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My Turn: After the decision on Prop 1, Alaskans are in a win-win situation

...production decline, and every budget deficit in the legislature will be a broken promise to everyone who voted in this primary election, whether they voted yes or no.We look forward to remaining active with the same team that made the "Yes" campaign...
Empire Editorial: Thank you for voting

...we'll take any good news on the polling front. For the past few years, we've seen voter turnout - especially in primary elections - decline. Two years ago, for example, Valley turnout was only 27 percent. When crucial decisions are being made...
Elections should be for people

I hope we all learned at least one thing from this primary election - we need to get big money out of politics. About $15 million was spent on the oil tax referendum, almost all from the oil industry...
My Turn: It's a matter of trust; vote 'yes'

There are a lot of "facts" flying around about Ballot Measure 1, which Alaskans will vote on in the primary election this Tuesday. I am not a lawmaker or an oil industry insider. I'm a lay person looking at this issue from an everyday person's...
Around Town for Tuesday, Aug. 19

Primary Election Day, polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church...
An Alaskan Idiot's Guide to voting on SB 21

...ConocoPhillips, BP and Exxon.)Given low election turnout (only 25.8 percent of Alaskans voted in 2012's primary election), Tuesday's vote will probably be decided by that guy in Kodiak who always carries an American flag and is the first in line...
My Turn: Alaskans can't afford not to elect Mead Treadwell to the US Senate

...positions as the state's attorney general and later DNR commissioner, but was not elected. Although Joe Miller won a primary election, he has never been elected to a state office.Mead is strongly opposed to abortion and has taken a strong stance...
Alaska Editorial: Still time to register for August primary

...first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion:While the primary election still a month away, there's an important political party affiliation before the Aug. 19 primary election. Changes made after Sunday will not be effective...
Web site mistake causes calls to wrong man

...started about two months ago," Blades said. "People were asking for Rocky."The filing period for the August Primary election opened on June 2. Until early August, the second to last digit was filed incorrectly for District 29 Democratic...
My Turn: Alaska Bankers Association: Vote no on one

...first time since 2002, oil production off the North Slope did not decline from the previous year. Next month's primary election presents us all with the opportunity to cast our ballots in favor of our state's future economic well-being by...


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