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Juneau shouts 'Yes' as Alaska screams 'No'

...out in droves for Tuesday's primary, bucking a trend toward low participation. Two years ago, Alaska held a primary election that included a presidential pick - normally a feature that brings voters out in droves.In that election, just...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/juneau-shouts-yes-alaska-screams-no
State | Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/around-town-tuesday-aug-19
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-20/elections-should-be-people
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-18/alaskan-idiots-guide-voting-sb-21
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-18/its-matter-trust-vote-yes
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/alaskans-cant-afford-not-elect-mead-t
Opinion
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 election...to political party affiliation before the Aug. 19 primary election. Changes made after Sunday will not be effective...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-20/alaska-editorial-still-time-register-
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-06/web-site-mistake-causes-calls-wrong-man
State
Chamber lunch becomes arena for oil tax sparring

...capital city's business leaders. During the state primary election next month, voters will be asked in Ballot Measure...been put on hold until Aug. 20 - the date after the primary election."Those projects will not restart if this vote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/chamber-lunch-becomes-arena-oil-tax-spa
State | SB21
July events at Juneau Public Libraries

...the Oil and Gas Production Tax, Interest Rates on Overdue Taxes, and Tax Credit" which will be voted upon in the Primary Election. A Q&A will follow.Tuesday, July 15: Movies in Spanish Night, 5:30 p.m., Douglas LibraryMarvel's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-10/july-events-juneau-public-libraries
Art

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