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Elizabeth Peratrovich Day observed

...debated the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. Her speech helped pass the act into law almost 20 years before the U.S. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.She knew the act would not stop racial conflicts but would be a sign to the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-16/elizabeth-peratrovich-day-observed
Local
My Turn: Cracks in the door

...to the U.S. West Coast rather than to Japan, the U.S. Congress enacted the Energy Policy and Conservation Act in 1975...has titanic financial implications for Alaska. The U.S. Congress has its work cut out for itself as the global energy...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-cracks-door
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Sealaska land deal should move forward

...them is Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast Alaska.A measure now working its way through the U.S. Congress promises to fulfill the final land selection of Sealaska, which will receive 70,000 acres of Tongass National Forest...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-07/empire-editorial-sealaska-land-deal-s
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Obscenity on the campaign trail

...decisions he made while attorney general.We don't expect to see much discussion of the issues facing the next U.S. Congress.That, unfortunately, is the biggest obscenity of them all.? Empire editorials are written by the Juneau Empire's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-11/empire-editorial-obscenity-campaign-t
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...seen "Game of Thrones," then you know: Winter is coming.Thumbs up to the Wilderness Act. Fifty years ago, the U.S. Congress approved legislation protecting vast swaths of the United States from development. As former Juneau Empire staff...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-08/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...ownership issues that delayed progress. In 1969, the U.S. Congress passed the National Environmental Policy Act, which...Expensive, doesn't meet demandIn 1913, as the U.S. Congress was considering funding for the Alaska Railroad, a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/reviewing-all-options-old-and-new
Local
Candidates for Alaska Governor 'talk fish' at Kodiak forum

...candidate Bill Walker. Since 1990, Kodiak has hosted fisheries debates for candidates vying both for Alaska governor and U.S. Congress. The event has always attracted 100 percent participation by candidates. In fact, anyone who has skipped the fish...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/candidates-alaska-governor-talk-fish
Outdoors
Southeast Unplugged

...spursUndersea cables have linked Southeast Alaska to the outside world for more than a century. In May 1900, the U.S. Congress directed the War Department build and operate a telegraph cable connecting Alaska's principal military posts and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/southeast-unplugged
State | Local
My Turn: Lesson of Exxon Valdez: Don't trust oil industry safety assurances

...Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, when representatives of the oil industry and government regulators assured the U.S. Congress that offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico was perfectly safe, and the existing regulatory regime was sufficient...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-25/my-turn-lesson-exxon-valdez-dont-trus
Opinion
Panel moves resolution on constitution convention

...states to amend the federal constitution.House Joint Resolution 22, sponsored by Rep. Tammie Wilson, requests the U.S. Congress to call a convention to consider limiting jurisdiction of the federal government, term limits for federal offices...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/panel-moves-resolution-constitution-con
State | AK legislature

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