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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Former Anchorage Mayor Rick Mystrom, right, and local economist Gregg Erickson debate Ballot Measure 1, the referendum to repeal the Oil and Gas Production Tax, during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Chamber lunch becomes arena for oil tax sparring

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon was much more crowded than usual Thursday with one of the state's hottest topics on the agenda.


Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

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State wants mediation over Medicaid billing

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Becky Bohrer

Alaska faces fine over undeclared bullets, lighter

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