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My Turn: Candidates should pledge to be truthful, civil

...D-Alaska, sign a pledge directing third-party special interest groups to cease airing television and radio campaign ads...Massachusetts Senate race. If a third-party special interest group pays for a television or radio ad supporting a candidate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-09/my-turn-candidates-should-pledge-be-t
Opinion
No end in sight for Outside campaign ads

...the odds of a deal seem slim at best."Senator Begich has campaigned relentlessly against third-party special interest groups, yet when presented with the only proven mechanism to make this happen, Begich refused to even entertain the idea...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-18/no-end-sight-outside-campaign-ads
State | Local
Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...harvesting old growth timber and building roads," he said. "We started getting into a significant conflict with interest groups."This conflict has hurt the timber industry, he said. Over the years, once booming Tongass timber mills have...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-23/forest-service-will-get-publics-help-it
Local
My Turn: Promises, promises

...buck, regardless of whom the benefits accrue to. And second, identifying how the benefits are distributed among interest groups (who benefits and who pays). Concerning SB21, the oil industry is the beneficiary and who pays is the owner state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-18/my-turn-promises-promises
Opinion
Legislature confirms fish board incumbents

...users in the Matanuska-Susitna borough area were not happy with Jeffrey's appointment, Stoltze said."Many interest groups, including my Mat-Su Fish and Game Advisory (committee) ... are kind of boxed in, but that's the way the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/legislature-confirms-fish-board-incumbe
State
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...of the state and is more likely to submit impartial data. Another option, he said, is to hire someone through an interest group like a First Nation.Archibald said the source of his unease about KSM is in part related to Seabridge's confidence...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/river-runs-through-it-and-thats-prob
Outdoors
My Turn: The Tongass needs your voice

...have made significant efforts to reach out to myriad interest groups, including:? Federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native...committed to providing a voice on behalf of one of the interest groups mentioned above, please consider applying. Staff...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-25/tongass-needs-your-voice
Opinion
At hearing, public support for pipeline

...Still, not everyone was backing the proposal.George Pierce of Kasilof blasted the bill as a giveaway to special interest groups."You give consent to oil companies to produce our resources without any timeline or commitment, and then they...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/hearing-public-support-pipeline
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Who are you?

...isn't tinnitus, it's a clarion call to action.To those who dismiss elected officials as "hacks" for whatever interest group they despise, we have to ask, what are you doing to contribute to the debate? Don't shake your head when the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-16/empire-editorial-who-are-you
Opinion
New redistricting plan could see opposition from Southeast

...make sure that every person's vote was counted," McConnochie said. "As different interest groups take a look at the new map, the Native interest groups will see that we did the best possible job to maintain their voice in the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-16/new-redistricting-plan-could-see-opposi
State

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