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Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

...road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...construction in roadless, undeveloped areas of the national forest, Waldo said. It...offered Tongass timber for sale in roadless areas for about five years, Waldo said, and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/court-agrees-review-roadless-rule
State
JPD warns residents of attempted phone scams

The Juneau Police Department has received two reports of attempted telephone scams in the Juneau area, JPD reported Friday. According to reports made to the City and Borough of Juneau Finance Department, a caller claiming to be...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-01/jpd-warns-residents-attempted-phone-sca
Local
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...too enthusiastic about being left behind in enemy-occupied areas for an indefinite period of time," one planning document noted...River on the Seward Peninsula, one of the higher-priority areas for placing "Washtub" stay-behind agents.The peninsula...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-stay-behind-agents
State
Wettest summer on record in Fairbanks

...been kept since 1906.Precipitation totals are taken at Fairbanks International Airport, one of the driest locations in the area. Spots like Chatanika and Eielson can get considerably more rain."Since (the airport) got a lot, the other places probably...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/wettest-summer-record-fairbanks
State
Vessel name honors Wash. mudslide victims, rescuers

...survived the mudslide.Crews on scene wouldn't let people in the area, she said, because they were afraid of the hill sliding again...afternoon on March 23, Huestis and a friend sneaked into the area."It had just been 24 hours," she said. "It was really...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/vessel-name-honors-wash-mudslide-victim
State
What's going on at Centennial Hall?

...An additional meeting room is also being constructed in the space.A family bathroom will be built in the existing ticketing area, which Pfister said is rarely used anymore because of the popularity of online ticketing.During big events at the hall, such...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-31/whats-going-centennial-hall
Local
Secret garden

...addition and still under the contractor's care."We (CBJ) didn't have any weeding - pardon the pun - going on in that area, at least not yet," he said.The city weeds the green spaces in its care three times per year, Fischer said, but if a city...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-31/secret-garden
Local
Police & Fire for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

...North Douglas Highway. Officers contacted a group of about eight people who had been shooting off large fireworks in the quarry area off lower Fish Creek Road. No citations were issued due to pending calls.Theft? At 12:10 p.m. Saturday, a 50-year-old...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-01/police-fire-sunday-aug-31-2014
Local
Temporary brown-bear hunting closure opposed

...opportunities to connect female hunters and her family with the outdoors. She said she questioned refuge biologists changing the study area to determine the brown bear population."This is equivalent to counting bees in a beehive on a sunny day when they are out...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/temporary-brown-bear-hunting-closure-op
State
We must fix the criminal justice system

...the same types of dynamics that exist within a law enforcement agency exist between law enforcement agencies."In the Detroit area, officer-involved shootings are investigated by local departments. In some circumstances, they are handled by the Michigan...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-01/we-must-fix-criminal-justice-system
Opinion

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