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Fewer kids, less funding

...approximately 83 students, compared to last year's 4,813 students reported by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development.The report also shows the school district missed the mark by more than two dozen students for their projected enrollment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/less-kids-less-funding
Local
After Bennett visit, groups are cautiously optimistic of progress

...Columbia delegation led by provincial Mines and Energy Minister Bill Bennett.Bennett, in Juneau this week to discuss mining development along Alaska's border with BC, is scheduled to leave Juneau today for Ketchikan before returning to Canada."I was encouraged...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/after-bennett-visit-groups-are-cautious
State | Local
My Turn: Rural energy solutions an opportunity for US Arctic leadership

...base founded on environmentally prudent development, providing high quality jobs not just...been a major factor hampering economic development in the state. Electricity is only one...quietly become a global leader in the development and operation of self-sufficient microgrids...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-rural-energy-solutions-opport
Opinion
My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic

...public lands, halt responsible resource development and production on land and offshore...the future of Arctic offshore energy development and recent regulatory decisions by the...Administration that would significantly harm development in the region.As the only member of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-obamas-visit-arctic
Opinion
My Turn: Murkowski: President's Alaska goal should be partnership

...our responsible approach to resource development and our vibrant Arctic future.If the...diesel generators on micro-grids to the development of high-efficiency, sustainable housing...proud of our long history of responsible development in often challenging environments...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-murkowski-presidents-alaska-g
Opinion
CBJ Finance gives Housing First another advance

...but worries that if the city spends more money on it in the development stage, it may be lost if it is unable to secure the remaining...could be realized since the additional funding will go toward development and design.If the Housing First team isn't able to secure...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-27/cbj-finance-gives-housing-first-another
Local
My Turn: Sullivan: President must experience 'real' Alaska through its people

...The soul of our state is in rural Alaska, where some villages lack basic amenities like water and sewer. Infrastructure development is not only crucial in rural Alaska, it's the key to unlocking our full economic potential. The highway bill that just...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-sullivan-president-must-exper
Opinion
Letter: The Southeast way of life must be protected

...collective concern of threats from British Columbian mine developments to our resources and economies. It is clear that although...pressing issues of climate change and transboundary mine developments facing the people of Alaska, and that they take whatever...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-26/letter-southeast-way-life-must-be-pro
Letters
Resource development expected topic during Obama trip

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday said he plans to stress the importance of the state being able to develop its resources during President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/resource-development-expected-topic-dur
State
To fight housing costs, city looks at tax breaks for subdivision and renovation

...exemptions to encourage the subdivision and development of property. Fighting blightCities...benefits of a tax break.Community Development Director Hal Hart spoke in support of...getting the message to fix." Spurring development through subdivisionState law now permits...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/fight-housing-costs-city-looks-tax-brea
Local

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