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Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

...same.Nationally, Republicans must gain six seats to win Senate control. The most competitive...is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor, who won six years ago without Republican opposition...he said.Begich, elected narrowly six years ago in a heavily Republican state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/analysis-gop-hopes-obama-key-senate-con
State
Anchorage TV station wrongly airs contentious ad

...subject in the waning days of the campaign. Republicans see Begich's seat as vulnerable and key to their hopes of picking up six seats to gain control of the Senate.Begich ran the commercial during Labor Day weekend. It attempted to portray Begich's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/anchorage-tv-station-wrongly-airs-conte
State
Off the Beaten Path: Ghosts of the Northwest Passage

...best.). It had taken the greatest polar explorer - and one of the most under appreciated - Roald Amundsen, and his crew of six, three years to sail over the roof of North America. Unlike explorers like Franklin or Robert F. Scott, Amundsen, a Norwegian...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-24/beaten-path-ghosts-northwest-passage
Outdoors
Semi-Southeast Adventure: Paddling the Nisutlin River

...watching the forest, and then it happened - about 30 seconds after the rest of the pack disappeared, a young wolf, maybe six months old, appeared much closer to the bank of the river, running easily in front of us for about 10 seconds.I scrambled...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-24/semi-southeast-adventure-paddling-ni
Outdoors
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...panels:ARMED SERVICES: McCain stepped down after his six years as the ranking member, yielding the job to...rules that allow a senator to serve as chairman for six years despite hitting the six-year limit as ranking member. McCain has widely...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Juneau restaurant scene is getting hip

...eat out because, as the old saying goes, "Daddy don't cook on Fridays." A few Fridays ago, we were at Saffron and my six year old was thoroughly enjoying her Jhinga Fry (spicy shrimp) and later declared, through a mouthful of nan, "Thif isth...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-23/juneau-restaurant-scene-getting-hip
Art
Letter: Parnell supports tourism, so I support him

...tourism industry, I am proud and honored to write in support of our states' 10th chief executive, Gov. Sean Parnell. In his six years as governor, Parnell has been a powerful voice for the tourism industry in the state of Alaska. With the security of...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-22/letter-parnell-supports-tourism-so-i-
Letters
Mendenhall River students name their new wingman

...entryway of the school on what to call the eagle mascot.Third graders Cameron, Tria and Michael said that the voting process at six cardboard polling stations was easy and fun. Cameron, who came up with the name Soar for the giant eagle costume and earned...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-23/mendenhall-river-students-name-their-ne
Local
Begich dismisses claims, cites 'Libertarian streaks'

...said the country is in a better economic situation than it was six years ago in terms of housing starts, unemployment and a lower...Sullivan said the country's debt has gone up over the past six years. "That's not progress," he said.Begich later responded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/begich-dismisses-claims-cites-libertari
State
Simona Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

...enjoy this victory, because it means a lot."Williams served six double-faults in the opening set and had 36 unforced errors...result was the performance on break points. Both players had six: Williams took none of them while Halep converted five.Williams...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-23/simona-halep-routs-serena-williams-wta
Sports

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