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Kenai assembly considers vote-by-mail elections

...main motive is to increase voter participation.A public hearing on the ordinance was scheduled for Tuesday's borough assembly meeting.Last year, the borough saw about 21 percent of voters turn out, which Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-18/kenai-assembly-considers-vote-mail-elec
State
Questions raised about shellfish-seed producer's finances

...for a shellfish-seed producer amid questions about OceansAlaska's financial situation.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly last year approved a $338,000 grant to be split over two years for operational costs and $50,000 for a business...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-19/questions-raised-about-shellfish-seed-p
State
Rewrite of Fairbanks truancy rules draws parent criticism

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly has approved an overhaul of the school district's mandatory attendance rules despite testimony from parents opposed to the change...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-15/rewrite-fairbanks-truancy-rules-draws-p
State
Pride abounds for LGBTQ community this month

...therefore, I, Merrill Sanford, Mayor of the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, on behalf of the City and Borough Assembly, do hereby proclaim June 2014 as Juneau Pride 2014 and encourage the Juneau community to celebrate the diversity...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-10/pride-abounds-lgbtq-community-month
Local
Murkowski hopeful that Eielson will house new jets

...Eielson aircraft.Fairbanks officials have lobbied hard for F-35s to be based at Eielson. The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly in April allocated $250,000 to push for "mission growth" at area military bases.The Fairbanks Economic Development...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/murkowski-hopeful-eielson-will-house-ne
State
Fairbanks assigns officer to downtown foot patrol after safety complaints

...hangout for chronic inebriates, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.A member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly told Eberhart he'd had a bad experience crossing a pedestrian bridge over the river."They were on the foot bridge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-03/fairbanks-assigns-officer-downtown-foot
State
Alaska Editorial: Added education funding is good news

...such as the Fairbanks North Star Borough, comes from local revenue. In Fairbanks, that means property taxes.The Borough Assembly provided $48.3 million for the school district for the current fiscal year. Mayor Luke Hopkins, following a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-30/alaska-editorial-added-education-fund
Opinion
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...SB28, a measure that would establish a state forest in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.Maisch attended a Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday evening in which the group approved a resolution in support of the bills and establishing the state...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/six-new-biomass-projects-projected-stat
Local
Fairbanks Borough approves plan for bus shelters

...ice won't be quite as much of a nuisance for bus riders in Fairbanks and North Pole.The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly voted this week to build up to 20 bus stop shelters, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The first five...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/fairbanks-borough-approves-plan-bus-she
State
Alaska Editorial: Gov. didn't threaten

...doesn't believe is in the best interests of Alaska and Alaska students.The majority of Ketchikan voters elected the Borough Assembly. We are responsible for what they do on our behalf. Maybe this lawsuit is what we want. But then we must be ready...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-14/alaska-editorial-gov-didnt-threaten
Opinion

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