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Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...approval.Mayor Merrill Sanford suggested an amendment removing the two-year CPI adjustment suggesting the assembly "do it on its own," but the amendment failed. Sanford provided the no vote, but other assembly members voted in favor of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/assembly-raises-sales-tax-cap-12000
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for April 27, 2015

...asked for it as then-Gov. Sean Parnell was grilled about what he did, what he didn't do, and when he did or didn't do it. We don't know what all is in the emails - it will take time to page through the 4,142-page document the state provided...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-a
Opinion
Jenner: 'I am a woman'

...are all things that are out there in the future for me to explore," he said. "There's no rush for that. And I would do it so quietly that nobody in the world would know."Jenner's four oldest children appeared on the interview special to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-26/jenner-i-am-woman
Not For Web
'Find your gift,' Pillars speaker says in talk of overcoming obstacles

...Crawford asked the audience of students and community members at Centennial Hall. "If you tell yourself you can't do it, you'll find evidence to support your pessimistic view. The better you choose to think, the better result you get...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-23/find-your-gift-pillars-speaker-says-tal
Local
Rie Munoz' Alaska: More true than real

...describes skinning a bear, despite not really knowing how to do it, and fighting clouds of mosquitoes as she went.Several...the floor, whatever the accommodations were, she could do it, and it wasn't a big deal," Judy recalled.In the early...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/rie-munoz-alaska-more-true-real
Art
What's happening this week

...ces/juneau Juneau Garden Club SE Conference, 10 a.m.?5 p.m., Saturday, April 25, Baranof Hotel. Learn do-it-yourself ideas to renovate and add elements of design to your garden with visiting gardener Sue Goetz and local landscape...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/whats-happening-week
Art
Alaska Legislature has multiple paths to resolving fiscal impasse - including a government shutdown

...obligated to pass the operating and capital budgets - but they have until July 1, the start of the new fiscal year, to do it, Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal said."That is essentially the only requirement they have during the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/alaska-legislature-has-multiple-paths-r
State | AK legislature
Today In Sports History for April 19

...Garnett becomes the ninth player in NBA history to average 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a season. The last to do it was Charles Barkley for Phoenix in 1992-93.2009 - Rafael Nadal becomes the first player to win five straight Monte Carlo...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-19/today-sports-history-april-19
Sports
Will high school activities make the grade?

...Stellar High School in Anchorage choosing Dimond as their school of eligibility. The difference though is you would have to do it for all sports. You couldn't co-op just for football but then have separate teams during the basketball season...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-19/will-high-school-activities-make-grade
Sports
After conviction, many cases remain for Aaron Hernandez

...reasons that still remain unclear. Hernandez's lawyer acknowledged his client witnessed the crime but insisted he did not do it.After the verdict, Hernandez was brought to a state prison less than a 4-mile drive from Gillette Stadium, the place...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-16/after-conviction-many-cases-remain-aar
Sports

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