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LA mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

...formed part of the new "invitation phase" that allows candidate cities and prospective contenders to discuss their plans with the IOC...forward to being part of an amazing competition with truly global cities," Garcetti said. "We think this is an exciting process...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-09-04/la-mayor-pitches-2024-olympic-bid-ioc
Not For Web
Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

...painting a doomsday scenario for the world if steps aren't taken to cut emissions: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe."We will condemn our children to a planet...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-heading-melting-glacier-dramatic-
State
In climate bid, Obama stares down Exit Glacier

...speech painting a doomsday scenario for the world barring urgent steps to cut emissions: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe.Exit Glacier has been receding for decades...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/climate-bid-obama-stares-down-exit-glac
State
My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...the Methodist hospital there to reinvent itself. Finally, Alaska should aggressively pursue federal funds via the "Strong Cities, Strong Communities" initiative for Fairbanks and other towns, and also aggressively seek grants to encourage investment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-model-alaskas-road-economic-g
Opinion
Scientists, tribe study shrinking glacier

...glaciers on Mount Baker, a volcanic peak about 125 miles northeast of Seattle, provide a critical water source for agriculture, cities and tribes during the late summer. The icy glacial melt keeps streams cool for fish and replenishes rivers during a time of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/scientists-tribe-study-shrinking-glacie
State
Marijuana Committee seeks more municipal control, again

...Marijuana Control Board, this set will try to secure more power for cities to regulate the marijuana businesses within them. "This is...consumption of marijuana products on licensed premises. This means cities, rather than the state, would be able to decide whether people...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/marijuana-committee-seeks-more-municipa
Local
To fight housing costs, city looks at tax breaks for subdivision and renovation

...renovate, demolish, remove or replace any blighted structures.Cities may also allow the owners of deteriorating property to defer...valued at $80,000 after subdivision, a $30,000 increase.Cities are now able to exempt property owners from paying property...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/fight-housing-costs-city-looks-tax-brea
Local
My Turn: Sullivan: President must experience 'real' Alaska through its people

...not as symbols or abstractions, but as individuals. With real problems, real needs, real hopes and wishes, living in real cities and towns and rural communities - real people living in a real state.For too long and by too many Outside, Alaska hasn't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-sullivan-president-must-exper
Opinion
Art History: Sybil Davis and Ken DeRoux

...enthusiasm of the '60s became more directed in the '70s, and a lot of young people were moving to Alaska, to get away from cities, raise families, start businesses, and so forth. The money that flooded in with the pipeline construction also contributed...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/art-history-sybil-davis-and-ken-deroux
Art
Cultural tourism comes with unique challenges

...that attract greater numbers of travelers because of easy access to the road system, major air links and the state's largest cities.But large swaths of rural Alaska receive few tourists. In those remote areas, communities and companies have fewer opportunities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/cultural-tourism-comes-unique-challenge
State

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