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Most seniors support equal taxes

...the Juneau Commission on Aging, said the Assembly should "increase revenue in a way that's fair, and cut services. But please don't cut services for education and way of life."She presented her own plan to exempt food, fuel and electricity...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-24/most-seniors-support-equal-taxes
Local
Today in sports history

...scoring two touchdowns in a 30-20 victory over Baylor.2003 - Se Ri Pak becomes the first woman to make the two-round cut in a men's golf tournament since Babe Zaharias in 1945. Pak shoots a 2-over 74 on the Korean tour for a 2-over 146 halfway...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-24/today-sports-history
Sports
My Turn: It's time to change Juneau's sales tax policies

...position can only be supported with meaningful and significant reductions. It's easy to increase revenues, but much harder to cut and control costs. However, we recognize that cost reductions must be accompanied by revenue adjustments to address the current...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-its-time-change-juneaus-sales
Opinion
My Turn: 'The Road' conversation needs a new subject

...fact, it required almost no public funding at all, and it didn't take decades of planning to implement. Access costs were cut nearly in half. What was this miraculous solution? Delta Airlines. By breaking the monopoly that Alaska Airlines has held...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-23/my-turn-road-conversation-needs-new-s
Opinion
Voters reject air-regulation ban

...470 "yes."That means, for the first time since 2010, the borough will have the ability to create regulations that could cut back on wintertime air pollution from wood stoves and other sources, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Clean-air...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/voters-reject-air-regulation-ban
State
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...Quinn, with backing from labor unions, has hit his wealthy Republican rival repeatedly for earlier statements that he wanted to cut and even eliminate the minimum wage, calling him an "out-of-touch" multimillionaire.Quinn also spent a week trying to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/democrats-love-seeing-minimum-wage-ball
State
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez.HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS: Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander has said he wants to cut the Department of Education budget and return money to the states while rolling back federal assessments of schools. Alexander...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Kenai students take over city for a day

...also spoke against extending P.E. for various reasons including how having gym everyday would be exhausting, to how it would cut into other activities like music and library-time. Another student was concerned the school would have to pay the gym teacher...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/kenai-students-take-over-city-day
State
Juneau called a cut above the rest

Juneau was recently named the best U.S. capital city to live in by SmartAsset, a New York-based personal finance company that, according to its website, uses technology and data to answer financial questions.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-16/juneau-called-cut-above-rest
Local
Plow trailer expected to cut snow-clearing times

State snowplow drivers are getting a new tool to clear roads faster.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/plow-trailer-expected-cut-snow-clearing
State

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