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Senate races: Dems decry birth control plan

...I think women are consistently upset about people playing politics with their health care."Hagan is competing against Republican...plan."Gardner said in a statement Thursday: "Getting the politics out of contraception will improve the lives of women. Far...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-19/senate-races-dems-decry-birth-control
Not For Web
My Turn: The 'do nothing' style of Parnell's leadership

...reduced to waiting for "I told you so" opportunities to prove the legislation crafted by the opposition would fail. He placed politics ahead of peoples' interests. Working to make health care more affordable for Alaskans isn't the only issue that Parnell...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-19/my-turn-do-nothing-style-parnells-lea
Opinion
Questions raised about Bristol Bay mine initiative

...at exploratory work, he said.Jason Brune, president of the Alaska Miners Association, said the initiative would inject politics into the process and breed unpredictability that could affect future investment in the state. Although the initiative is focused...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/questions-raised-about-bristol-bay-mine
State
Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

...appeal to general election voters," the president of the union, Vince Beltrami, said in a statement. "Sullivan is playing politics with people's livelihoods, and it's reprehensible."Sullivan spokesman Mike Anderson said Sullivan came to his position...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/sullivan-says-he-backs-state-minimum-wa
State
'Unity ticket' minted on Friday of decision

Three days before making an announcement that shook Alaska politics, Byron Mallott still thought he could be governor. "I could see the numbers but I still believed there could be a way to win...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-12/unity-ticket-minted-friday-decision
Local
My Turn: Begich hasn't lived up to Uncle Ted's legacy

...cancer. After losing the Senate primary, she was elected Mayor of Princeton. By all accounts, Sigmund excelled at both politics and poetry. She died in October 1990. The poems in "An Unfinished Life" reference Sigmund's family, especially her three...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-15/my-turn-begich-hasnt-lived-uncle-teds
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Obscenity on the campaign trail

...mistake was made, and Begich's stumble means the mud he meant to sling is now trickling down the front of his shirt.We know politics is a messy business. We know candidates will dig up dirt on each other. But, as justice Stewart said, we know an obscenity...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-11/empire-editorial-obscenity-campaign-t
Opinion
Letters to the Editor: Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is the right candidate for Southeast Alaska

...jonathanforstatehouse.com/) which I think illustrates the sort of legislator and person he is: "I believe in the politics of humility: good ideas are good ideas no matter where they come from, and good people are good people no matter what party...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-12/letters-editor-jonathan-kreiss-tomkin
Letters
Roger Goodell's mission to measure up

...detailed questions, challenging him to defend America's long war."It was as punishing as anything I've ever seen in politics," recalls George Mitrovich, a former RFK aide who was then Goodell's press secretary. On the plane back to Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-11/roger-goodells-mission-measure
Sports
Air Force exercise with Russia canceled

...attention now since this is the time of year that the exercises tend to take place.U.S. defense officials last year touted the exercise as a step toward improved military relations and a cooperative effort that transcended politics.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-12/air-force-exercise-russia-canceled
State

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