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Juneau Assembly will take second look at pool closure

...included about 19 full-time job cuts.Included in the assembly-approved cuts was a $200,000 reduction in...all other Parks and Recreation cuts.A full list of reductions can...come up with some other areas to cut to maintain $250,000 for pool...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-17/juneau-assembly-will-take-second-look-p
Local
My Turn: Big city budget problems require big solutions

...shortfall Juneau will face in the next few years. In looking at what is planned to be closed and areas where hours are going to be cut, I think we as a city have a golden opportunity to take a hard look at our programs and facilities and make some drastic changes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-17/my-turn-big-city-budget-problems-requ
Opinion
No Parnell-Mallott debates scheduled for Juneau

...presumed election opponents stump for votes.For the capital city, Parnell's schedule has a catch - Juneau didn't make the cut.There are three Anchorage debates, two in Fairbanks and one each in Soldotna, Kodiak and Ketchikan. Two additional debates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/no-parnell-mallott-debates-scheduled-ju
State | AK legislature
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...opinionated than most people we read today, but he knew more about his place on a practical level than most people we read today so cut him some slack. The book begins in the Sand Counties of Wisconsin but spans the continent from Manitoba to the Gulf of Mexico...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...average of $2,000 per year.? Cuts the Head Start program by $19...portion of the money into a tax cut for the very wealthiest Americans...seniors, lays off 60 teachers and cuts Pell Grants for 850 Alaskan...Particularly harsh are the cuts to veterans health care...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/my-turn-ryan-budget-means-harsh-cuts-
Opinion
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...elections and other items on the ballot, including a question that asks voters whether they want to repeal significant oil tax cuts passed last year.Beltrami said having the issue on the primary ballot will likely benefit candidates the union supports, but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
Letter: Education needs to be bipartisan effort

...from a fourth year of teacher and staff cuts, we should applaud them. Gov. Sean Parnell...Monday unfortunately leads to classroom cuts for three more years. Alaskans who speak...in voting to reverse years of classroom cuts. Public education should be bipartisan...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-13/letter-education-needs-be-bipartisan-
Letters
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...from minority- and women-owned businesses.But the percentage of African-American players in the major leagues has been cut in half since peaking at about 18 percent at times from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s.Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
Sports
Kensington topples Island Pub in JAHA championships

...seconds left on the clock.Dupont held a 3-1 lead on goals by Jay Lloyd, Jason Kolhase and Chris Mertel. Arnold Liebelt cut Dupont's lead by one with just under five minutes to play. The A-Bomb were not even expected to make the championship games...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/kensington-topples-island-pub-jaha-cha
Sports
Red carpet romp: The GLAAD Awards from an Alaskan perspective

...projected images. The nominees would be listed, then it would cut to the winner. I saw the list of Outstanding Newspaper Article...Express-News and, of course, the Juneau Empire. When it cut to the winner, there was my name, my newspaper, and a photo...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2014-04-15/red-carpet-romp-g

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