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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
Candidates start final push as early voting starts

...among independent voters, the largest voting bloc in the state.Begich, who announced his debate schedule before the primary, has expressed frustration with what he sees as Sullivan's reluctance to debate more often. Begich last week shared...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/candidates-start-final-push-early-votin
State
Planning begins for the 'Silver Tsunami'

...Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority. The effort to bring groups together in order to solve the housing problem was the primary goal of Norton Gregory's housing action plan. Gregory is the housing services manager for THRHA.The current structure...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-16/planning-begins-silver-tsunami
Local
Pike poisoning begins in Soldotna waterways

...piscicide rotenone - penetrates the soil about 1 inch. That's not a concern for nearby water wells, she said."The primary health concern is actually to the people who are applying the rotenone," Dunker said.After the lakes are free of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/pike-poisoning-begins-soldotna-waterway
State
Access denied

...discrimination of disabled individuals is prohibited in state and local government facilities, services and transportation.The primary concern voiced by both Nance, who has been confined to a wheelchair since 2004, and his girlfriend/caretaker is...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-19/access-denied
Local
Pike poisoning begins in Soldotna waterways

...piscicide rotenone - penetrates the soil about 1 inch. That's not a concern for nearby water wells, she said."The primary health concern is actually to the people who are applying the rotenone," Dunker said.After the lakes are free of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-15/pike-poisoning-begins-soldotna-waterway
State
Pike poisoning begins in Soldotna waterways

...piscicide rotenone - penetrates the soil about 1 inch. That's not a concern for nearby water wells, she said."The primary health concern is actually to the people who are applying the rotenone," Dunker said.After the lakes are free of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/pike-poisoning-begins-soldotna-waterway
State
A Bishop's Perspective: Legalizing marijuana is wrong for many reasons

...who consume alcohol socially are able to do so responsibly without becoming intoxicated. For most users of marijuana the primary objective in using marijuana is to become intoxicated, to "get high".I'm not convinced this initiative is necessary...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-12/legalizing-marijuana-wrong-many-reaso
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