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Officials: don't touch 'orphaned' wildlife

Alaskans are reminded that May and June mark the season of wildlife giving birth. Newborn moose calves, bear cubs and other wildlife young...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/officials-dont-touch-orphaned-wildli
Outdoors
Officials: Be fire safe this Memorial Day weekend

...and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska via a press release have urged Alaskans to use extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/officials-be-fire-safe-memorial-day-
Outdoors
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...clearly or vaguely aware of the Arctic Council's existence. Alaskans, who have a natural affinity for the Arctic, didn't fare...driver's seat for the next two years. It's time we as Alaskans and Americans identify this opportunity, come together and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-murkowski-arctic-ignorance-le
Opinion
DOR: Perm Fund draw wouldn't impact 2015 PFD checks

...from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve - one of the options available to the majority to circumvent a CBR vote - could hurt Alaskans' Permanent Fund Dividend checks."(Dabbling in the Permanent Fund) does come up as a final conclusion based on how they've...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-21/dor-perm-fund-draw-wouldnt-impact-2015-
Local
Getting (more) outdoorsy

...starting to expand past the summer's weekend workshops with classes like "Beyond BOW" and, for both men and women, "Alaskans Afield." After last weekend, there are more than 100 Alaskan women who are more comfortable field dressing a deer, fly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/getting-more-outdoorsy
Outdoors
My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...per barrel. Former Gov. Sarah Palin proposed the rebate to help residents cope with those skyrocketing energy costs.As Alaskans were struggling with unexpectedly high energy bills, high oil prices combined with the ACES oil production tax generated record...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-smaller-pfd-check-nudge-right
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers must use the Permanent Fund earnings reserve to solve budget impasse

...are not necessary to protect the life, health and safety of Alaskans. However, we have contractual and moral obligations to let...the autumn dividend checks given to every Alaskan.For many Alaskans, the impact of the year-old fall in oil prices has not yet...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-19/empire-editorial-lawmakers-must-use-p
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Unacceptable.

...not enough office space for lawmakers and staff.Meanwhile, Alaskans' livelihoods are at stake.While lawmakers waste words on...Legislature is playing chicken with a train, and it has handcuffed Alaskans to the passenger seat.We need compromise. We need a resolution...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/empire-editorial-unacceptable
Opinion
Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...before we need to start shutting down any state functions that are not necessary to protect the life, health and safety of Alaskans. However, we have contractual and moral obligations to let our employees know they may be temporarily laid off July 1 if...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-18/gov-threatens-layoffs-without-budget-de
Local
More than a building

...known as "the father of Alaska Native land claims," and the struggle to get the federal government to recognize Native Alaskans' land rights. His grandson, Ben Paul, was also present.Towards the end of the day, during the ceremonial transfer of...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/more-building
Art

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