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Group seeks to restore crippled creek

FAIRBANKS - Cripple Creek used to wind and snake its way down Chena Ridge near Fairbanks, until a mining company cut a ditch in the 1930s to create a straighter channel it needed to support its operations.Now a conservation group is seeking to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/group-seeks-restore-crippled-creek
State
BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

...including adding two drilling rigs, one next year and one in 2016.BP, Exxon and ConocoPhillips all advocated the oil-tax cuts approved by state lawmakers in 2013 as a way to encourage new investment and additional production. The state relies heavily...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/bp-alaska-plans-layoffs-following-hilco
State
Big Ten is out of College Football Playoff race

...one thing is almost certain: a Big Ten team won't make the cut.Instead, this first playoff could be relying on a heavy dose...discussion should veer to which two SEC teams could make the cut."I think the conversation has shifted to - is one team in...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-16/big-ten-out-college-football-playoff-r
Sports
School year starts with bulging classrooms

...great is if kids came in packets of 22, but they don't."In its budgeting process earlier this year, the JSD school board cut 14 full-time employees, seven of them teachers, because of a budget shortfall. With fewer teachers, the district was predicted...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-15/school-year-starts-bulging-classrooms
Local
Slack Tide: Alaska vs. Lower 48

...a semi-automatic strapped to his leg, go ahead and let him cut the hot case line - you don't need Jo Jo potatoes that badly...that actually taste like something. But the state of Alaska cuts you an annual check just for occupying space, and you know you...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-14/slack-tide-alaska-vs-lower-48
Neighbors
Walker concerned about gas pipeline

...concessions. The companies have said long-term certainty on taxes and royalties will be important.The Legislature approved cuts in oil taxes, championed by Parnell as a way to help boost production, in 2013. Voters affirmed that in August, rejecting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-14/walker-concerned-about-gas-pipeline
State
North Pole ices Crimson Bears

...Isaak, who had a hand in every touchdown for Juneau-Douglas, cut the Patriots' lead to 43-40 with a 1-yard surge with 3...Andrew Rogers on the first down. The senior running back then cut inside before sprinting along the left sidelines, getting away...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-14/north-pole-ices-crimson-bears
Sports
Runners brave new course

...for the longer version and 3.1 for the shorter.The 10K runners started from the brewery, went uphill toward Home Depot and cut into a forest, proceeded down a skinny trail onto the Lemon Creek spur access road, went out Vanderbilt, up Old Glacier Highway...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-14/runners-brave-new-course
Sports
JDHS coach accused of verbal abuse

...for my players to watch? Getting it Monday is too late; I need it right -," Hamrick said loudly in a voicemail before it cut off. The voicemail can be heard here.Because she wasn't there, Tragis said she has no idea who heard Hamrick leaving her...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-14/jdhs-coach-accused-verbal-abuse
Local
Empire Editorial: Mallott, Walker and the sprint to November

...social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights? A key plank of their political platform is reducing spending: How will they cut the state's budget?Perhaps most importantly, we should ask if this unity ticket disenfranchises Democrats who supported...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-14/empire-editorial-mallott-walker-and-s
Opinion

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