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DOT: Accommodating walk-ons 'unnecessary'

...capacity and demand analyses in this document focus on vehicles," the EIS states. "On inter-city surface routes, the primary responsibility of the state is to provide a transportation facility and not the transportation itself. Because of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dot-accommodating-walk-ons-unnecessary
Local
Juneau transportation heads for transformation

...affect two routes, instead of one."We can't build a system based on the weather," Duncan said.Steedle said the primary goals of service to Riverside Drive, reliable schedules and earlier start times were desires that the public and drivers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/juneau-transportation-heads-transformat
Local
Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

...who disagreed with Gov. Sean Parnell on the governor's signature oil tax bill, which was narrowly maintained in the primary election, will get the opportunity to work with a governor who disagreed with Parnell as well. Governor-elect Bill...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-25/southeast-lawmakers-have-chance-creat
Opinion
Healthy habits or burning freedoms?

...unfortunate if it was shot down because it includes all tobacco," she said. Prevention of second-hand smoke in public was the primary concern for her, which products like chewing tobacco or snuff would not affect.E-cigarettes and vaping devices...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/healthy-habits-or-burning-freedoms
Local
Sullivan's win adds to GOP's Senate sweep

...ignoring the debate schedule Begich released during the primary and setting his own agenda. He also attracted some star...observers, was an ad from Begich's campaign shortly after the primary that painted Sullivan as soft on crime. It featured...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-13/sullivans-win-adds-gops-senate-sweep
State
Campaigns in governor's race lay low as votes are counted

...who finished second behind Parnell in the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary. This time around, Walker bypassed the primary after opting to gather signatures to qualify as an unaffiliated candidate.Walker began gaining ground after he joined...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/campaigns-governors-race-lay-low-votes-
State
Higher tobacco tax is right for Juneau

...Though nobody doubts that the CBJ is looking for revenue sources, revenue-raising is neither the only reason nor the primary one to raise the tobacco tax.If Juneauites don't need the CBJ to "play mom and dad," how about balancing the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/higher-tobacco-tax-right-juneau
Letters
Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

...Leighow said. "In other words, Alaska cannot influence the price of oil on the world market. Recognizing this, the primary strategy Alaska employs is to recognize and anticipate there will be fluctuations in price, both on the up and the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/slumping-oil-prices-means-widened-budge
State
Palin backs independent candidate for governor

...consider it a full-on endorsement.Walker and former Democratic candidate Bryon Mallott joined their campaigns after the primary as the best chance to unseat Parnell, who has been in office since Palin quit in 2009.Palin's relationship with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/palin-backs-independent-candidate-gover
State
School Board audit clean

...differing opinions, was in fact, "the whole point of a committee."To gather opinions different from one's own was the primary purpose of the committee, said Keaton."The citizen's opinion does matter," he said.During the meeting, superintendant...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/school-board-audit-clean
Local

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