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Alaska wildfires spread as more evacuations launched

...Leary said Friday in a phone interview from Aniak. "We didn't want to have it become a bigger issue. "Smoke also was a primary concern in Chuathbaluk, a community of 130, which is less than 2 miles from a 7-square-mile fire. Patty Yaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/alaska-wildfires-spread-more-evacuation
State
My Turn: Packing prisons is bad policy

...couldn't afford it, and instead chose to invest $241 million in evidence-based measures to cut down on recidivism as a primary means of reducing the number of prison beds needed. Here were the results: The recidivism rate in Texas decreased by...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-07/my-turn-packing-prisons-bad-policy
Opinion
Letter: A different perspective on Rep. Munoz

...least, two entrenched sides were able to come to terms, break the impasse in the House and move a budget to the Senate, a primary aspect of which was honoring the employee contracts. To say that her efforts were inadequate is to deny that the House...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-03/letter-different-perspective-rep-mu%C
Letters
Obama: Climate change a security threat

...back from meetings in Asia. Kerry said in a statement that the idea of climate change as a national security issue "was a primary topic of discussion" throughout his conversations with Asian leaders.Retired Rear Adm. David Titley, of the private...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/obama-climate-change-security-threat
Not For Web
Spring safely into Summer

...comfort zones. This said, I do feel that it would be irresponsible of me to write a regular column in this newspaper with a primary focus of encouraging people to get out and experience this inspiring land without also taking the time to point out some...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-08/spring-safely-summer
Sports
Response to Sen. Anna MacKinnon

...daylight saving time) has on our health is my overall concern." She mentioned a few studies on impacts of DST on health as a primary reason for sponsoring Senate Bill 6 to repeal it in Alaska.Two of those studies are included as supporting documentation...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-16/response-sen-anna-mackinnon
Letters
My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

...and remains as large and productive an asset as it can be. We're already at a point in our history where the Fund is a primary revenue source, given the unfortunate decline in the amount of oil being pumped through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-30/my-turn-preserve-permanent-fund-amid-
Opinion
New, but in for the long haul at Bartlett

...new CFO is now dedicating his time to meeting and interacting with Bartlett's 553 employees. Personal interaction is a primary source of pleasure for Ulrich, who has been working in healthcare finance since the early 1980s.He moved from multinational...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/new-long-haul-bartlett
Local
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...providing inpatient coverage for individuals in Juneau. These individuals have acute medical emergencies but don't have a primary care provider.I have been providing this kind of medical care in Juneau for the past 20 years. One might think that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-05/my-turn-reflecting-two-nights-call
Opinion
Transit service prepares for big changes

...Mendenhall Loop Road will have to walk half a mile to a stop on Atlin or on Stephen Richards.Route travel times were a primary concern for bus drivers in the original transit plan, which was proposed in April. In a memo addressed to the Assembly...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-02/transit-service-prepares-big-changes
Local

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