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US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

...six Senate seats to do that.Treadwell has cast himself as the "electable" conservative, in contrast with Miller, whose politics spooked more mainstream Republicans in 2010. Treadwell also has played up his decades-long ties to the state, as opposed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/us-senate-race-draws-focus-alaska-prima
State
My Turn: The Katzehin ferries - design by politics

...questions were left unanswered. And that may be because an engineer was on the stage and the momentum pushing these is all politics. To be fair to Andy Hughes, DOT's planning chief for Southeast Alaska, he prefaced his presentation by saying the meeting...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/my-turn-katzehin-ferries-design-polit
Opinion
In Alaska, a distinct feel to getting out the vote

...level the playing field against front-runner Dan Sullivan. The former state attorney general, a relative newcomer in state politics, is backed by national GOP powerbrokers like Karl Rove and has raised $4.2 million, nearly four times as much as either...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-18/alaska-distinct-feel-getting-out-vote
State
My Turn: Alaskans can't afford not to elect Mead Treadwell to the US Senate

...Treadwell my first year by Juneau and have gotten to know him. I learned he was a successful businessman before he got into politics. He isn't consumed in himself and is a balanced individual as demonstrated by the fact that as a widower he raised three...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/alaskans-cant-afford-not-elect-mead-t
Opinion
Moebius

Now Playing Synopsis: Those in tune with the complexities of Argentine politics will have the best understanding of the subversive, satirical points made in this off-beat low-budget parable. Those unfamiliar with the country's history and problems, but who have a taste for intellectual and academic filmmaking, will still find much to enjoy. The story is set beneath Buenos Aires, deep within its labyrinthine subway system, and centers on a train containing 30 riders that has mysteriously disappeared (much like political dissidents tend to "vanish" in Argentina). The subway officials are greatly troubled and so call in topographer Daniel Pratt to help them find it. Unfortunately, the tunnel system is so vast and complex, that Pratt must find his mentor Hugo Mistein for help. Unfortunately, he too has disappeared. Fortunately, he left the system plans behind and as Daniel studies them, he comes to the awful realization that the train, which can be heard but not seen, has somehow become trapped in a fourth dimension. His findings attract the attention of local bureaucrats who are too rigid and pragmatic to accept Pratt's outlandish theory. This causes the determined Pratt to board a train that contains an exact replica of Mistein and see for himself exactly where it goes. The film was adapted from A.J. Deutsch's short story "A Subway by Moebius." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Mormon church bucks the trend

...state might be part of our nation's foundation, Fischer said "politics and religion have long mixed" and "typically, Americans' religious identities drive their politics, but often it is the other way around."People who have become...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/mormon-church-bucks-trend
Local
The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

...the World, by Amanda Ripley On the Rise: 16. Bad Feminist: Essays, by Roxane Gay Gay's collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism is an August 2014 Indie Next List Great Read.MASS MARKET 1. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon 2...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-14/pacific-northwest-indie-bestseller-list
Art
Senator upbeat at Sitka luncheon

Sen. Lisa Murkowski kept a positive eye toward the future for both Washington, D.C. and Alaska politics on Wednesday while addressing a crowd during Sitka's Chamber of Commerce luncheon."We are not doing the governance that people...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/senator-upbeat-sitka-luncheon
Local
Begich won't take public position on referendum

...S. senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski, has said she will vote against the repeal.Begich has waded into state-level politics before. Earlier this year, he chastised Alaska lawmakers for considering a proposed constitutional amendment that would have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-08/begich-wont-take-public-position-refere
State
New Begich ad touts cooperation with Murkowski

...has said that he and Murkowski vote together more than any other split-party delegation, in an effort to show they can put politics aside for the good of Alaska.Begich spokesman Max Croes said Alaskans like seeing the state's congressional delegation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/new-begich-ad-touts-cooperation-murkows
State

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