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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for June 15, 2015

...Thumbs down to an ending. It should have come a lot sooner. We will probably never know what we've lost. Alaska's government didn't shut down - the Legislature acted in time - but what price do you put in lost confidence and lost trust...
In solidarity with Seattle, Juneauites protest Polar Pioneer

...of offshore oil leasing in the Chukchi Sea.Redmond said the group is advocating for a more diverse economy so Alaska's government can get away from being almost 90 percent funded by oil revenue.She said it's been "completely inspiring...
My Turn: Government shutdown won't happen

...Alaskan man, woman and child is over $11,000 per person. Do you or your children have $11,000 to spend on Alaska's government in the next two years? Like most Alaskan families, probably not. Thanks to Alaska's forefathers, who created...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 2, 2015

...much of rural Alaska is connected to the Internet via slow satellite connections. Land links are expensive, and Alaska's government isn't going to be in a position to subsidize those links anytime soon.Thumbs up to halibut. The International...
Letter to the Editor: Start a state lottery

...the right attention. If you think a Alaska PFD Lottery is a good idea, please help form a community voice for Alaska's Government to hear.Note, Bingo is OK, but Alaska is capable of stepping it up a bit.Thank you for considering an Alaska...
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...National Interest Lands Conservation Act, which requires the federal government to consult and coordinate with Alaska's government on decisions about its natural resources. She was also involved in the conservation plan revamp, as a member...
State | AK legislature
So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...for economic reasons, said Christopher Clark, a former gubernatorial aide and legislative staffer who worked in Alaska's government for years. If the most highly paid state employees are living in Juneau, they're spending money there, too...
Local | AK legislature
Gov. Parnell signs Native languages bill of people at the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention in Anchorage were witness to a promise from Alaska's government that disrespect of Native languages is officially a thing of the past.In a room overflowing with people at the...
Sign up for pot updates

...ABC board has nine months to develop the regulatory structure surrounding marijuana. The new statute calls for Alaska's government to take public comment on the regulations at least 30 days before they go into effect. Those that sign up for...
My Turn: With session over, there's much to be happy about

...opposition to this improvement, which is baffling. This is the highway from the airport to the Capitol, the heart of Alaska's government. There's no sense in it remaining poorly lit.This year's capital budget also provides funds to repave Egan...


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