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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Access denied

...discrimination of disabled individuals is prohibited in state and local government facilities, services and transportation.The primary concern voiced by both Nance, who has been confined to a wheelchair since 2004, and his girlfriend/caretaker is the accessibility...
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...


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