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Empire Editorial: Sealaska land deal should move forward

...groups and several small Southeast communities are against the Sealaska land deal because the corporation plans to log and mine its new acquisition.We are sympathetic to that argument: We would prefer Sealaska leave old-growth forest standing...
My Turn: B.C. mining minister gives false assurances

British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett thinks Alaskans do not understand B.C.'s mine permitting process. Bennett's theory is if he could only explain...
Alaska, B.C. say they cooperate quietly on transboundary mine issues

...British Columbia) mining projects and that's on us. We need to do a better job," British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett said.Specifically to the proposed Kerr Sulphurets Mitchell, or KSM, porphyry copper-gold mine near...
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Empire Editorial: Keep pressure on transboundary mines

Bill Bennett, British Columbia's minister of energy and mines, traveled to Anchorage last week to tell Alaskans what they already know: Fish are important.Bennett spoke at the Alaska Miners...
Spiritual but not religious

...And because I believe that to be true, your humanity is as important to me as my humanity. With Ubuntu, "yours" and "mine" become "ours." I am spiritual, and always have been, because I have an innate hunger for a oneness with you and...
Floyd Dryden students weigh in on elections

...measure 2 is passed then kids would think the marijuana is less dangerous when it is legal. So vote for my friends lives and mine too. Vote 'no' on 2.Clayton GilbertRaise the Minimum Wage in AlaskaAh, money. It makes the world go round! If...
Juneau restaurant scene is getting hip

...flour, butter and whatever her little garden grew. Fifty years on, that's been lost. My parent's generation, and mine, traded convenience over heart. Our bellies are full, but not our souls. I can't help but feel the renewed interest...
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...
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...
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...


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