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Deadline near for Mat-Su's ferry to nowhere

...involving an unused ferry.Assembly members met Tuesday after receiving...letting us have a landing," assembly member Vern Halter said.The borough...fire under that effort," said assembly member Jim Sykes.The ferry has never...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-14/deadline-near-mat-sus-ferry-nowhere
State
So far, no candidates for Valley seat

...candidates. It is occupied now by Assemblyman Randy Wanamaker, who is not running for reelection. Wanamaker was an assembly member from 2001 through 2009, but this is his first term since then. District 2 comprises the Mendenhall Valley, Auke...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/so-far-no-candidates-valley-seat
Local
Empire Editorial: Juneau's secondhand shops have chance to be heroes

...stores have the opportunity to be heroes, even if they're the reluctant kind.The 7-2 passage of an ordinance by Assembly members this week will require shops that re-sell electronics, jewelry and gold valued at more than $50 to hold those...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/juneaus-secondhand-shops-have-chance-
Opinion
Thank you for the support of Alaska National Guard Day

...to thank Governor Parnell and First Lady Sandy, Mayor Merrill Sanford, Rep. Cathy Munoz, Senator Dennis Egan, Assembly member Jesse Kiehl COL Mike Thompson, CCTHITA President Richard Peterson and staffs of: Senator Mark Begich, Rep. Sam...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-10/thank-you-support-alaska-national-g
Neighbors
Low voter turnout brings local media together

...but they acutely affect the lives of Juneau residents. "These are going to be the decisions the next group of Assembly members will make," he said.Both KTOO and the Empire provide valuable information about issues and candidates leading...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/low-voter-turnout-brings-local-media-to
Local
Assembly eyes tax changes

...fiscal year, the Assembly has once again taken up contentious subject from years past - sales tax exemptions.Some Assembly members, working as the Assembly Tax Exemption Committee, will be meeting over the next several months to decide what changes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-05/assembly-eyes-tax-changes
Local
Kenai borough mayor vetoes vote on motel-bed tax

...just not a very efficient way of raising revenues," he said.A better approach, Navarre said in a memo to the assembly members, would be for them to allow cities to implement a bed tax by voter approval. A tax on all tourism businesses might...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-06/kenai-borough-mayor-vetoes-vote-motel-b
State
Urban Decay Part III: Downtown Juneau's progress

...problem? That's insane," she said.Hart and Assembly member Jesse Kiehl pointed out that downtown is in many respects...facilitate (improvements), I would be willing as one Assembly member out of nine to look at those."One of those ideas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-30/urban-decay-part-iii-downtown-juneaus-p
Local
Measure would close bars at 2 a.m. in Denali Borough

...started an online petition to make closing time in the Denali Borough be 2 a.m. instead of 5 a.m., and a borough assembly member will introduce an ordinance ordering an earlier closing time, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Schieber's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/measure-would-close-bars-2-am-denali-bo
State
Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

...2012.The efforts have been largely spearheaded by state Rep. Tammie Wilson, a North Pole Republican, and borough Assembly member Michael Dukes, a radio talk show host.The state should shoulder the responsibility of cleaning up the borough's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/fairbanks-pollution-initiative-appear-b
State

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