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Planning commission hears big plans

The future look of Juneau may well be shaped by two plans that were presented to the city Planning Commission on Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-12/planning-commission-hears-big-plans
Local
Keystone off the table, but pipeline fight builds

...development.They also argue they have been mindful of objections as they consider thousands of miles of routes. Along the way they've offered hundreds of adjustments - including burrowing into a Virginia mountain to sidestep the habitat of...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-10/keystone-table-pipeline-figh
Nation and World
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...arriving at their destination. Such a plan would likely spur tourism in smaller communities, where people could stop along the way to eat, shop and rest. Operating ferries during shorter trips was expected to cut down heavily on much of the mandatory...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-18/empire-editorial-new-idea-dot-look-ol
Opinion
'Kidnapped': Juneau couple self-publishes account of their abduction in the Philippines

...good, and the sky was starry. That was kind of a divine provision for us."There were other moments of goodness along the way. Some of the people that cared for them and cooked them food - local people - boiled water from the lake and mixed...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-07/kidnapped-juneau-couple-self-publishes-ac
Art
S. Carolina cleans up, but worries remain

...new evacuations could come as the huge mass of water flows toward the sea, threatening dams and displacing residents along the way.Of particular concern was the Lowcountry, where the Santee, Edisto and other rivers make their way to the sea...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-07/s-carolina-cleans-worries-re
Nation and World
The second strangest story ever told

...see us."You can follow this road a good four or five more miles," he said. "There's some moose hunting camps along the way.""Are you guys barging ore out of here to be processed elsewhere?" I asked."Nah. All the gravel for roads...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-12
Art
Only handful of US-trained Syrians fighting IS

WASHINGTON - No more than five U.S.-trained Syrian rebels are fighting the Islamic State, astoundingly short of the envisioned 5,000, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told angry lawmakers on Wednesday.

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-17/only-handful-us-trained-syri
Nation and World
Syrian refugees' misery fuels desperation to reach Europe

...injuries, she sold her gold jewelry and fled for Jordan, using the money to bribe her way through Syrian checkpoints along the way. In Amman, she could afford to rent a room on a rooftop, as she struggled to find international help to continue...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-14/syrian-refugees-misery-fuels
Nation and World
Co-founder of Alaska extreme ski race dies in ATV accident

...through 2001.The race helped reinvent skiing and brought it back to the weekend warrior-type skiers, Cummings said.Along the way, it helped make the town famous for something other than what was then the world's worst oil spill when the Exxon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-09/co-founder-alaska-extreme-ski-race-dies
State
A brighter future with the arts

Everyone has a story to tell, and sometimes a paintbrush, a pirouette or a grand piano does the job when words fail.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-02/brighter-future-arts
Local

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