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Palin backs independent candidate for governor

...consider it a full-on endorsement.Walker and former Democratic candidate Bryon Mallott joined their campaigns after the primary as the best chance to unseat Parnell, who has been in office since Palin quit in 2009.Palin's relationship with Parnell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/palin-backs-independent-candidate-gover
State
My Turn: It's time to change Juneau's sales tax policies

...undertaken the difficult task of reviewing the budget and related policies in an effort to address the budget realities. One primary area of focus is CBJ's sales tax policy.Mayor Merrill Sanford appointed a Tax-Exempt Review Committee (TERC) to evaluate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-its-time-change-juneaus-sales
Opinion
Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

...Leighow said. "In other words, Alaska cannot influence the price of oil on the world market. Recognizing this, the primary strategy Alaska employs is to recognize and anticipate there will be fluctuations in price, both on the up and the down side...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/slumping-oil-prices-means-widened-budge
State
Two Coast Guard members cited for wasting game

...on where we're at in the country, ... rules and regulations do vary by region or by state," Wadlow said. "And our primary concern about this is to, number one, contact all the commands and reemphasize the importance of Coast Guard members knowing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-23/two-coast-guard-members-cited-wasting-g
Local
Tea party group cuts ad for Sullivan

...Alaska's U.S. Senate race.A new Tea Party Express radio ad features Joe Miller, who finished behind Sullivan in the August primary. Miller was the 2010 Republican nominee in a race won in a write-in campaign by GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski.Tea Party Express...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/tea-party-group-cuts-ad-sullivan
State
Koch brothers among donors to Sullivan

...during the last fundraising quarter.Other members of the Koch family also contributed, with money going to help pay off primary debt and the general election.Throughout the campaign, Democrats have sought to tie Sullivan to the Koch brothers; their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/koch-brothers-among-donors-sullivan
State
Community encouraged to attend economic development workshops

...development.McDowell Group, Inc. and Sheinberg Associates, following their previous study that illustrated Juneau's primary strengths and opportunities, will lead the session. Community members will be asked to define "important barriers to break...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-21/community-encouraged-attend-economic-de
Local
School Board audit clean

...differing opinions, was in fact, "the whole point of a committee."To gather opinions different from one's own was the primary purpose of the committee, said Keaton."The citizen's opinion does matter," he said.During the meeting, superintendant...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/school-board-audit-clean
Local
Candidates start final push as early voting starts

...While both parties have picked up registered voters since primary, the biggest gains in registration have been seen among independent...state.Begich, who announced his debate schedule before the primary, has expressed frustration with what he sees as Sullivan's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/candidates-start-final-push-early-votin
State
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...candidates in a difficult spot.In Alaska, Senate candidate Dan Sullivan opposed a federal minimum wage hike during the GOP primary campaign then came out for the state minimum wage measure in his general election race against Democratic Sen. Mark Begich...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/democrats-love-seeing-minimum-wage-ball
State

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