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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...options in this case, and we are still hopeful that our additional challenge to the Roadless Rule that is now before the D.C. District Court will be successful." Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in his dissenting opinion: "... We are in the home...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
Artist's marine debris headed to US Capitol

...of 10 Alaska artists chosen to provide ornaments for a Chugach National Forest tree that will be featured in Washington, D.C., this winter, KTVA-TV reported.It will be the first time a tree from Alaska has been used as the U.S. Capitol...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/artists-marine-debris-headed-us-capitol
State
Runners find 26-plus miles of fun

...echoed across a wide range of visitors and shoe-worn Juneau runners.Ben and Liz Goldman, both 29 and from Washington D.C., started, ran and crossed the finish line together.They have been married 10 months. Saturday was Ben's first 26-miler...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-26/runners-find-26-plus-miles-fun
Sports
Local veteran dies while disputing VA diagnosis

...continue the case if they sign on as substitutes, a staff member with the Board of Veteran's Appeals in Washington, D.C., said Wednesday.Messerschmidt is one of thousands of veterans who go up against the VA every year on its decisions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-23/local-veteran-dies-while-disputing-va-d
Local
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...social engineering by limiting who campuses can do businesses with," Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen said.In Washington, D.C., meanwhile, election officials approved the language of a proposed ballot measure that would make the nation's capital...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-proposals-gain-gr
Not For Web
Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...favorability at 70 percent this past February and a drop to 64 percent last month.Francis is due to arrive in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22, and will also travel to New York and Philadelphia. One of the most-watched events will be his Sept...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/poll-us-views-francis-dim-plunge-appr
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Walker travels to Pentagon to make case for Alaska troops

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker met Thursday in Washington, D.C., with Pentagon officials to make a case for maintaining current troop levels in the state.Walker stressed Alaska's strategic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-24/walker-travels-pentagon-make-case-alask
State
Juneau Symphony review: Electrifying DC

...toward Washington. When he saw the "D.C." sign, he turned around and returned...inside joke for musicians, to whom "D.C." means "Da Capo," Italian for...from the beginning."Well, our "D.C.," i.e., visiting conductor Dwayne...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/juneau-symphony-review-electrifying-dc
Art
Airliner returns to Los Angeles after lightning strike

...p.m. Saturday and returned within the hour. The flight had been heading to Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C.Egan says passengers on board didn't feel anything when the lightning struck, and that the Boeing 737 is designed to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-19/airliner-returns-los-angeles-after-ligh
State
Engine fire on Delta flight forces emergency landing

...the NTSB would not be investigating.Messages left with the Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle and Washington, D.C., weren't immediately answered.All passengers were rescheduled on flights Thursday morning, Durrant said.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/engine-fire-delta-flight-forces-emerg
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