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44th in the 49th

...the White House released details of that "walk."Today in Seward, the President will announce plans to accelerate the construction of a new Coast Guard heavy icebreaker and set the groundwork for an unstated number of additional heavy icebreakers.The...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-01/44th-49th-james-brooks-juneau-empire
Local
Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

...has two working icebreakers, compared to Russia's 40. The White House said Tuesday it would ask Congress to speed up construction of new icebreakers, although it offered few details about the timeline or costs.Although the trip hasn't entailed new...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-heading-melting-glacier-dramatic-
State
Juneau road construction roundup

...hiking trails than miles of paved road and a seven-month construction season, drivers are bound to run into street construction at some point during the summer. But the construction season is on its way out, which means the various road projects...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/juneau-road-construction-roundup
Local
Thanks to Brotherhood Bridge builders

As construction on Brotherhood Bridge nears completion, I want the thank the employees of Orion Marine, subcontractors and the Alaska Department...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-30/thanks-brotherhood-bridge-builders
Neighbors
Photos: Roller coaster bike ride

Ron Flint takes a ride on the completed lower section of a new mountain bike trail currently under construction at the Eaglecrest Ski Area on Tuesday. Volunteers with the Juneau Freewheelers Cycle Club and Eaglecrest staff have been working...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-28/photos-roller-coaster-bike-ride
Outdoors
CBJ Finance gives Housing First another advance

...Borough of Juneau in order to stay on track for a spring 2016 construction start date. The members of the CBJ Assembly Finance Committee...due to exposure, which is why she doesn't want to delay construction any further, she said.The vote to provide the advance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-27/cbj-finance-gives-housing-first-another
Local
New, larger clinics planned for 2 villages

...Norton Sound Health Corp. is funding construction of the clinics at Savoonga and Gambell...1.4 million of the $10 million construction cost in hand. The nonprofit tribal...Yup'ik Eskimo communities, with construction slated to begin next summer.Gambell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/new-larger-clinics-planned-2-villages
State
Amid heavy rainfall, Sitka officials suspend search for body

...muck earlier this week. They were painting a new house at a construction site when the landslides struck.Searchers were still looking...elevation of 1,400 feet and slammed into the new house under construction about 1,000 feet lower.Workers have been able to improve...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-23/amid-heavy-rainfall-sitka-officials-sus
State | Local
New Valley library takes shape

...Barr's direction, however, it wouldn't be hard to imagine how the library will look when it opens in early October. As construction nears completion, the library is taking form.Barr said it should open to the public Oct. 5, with an official ribbon-cutting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-23/new-valley-library-takes-shape
Local
Police & Fire for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

...calls, a fire alarm on Teal Street that was sounded due to cooking food, a fire alarm on Egan Drive that was sounded due to construction dust and a transport call to take a patient and flight crew from the airport to the hospital.Panhandling? At 11:54...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-26/police-fire-wednesday-aug-26-2015
Local

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