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My Turn: Your vote is free speech- think before you cast

...Constitution really does give all of us freedom of speech, which guides our civil behavior and voting processes. Your vote, and mine, speak for us. Each of our votes counts.The second theme is a bit more complex. Every election and every ballot measure...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/my-turn-your-vote-free-speech-think-y
Opinion
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

...toxic tailings into lakes and rivers in the Fraser River Watershed, according to figures from BC's Ministry of Energy and Mines.The Fraser River, which as of Thursday was not affected by water quality warnings, is expecting a run of up to 3 million...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/advocates-tailings-dam-breach-warning-a
Local
Flooded construction site a reminder of Juneau's mining history

...chased us out of the hole a few times."Downtown Juneau sits at sea level and much of the area is built on wooden pilings and mine tailings. The waterfront was actually at Front Street before the AJ Mine was operating at full capacity. Andrews said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-22/flooded-construction-site-reminder-june
Local
Sinkholes create $1 million headache for CCFR

...original shoreline) is built on fill. Much of downtown Juneau, which sits at sea level, is built on wooden pilings and mine tailings from the AJ Mine.Water still flows under the station, and the supporting soil beneath the rear parking lot...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-14/sinkholes-create-1-million-headache-ccf
Local
A Trip South: The highest hole in Peru

...a maze of broken, bumpy roads, the receding glaciers of the distant mountains disappeared behind abandoned buildings and mine tailing moraines as we descended into the pit. Empty turned over lots, neighborhood trash dumps, and a radioactive-looking...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-01/trip-south-highest-hole-peru
Outdoors
William G Ruddy

...and launched three days before Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy seized the vessel for wartime service in troop transport and mine sweeping; after the war the Presbyterian Church used the boat to link with people in the local island villages. After...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000168215140
UAS miner training program prompted by industry demand

...across Southeast Alaska, for training Alaskans to take these jobs," Caulfield said.Bell has worked with students and mine officials to help get internships and jobs for young adults who have completed the course and are continuing on with mining...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-19/uas-miner-training-program-prompted-ind
State | Local
Slack tide: Ode to a Dead Salmon

...turns out I didn't even enter it-all the submissions are posted at http://odetoadeadsalmon.blogspot.com/ and mine's not there. So I don't feel like I totally wasted a whole night desecrating a masterpiece of American arts and letters...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-08-26/slack-tide-ode-dead-salmon
Neighbors
Propping up the Peterson Lake Trail

...a historic tramway, which was used to carry supplies to and from the Peterson mining claim. The trail, lake, cabin and mine are named for John Peterson, who homesteaded the property across the highway at Pearl Harbor, now run as the Jensen-Olson...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-10-12/propping-peterson-lake-trail
Outdoors
Arctic shipping is a disaster waiting to happen

...annually by 2020. There is also increasing traffic in cruise ships and ships servicing arctic oil and gas facilities and mines. This is risky business. These are large vessels, carrying hazardous fuel and cargo, sailing treacherous seas along...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-12-05/arctic-shipping-disaster-waiting-happen
Opinion

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