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My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...I'll be voting Yes on Ballot Measure 2 to regulate marijuana like alcohol.? Forrest Dunbar is a lifelong Alaskan, and a former commercial fisherman and wildland firefighter. He is the Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-ballot-measure-2-strikes-righ
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
Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia park

...called factual errors and mistaken assumptions in Giessel's resolution. The agency disputed that Alaska and the U.S. Congress were not given the chance to comment.The Beringia memorandum of understanding spells out that it's not an international...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/parnell-signs-resolution-opposing-berin
State
My Turn: Muskoxen are a conservation success

...Nunivak herd of about 35 animals had been brought to Alaska from native herds in Greenland with funding provided by the U.S. Congress. These progenitors of today's muskoxen were initially taken to the University of Alaska, where they were preyed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-08/my-turn-muskoxen-are-conservation-suc
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thank You for Not Voting

...means turnout may drop.We'll connect the dots for you: Fewer than 302,000 Alaskans may decide control of the U.S. Congress.Just this week, New York Times writer Nate Cohn did the math and discovered that the nation's 50 million Hispanic...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-20/empire-editorial-thank-you-not-voting
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
Timber, roads and death

...that comes to mind is that it's political payback," Poelstra said.SealaskaIn 2003, Sealaska began lobbying the U.S. Congress to settle final claims from the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. That act, passed in order to build the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-28/timber-roads-and-death
Local
My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...anti-Alaskan budget. It's too bad Alaska's Congressman didn't have the guts to join them.? Forrest Dunbar is a lifelong Alaskan, former fisherman and wildland firefighter, and a Democrat running for U.S. Congress.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/my-turn-ryan-budget-means-harsh-cuts-
Opinion
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

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