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My Turn: The mousetrap

...keep the Medicaid system we have in place, let alone add more people to that system. The state needs to work out the large amount of billing problems it has and implement some cost controls. Be wary, some are proposing reforms that are really just taxes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-04/mousetrap
Opinion
End of winter heralds arrive of mosquitoes

...asked to estimate the weight of all of the mosquitoes in Alaska, and the numbers are surprising. Based on an estimate of the amount of mosquitoes killed by spiders, Sikes said every year Alaska is home to 17 trillion mosquitoes, weighing in at a whopping...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/end-winter-heralds-arrive-mosquitoes
State
PSP sickness prompts health warning for wild clams

...The toxin causes numbness and in extreme cases, difficulty breathing, as the breathing muscles become paralyzed. Death can result in as little as two hours.Testing revealed the clams contained 14 times the allowable amount of PSP toxin.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/psp-sickness-prompts-health-warning-wil
Local
Cruising toward a million visitors

...percent of the general government operating budget revenue," he continued. "Each program currently collects roughly the same amount - $45 million annually."Bartholomew said the city is counting on sales tax revenue increasing this year with a few changes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/cruising-toward-million-visitors
Local
Letter: Thanks, Assembly, for supporting public education

...to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly for budgeting to fund the Juneau School District to the maximum local contribution amount for the FY16 budget. This action is sending a very clear message that supporting public education is a priority of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-30/letter-thanks-assembly-supporting-pub
Letters
Cafe on Hospital Drive robbed Tuesday morning

...demanded money from a 46-year-old female employee, police said in a statement. The robber left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.The Juneau Police Department searched the area but could not locate the suspect. Now, they're encouraging members...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/cafe-hospital-drive-robbed-tuesday-morn
Local
Money the thing as Floyd, Manny fight

...promoter Bob Arum the night of the fight."I don't like to write checks of an amount I don't have in the bank," Arum said. "I can cover 25 so that's the amount he will get fight night."Pacquiao said he couldn't even conceive of the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-30/money-thing-floyd-manny-fight
Sports
Alcohol board takes up first draft of pot rules

...bears - setting them out on a tray and spraying marijuana concentrate on them," Franklin said.Colorado has seen a large amount of such products, whose packaging often resembles its non-marijuana-laced counterpart. That packaging similarity has been...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/alcohol-board-takes-first-draft-pot-rul
State | Local | AK legislature
Winter's trash is spring's problem

...items inside their cars.Dawn Heutte, an accountant with the Forest Service who helped organize the cleanup event, said the amount of trash they saw on the highway is about on par with past years. Heutte has done at least four other litter patrols on the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-01/winters-trash-springs-problem
Local
Honoring Alaska's WWII history

...World War II paraphernalia, said that while Alaska didn't get many resources from the U.S., Japan expended a significant amount of its resources in Alaska, especially the Aleutians."You get older and you realize the cost of freedom," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-29/yakutats-once-and-future-war
Art

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