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A big night in the arts

...Attorney General of Alaska under former Gov. Sarah Palin, as a member of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly and as borough mayor (both twice) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Humanities Forum, among other roles.He is a third generation...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/big-night-arts
Art
Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

...addition of a new special assistant to the mayor, a job that will focus attention to see...approve a new special assistant to the mayor's office to focus on oil, gas and mining...and is expected to cost $161,800. Mayor Mike Navarre said he hopes to fill the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/kenai-assembly-approves-oil-and-gas-spe
State | AK legislature
Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old

...felt "publicly humiliated." Warn noted she's concerned that the incident will be "swept under the rug."The village's mayor did not return messages left for comment Thursday and Friday.The Alaska State Troopers website makes clear that VPSOs are...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/shocked-vpso-accused-using-taser-11-yea
Local
Thank you from the Juneau Sister Cities Committee

...individuals and organizations who supported Mayor William Lachica's visit in Oct. 2014 from Kalibo, Alkan, Philippines. Mayor Lachica visited Juneau to sign a Sister Cities Agreement with Mayor Sanford, establishing a Sister Cities relationship...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-18/thank-you-juneau-sister-cities-comm
Neighbors
Eyak's sinking leaves Port Alexander isolated

...community of 45 people at the southern tip of Baranof Island."It means a whole bunch," said Debra Gifford, Port Alexander's mayor. "It changes things drastically here having that service available."Gifford has lived in Port Alexander since 1976, before...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-20/eyaks-sinking-leaves-port-alexander-iso
Local
Juneau Assembly considers diverting tobacco tax revenue to social services

...projects in the community.Committee member Jesse Kiehl and Mayor Merrill Sanford agreed that the Housing First Project, set...future, and the committee could allocate the funds as needed.Mayor Sanford was adamant that the committee should have some kind...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/juneau-assembly-considers-diverting-tob
Local
From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

...anyone on the street, including here in Long Beach, they're excited that they're paying less at the gas pump," said Mayor Robert Garcia. "But we do rely on oil particularly for these capital projects."But in the West Allis-West Milwaukee school...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/car-lots-city-budgets-cheap-oil-means-c
State
Digital art contest honors former teacher Jan Neimeyer

...awards.This is the first year a local contest has been offered in Neimeyer's name. Neimeyer, posthumously awarded the Mayor's Award for Arts in Education in 2013, designed the current digital arts program at TMHS, among many other accomplishments...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-22/digital-art-contest-honors-former-teacher
Art
Pot entrepreneurs lining up space for marijuana businesses

...would prefer to be inside the city but is waiting to see if the local city council will allow it.Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said he is assembling an advisory panel to help draft a marijuana ordinance.The new voter-approved marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/pot-entrepreneurs-lining-space-marijuan
State
Pioneering woman in politics reflects

...and Benefits, Smith would eventually run for mayor of Juneau in 2000 and win. "One thing I guess I want to say about being mayor is people will ask you 'What did you accomplish when you were mayor?'" Smith said. "And I think the answer is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/pioneering-woman-politics-reflects
State | Local

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