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State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

...ADOT&PF Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost in a statement explaining the reason for the rate increase.Last year, Alaska legislators requested an analysis of AMHS rates and tariffs, with a report due by February 2015. The preliminary results of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...biggest bribery scandals in state history. In court, we learned how he used "gifts" to manipulate the votes of Alaska Legislators, many of whom were willing to sell their integrity for trinkets.You might say these illegal acts were the actions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/empire-editorial-vote-trust
Opinion
My Turn: Vote 'No' for Alaska's future

...Following many lengthy public hearings, and after listening to their own experts (and hearing from ours), Alaska legislators passed and I signed SB21. Now, just over a year later, Alaskans are benefitting.In just 15 months, Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/my-turn-vote-no-alaskas-future
Opinion
My Turn: In Alaska elections, your vote counts

...like the 1990 mayor's race in Cordova where Margy Johnson won by a single vote, but whose margin of victory rose to two after a recount.? Gail Phillips is a former Alaska Legislator and Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-05/my-turn-alaska-elections-your-vote-co
Opinion
Airport hustles to make changes ahead of Delta's debut

...previous Empire report. Juneau airport administrators, the airport board of directors and the airlines reached out to Alaska legislators and the TSA to ask for an additional machine, he said.The Legislature "passed it very quickly," deLaBruere...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-01/plane-needs-bridge
Local
Delta performs Juneau test runs

...Cheatham said. Juneau airport administrators, the airport board of directors and the airlines reached out to Alaska legislators and the TSA to ask for an additional machine, he said."Everybody kind of reached out to political figures...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-17/delta-performs-juneau-test-runs
Local
Empire Editorial: Leave minimum wage to the voters

...once, shame on them. Fool us twice, and it's our fault for not seeing the pattern.Between 2002 and 2003, 17 Alaska legislators changed their views on the inflation-proofing portion of the minimum wage bill: seven senators and 10 representatives...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-11/empire-editorial-leave-minimum-wage-v
Opinion
Photos: Choose Respect

Alaska Legislators lead a Choose Respect march from the Capitol to Marine Park as part of a state-wide event on Thursday. Alaska leads the nation in domestic violence and suicides.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-28/photos-choose-respect
Local
Doctor accused of deception testified

ANCHORAGE - A Washington state doctor who gave compelling testimony to Alaska legislators on why they should not ban toxic chemicals from clothing and furniture was a paid consultant for companies that make the chemicals...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/doctor-accused-deception-testified
State
It's in a bar, baby

...While putting pregnancy tests in bars has sparked passionate debate in Juneau and beyond, Kelly is not the only Alaska legislator who supports the concept. "It may make someone pause," Senate minority leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-26/its-bar-baby
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