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Sullivan brings in $1.4M in first quarter

...he previously reported.The summary of his filing with the Federal Election Commission showed he brought in $1.4 million between January and...during the last quarter. That was his biggest fundraising haul of the election cycle.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/sullivan-brings-14m-first-quarter
State
Begich speech focuses on job creation

...Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Begich said he remembers driving through the Kenai Peninsula five years ago, shortly after his election to the U.S. Senate, and noticing the economy here was not in the best of shape.In a return to the area, he shared some...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/begich-speech-focuses-job-creation
State
No Parnell-Mallott debates scheduled for Juneau

...Gov. Sean Parnell is ready to run for re-election.On Wednesday, Parnell's re-election campaign announced 10 campaign debates starting...on legislative business while his presumed election opponents stump for votes.For the capital...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/no-parnell-mallott-debates-scheduled-ju
State | AK legislature
Court: Alaska tribe should settle own dispute over leadership

...tribe's constitution, established in 1997, calls for a periodic election of a traditional council to serve as the governing body, with...Fifer was elected first chief.The other group issued its own election notice in 2012, and Polston was elected first chief.In a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-15/court-alaska-tribe-should-settle-own-di
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...vice president Richard Peterson of Kasaan was voted into the presidency. Congratulations to Richard and good luck! In other election results: University of Alaska Southeast's Lance Twitchell will serve as Tribal Court judge; Brandon Mayer was elected youth...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-14/thumbs-thumbs-down
Local
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...D-Anchorage and the minority leader. "We see this as an election year ploy, and we're not going to fall for it."That's...minimum wage is so low ... I think the whole issue is an election gimmick," Micciche said. "But if people feel it's important...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
Alaska ad proudly ties Begich to 'Obamacare'

...would direct state insurance regulators to develop models for selling policies across state lines.Begich is seeking re-election in a state Obama lost by 14 percentage points in 2012. Groups affiliated with the conservative brothers Charles and David...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/alaska-ad-proudly-ties-begich-obamacare
State
Minimum wage bill passes state House

...according to Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage - the initiatives approved for the ballot this fall will be pushed to the November election. The SB21 repeal question will be on the August ballot regardless.The fight over the minimum wage bill now moves to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/minimum-wage-bill-passes-state-house
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Another election, another gas line study

Here we go again. With another gubernatorial election comes another gas line study, this time SB138, designed...pretend Alaska is making gas line progress as part of his re-election strategy. The producers need it to influence voters on the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-06/my-turn-another-election-another-gas-
Opinion
My Turn: Little to show for time, money spent on gas line

...accountability by the public. Second, political leaders seek re-election for their support, not profits from the venture.Alaska is...the deal the governor is proposing. Next year will not be an election year.? Harry Noah was the commissioner of the Department...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/my-turn-little-show-time-money-spent-
Opinion

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