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New Year's Eve events

...Susu and the Prophets Dance party, 10 p.m., McGiveney's. Local band Susu and the Prophets will be the featured act at this New Year's Eve Party and Dance. The band includes Shona Strauser, Mike Maas, Simon Taylor, Austin Osterhout and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-25/new-years-eve-events
Art
Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

...can be slightly extended without violating the intent of the act in order to create the best possible regulations from the beginning...we have adequate regulations in place so that this important act is rolled out properly." Also during Monday's Assembly meeting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/assembly-pitches-1-year-delay-opening-p
Local
Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...hour in 2016.The statute requiring bus driver wages at double the minimum wage was part of the 1989 Alaska School bus Safety Act.The change could eventually add several hundred thousand dollars annually to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/minimum-wage-measure-could-boost-bus-dr
State
Walker inks LNG agreement with Japanese company

...the Senate Resources Committee when the Legislature convenes next month. "This is proof that Governor Walker is continuing to act according to the principles of the Heads of Agreement signed earlier this year, which specifies Alaska will be taking our royalty...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/walker-inks-lng-agreement-japanese-comp
State
Alaska Editorial: UA system will need strong leadership, support from the state

...sounding pessimistic yet realistic about the state's financial situation: "You can't bring down the revenue by 40 percent and act like it didn't happen," the governor said at a Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce gathering last week.But the governor and legislators...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-23/alaska-editorial-ua-system-will-need-
Opinion
On the topic of pot: Legalization and law

...requirements of the law when conducting personal affairs, rule 8.4(b) says it's professional misconduct only when "the act reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness of fitness as a lawyer."No Alaska lawyer has been disciplined...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/legalization-and-law
Local
My Turn: Celebrating Juneau's sense of community

...of the proceeds back to the Juneau community." If it is the knowledge that people have of each other that brings forth these acts of generosity, then thank you Bill and Katie Corbus for not only your giving but for your knowledge of Juneau.Measuring volunteerism...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-21/my-turn-celebrating-juneaus-sense-com
Opinion
Rule allows trust status for tribal lands

...the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and an interpretation that tribes had lost the trust status right under the settlement act.The U.S. District Court in Washington...the state's position that the settlement act mandated different treatment for tribes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/rule-allows-trust-status-tribal-lands
State
Anonymous notes threaten poisoning of dogs in Aurora Harbor

...poison. Most D-Con products use difethialone or brodifacoum as their active agent. In dogs as well as rodents, these poisons act as anticoagulants, causing spontaneous and uncontrolled bleeding that results in death, according to the Merck veterinary manual...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-21/anonymous-notes-threaten-poisoning-dogs
Local
Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...2002, President George W. Bush signed the Homeland Security Act, creating the largest reorganization of the U.S. government...the Department of Defense. As part of the Homeland Security Act, authority over the U.S. Coast Guard was transferred from...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-16/empire-editorial-defend-coast-guard
Opinion

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