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Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/alaska-oregon-are-ground-zero-pot-fight
State
Letter: Progressives can vote with pride for Cathy Munoz

...lacks the experience, relationships and majority seat that make Cathy Munoz such an effective legislator. I'll buck the trend. My yard signs will support Begich, Dunbar, Walker/Mallot, Egan, Kito and Cathy Munoz.Jeff RogersDouglas

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-30/letter-progressives-can-vot-pride-cat
Letters
NBA's new season looks like it's can't miss; just ask the analysts

...here."Mark Jackson saw it as "an extremely high point."Jeff Van Gundy lauded "a great position."OK, so perhaps the top...teams that have a legitimate chance."Even if you say, like Jeff said earlier, two in the Eastern Conference (Bulls and Cavaliers...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-27/nbas-new-season-looks-its-cant-miss-ju
Sports
Mining company eyes ski area for gold mine

...Alaskans who experience mental illness.Skiland was founded in 1962 by Fairbanks downhill skiers, said Skiland board member Jeff Fay. It's owned by skiers who earned shares by working as volunteers. Since the late 1980s, it has been run by Ski Inc...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/mining-company-eyes-ski-area-gold-mine
State
Today in history

...Catherine Deneuve is 71. Rock musician Leslie West (Mountain) is 69. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is 67. Actor Jeff Goldblum is 62. Rock musician Greg Hawkes is 62. Movie director Bill Condon is 59. Actor Luis Guzman is 57. Actor-writer-producer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/today-history
Local
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...If the GOP wins the Senate but Roberts loses, Arkansas Sen. John Boozman could be the next chairman.BUDGET: Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions would replace Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state as chairman and is likely to move swiftly to pass a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Around town for Tuesday, Oct. 21

...Hospital Adm. Building, Room 203B. Details: 321-7586.Mt. Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge 21 of Free and Accepted Masons of Alaska meeting, 7 p.m., 8401 Airport Blvd. First and third Tuesday every month. Details: Jeff, 321-7077.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-21/today-oct-21
Local
Jameis Winston should do everyone a favor and leave for NFL draft

...is beyond me.Fisher can also see what happens down the road in Gainesville when a coach doesn't have a star quarterback. Jeff Driskel might be a Boy Scout, but he's also a leading cause of job insecurity for Will Muschamp.At some point, Jimbo being...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-22/jameis-winston-should-do-everyone-favo
Sports
State, refinery reach agreement on cleanup

...number determined by TERA differs, the agreement reached Monday will change to match the new number, Ryan said. The TERA recommendation is expected next month.Flint Hills spokesman Jeff Cook said a cleanup off the site will be the next step.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/state-refinery-reach-agreement-cleanup
State
Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

...communities for health risks, the Daily Sitka Sentinel reported.The lab won't certify beaches for shellfish harvesting, said Jeff Feldpausch, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's resource protection director. But it can "raise a red flag" about risks and send...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/sitka-tribe-develop-shellfish-testing-l
State

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