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My Turn: Alaska LNG project

...representatives duly elected by Alaskans. We all have Alaskans' best interests at heart, and want a future of prosperity and opportunity...confusing our partners and the markets, is not in our best interests.? Mike Hawker, a Republican, represents House District...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-31/my-turn-alaska-lng-project
Opinion
Cuts to education, public defender agency proposed

...Allen says would limit the agency's ability to hire contract help for public guardians and guardians representing the best interests of abused and neglected children already dealing with huge caseloads. The panel also proposed the elimination of general...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/cuts-education-public-defender-agency-p
State | AK legislature
Educator Spotlight: Jenna Wiersma

...family.I am married to Daniel Wiersma, who works as a flight nurse for Guardian Flight.What are your hobbies and special interests?When I am not teaching I enjoy being outdoors, running, biking, and traveling. What are some awards, grants, special...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-29/educator-spotlight-jenna-wiersma
Neighbors
My turn: Mine development in British Columbia raises concerns

...legacy of development, it must redefine "business as usual." Passivity on this issue sells out Alaskans to foreign mining interests. While DNR officials are in Vancouver eating steak with mining executives, those of us at home have real concerns about...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-29/my-turn-mine-development-british-colu
Opinion
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...to lobby legislators. Unalaska hosts a reception like Kodiak's, and most communities hire lobbyists to represent their interests in the state capitol. Public funding usually pays for these efforts.The smaller communities most affected by changes to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

...dividends to eligible Alaskans, or it could be spent in any other manner that our elected leaders agreed would be in the best interests of all Alaskans given the circumstances of the day.The issue of whether the payment of annual dividends to Alaskans is the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-30/my-turn-preserve-permanent-fund-amid-
Opinion
Empire Editorial: When it comes to a gas pipeline, Alaska should carry a backup plan

...Based on market fluctuations, resource prices and consumer interests, any or all of them could pull their support from AK LNG...That plan was scrapped after three years because of a lack of interest from potential customers. The same thing could happen again...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-29/empire-editorial-when-it-comes-gas-pi
Opinion
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...Bill Wielechowski brought up in interviews after Teal's presentation. The Republican-controlled Legislature has shown no interest in that and Walker, who as a candidate supported efforts to repeal the current tax structure, said this week he has no plans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature
Former Juneau high school rivals win college championship together

...budget constraints, so now Crumb is focused on getting her sophomore players a spot at a bigger university."Gabi is getting interest at the next level, and we are working on Jonelle," Crumb said. "We are contacting coaches and setting up visits and all...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-26/former-juneau-high-school-rivals-win-c
Sports
City's citizens save the trees

...with no information of what they were trying to do," Hanley said. "They are defending a project against the community's interest." The treesCBJ Senior Planner Beth McKibben told the Planning Commission the city recognizes the residents' opposition to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/citys-citizens-save-trees
Local

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