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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

ANCHORAGE - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said."The single most important step...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Pot sales may spark fire code updates

...code for these businesses," Jager said after the meeting. "We just want to make sure everything is being done safely. If we don't, that's when people get creative with the process, and that's when things get dangerous."And things have gotten...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-03/pot-sales-may-spark-fire-code-updates
Local
Alaska is beating drunk driving

...Lt. David Campbell."If somebody drives home drunk and they don't get caught, did a crime occur? Yes. Did someone report...development, particularly in Alaska. This is something that I don't know Alaskans should celebrate, but they should know it's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/alaska-beating-drunk-driving
State
Pure Sole: Run your mountain Juneau

...It is not a race for those who lack a sense of humor, kindness, honesty, patriotism or general good nature.Nope, if you don't have any of those Glenn Frick qualities, better just grab a plane to Anchorage, a rental car for the Turnagain arm drive...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-03/run-your-mountain-juneau
Sports
On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

...neck rings seldom visible) have been seen and may nest here, so we might yet see a brood or two of ducklings. The little ones don't learn to dive well until they are about a week old, but eventually get most of their food by diving. I have reports of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/trails-out-and-about-mid-june
Outdoors
My Turn: The liberal contribution to freedom, justice for all

...Liberals, on the other hand, hate America, according to Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter. I know most intelligent people don't buy into that kind of nonsense. It's definitely true that there are more conservative values on display at Fourth of July...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-03/my-turn-liberal-contribution-freedom-
Opinion
This year's pallet bonfire still anyone's guess

...something that's not iconic," he said."If you want to know what it is," he added, "stay tuned because I honestly don't know myself."Half the battle of keeping with the tradition is finding the pallets to work with, Voelckers said. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-03/years-pallet-bonfire-still-anyones-gues
Local
Swimming to altitude

...as it might sound, you might even come to find that you like the bushwhacking itself. You'll know you are there when you don't even bother to pull the Devil's Club thorns out of your legs, but instead leave them in for several days as a reminder...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-03/swimming-altitude
Sports
Alaska Editorial: Relocating bears doesn't change people's behavior

...to encourage residents to minimize attractants have been steady. But we should all learn something from the Government Hill bears: efforts to relocate wildlife don't do a whole lot of good when it's people who need to clean up their act.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-03/alaska-editorial-relocating-bears-doesn
Local | Opinion
Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...passed away.His father's work on the Seward statue was "indicative of what he was trying to get going," William said. "I don't think he expected that the historical stuff would get out to as many people here" as it did."There's a spark in certain...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-02/beloved-historical-re-enactor-john-vena
Local

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