobs-not-enough-alas
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Senators promise more foreign workers for Alaska

Last week, the office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski sent out one of its regular legislative updates. This one was more triumphant than most coming out of the stagnant 113th Congress. It declared that Murkowski (with the help of Sen.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-27/empire-editorial-senators-promise-mor
Opinion

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