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My Turn: Treadwell's national sales tax pitch wrong for Alaska

...This tax would have a major impact on Alaska, and I think Treadwell should reconsider his support for it.Washington, D.C. groups have pushed the National Sales Tax for a long time, even trying to label it the "Fair Tax." It's anything but fair...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-29/my-turn-treadwells-national-sales-tax
Opinion
Police & Fire for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

...Lewis was given a $60 fine out of Juneau District Court.? On Sunday, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Juneau post, cited Patrick C. Shanley, 27, of Juneau, for failing to record his personal use taken salmon from the Taku River before leaving the harvest...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-29/police-fire-tuesday-july-29-2014
Local
GCLL Juniors baseball All-Stars are state champs

...their hats imprinted with a Darth Vader black capital letter "J" outlined in blood red.Okay, they did follow Swofford.But, c'mon, the sophomore-to-be for Juneau-Douglas High School has a pretty special arm.One of those arms that raises in the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-28/gcll-juniors-baseball-all-stars-are-st
Sports
Bears

Now Playing Synopsis: Disneynature's Bears takes viewers on an educational and entertaining adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, where the documentary follows a fiercely protective mama bear named Sky and her two young cubs, Amber and Scout, over the course of an entire year. Narrated by John C. Reilly, the film trails this young family as they venture down a mountain in search of sustenance, and encounter a variety of threats, including a pair of imposing male bears named Magnus and Chinook, as well as a crafty -- and very hungry -- wolf named Tikani. As the seasons shift, Sky teaches Amber and Scout the secrets to recognizing danger and foraging for food. Later, as salmon appear in the local waters, Sky attempts to build her fat reserves for the coming winter. But it won't be easy, because challenges await over every summit, and the competition for food can be fierce. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John C. Reilly Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kid Cannabis

Now Playing Synopsis: A high-school dropout from Idaho starts trafficking pot across the Canadian border with his friend, and becomes an international kingpin while contending with ruthless, rival drug lords. Ron Perlman and John C. McGinley co-star. Inspired by actual events. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kenny Wormald, Aaron Yoo, Ron Perlman, John C. McGinley Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Opens Friday, Aug 8, 2014 Synopsis: An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Lasse Hallstrom directs a film produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Maze Runner

Opens Friday, Sep 19, 2014 Synopsis: Based on the bestselling novel by James Dashner, this adventure thriller for young adults follows a young boy named Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) who finds himself trapped within a giant, deadly maze with a group of other kids. While he has no memories of his life prior to being in the maze, he is plagued by nightmares about a shadowy organization known only as W.C.K.D., and hopes that these fragments of memories will help him discover the secrets of his past and a way to escape. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Sangster, Aml Ameen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Rio 2

Now Playing Synopsis: Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) and his family take flight for the Amazon after Jewel (voice of Anne Hathaway) decides their children should explore the world. Meanwhile, the overprotective father grows concerned that his family will leave him once they've experienced life in the wild. Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, George Lopez, and Leslie Mann reprise their roles in this sequel from director Carlos Saldanha and producers John C. Donkin and Bruce Anderson -- the creative trio behind the original 2011 hit. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

What's in Bloom: Bighead Knapweed

...asked-about plants at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum when it's in bloom. While many knapweeds are listed as highly invasive, C. macrocephala is well-mannered in gardens here in Southeast Alaska. However, in Washington and Alberta, Canada, it is listed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-25/whats-bloom-bighead-knapweed
Outdoors

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