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Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

...With Alaska's budget wedded to oil revenue, the trend will impact the state's bottom line.Prices came in at $82.82 per...repealed earlier this year, Leighow said, low oil prices would impact the state's budget much more. "At all prices below $110...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/slumping-oil-prices-means-widened-budge
State
AFN 2014: 'The children are watching'

...held a sign that read: "Protect our children."The club's decision to speak out at last year's convention made a huge impact - people were still talking about it at this year's convention - and their words spurred real change in only a year. AFN's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/children-are-watching
State
My Turn: Spending half a billion dollars is always a political decision

...residents who value our natural environment, I don't always agree with their positions.Going back to the 2006 Environmental Impact Statement for the Juneau Access Project, it should be very obvious that SEACC's lawsuit was well justified. They prevailed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-spending-half-billion-dollars
Opinion
A player's perspective: Pierce

...in the league's power structure. But others - like Pierce signing with the Wizards in July - figure to have a significant impact on the 2014-15 season."That's the beauty of our game," Pierce said. "Any moment, one player can change the whole...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-23/players-perspective-pierce
Sports
My Turn: 'The Road' conversation needs a new subject

...called capitalism. That won't change until we take action.Reduced cost of air access to Juneau could have as dramatic of an impact on our economy as the road, maybe more.Here's an idea: The maintenance costs for the road is expected to top $20 million...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-23/my-turn-road-conversation-needs-new-s
Opinion
Controversial KSM mine gets key permits

...IJC involvement."Otherwise, we have no say over the management of an activity in another country that could have a harmful impact on our community if it is not done carefully with proper oversight," Jack wrote, mentioning that several mines are planned...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-22/controversial-ksm-mine-gets-key-perm
Outdoors
My Turn: Parnell, Sullivan vilified for protecting Alaska's sovereignty

...against state fishing regulations, what the author fails to point out in his emotional appeal for Native rights is the total impact of all the federal litigation on all the residents of Alaska. The Katie John case, along with other water rights cases, has...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-22/my-turn-parnell-sullivan-vilified-pro
Opinion
Letter: Parnell supports tourism, so I support him

...of Juneau's sales tax base. Employing 10,900 Southeast Alaskans, and with $1.1 billion spent, tourism has a great impact on life here in the Southeast. Parnell has been a great influence on one of the state's most integral economies, and for...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-22/letter-parnell-supports-tourism-so-i-
Letters
Voters reject air-regulation ban

...cautious approach. He noted that the borough recently approved new voluntary measures and said it's important to gauge their impact.But Davies also said the borough needs to do something."We need to start looking at solving that problem, and we need...

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

...hopes an overwhelming vote in support on the ballot measure will persuade reluctant legislators to approve an increase.The impact of raising the minimum wage has been much debated over the years. A report by the Congressional Budget Office in February estimated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/democrats-love-seeing-minimum-wage-ball
State

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