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My Turn: Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal

...And recently we've learned that Obama Administration has been telling Iran's leaders in secret talks that the U.S. Congress will have no role in approving any nuclear deal, but the United Nations would. This should alarm all Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/my-turn-congress-should-have-say-us-i
Opinion
My Turn: University of Alaska celebrates centennial milestone

...Alaska Territorial Delegate James Wickersham in Washington, D.C., during an end-of-session debate in the U.S. Congress.For more than a year, Wickersham had been promoting a bill to reserve federal land for the benefit of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-09/my-turn-university-alaska-celebrates-
Opinion
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...contributions. SJR7The state supports the idea of an American Indians Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. SJR8The U.S. Congress should ensure independent military investigators for military sexual assault cases. SJR9ExxonMobil should pay more...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
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
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
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
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

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