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Empire Editorial: It's time to attack the attack ads

...Begich, who ultimately lost the race to Republican Dan Sullivan.It doesn't matter so much who went after who, but it matters that the state doesn't have rules in place stating what party ads can or can't say. Before anyone drudges up the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-30/empire-editorial-its-time-attack-atta
Opinion
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
Empire Editorial: Apathy trumps involvement yet again

...meeting.This is an all-to-common trend in Juneau, unfortunately. Anger quickly turns to apathy, and then when it matters most - elections and public forums - everyone has something better to do. This pattern led to an all-time low in voter...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-20/empire-editorial
Opinion

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