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Empire Editorial: Trappers and hikers can coexist

...we're not here to dispute trapping in Alaska. In fact, we see it as a vital source of income for some and an outdoor activity akin to hunting and fishing.The recent court proceedings between Juneau trapper John Forrest and resident Kathleen Turley brought...
Empire Editorial: UA's budget strategy is akin to climate change denial

There are two ways to address an unpleasant truth: You can confront it, or you can deny it. The University of Alaska has chosen the latter course.
In testimony, Alaskans plead for legal cannabis clubs

...components of marijuana are condensed in a chemical process. Regulation 306.545 caps concentrate potency at 76 percent THC, akin to the state's limits on the proof of alcohol. Pure or near-pure alcohol like Everclear is prohibited in Alaska. Only liquor...
Refereeing is not easy

...Police Department and the New York City Fire Department."The final score was, like, 52-48," Sims said.The games were akin to the Olympics. The officials were put in formation with the teams and marched out into the Calgary Saddle Dome, where the...
Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

...Wales Island where I lived my formative teenage years. The tragi-comic death of Joe Ben, pinned by a log in the river, was akin to so many of my friends and acquaintances who drowned or were killed falling trees in the woods or died in small plane crashes...
Colorado pot holiday saves growers big bucks public, making it impossible to know if Wednesday set a single-day sales record. Several retailers said the day was akin to a busy holiday weekend.Still, shoppers and marijuana industry workers lauded the tax holiday as a needed break.In a statewide...
Nation and World
Clinton breaks Keystone silence, says she opposes pipeline polls, used the moment to criticize the Democratic front-runner, saying her late-breaking opposition to Keystone is akin to how she arrived at her positions on gay marriage, offering driver's licenses for people not living in the country legally...
Nation and World
Writers' Weir: A poem by Amy Pinney

...lightStirred by prop and oarAnon the impassable darkness ignitesFrom veiled planktonic bloomsProviding unworldly incandescent sightI am akin to bioluminescenceThe wizardry of abysmal midnight.? Amy Pinney has been a Juneau resident for 32 years and is passionate...
Off the Beaten Path: The good, bad and funny when it comes to black bears

...romanticism of polar bears. It may be treated like the ugly, quirky stepdaughter of the ursine world. It may be considered akin to an overgrown and clownish dog, most famous for being a kleptomaniac connoisseur of garbage cans. However, the black bear...
Sleuths trace fate of 1st black male slave freed by Lincoln

...Illinois Supreme Court case freeing Costley's mother from indentured servitude - a status that historians say would have been akin to enslavement for the black woman and child at that time. That was 22 years before Lincoln, as president, issued the Emancipation...
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