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My Turn: It's time to change Juneau's sales tax policies

...tax as opposed to property tax. Sales tax is broader-based and we believe is a better focus for an adjustment to revenue. User fees should also be evaluated and adjusted where it makes sense to do so.With these principles in mind, the Chamber makes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-its-time-change-juneaus-sales
Opinion
Get ready to vote in Round 2, of Ski Town Throwdown III

...tough competitor." In the release, Eaglecrest called on all users, fans and Alaskans to vote in this next round, but to be wary...although any device with an internet connection should allow users to vote," the release said. Eaglecrest Director of Sales...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-24/get-ready-vote-round-2-ski-town-thro
Outdoors
North Douglas boat launch closed Monday for paving

...will need to be clear to facilitate the application of a fresh coat of asphalt. CBJ Docks and Harbors, in the release, apologized for any inconvenience to users. For additional information, contact Harbormaster Dave Borg at 586-5255.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-24/north-douglas-boat-launch-closed-mon
Outdoors
Wrangell doctor indicted for child porn

...October of this year and found that Salard had shared at least 104 images and videos of child pornography with other computer users connected to a peer-to-peer file sharing network, according to a criminal complaint.The indictment specifically alleges...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-23/wrangell-doctor-indicted-child-porn
Local
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...Approximately 15 to 18 percent of Alaskans now smoke marijuana in the privacy of their homes and away from children. The typical user is not an 18-year-old stoner," said Bruce Schulte, an Anchorage architect who spoke for the proposition at an Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...This is inaccurate. One in six adolescent marijuana users become dependent on the substance and meet criteria...make a profit, the pot industry needs to recruit new users and get current users to buy more.As marijuana use increases, we can...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-serious-costs-maijuana
Opinion
Wrangell doctor appears in court for child porn

...from February to October of this year and found that Salard had shared at least 104 child pornography files with other computer users connected to a peer-to-peer file sharing network, according to a criminal complaint. The agent had joined the network...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-21/wrangell-doctor-appears-court-child-por
Local
Letter: The road should move forward without delay

...economic health of upper Lynn Canal communities and all of Alaska. Over time, we believe the highway will save the state and users a tremendous amount of money and make life better for everyone in the region.We are anxious to get to work. Please use this...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-20/letter-road-should-move-forward-witho
Letters
My Turn: Scientists who know say 'no' to legal pot

...their healthcare providers about the risks and benefits. The state should examine the most appropriate access for this class of users. That said, the evidence that marijuana is harmful for non-medical use is growing. That should give Alaskans pause as we...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-22/my-turn-scientists-who-know-say-no-le
Opinion
Homer residents look to stop local beach abuse

...Bags of trash scattered by birds littered the camping area."The beach is very well used by all age groups and different user groups with different purposes in mind," said Homer Police Chief Mark Robl in a phone interview last Friday.The big issue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/homer-residents-look-stop-local-beach-a
State

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