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My Turn: Alaska can't regulate marijuana like alcohol

...they care about Alaska and Alaskans? Not according to the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, the Washington, D.C. organization that has pumped the most money into trying to convince Alaskans that we should commercialize marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-16/my-turn-alaska-cant-regulate-marijuan
Opinion
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen win Instrumental Group of the Year at the IBMAs

...Association Awards in Raleigh, N.C. last week. The Washington, D.C.-based band also performed at the awards ceremony...Juneau jewelry artist Leah Sturgis, he headed to Washington D.C. in 2003 to take a position as electric guitar player...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-09/frank-solivan-and-dirty-kitchen-win-instr
Art
My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...care reform that cuts costs and improves access to services. I will continue to fight for this Alaskan priority in Washington, D.C.? Lisa Murkowski is the senior U.S. Senator from Alaska and a member of the Republican Party.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-health-care-math-doesnt-add-a
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: Political reflections during a hike of the Juneau Ridge

...but I distrust anyone who pretends to enjoy jogging. It's un-Alaskan. Case in point, the last time I was in Washington D.C., I had to constantly dodge a pandemic of joggers.Eventually either I got a computer virus, I was black-flagged...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/beaten-path-political-reflections-du
Outdoors
35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

...result of sea ice loss," said Margaret Williams, managing director of the group's Arctic program, by phone from Washington, D.C. "The walruses are telling us what the polar bears have told us and what many indigenous people have told us in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/35000-walrus-come-ashore-northwest-alas
State
Oregon cities mull local pot tax before its legal

...win," he said.Residents of Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., will also vote Nov. 4 on whether to legalize...communities in Alaska to impose taxes. The initiative in Washington, D.C., makes possession of limited amounts legal but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-07/oregon-cities-mull-local-pot-tax-its-le
State
Empire Editorial: On Election Day, ballot riches run deep

...down the block, and the decisions they make will affect that block.While the names and faces of those we send to Washington, D.C. and the Alaska Capitol are well-known, those who serve on our local elected boards don't get as much recognition...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-05/empire-editorial-election-day-ballot-
Opinion
October is Farm to School month

...regional farmers. Farm to School programs have reached millions of students and expanded into all 50 states and Washington, D.C. during the last decade.If you are a food service professional, food producer, teacher or a food-loving family...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/october-farm-school-month
Outdoors
A great time to fly

...Angeles costs $189; Portland, $209; San Diego, $219; Bellingham, $221. On the opposite coast, a ticket to Washington, D.C., is $259; New York, $261.Visit www.alaskaair.com/content/deals/flights/pfd-sale.aspx to see...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-01/great-time-fly
Local
Margo Waring is appointed to nationwide redistricting task force

...better redistricting system. The second step Carson outlined is to create materials for a workshop to be held in Washington, D.C., next June for state League leaders."They will be presented with our reference materials and asked to deliberate...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-01/margo-waring-appointed-nationwide-redis
Local

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