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New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers and media

...practicing in Anchorage who takes special interest in First Amendment law. Extensions of the judicial branch of Alaska's government are neither included nor expressly exempted from the Alaska's open records law definition of a public agency...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-23/new-court-fees-affect-citizens-lawyers-
State | Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-15/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
State land auction is biggest in 20 years

The spring 2015 state land auction netted Alaska's government $2.6 million, the most of any land auction in 20 years, according to an email from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/state-land-auction-biggest-20-years
State
State budget director discusses taxes

...the possibility of "slash and burn" budget cuts that could cause a mass exodus from the state.Huge cuts to Alaska's government in the 1980s caused Alaskans to move away, he said.Small tax increases across the board are an option that should...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/state-budget-director-discusses-taxes
State | Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/solidarity-seattle-juneauites-protest-p
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-24/my-turn-government-shutdown-wont-happ
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-02/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-f
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-12/letter-editor-start-state-lottery
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-05/usfws-anwr-wilderness-announcement-was-
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-26/so-far-3-14-commissioners-chose-juneau
Local | AK legislature

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