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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...fraught issue on Capitol Hill and in the presidential campaign."Let us, as legislators rise above petty politics, rise above sectarian fears, rise above the underlying layer of xenophobia that often surfaces in this country at moments like this...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/republicans-rush-shut-border
Nation and World
Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...island Indonesia shares with Malaysia and Brunei. Anything above 300 is deemed hazardous.Rosita Rossie, a coordinator at Riau's...provincial health office, said that when pollution index rose above 300, many clinics and hospitals in the province of 6 million...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/vast-forest-fires-indonesia-
Nation and World
Winter storm warning issued for Juneau; 8-14 inches of snow expected

...Lam explained. At the same time, cold air is creeping south out of Interior Alaska and the Yukon."You have the cold air above the really warm air near the water," he said.In some cases, the resulting snow showers deposit their precipitation on the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-17/winter-storm-warning-issued-juneau-8-14
Local
Letter: Save the old Gastineau Hotel

...The photo in the Nov. 11 paper shows an inlaid terra-cotta tile panel and diamond shape visible through the paint layers above the window. This is but a small sample of the features contained in the remarkable facade of this historic structure. In the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-11-16/letter-save-old-gastineau-hotel
Letters
State asked researchers wrong question

...districts, the formula would increase salaries by 105 percent. In Juneau, the study showed teachers were compensated 3 percent above the assumed single salary schedule.However, in the end researchers stated they would not recommend a single teacher salary...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-18/state-asked-researchers-wrong-question-
Local
Schools in jeopardy

...shutdown threat in 2013 when enrollment dropped to seven students.More than a dozen schools any given year are just one student above that critical funding cut-off. Whispers from the capital have some school officials and parents up in arms. Many are worried...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/schools-jeopardy
State | Local | AK legislature
Park halts cable project

...Skagway.The seabed in state waters (up to 3 miles from the tide line) is considered state land just as much as anything above water is. AP&T bought the special undersea cable it needed, surveyed the route it wanted to take, and applied for a permit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-13/park-halts-cable-project
State
Updated: Flood watch in effect for Mendenhall lake, river

...Mendenhall lake and river due a release from Suicide Basin, a glacial lake above the area. According to a release from the agency at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Mendenhall Lake had risen above bankfull stage to 8.5 feet. It is unknown how far the water will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-19/updated-flood-watch-effect-mendenhall-l
Local
Photo: Frosted muskeg

Frost coats a leaf in a muskeg above Douglas Tuesday morning. Rain is forecasted for the rest of the week with colder temperatures coming next week.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-29/photo-frost
Local
Russia, Egypt dismiss bomb theory

LONDON - Five days after a Russian jetliner broke apart high above the Sinai, Russia and Egypt on Thursday dismissed Western suggestions that a terrorist bomb may have caused the crash that killed...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-06/russia-egypt-dismiss-bomb-th
Nation and World

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