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Federal, state estimates agree: Juneau's population is dropping

...demographers thought the state lost 527 residents.Experts have repeatedly speculated that the collapse of oil prices and resulting job cuts will drive people away from Alaska, but these declines took place before oil prices dropped significantly.Regardless of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-26/federal-state-estimates-agree-juneaus-p
Local
Bears cut McDonald after arrest in California

SAN FRANCISCO - The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/bears-cut-mcdonald-after-arrest-calif
Not For Web
California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

...what's available and how it's being used. Efficiency programs cut their average daily use to 55 gallons, compared with 105 gallons...short, Brown's administration mandated a statewide 25 percent cut in water use by cities and towns, and ordered more farmers to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/california-looks-australia-tips-survi
Not For Web
Couple missing 2 weeks in California drank rain, ate oranges

...conducted by Tuesday could help answer that question, he said.Bedwell told authorities that the couple was trying to take a short cut and got lost in the rugged area, where their 2014 white Hyundai Sonata was obscured by trees and surrounded by brush, making...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/couple-missing-2-weeks-california-dra
Not For Web
The business of beer

...festival-goers to make a brief detour from Haines' bars.For the brewers and alcohol providers, the festival's business edge cuts closer.Stephen and June Gerteisen own Arkose Brewing, a four-year-old operation in Palmer. For them, attending the Haines...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-24/business-beer
Local
My Turn: Government shutdown won't happen

...the next few days may require difficult decisions. So let's cut through the clutter and ask the $8 billion question: Why is...safety, health and welfare, and transportation. Including cuts to the capital budget, the Senate reduced spending by $809...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-24/my-turn-government-shutdown-wont-happ
Opinion
Falcons split with Lady Wolves

...the first three innings and added six more in the bottom of the sixth, keyed by Macie Saceda-Hurt's grand slam.Sitka had cut the lead to 9-8 in the top of the sixth inning. In the bottom half, Makayla Harp led off with a single, freshman Rachel...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-24/falcons-split-lady-wolves
Sports
Slack Tide: Hey, Alaska: Go fund yourself!

...writing this, I've got 87 followers on Twitter. That barely qualifies as a "hamlet." Obviously, we've got our work cut out for us. To crowdfund $3 billion, every single Alaskan would need to give $4,072, and I know a lot of you are saving...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-24/slack-tide-hey-alaska-go-fund-yours
Neighbors
Crimson Bears softball keeps state tourney in sight

...Bicknell then put the yellow ball into the green trees past left field to score two more runs for a 4-0 lead.After Kayhi cut the deficit to 4-3, JDHS put two more runs across in the fourth. Morgan Balovich reached on an error, Johnson walked and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-24/crimson-bears-softball-keeps-state-tou
Sports
Anchorage School District says it won't lay off teachers

...ANCHORAGE - After the Anchorage School Board cut about 60 classroom teacher positions from...School Board passed a budget amendment that cut nearly $15.7 million from the 2015-2016...would have been displaced because of job cuts or changes in student enrollment and reshuffled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/anchorage-school-district-says-it-wont-
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