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NFL competition committee should have a busy off-season

...carefully devising a gag that eclipses Al Gore's loss to Randy Galloway's good buddy George W. in the 2000 presidential election as this century's biggest choke. (Seriously, how was that even close?)The Packers never touched the ball...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-21/nfl-competition-committee-should-have-
Sports
Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight

...happens in the states and the nation's capital, advocates plan to quickly shift their attention to the 2016 presidential elections and the big prize: California, where hopes are high for approval of legal pot despite a 2010 rejection...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/alaska-oregon-are-ground-zero-pot-fight
State
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...majority control from the Democrats in next month's midterm elections. The senator who lost to Obama in the 2008 presidential election has never suffered fools - or equivocating witnesses - gladly, and he would be certain to use his new perch for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Begich battles partisan undertow

...I appreciate that you've got our backs," said a satisfied West.But Alaska has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1968, and it's unclear Begich can defy the partisan undertow that has endangered Democrats in far more...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-07/begich-battles-partisan-undertow
State
Slack Tide: Come with me if you want to live!

...outstanding seafood, no income tax, relaxed attitudes about personal grooming, they lost the 2008 Vice-Presidential election, their ancestors crossed a land bridge from Asia 10,000 to 20,000 years ago. And of course, there's reindeer...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-28/slack-tide-come-me-if-you-want-live
Neighbors
Today in history

...Chicago area flipped in Arkansas, killing 15 people headed to a Mississippi casino. Afghanistan's first direct presidential election began (interim president Hamid Karzai emerged the winner). Australian Prime Minister John Howard won a historic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-10
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 10, 2014

...elections traditionally have much lower turnout than presidential elections - back in 2010, just 52.3 percent of registered...percent turnout) and 2012 (59 percent turnout), presidential election years. In fact, this should be the best turnout...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-10/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-n
Opinion
Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial

...officials. Fenumiai testified that most of the village precincts beat the state's average turnout in the 2012 presidential election if only precinct-level turnout numbers were examined, the Anchorage Daily News reported.Fenumiai's office...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/alaska-official-testifies-voting-rights
State
Colombia, rebel group announce peace process

...nation's two long-enduring guerrilla conflicts could soon end.The announcement came just five days ahead of presidential elections in which not just Santos' political fate but also that of his 18-month-old negotiations with Colombia's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-11/colombia-rebel-group-announce-peace-p
Not For Web
Tlingit and Haida to elect new president

...is "For Our Future Generations," aptly titled considering the assembly will include presidential and vice presidential elections - a big deal for the organization, Holmes said."This is a turning point in our history ... and it means...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-08/tlingit-and-haida-elect-new-president-e
Local

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