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My Turn: Diversifying Alaska's economy through a mega university

...luring more young people to Alaska.5. People concerned about the trend for Alaska becoming a one-city state.6. Rural legislators seeking meaningful ways to improve life in their districts.7. Those who know university campuses attract outside...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-18/my-turn-diversifying-alaskas-economy-
Opinion
Voter ID bill passes final House committee

...similar to a poll tax because Alaskans have to pay for the types of identification that are required to vote.One rural legislator proposed an amendment that would have exempted communities with a population of less than 5,000 from the bill's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-10/voter-id-bill-passes-final-house-commit
State
Egan, Stedman join new Senate 'Coastal Caucus'

...numerical heft."I think going forward, you'll see a tighter, cohesive working relationship with the coastal and rural legislators," Stedman predicted. He added, "The caucus as a group, the majority as a group, would come out with broader...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-02/egan-stedman-join-new-senate-coastal-ca
State
Ballot measure would authorize borrowing $400 million

...compilation of projects from around the state, that included three new schools at the cost of tens of millions each. Rural legislators from communities in need of new or bigger schools have been distressed for years that they haven't been able to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102210/sta_724421042.shtml
News
Lawmakers hope to add seats to legislature

...Ballot Measure 1 was placed on the November ballot during the last legislative session following a battle led by two rural legislators, Wilson and Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome. In Wilson's district, which also includes Sitka and Wrangell, population...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102810/sta_727295129.shtml
News
Lawmakers hope to add seats to legislature

...Ballot Measure 1 was placed on the November ballot during the last legislative session following a battle led by two rural legislators, Wilson and Sen. Donny Olson, D-Nome. In Wilson's district, which also includes Sitka and Wrangell, population...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102810/sta_727787434.shtml
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MyTurn: Sending sheep to slaughter

...on an override, end of story. And line-iteming travel or moving money would only hurt the Southeast Alaska and rural legislators. We'd be placed in the position of passing the hat to raise the money to send our legislators to the session...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110506/opi_20061105006.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...from using a snowmachine to go to school, or to run a trapline after school, would be a travesty," he said. Rural legislators say their villages already lack police protection and new safety laws would go unenforced. Rep. Mary Kapsner...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021801/Loc_snowdeaths.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Foster, a Nome Democrat and member of the Republican-led House majority, said similar provisions were pushed by rural legislators in past years, but failed to win approval. Share this page: Print Email Digg Twitter Yahoo! StumbleUpon Facebook...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...welfare programs that vary to meet needs of different Alaska communities. The bill received the strong endorsement of rural legislators. ``This is a way for the Native community to be part of the solution,'' said Rep. Albert Kookesh, an Angoon...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041000/Loc_briefs.shtml

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