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My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...Byron Mallott ran on a unity ticket. They argued that it's high time to quit letting major political parties fragment our statewide community as each battles to dominate the others. It's time to ditch the strategy whereby the winning special interests...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-alaska-department-fish-and-ga
Opinion
Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old

...did not hear of it. I did not know about it."The Alaska State Troopers, who supervise the law enforcement aspect of the statewide VPSO program, are investigating the alleged incident, which demonstrates the sometimes strained relationship between the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/shocked-vpso-accused-using-taser-11-yea
Local
Statewide poetry contest runs through March 2

...Literary Arts Committee is accepting entries for the 21st Annual Statewide Poetry Contest through March 2.The purpose of the contest...cash prizes and the opportunity to read their work at the Statewide Poetry Contest Literary Reading.All poems must be original...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-22/statewide-poetry-contest-runs-through-mar
Art
Cruise ships still king

...Division of Economic Development, and many will be 63 or older.Cruise traffic accounted for 58 percent of visitor traffic statewide, according to Jacobson, or 967,500 of the state's 1.66 million tourists.While cruise ships will bring most of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/cruise-ships-still-king
State
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker delivers 1st State of State speech

...stronger Alaska," Walker said to applause.The speech was delivered before a joint session of the Legislature and televised statewide.Walker, in a dark suit and red tie, did not get into many specifics on the budget. He plans a separate speech devoted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/alaska-gov-bill-walker-delivers-1st-sta
State
My Turn: The case for big projects

...sustainable than a zero-growth policy.? Win Gruening retired as the senior vice president in charge of business banking for Key Bank in 2012. He was born and raised in Juneau and is active in community and statewide organizations.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-case-big-projects
Opinion
Digital art contest honors former teacher Jan Neimeyer

...contest was organized in memory of influential local art teacher Jan Neimeyer, who died in August 2013, and was modeled on a statewide digital media arts contest, also called iDida, organized by the Alaska Society for Technology in Education. Neimeyer had...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-22/digital-art-contest-honors-former-teacher
Art
Senators: Everything but taxes, PFD on table to fix budget

...That places revenue enhancements firmly on the discussion table."It goes on to list implementing a personal income tax, statewide sales and property taxes and using Permanent Fund earnings as viable options.These kinds of revenue boosters "are almost...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/senators-everything-taxes-pfd-table-fix
State | AK legislature
Walker: Nothing off the table in budget talks

...three-fourths vote in the House and Senate to tap, is projected to have $9.3 billion at the end of the year.Increases in statewide costs, such as pension system payments, debt service, and oil and gas production tax credits, account for a large portion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/walker-nothing-table-budget-talks
State
Legislators file first round of bills

...reintroduced a bill that would create a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program...provide pre-kindergarten programs on a statewide basis, and it argued that children who...creative ways to address funding" for a statewide prekindergarten program, but he has some ideas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature

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