Empire Editorial: Working class cuts call for working class testimony

...tune in to the live feed found under the "Live Now" tab at your elected officials begin to finalize cuts to important programs and services, everyone should have an opportunity to speak.
My Turn Alaska needs Aerospace Corp. more than ever

...are in the process of witnessing just such a new and diverse aerospace development take place across Alaska. Our elected officials are looking for alternatives to just cutting jobs from state government to cover expenses. AAC is engaged in building...
Interior Secretary Jewell visits eroding village

...pointing to television cameras carried by reporters. "Because you're on the front lines, right here."Alaska elected officials followed Jewell to nearby Kotzebue and had a different agenda. Alaska's state budget receives upward of 90 percent...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: An empowered board for pools makes sense members of the Assembly. Voting is one of the avenues the people use to voice their concerns in America. Our elected officials make policy for the people by listening to the voice of the people. An empowered board is critical to making sure the...
Empire Editorial: The ease of conflict

...delay the deadline by which elected officials - including legislators - are...Offices Commission state that elected officials must file a disclosure statement...accidental - to the public. Elected officials have a great deal of power...
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government."They've decided that today was the day that they were going...
State | AK legislature
"Hunger Through My Eyes" photo exhibit opens next week

...the hunger problem Alaska is facing."She hopes the project will raise awareness in the general public and with elected officials in Alaska.Light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and beer and wine are available for purchase for those 21 and...
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty

...megaprojects are six of the most expensive and controversial construction projects under consideration by the state as elected officials seek ways to cut spending amid falling oil revenue.In his executive order, Gov. Walker directed the agencies behind...
State | Local
My Turn: Suicide - an uncomfortable subject

...Services and the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition. JSPC is a volunteer group of mental health care providers, elected officials, professionals, community groups and other Juneau residents.The information was sobering. Nationwide, suicides...
Senate majority looks to hire ex-military affairs official

...gubernatorial race - because he said he didn't feel it was appropriate to discuss. He said if you work for an elected official and that official makes a decision, it is your responsibility to honor that decision, whether you agree or not...


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