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My Turn: Since time immemorial

...grueling and disconcerting. In a spirit of honest negotiation, we met with community representatives and different interest groups throughout the region and country in nearly 300 meetings.The staunch opposition we encountered, characterized at...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/my-turn-time-immemorial
Opinion
Recreational facilities face frugal future

...interest" at 55 percent. Recreational (27 percent), private rental (12) and special events (6) follow. Special interest groups include figure skating and hockey organizations. Cost recovery for Treadwell is at about 50.7 percent, which Anderson...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-09/recreational-facilities-face-frugal-fut
Local
Alaska Editorial: Judge puts brakes on the EPA

...the routine behind-the-scenes collaboration between government agencies such as the EPA and anti-development interest groups to fix the outcome of decisions.The Freedom of Information Act responses obtained by the Pebble Limited Partnership...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-05/alaska-editorial-judge-puts-brakes-ep
Opinion
Treadwell comment period skates to a close

...through increased entrance fees but also through increased patronage."An empowered board might move toward special interest groups," Myrtle said. "It doesn't need to be maxed out all the time with hockey players and figure skaters, and displace...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-26/treadwell-comment-period-skates-close
Local
Empire Editorial: Alaska must close voting loophole

...know where the ballots are coming from, how long some voters have been absent from the state, or whether an Outside interest group is willing to abuse Alaska's voting loophole to decide an election. We'd rather not find out. Alaska should...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-09/empire-editorial-alaska-must-close-vo
Opinion
Playing the health insurance blame game

Politicians and at least one interest group seized the opportunity this week to point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans may increase...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/playing-health-insurance-blame-game
State
Alaska Editorial: Political ads focus on trivia, not real issues

...them focused on the issues. But the state Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the well-funded political interest groups that support each candidate, are only too happy to keep making unsubstantive, ankle-biting attacks in hopes that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-04/alaska-editorial-political-ads-focus-
Opinion
Who do you trust?

...leaders employed by ConocoPhillips? The leaders of the oil industry, bankers, chambers of commerce and other special interest groups that are all trying to buy your vote?I, on the other hand, have no vested interest in ACES or SB21, except for...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-04/who-do-you-trust
Letters
My Turn: Oligarchy in America

...They broke the responses down by income level, and then determined how often certain income levels, and organized interest groups, saw their policy preferences enacted.The study found that our elected U.S. Congressmen and Senators vote in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-04/mt-turn
Opinion
Begich outlines campaign finance proposals

...called on Begich to sign an agreement, aimed at limiting outside money in their race. The idea was to ask special interest groups to stop TV and radio ads that support or attack their campaigns. If they didn't stop, the candidate benefiting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-14/begich-outlines-campaign-finance-propos
State

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