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Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

...take the place of the former aquatics manager Kathrin Millhorn and aquatics recreational superintendent Myiia Wahto, in one consolidated position.Duncan would act as director of Parks and Rec and aquatics manager. In the initial planning for an empowered...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-17/empowered-pool-board-may-answer-parks-a
Local
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...parts of the Tongass Land Management Plan that guide the Forest Service's old-growth sale planning.Those lawsuits were consolidated by the court this month, according to the USFS, and Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline ruled in his 25-page...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...feeling our way through a field of crevasses near the pass between the Hubbard and Vaughn Lewis glaciers. The wet snow consolidated into hard pack, making travel fast and almost effortless. A mountain that didn't appear on our map rose out of the West...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-03/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...Ketchikan would be eliminated, but lower-level positions would remain.State Division of Forestry area offices would be consolidated through the budget reduction and their staffs would be thinned. In Southeast Alaska, the Ketchikan and Haines offices will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-12/fairbanks-would-control-state-forestry
State
China's biggest public political event - but is it relevant?

...leadership's priorities.That top-down nature has only expanded under party leader and President Xi Jinping, who has consolidated his powers at the expense of other institutions, including the NPC, said Ming Xia, a political scientist at City University...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/chinas-biggest-public-political-event
Not For Web
Daylight saving elimination passes Senate

...propose to pit" one region against another and recognized that Southeast gave up an hour when Alaska's time zones were consolidated in the 1980s. She mentioned the bill amendment that would open the door to add Southeast back to its former Pacific time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/daylight-saving-elimination-passes-sena
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The land of the 9 O'clock sun

...m. By the end of August, our sun sets at 8 p.m. and our sunrise is at 5:55 a.m.When time zones in Alaska were consolidated, Southeast Alaska lost an hour of daylight in the evenings and gained an hour in the mornings. Before that, Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/my-turn-land-9-oclock-sun
Opinion
First National Bank Alaska opens new branch

...Fanning said in a prepared statement.The operations of the existing branches at 840 W. 10th St. and 238 Front St. will be consolidated in the new 10th Street building. The current 10th Street building will be torn down to make room for the new building's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-12/first-national-bank-alaska-opens-new-br
Local
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...for higher education in Alaska, and all previous recommendations for 1 million acres or more to go to the UA were simply consolidated into the overall land conveyance by the federal government to the new state, Alaska. As a result, all future university...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-its-time-alaska-higher-educat
Opinion
Admitted pedophile tries to withdraw guilty plea

...admitting having sexual contact with two girls between December 2010 and September 2011. In exchange for his guilty plea on that consolidated count, the six remaining felony counts he was indicted on would be dismissed. He accepted the deal and pleaded guilty in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-12/admitted-pedophile-tries-withdraw-guilt
Local

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