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My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...reinvent itself. Finally, Alaska should aggressively pursue federal funds via the "Strong Cities, Strong Communities" initiative for Fairbanks and other towns, and also aggressively seek grants to encourage investment in public transportation from the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-model-alaskas-road-economic-g
Opinion
Oral arguments in lawsuit against setnet ban begin

...over the legality of a proposed voter initiative to ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska...the state, argued that putting the initiative on the ballot would allow voters to...eliminates competing use, then the initiative falls on the appropriation line...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/oral-arguments-lawsuit-against-setnet-b
State
My Turn: Sullivan: President must experience 'real' Alaska through its people

...President will support it.When I was the Alaska Attorney General, I met with Vice President Joe Biden about our Choose Respect initiative to combat high rates of sexual abuse, domestic violence and suicide. These issues are ones that we Alaskans ultimately have...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-sullivan-president-must-exper
Opinion
My Turn: Rural energy solutions an opportunity for US Arctic leadership

...that have contributed to Alaska having the highest per capita investment in renewable energy technology of any state. Any initiative undertaken by the State Department should be careful not to undermine these programs, but rather partner with existing state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-rural-energy-solutions-opport
Opinion
Local mining initiative not viable

...highest court ruled Friday that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale...lower-court ruling in litigation over the initiative passed by Lake and Peninsula Borough voters in 2011.The initiative was aimed at the Pebble mine project...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/local-mining-initiative-not-viable
Local
My Turn: Are you ready for back to school?

...and other critical information. C2C resources are available in eight languages plus a tribal version.The "Healthy Self" initiative, which encourages people to take control of their health and their healthcare, is a current focus. Eating healthy foods...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-26/my-turn-are-you-ready-back-school
Opinion
Obama, delegation won't cross paths during stop

...Anderson said "the senator hopes that during his visit, the president views Alaska not a backdrop for his larger climate change initiative, but as a real place filled with real people."He added that he hopes the president will reconsider plans to remove soldiers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/obama-delegation-wont-cross-pathes-duri
State | Local
Attorneys argue powers during hearing on federal water rule

...Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said there's "confusion and anxiety" among farmers and other landowners over the initiative."If this goes into effect on the 28th, on the 29th we have no idea what the impacts will be," Goehring said.North...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-23/attorneys-argue-powers-during-hearing-f
State
Alaska high court: Local mining initiative unenforceable

...Alaska's highest court has ruled that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale...ruling Friday in litigation over the initiative passed by Lake and Peninsula Borough voters in 2011.The initiative was aimed at the Pebble mine project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/alaska-high-court-local-mining-initiati
State
Fairbanks lawmakers consider 8 percent marijuana tax

...he's worried 8 percent is high enough that consumers might turn to the black market to avoid the tax."That's what the initiative was about, treating marijuana like alcohol," Lawrence said.The tax going forward to voters in the city of Fairbanks is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/fairbanks-lawmakers-consider-8-percent-
State

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