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My Turn: 'Big Money' is the winner

...translated to a major windfall for TV stations and spending more per voter than any other state - $120 per vote.So why does it matter how much money the businessman at the arcade game spends? Consider this - 94 percent of the biggest spenders in House...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-16/my-turn-big-money-winner
Opinion
Letter: Let's keep Sen. Begich

...first votes in the Senate was for the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. He also co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act. It matters that he was raised by a single mother of six kids. He saw first hand how his mom had to struggle to make ends meet...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-02/letter-lets-keep-sen-begich
Letters
My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska

...don't we have a moral obligation to at least contribute to the solution? By acting we make a difference morally, where it matters most. A recent ruling in a lawsuit filed by six Alaska children reminds us that we also have a public trust obligation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn-climate-marches-past-alaska
Opinion
'Boxing coach' dodges assault charge

...winner? What did you do? Especially when you had about 25-30 other kids cheering at the moment. Or adults? Does it matter?"Wahl said Jacob Weir's earlier claim in an Empire report that no headshots were to be thrown was false."Every...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-17/boxing-coach-dodges-assault-charge
Local
An Alaskan Idiot's Guide to voting on SB 21

...vote NO, you probably believe ...? ... oil companies only have the best interests of Alaska at heart.? ... it matters what they do Outside, and I'm terrified of it.? ... in the oil production fairy. ? ... $20 million in advertising...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-18/alaskan-idiots-guide-voting-sb-21
State
My Turn: Applying environmental protection where it matters

The prospects for massive open pit mining in the Bristol Bay watershed suffered a major setback last week.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/my-turn-applying-environmental-protec
Opinion
My Turn: Politicians don't need Outside money to look silly

...pretty terrible, as are those claiming Begich hasn't addressed issues at the VA (he has, but only locally, where it matters for reelection) and the Inspector Gadget-worthy stretch that he supports a carbon tax.There is some basis to all...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-13/my-turn-politicians-dont-need-outside
Opinion
Washington man sentenced in Anchorage police crash

...people from mixing driving and alcohol."Alaska has a significant problem with drunk drivers," the judge said. "It matters not whether we are talking about a high school dropout or a highly educated individual or an individual who is unemployed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-04/washington-man-sentenced-anchorage-poli
State
Tlingit clan hat sells for $365,000

...there can be similar efforts made for other sacred objects."When people feel like their voice can be heard and that it matters, they are more likely to speak up," Hoyt said. "We only had five days this time, and we accomplished all of that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-21/tlingit-clan-hat-sells-365000
Local
Kansas' Wiggins delivers when Jayhawks need him the most

...last."That's more applicable to NCAA play than it is Big 12, but the mentality is similar: win or go home.And it matters plenty enough now.If the Jayhawks beat Iowa State today to barge into the finals on Saturday, they'll maximize their...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-14/kansas-wiggins-delivers-when-jayhawks-
Sports

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