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As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...casual way," said Pat Branson, Kodiak's mayor.Almost inevitably, revenue sharing is among...town of 857 people on the Yukon River. As Mayor Peter Andrews explained in testimony and...interview at his office. Walker served as mayor of Valdez.He compared the state's position...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Consultant creates super PAC for Anchorage mayor's race

...usually seen in national politics is showing up in the Anchorage mayor's race.Republican Art Hackney, an Alaska political consultant...coordinate with the candidate.Another such group in the April 7 mayor's race, Palmer-based Alaska Republican Assembly Federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/consultant-creates-super-pac-anchorage-
State
Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

...economy and increase revenue."It will be an enduring, iconic element" for all Alaskans when finished, Watt said.Former Mayor Bruce Botelho attended the meeting specifically to witness the long-awaited whale project move closer to completion. Watt...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/giant-whale-statue-arrive-summer
Local
Will city increase funding to Juneau schools?

City officials are hopeful that they will be able to give full funding to the Juneau School District next year. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker said on Monday that in her opinion, local schools have been facing cuts for too long and she would like to see...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-10/will-city-increase-funding-juneau-schoo
Local
Empire Editorial: Build more homes - now

...making."This has been way too long coming and way too long going," Mayor Merrill Sanford said.Amen to that We're for these changes and the pace to which the mayor wants to implement them.Not only are the revisions expected to allow developers...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-13/empire-editorial-build-more-homes-now
Opinion
Speeding up the plodding plots rules

...long in the works. The revisions have been ongoing since 2007."This has been way too long coming and way too long going," Mayor Merrill Sanford said.He said he wanted to see the revision project done within the next few months.Subdivision is the process...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-11/speeding-plodding-plots-rules
Local
Nome prepares to greet Iditarod winner

...the thousand-mile race down Front Street."It's a lot of stuff that happens during the Iditarod, and it means a lot," Mayor Denise Michels said. "We have a lot of volunteerism, and of course, dog mushing is in our blood."The Iditarod, which...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-17/nome-prepares-greet-iditarod-winner
Sports
Bethel Native Corp. subsidiary plans local liquor store

...submitted in April to the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.Local legal sales of alcohol have the support of Bethel Mayor Rick Robb."You can regulate it. We can raise revenue," Robb said. "We can reduce harm, because you don't sell to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/bethel-native-corp-subsidiary-plans-loc
State
Cannabis 101: Residents school city's committee on marijuana

...effects. He often grinds his leaf waste down and adds it to coconut oil for topical anesthetic and health benefits.Deputy Mayor Mary Becker was intrigued by the medicinal uses of marijuana and asked how the leaves could be used that way. Barrett said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-13/cannabis-101-residents-school-citys-com
Local
CBJ holds hope to sell lot for housing

...it can be sure it will go towards housing."The way the property is sitting right now, it's being inefficently used," Mayor Merrill Sanford said.The Juneau Alliance for Mental Health and Colonial Apartments were razed in 2003 at a cost of $460...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-04/cbj-holds-hope-sell-lot-housing
Local

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