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The House District 34 candidate said it’s ‘great’ to have endorsement
Juneau’s municipal election will soon be in the rear view mirror, and attention will turn fully to the Nov. 6 general election. The University of… Continue reading
In 1994 my wife and I made a decision to seek a path to U.S. citizenship through a unique opportunity with the U.S. Department of… Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The Empire is publishing a weekly column from the nonpartisan League of Women Voters leading up to this year’s municipal election, in the… Continue reading
Two weeks remain before Juneau’s municipal election and the statewide general election is next.
Among Gov. Bill Walker’s many failures, a fundamental one is his failure to govern openly and transparently.
I have known Mark Begich since he was 19 years old. Then, he was chair of the Anchorage Youth Commission, and I was mayor. His… Continue reading
We’ve seen it many times. Reporters ask gubernatorial candidates “do you support Juneau as the Capital?” That is met with the perfunctory “yes.” Next question.… Continue reading
“The new rule in American politics is divide and conquer,” longtime political analyst Bill Schneider wrote at the dawn of the 2106 presidential campaign. “At… Continue reading
The Alaska Department of Transportation and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union appear to have reached partial agreement on the issue of campaign signs along state roads.
Yes, our generally Democratic-voting family is divided over the issue of Mark Begich’s presence in the race. I keep hearing Begich is a numbers guy,… Continue reading
Nadine Lefebvre, the president of the Juneau Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, prepared to read the winning raffle numbers at Monday’s annual Labor Day picnic. Before… Continue reading
This year’s Stand for Salmon initiative, Ballot Measure 1, is a long-overdue measure that will help restore balance between development of Alaska’s natural resources and… Continue reading
Aug. 21 is the primary election and Alaskans, particularly Independents and Republics, have a hard choice in front of them. Mark Begich will win the… Continue reading
With the current political climate, I expected the divisive rhetoric of this election season. I did not expect the battle lines to be drawn so… Continue reading
We need a governor who is foursquare in support of a woman’s right to choose.