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Morally Improv-erished performs in Austin; Mission IMPROVable visits Juneau;

...combines improv, slam poetry, clown and Dada stylings into a single format. Caldwell and Christenson are also the co-producers of the Alaska State Improv Festival.The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival began Aug. 26 and runs through Sept. 1. Stay tuned...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-28/morally-improv-erished-performs-austin-mi
Art
Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

...production.In the 14 months since Senate Bill 21 was passed, oil producers have increased activity and added enough new production to...equipment used to meter the oil flow," Tichotsky said.The oil producers' achievement compares with the 8.2 percent decline between...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/exploring-what-ifs-sb-21-aces
State
My Turn: Gov. Parnell should seek long-term oil production increases

...believe Gov. Palin's characterization of SB21 as "crony capitalism" is spot on. The bill benefited the major existing producers, two of three of which no longer explore in Alaska, at the expense of new entrants.There is a natural progression in the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-18/gov-parnell-should-seek-long-term-oil
Opinion
Fall films worth looking forward to

...animated film of the fall. But "The Boxtrolls" (Sept. 26), a tale of a boy raised by trash-collection trolls, is from producers of "ParaNorman," so fingers crossed. Disney's "Big Hero 6" (Nov. 7) is a CGI approximation of anime, a more fanboy-oriented...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-21/fall-films-worth-looking-forward
Art
My Turn: 'Yes' vote gives Alaska time to get it right

...economy.Supporters of SB21 say to give the legislation a chance. But there is a real risk that the three major North Slope producers ? ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips ? will take the excess profits they make in Alaska and invest them in places like...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-17/my-turn-yes-vote-gives-alaska-time-ge
Letters
Letter: Vote 'No' for economic growth

...that coats and insulates pipe for the producers. Through the years and ever-changing...think they will be sticking it to the producers and gaining their "fair share" by reverting...away work. Make no mistake: the oil producers are businesses that invest wisely. They...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-15/letter-vote-no-economic-growth
Letters
Company behind Mt. Polley disaster to open mine near Southeast Alaska

...Imperial Metals Corporation mine already being constructed at the headwaters of the Stikine watershed, one of the largest salmon producers in the Tongass National Forest.The Red Chris Project, an open-pit copper and gold mine, is being constructed in northwest...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/company-behind-mt-polley-disaster-open-
Local
Questions raised about shellfish-seed producer's finances

KETCHIKAN - Ketchikan officials have agreed to continue grant funding for a shellfish-seed producer amid questions about OceansAlaska's financial situation.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly last year approved a $338...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-19/questions-raised-about-shellfish-seed-p
State
My Turn: Alaskans can't fully trust Big Oil

...Parnell's SB 21 to the tune of some $1.5 billion, according to Stedman. It's unfortunate we are no longer the No. 1 oil producer, but that should not cause us to drastically reduce taxes in such an extreme way. We are only shooting ourselves in our collective...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-06/my-turn-alaskans-cant-fully-trust-big
Opinion
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...that "more production makes the companies worse off.""Under SB21, it's a consistent relationship between state and producer over money going to production and benefitting from production" because of the system's flat tax, Pawlowski said."Within...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/sb21-adds-drops-not-gusher-first-months
Local | SB21

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