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Protests influence Kerry trade speech venue

...major gateway for goods travelling to and from Asia, and Washington state relies heavily on international trade. State officials say one in three jobs in the state is directly tied to international commerce.Kerry's choice of a Boeing Co...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-20/protests-influence-kerry-trade-speech-v
State
Debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake

...conditions with some of the most treacherous storms on the planet.HOW DO ALASKANS FEEL ABOUT ARCTIC OFFSHORE DRILLING?State officials welcome drilling. Alaska receives upward of 90 percent of its revenue from the oil industry, and a drop in capacity...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-08/debate-over-arctic-drilling-whats-stake
State
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...equivalent of taking 36 million cars off the road, more than all the vehicles registered in California last year.State officials said it would require accelerated development of renewable energy and alternative fuel sources, and getting more...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/california-ramps-efforts-cut-emission
Not For Web
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...Village's residents live a subsistence lifestyle. They rely on snowmachines to hunt and fish. Jobs - at least as state officials label them - are scarce. According to the Alaska Department of Labor, one in four Arctic Village residents is unemployed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Walker plans to introduce property tax bill for gas project

...interview that the formula will be more generic than what was approved by an advisory group that includes local and state officials or what came from a review by the project's sponsors. But he said it will lay out a structure so the parties know...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/walker-plans-introduce-property-tax-bil
State | AK legislature
Walker plans to introduce property tax bill for gas project

...interview that the formula will be more generic than what was approved by an advisory group that includes local and state officials or what came from a review by the project's sponsors. But he said it will lay out a structure so the parties know...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/walker-plans-introduce-property-tax-bil
State
Lawmakers discuss US child support law but take no action

JUNEAU - State officials said Tuesday that federal funding...MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, asked state officials to meet with lawmakers individually...Walker wrote.In a February memo, state officials said two pools of money are tied...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/lawmakers-discuss-us-child-support-law-
State
Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...recreational use of marijuana in Alaska.Some of the amendments were technical in nature. Others addressed issues raised by state officials and the public in past hearings, including adjusting open container laws and limiting concentrate purchases by transaction...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-13/lawmakers-amend-marijuana-crimes-bill
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers discuss new approach to pot legalization

JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers on Tuesday heard concerns from state officials regarding a new approach to legalizing marijuana.The Senate Finance Committee discussed a new version of the bill intended to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/lawmakers-discuss-new-approach-pot-lega
State
My Turn: Minister Bennett's words carry little weight for Alaskans

...example and stated that Alaska participated in that process through a "technical working group". Does allowing one state official to be involved in teleconferences and allowing the state of Alaska to submit public comments really carry weight...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/my-turn-minister-bennetts-words-carry
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