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Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial

...to improve language access.In her testimony, Fenumiai said the state's average precinct turnout in the 2012 general election was 40.2 percent. In the village of Manokotak, where one plaintiff resides, the precinct turnout was 47.5...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/alaska-official-testifies-voting-rights
State
Alaska Editorial: Senate event sees meaningful contrasts among contenders.

...failings of Sen. Begich and to one another - after all, only one will survive to continue their campaign in the general election.To that end, attendees at the debate Thursday evening at East Anchorage High School saw the candidates draw some...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-01/alaska-editorial-senate-event-sees-me
Opinion
Tea Party Express might not endorse in Alaska race

...problem in Washington and endorsed Miller, who upset her in the primary. Miller wound up losing the contentious general election to Murkowski, who mounted a write-in campaign to keep her job.Miller is running again this year and is one of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-01/tea-party-express-might-not-endorse-ala
State
Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

...Court in 2010. It overturned the bans on corporate-funded political speech within 30 and 60 days of primary and general elections under the McCain-Feingold bill passed in 2002; it also overturned a 1990 case that allowed limits on corporate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-24/press-should-defend-citizens-united-1
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thank You for Not Voting

...In comparison, Alaska has fewer than 490,000 registered voters - and most of them don't vote. In the 2012 general election, fewer than 302,000 Alaskans went to the polls.That was a presidential election year, which typically increases...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-20/empire-editorial-thank-you-not-voting
Opinion
No end in sight for Outside campaign ads

...Put Alaska First has said it intends to spend $4 million on ads supporting Begich in the two months before the general election. American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which oppose Begich, have already spent more than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-18/no-end-sight-outside-campaign-ads
State | Local
Alaska Editorial: 'Alaska Agreement' good theory, flawed practice

...money in their own campaign coffers to saturate media from here to the primary and - if Sullivan prevails there - the general election. Both candidates are already running ads heavily, some of which are already turning toward the negative.Even...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-17/alaska-editorial-alaska-agreement-goo
Opinion
Senate candidates weigh in on same-sex marriage

...I support traditional marriage. Two-thirds of the legislature can put this issue before the people at any general election. They have several options, including keeping the Constitution as is or even the Libertarian approach of getting government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-05/senate-candidates-weigh-same-sex-marria
State
Republican candidates rally party support

...Republican primary against Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but she then mounted a successful write-in campaign to win in the general election - a fact Miller remembers very well.The convention hall went quite after Miller was the only one of the three to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-04/republican-candidates-rally-party-suppo
State
My Turn: Get informed to change the healthcare debate

...represent the public interest. And vote."Recent voter turnout in Juneau has been despicable for both primary and general elections. It needs to, at least, double. We can do it.? Dixie Hood is a Juneau resident, has taught Psychology at...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-25/my-turn
Opinion

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