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Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama

...cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and...support for the deal, just one shy of the 34 votes needed to uphold an Obama veto of Republican...predicted that Obama would get to 34 votes by week's end.Republicans in Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/supporters-iran-deal-near-ke
Nation and World
Whale statue breaches talks again

...Tuesday.Kiehl's camp, which also included Assembly members Kate Troll, Loren Jones and Karen Crane, failed to carry enough votes to kill the motion, which Sanford said was justified though potentially doomed."We've identified over and over and over...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-02/whale-statue-breaches-talks-again
Local
Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

...Uganda holds presidential elections next February or March. Any evictions, if they happen at all, would likely be after the vote.Some miners say they would fiercely resist any eviction attempt. Many would prefer to be licensed, pointing out that that...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/africas-deadwood-gold-rush-u
Nation and World
Assembly: No rezoning of 'Field of Fireweed'

...two long-standing issues, for now at least.With a 5?4 vote, the Assembly backed the Planning Commission's decision not...failed during discussion, the ordinance passed in an 8?1 vote. "This is 10-plus years of work," Mayor Merrill Sanford...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-02/assembly-no-rezoning-field-fireweed
Local
Trump, other non-Texans may have Cruz defending home turf

...That's why he toured the South by bus and visited states such as Wyoming.Texas moved up its primary to March 1, meaning it will vote right after the opening three states and Nevada. It's now one of 12 states in the "SEC primary," so dubbed because many...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/trump-other-non-texans-may-h
Nation and World
My Turn: Is Murkowski voting her conscience on the Iran deal?

...during about 20 percent of her votes. That may well have opened...on almost 40 percent of her votes. For instance, she didn't...They turn their legislative votes into campaign ads to shore up...Congress with the courage to vote with their conscience without...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-30/my-turn-murkowski-voting-her-conscien
Opinion
Medicaid moves forward

...expansion bill came up for a vote during the Legislature's...in hearings, let alone votes, on the matter.After...between sessions, to vote 10-1 in favor of allocating...expansion.The "yes" votes on the measure came from...while the sole "no" vote came from Rep. Sam Kito...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/medicaid-moves-forward
Local
Empire Editorial: We wish you were here, Mr. President

...conveniently located together at the dump for easy access.You're likely to find a friendly crowd here in Juneau. You got more votes here in both 2008 and 2012 than you did almost anywhere else in the 49th state. Juneau has a strong union backbone and plenty...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-30/empire-editorial-we-wish-you-were-her
Opinion
Letter: Every vote counts

...the eager, new citizens. One of them asked: "So now I can vote?""Yes," I replied. "Your voter identification card should...elections are the first Tuesday in October: Oct. 6, 2015".Every vote counts!Christine Niemi,League of Women Voters-Juneau

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-26/letter-every-vote-counts
Letters
Letter: Let Medicaid expansion come to a vote

...reform bill that's been blocked from a vote by Alaska's Republican leaders.Let's do this to save money. Allow a vote on the Medicaid expansion and reform...summer to study.The bill likely has the votes to pass. We'll save $450,000...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-26/letter-let-medicaid-expansion-come-vo
Letters

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