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My Turn: Fracking: Poster child for the corporate welfare state

...of personnel between federal law enforcement and the oil and gas industry's private goon squads, and how "the U.S. government has colluded with private corporations and extractive industries to ratchet up their COINTELPRO-esque tactics upon...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-30/my-turn-fracking-poster-child-corpora
Opinion
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...part of it. Another reason was the desire to bring down Saddam Hussein, who had made himself very unpopular in U.S. government circles. In any case, it is possible to argue that invading Iraq could - and did - serve some useful purposes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-10/my-turn-invading-iraq-wasnt-our-worst
Opinion
No-fly list ruled unconstitutional

PORTLAND, Ore. - The U.S. government offers no adequate method for people to challenge...several court hearings in 2013 and earlier this year. U.S. government attorneys cautioned the judge not to engage in "policymaking...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/no-fly-list-ruled-unconstitutional
Not For Web
My Turn: Reckoning with our moral weakness

...President Jimmy Carter, the U.S. government paid $90,000 in reparations...a joint resolution urging the U.S. government to formally apologize. It's...believed a formal apology from the U.S. government is justified. Slave labor is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-11/my-turn-reckoning-our-moral-weakness
Opinion
Today in History

...day the Supreme Court cleared the way for Chrysler LLC's sale to Fiat.One year ago: Risking prosecution by the U.S. government, 29-year-old intelligence analyst Edward Snowden was revealed as the source of The Guardian and The Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-09
State
Alaska Editorial: Remembering the lessons of World War II

...his Alaska Territorial Guard, thousands of Alaskans - many from Native communities who had little contact with the U.S. government but felt a strong duty to the territory and nation alike - volunteered to patrol and guard against further attacks...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-05/alaska-editorial-remembering-lessons-
Opinion
Memorial to the Forgotten

...evacuated from their homes by the U.S. government. The evacuation was supposed...the end of the war, when the U.S. government returned them home. While the...1980s. In that decade, the U.S. government acted to compensate the villages...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-04/memorial-forgotten
Local
Timber, roads and death

...many more. Roads need to be repaired, bridges rebuilt - and then there's the timber.City of spruceIn 1904, a U.S. government survey crew mapping Kosciusko Island, west of Prince of Wales Island, found an ideal harbor at the southeast end...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-28/timber-roads-and-death
Local
Hawaii, Alaska, territories team up on Jones Act

HONOLULU - Lawmakers from Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam are teaming up to pressure the U.S. government for relief from a maritime law passed in the 1920s.The Jones Act was designed to protect the domestic shipping industry. It...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/hawaii-alaska-territories-team-jones-ac
State | AK legislature
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...made the rarest of exceptions to its rigid navigational freedoms mantra and acknowledged that future such voyages by U.S. government, or government chartered, vessels in these claimed internal waters would be undertaken with the consent of the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-01/between-strait-and-sea-ottawas-northw
Opinion

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