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Major expansion planned at Sea-Tac Airport

...airport officials discussed plans for the facility estimated to cost $608 million. They also talked about adding 35 more airplane gates to the current 81 gates, The Seattle Times reported.The airport needs to prepare for a projected 66 million passengers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/major-expansion-planned-sea-tac-airport
State
Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment

...cocktails and high-end catering once they emerge from their Lear Jets and Gulfstreams."We've got a team that greets every airplane. We do roll out - it's maybe not red carpet - but there is carpet that's rolled out," said Eric Lampert, NetJets...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-28/super-bowl-jet-setters-get-topflight-t
Sports
Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

...Marijuana possession, distribution and recreational use are still illegal in federal locations, including airspace and airplanes, which are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration. Drug sniffing dogs are often used in airports to detect marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/assembly-pitches-1-year-delay-opening-p
Local
Pioneering woman in politics reflects

...Fairbanks, which had Thursday night poker games. "There was a guy running for governor who would pencil out his speeches on the airplane," Smith recalled. He enlisted Smith to type up his speeches and check for grammar, promising her a job if he got elected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/pioneering-woman-politics-reflects
State | Local
Plane struck by lightning flies safely to Juneau

...service as a precaution and another plane flew the rest of the route to Anchorage, a spokesperson for the airline said."Our airplanes are designed to dissipate the electrical energy of the lightning bolt without damaging aircraft systems, so that was what...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/plane-struck-lightning-flies-safely-jun
Local
Engine sounds heard before plane crash

...hearing a high-pitched sound from the engine of a small airplane before it crashed last year on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula...have to record weight and balance for their single-engine airplanes but get the names and weights of passengers and weigh cargo...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/engine-sounds-heard-plane-crash
State
FBI detains man suspected of calling in threats

...arrest followed an investigation by Anchorage police and the FBI.He says a man called a police dispatcher and said the next airplane to take off would blow up.Law enforcement officers using cellphone towers tracked the location of the call.Airport police...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/fbi-detains-man-suspected-calling-threa
State
Volunteers bring Santa to remote village

...would require first a flight to Anchorage, followed by another airplane ride to Nome, followed by a small-plane ride to Shishmaref...drove their snowmobiles to the airstrip to greet the arriving airplane and wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus as they got off. The honored...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-10/volunteers-bring-santa-remote-village
State
Volunteers coordinate work party for Boy Scouts

...arrived at camp, they were surprised to see another of the volunteers, Rich Harris, had already arrived after landing his airplane on the beach right at camp! Over the successful weekend, work to repair and replace the roofs of two cabins at Elk Camp...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-09/volunteers-coordinate-work-party-bo
Neighbors
Regular mail becomes less so in village

...had to wait before they can obtain their checks to cash them or use their debit cards to shop."It hurts the village community-wise," Waghiyi said. "We're on a remote island. The only cash we can get is through an airplane."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/regular-mail-becomes-less-so-village
State

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