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Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

...facilities, is hurting the state economically because the facility isn't allowed to compete in the private sector.State legislators announced last month that the plant could be shuttered for good by the end of the current budget cycle, KTUU-TV...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/alaska-farmers-want-prison-run-slaughte
State
Walter Soboleff retrospective

...learning it from his friends while young, and from his grandparents, Albert and Martha Kookesh. Kookesh, a former state legislator, said after legislative efforts to get Alaska history taught in the schools failed, "sometimes, we have to tell...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/walter-soboleff-retrospective
Art
My Turn: United Legislature grants control of state's destiny

This was an historic week for Alaska. Thanks to our state legislators, we took a significant step toward controlling our own destiny. The Legislature held about two weeks of hearings to examine my...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-08/my-turn-united-legislature-grants-con
Opinion
On heroin deaths: 'Something had to be done'

...Juneau's mayor, Assembly members, the police chief and state legislators, asking what they were doing to address the heroin...department issue."The group is also working with state legislators on supporting a bill related to heroin overdoses...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-06/heroin-deaths-something-had-be-done
Local
Candidate profile: Loren Jones, Assembly D1

...executive level persons moving to Juneau to take higher level state and federal jobs. Continue working with our state Legislators to keep high level jobs in Juneau and to see that Department of Labor and UAS work together to anticipate job needs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-20/candidate-profile-loren-jones-assembly-
Local
My Turn: file unfair trade complaint against BC mines

...Columbia coastal rivers should request that their state legislators consider filing an unfair trade complaint against...in the headwaters of these watersheds to encourage state legislators to consider filing a complaint under NAFTA into the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-06/my-turn-file-unfair-trade-complaint-a
Opinion
White House: Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...immediately returned.Walker earlier this summer announced plans to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage after state legislators tabled his expansion legislation for further review.When Walker announced he would act without their consent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-medicaid-expansion-right-de
State
High school journalism: A comeback story

...said she doesn't plan on slowing down. She wants to increase the reach of the paper, putting them in front of state legislators during session. She said they too could benefit from hearing what students have to say about legislation they pass...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-01/high-school-journalism-comeback-story
Local
My Turn: State is prepared to walk its salmon talk

...engage tribes, fishermen/women, conservation groups, industry, federal government, congressional delegation, state legislators, and local governments. We will not limit our engagement to one meeting, but will continue the dialogue as long...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-19/my-turn-state-prepared-walk-its-salmo
Opinion
Obama: 'Feeling good' on health care

...to expand Medicaid under the health care law to cover more than 200,000 state residents - only to be stymied by state legislators of his own party.Obama argued to his audience - and during a Twitter question-and-answer session immediately...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/obama-feeling-good-health-care
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