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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 19, 2015

...part wolf) with few exceptions. That ban hasn't kept some Alaskans from evading the rule, which they view as ludicrous, akin to the bans on pitbulls that some Lower 48 communities have levied. Last week, an alleged - alleged, because only DNA testing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-19/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
My Turn: 2013 broke records, 2014 won't

...five years, stopped growing. Both the population and the number of workers in the region grew by a mere 19 people, which is akin to no growth at all. Total wages grew by just 2 percent, and economic trends statewide were nearly identical.Despite our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-12/my-turn-2013-broke-records-2014-wont
Opinion
Pure Sole: What not to do for Christmas

...I was eight... I think I was eight... could have been six... or 26. See how traumatic it was?The situation was akin to this: My father was a member of the Moose Club and my mother was a Lady of The Moose clubber. They had some crazy parties...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-23/what-not-do-christmas
Sports
American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

...members of the Tahltan First Nation in Canada, who have organized blockades of the site.Sanderson said any accident at KSM akin to that at Mount Polley would "pretty much put Southern Southeast Alaska into a dead zone."Though it could technically get...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/american-indian-alaska-native-organi
Outdoors
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

...area can be a major problem and traffic has increased tremendously, so the Coast Guard mapped a voluntary two-way route - akin to a highway for ships - said agency project officer Lt. Kody Stitz."We see more traffic and envision more traffic to continue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/coast-guard-proposes-bering-strait-ship
State
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

...make that my sole purpose in life," he said.Berkey described the impact of his October My Turn published in the Empire as akin to a head-on collision. He said negative reactions have been mostly passive, in the form of glares and online gossip.One...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/teacher-feels-ostracized-pot-confession
Local
Yakutat cancels boys basketball season

...long as I have, it was pretty tough to watch them leave." The reason to playSoutheast village, or community, basketball is akin to the lower 48's "Rez-ball" or inner city "street ball" and is the most popular sport among rural youths. Kids grow...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-30/yakutat-cancels-boys-basketball-season
Sports
Bird Bits: Bullet of a hawk

...well as a good diagnostic aerial outline. That physique enables them to agilely maneuver through forested and brushy habitats, akin to a whitewater kayaker shooting around boulders in Class IV or V water.Get a sharp-shinned hawk in your binoculars and you...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/bird-bits-bullet-hawk
Outdoors
Evening at Egan to feature 'Voices of Glacier Bay'

...transformative."Listening this intently transforms your relationship to the place," Lentfer said in the article. "It's kind of akin to maybe if you had crummy eyesight your whole life, and somebody finally slipped a pair of glasses on ... that's kind of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-12/evening-egan-feature-voices-glacier-
Outdoors
Evening at Egan to feature 'Voices of Glacier Bay'

...transformative."Listening this intently transforms your relationship to the place," Lentfer said in the article. "It's kind of akin to maybe if you had crummy eyesight your whole life, and somebody finally slipped a pair of glasses on ... that's kind of...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-11/evening-egan-feature-voices-glacier-bay
Art

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