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GOP Congress to weigh legal pot in DC

...amount to a $25 ticket.But it could take months at least before pot-smoking is totally OK in the District. Elected officials and advocates can't even agree whether the Congressional review period lasts 30 days while the House and Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/gop-congress-weigh-legal-pot-dc
State
AFN president's criticism of Parnell unwarranted

...not working with the Native community?While our AFN president is quick to criticize our governor, a statewide elected official, it appears our junior Senator Mark Begich gets a free pass. The AFN has passed resolutions over the years urging...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/afn-presidents-criticism-parnell-unwarr
Letters
My Turn: Transboundary mines a looming problem

...is to apply simple ideological policies from our side. Solutions will be truly complex and changing. One local elected official characterized Friday's forum as just an anti-mining and demonizing event. This strategy of tagging valid concerns...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-transboundary-mines-looming-pro
Opinion
My Turn: The corrupting power of debt

...behalf of or against any candidate.The laws overturned by the ruling were enacted to reduce the likelihood that elected officials would seek illegitimate personal gain through the power of their public office. That's called corruption, the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/my-turn-corrupting-power-debt
Opinion
My Turn: Ready to Work for you

...spending. The question you have to ask yourself is, "What good is that if I have to compromise my values and my elected officials don't really understand the challenges I face on a day-to-day basis?"George knows first-hand what it's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-29/my-turn-ready-work-you
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Dunbar offers Alaska a fresh face and fresh start

...Otherwise, we fear his name and reputation will be further tarnished by offensive language and antics unbecoming of an elected official. Since Young is unwilling to leave, it's up to Alaskans to show him the door. Alaska needs a fresh start and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/empire-editorial-dunbar-offers-alaska
Opinion
Requirements for Alaska LNG project detailed

...That's pretty much the way to put it. If it all goes well and the project succeeds, you should thank your local elected officials ... if it collapses and goes bad and nothing happens - just blame the feds because we do that in Alaska very well anyhow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-30/requirements-alaska-lng-project-detaile
State
My Turn: Parnell ignored Guard sexual assaults

...fraud continued as morale in the National Guard declined and Parnell did nothing. The abuse was so bad that other elected officials stepped up. State Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle River, and U.S. Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski all urged...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-14/my-turn-parnell-ignored-guard-sexual-
Opinion
My Turn: Begich champions rural, tribal and veterans health

...faster health care thanks to his work. Sen. Begich has been our unwavering ally, when so often our state's elected officials have worked against us instead of with us. That is why it is so important that we vote for him this November. Quite...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-13/my-turn-begich-champions-rural-tribal
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Don Young - Alaska's wayward delegate

...it's become common to read about another gaffe from Alaska's lone delegate to the House of Representatives.As an elected official, as a senior Republican member of the U.S. House, as someone with more than 40 years of experience in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-12/alaskas-wayward-delegate
Opinion

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