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Eileen Mae Jones

...her life, Stanley L. Jones. Eileen and Stan were married in 1986 and lived in Mobile, Alabama where Stan was stationed at Base Mobile. They transferred to Juneau in 1989, where she continued her education.Eileen worked for the City and Borough of Juneau...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173949777
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...SB21.If we had not been successful, Alaska's current deficit could be substantially worse. Here's why: SB21 raised the base tax rate but eliminated progressivity so taxes are lower under high oil prices but the state collects more revenue when prices...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Shorting schools now will require catchup later

...little wiggle room to figure things out.State formula funding for schools is distributed to school districts according to the base student allocation, the state's per-pupil funding mechanism. The Legislature decided last session after much debate to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/shorting-schools-now-will-require-catch
State | AK legislature
In search of snow, ski team flies south

...gates and have fun in the snow, now at 65 inches at the Alta base."We will free ski and train on three times the vertical of...kids."Juneau's Eaglecrest Ski Area has little snow at the base, receiving trace amounts in the last 24 hours, and remains...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-27/search-snow-ski-team-flies-south
Sports
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...deeper than they appear.After clashing on the issue throughout session, the Legislature decided last year to increase the base student allocation - a per-pupil funding mechanism - by $250 over the next three years. Walker's proposed budget reduces...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

...consequences to the borough."If the LNG facility is built to its magnitude, it would more than quadruple the existing tax base for the Kenai Peninsula. The revenues are significant," Navarre said. "It's an investment in our future. We would be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/kenai-assembly-approves-oil-and-gas-spe
State | AK legislature
On the Trails: Findings on the North Douglas rainforest trail

...of interest.The hemlocks in that area commonly have "fluted" trunks, with pronounced, rounded ridges running up from the base. This ropy-looking growth feature (no relation to the musical instrument!) is common in Southeast Alaska but less common...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/trails-findings-north-douglas-rainfo
Outdoors
Drenched by pouring rain, Eaglecrest postpones all programs

...3 p.m. Thursday through Monday, but with no ski lifts running and less than an inch of snow reported at the mountain's base, business is expected to be as common as the snowflakes.The upcoming weekend was scheduled to be Eaglecrest's Learn to Ski...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-20/drenched-pouring-rain-eaglecrest-postpo
Local
My Turn: A 'Housing First' step

...access to services that help them, and they often become reacquainted with their families, further broadening their support base. If put in place in Juneau, this model will relieve the financial and emotional burden they place on the police department...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-housing-first-step
Opinion
My Turn: Timber harvesting in the Tongass

...your customers' needs and concerns. Better still, attend the Tuesday, meeting in Juneau and ask that the TAC broaden its base of representation to ensure that one industry doesn't dominate Tongass management policy at everyone else's expense. This...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-19/my-turn-timber-harvesting-tongass
Opinion

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