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Assembly hears updates on citywide projects

...addressing how officials can improve voter turnout, especially in light of the historically low turnout for the municipal election in October. The election proved the capital city's worst ever in terms of voter turnout, with just 19 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-10/assembly-hears-updates-citywide-project
Local
Election results certified, Troll wins

It's official: Kate Troll has won the Areawide Assembly seat in the 2013 municipal election's only contested race.Troll edged out fellow long-time Juneau resident Bill Peters by 536 votes with just 19 percent of Juneau's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-08/election-results-certified-troll-wins
Local
Absentee ballots cement Troll's lead

...final turnout sits at 19 percent - seven points lower than the previous low for voter turnout in a regular Juneau Municipal election.? Contact reporter Matt Woolbright at 523-2243 or at matthew.woolbright@juneauempire.com. Follow him...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-04/absentee-ballots-cement-trolls-lead
Local
Results favor Troll in areawide race

...Borough Assembly member Kate Troll appears to have edged out Bill Peters for the areawide Assembly seat in the 2013 municipal election's only contested race."It takes a team to win an election, and a team to govern," Troll said after the final...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-02/results-favor-troll-areawide-race
Local
Empire editorial: Civic responsibility doesn't stop at the ballot box

...fed up? Run for office.We recently reported the shortlist of Juneau candidates who have filed for this year's municipal election. Of the five seats up for re-election, only one is contested. Incumbents are seeking the other four seats...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-22/empire-editorial-civic-responsibility
Opinion
Filing period for public office positions opens Friday

...at 8 a.m. Friday, according to a city news release. Voters will elect these representatives in the Oct. 1 municipal elections.An areawide Assembly member, a District 1 Assembly member and a District 2 Assembly member, along with two...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-07-31/filing-period-public-office-positions-o
Local
Filing period for Assembly and school board spots opened Friday; Dybdahl termed out

...member, the position now held by Karen Crane, along with two school board members, will be elected in the Oct. 1 municipal elections. Each position carries a three-year term. Dybdahl has termed-out, meaning he has reached the maximum three...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-05/filing-period-assembly-and-school-board
Local
Mayor vetoes repeal of Anchorage labor law

...the cusp of being homeless."The assembly also voted to schedule a citizen's vote on the repeal for the next municipal election in April. Sullivan also immediately vetoed that measure.The mayor and other supporters of the labor law want...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-24/mayor-vetoes-repeal-anchorage-labor-law
State
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...educational element that appeals to a variety of audiences. Thumbs down to an abysmally low voter turnout for municipal elections Tuesday. There may have been few choices to make, but who we elect locally makes a tangible difference in our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-07/thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Anchorage, unions seek quick decision from court on labor referendum

...the matter now is when a referendum can be scheduled.Union members want a referendum vote at the next regular municipal election in April and say a court ruling by January would allow that.Assembly supporters of the new law have proposed a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/anchorage-unions-seek-quick-decision-co
State

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