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What others say: What to do about Juneau's downtown

...employees and residents in regard to the state of downtown Juneau.A short documentary filmed by Pat Race - and paid for by Senate building owner Bruce Denton - captured what many residents see on a daily basis and what others try and turn away from: public...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-22/what-others-say-what-to-do-about-
Opinion
Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

...say on the issue August 19 when they either vote "yes" on Ballot Measure 1 to repeal the current oil tax structure known as Senate Bill 21, or "no" to keep SB 21 in place.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, who has been at the forefront of the "Repeal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-22/voters-take-up-oil-tax-debate-before
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Cal Thomas: No more aid to the Palestinian Authority

...so long as it is affiliated with Hamas. The bill is currently tied up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It should be voted out and debated by the full Senate.Last year Edwin Black, writing in The Times of Israel, reported that "Each...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-21/cal-thomas-no-more-aid-to-the-pal
Opinion
What others say: Crackdown on synthetic drugs will help combat substance abuse

...necessary additional weapon in the war that will, in all likelihood, never end.The new law, introduced in the Legislature as Senate Bill 173 by Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, takes aim primarily at the packaging of synthetic drugs.What are these synthetic...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-21/what-others-say-crackdown-on-synt
Opinion
Sign theft leaves candidate's supporters undeterred

Last night someone stole our Begich for Senate sign from our yard. If the purpose in stealing the sign was to somehow hurt the Begich campaign be assured that it will have just...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-18/sign-theft-leaves-candida
Letters
The primary is a month away - make sure you're registered to vote

...the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, make sure you're registered as a Republican, Nonpartisan...repeals oil tax changes passed by the Legislature in 2013 in Senate Bill 21; a no vote leaves those changes in place. The full...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-17/the-primary-is-a-month-away-make-
Opinion

...dominated last month's presidential election and that is likely to continue when the still-powerful Uribe takes up a seat in the Senate on Sunday.Among Uribe allies facing charges are the former president's top legal adviser and a former peace commissioner...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/joshua-goodman/2014-07-17
State must diversify economy or be bound to fossil fuel prices

...giveaway" to oil producers. They disagree about whether new development on the North Slope was planned before the passage of Senate Bill 21 or came in response to the bill. They disagree about whether shaking up the state's oil tax structure again so soon...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-14/state-must-diversify-economy-or-be-b
Opinion
Legislative spending offensive

...from this wasteful spending; Shauna Thornton for House District 30, Rocky Knudsen for House District 29 and Eric Treider for Senate District O. I think we must change the make-up of the legislature so the focus will be on Alaskans, not corporations.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-14/legislative-spending-offe
Letters
Alaska lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

ANCHORAGE (AP) - An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture...over $21,000 a copy," he said.According to Hawker, the Senate president and House speaker will be in charge of their own furniture...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-10/alaska-lawmakers-approve-500k-furnit
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