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Sullivan's parents donate to Rove-affiliated group

...and Thomas Sullivan each gave $150,000 to American Crossroads, which reserved $5.5 million in TV ad time following the primary, in the lead-up to the November general election.American Crossroads supports Sullivan in the race against Democratic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-23/sullivans-parents-donate-rove-affiliate
State
My Turn: Begich Negative Ads Divide and Defame Alaskans

...respect for others were sorely lacking - this from someone holding the office of United States Senator.Well before this August primary, Sen. Harry Reid's campaign PAC began running ads on Begich's behalf. The ads did not tout Begich's senatorial accomplishments...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-21/my-turn-begich-negative-ads-divide-an
Opinion
Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers

...G showed up, even hatching several chicks. "We may have been an added stressor, but it's highly doubtful we were the primary cause of the colony failure," she said. She also pointed to several studies in which nesting colonies of migratory sea birds...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/tern-colonies-failed-year-near-mende
Outdoors
Denali road open to private vehicles at season end

...because weather this time of year can change quickly.Shuttle buses operate during the busy summer season, providing the primary means by which visitors can see the park. The buses recently stopped running for the year.The park says vault toilets will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/denali-road-open-private-vehicles-seaso
State
Fast ruling sought in ballot lawsuit

...candidate Andrew Halcro to officially replace his running mate Ken Lancaster, who abruptly withdrew from the race after the primary.Strait's lawsuit contends that case was different because Halcro "did not plan and manipulate Lancaster's resignation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-19/fast-ruling-sought-ballot-lawsuit
State
Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

...in subsequent years.In rapid-fire questioning during a primary debate, Sullivan said he didn't support the initiative...opposition to the wage increase might have helped him in a closed primary, but it hurts his appeal to general election voters," the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/sullivan-says-he-backs-state-minimum-wa
State
My Turn: Begich hasn't lived up to Uncle Ted's legacy

...1982 ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. During the campaign, she was diagnosed with cancer. After losing the Senate primary, she was elected Mayor of Princeton. By all accounts, Sigmund excelled at both politics and poetry. She died in October...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-15/my-turn-begich-hasnt-lived-uncle-teds
Opinion
School year starts with bulging classrooms

...and two fourth-and-fifth-grade combination classes (30 and 29).In comparison, the average class size in public primary schools in the U.S. is 21.6 students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics' 2011-12 Schools and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-15/school-year-starts-bulging-classrooms
Local
Empire Editorial: Mallott, Walker and the sprint to November

...unity ticket disenfranchises Democrats who supported Mallott for governor during the state primary. Democrats who voted for Mallott in the gubernatorial primary had their votes effectively erased by the creation of the unity ticket. Moreover, there's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-14/empire-editorial-mallott-walker-and-s
Opinion
Port shifts focus to modernization

...than $300 million in costs, unused materials and lawsuits."I think what we did better this time is really involve our primary stakeholders in kind of kicking the tires on the concept," he said of the new approach.Engineers, pilots and port users...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/port-shifts-focus-modernization
State

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