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DOT: Accommodating walk-ons 'unnecessary'

...arisen: What about people who can't or don't drive?Walking on to a ferry, rather...came out in September, ferry users who don't drive have asked the Department of Transportation...at the October hearing. "Many seniors don't drive ... and if you are not a senior...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dot-accommodating-walk-ons-unnecessary
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Authorities investigate suspicious Wharf fires

Police and fire investigators don't want to the see the big, blue Merchants Wharf building turn red...he knows, he said he's sure the fires are not accidental."You don't just have a fire happen in a bathroom, so that in itself is unique...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/authorities-investigate-suspicious-whar
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Gara to file legislation against attack ads

...wanted in its election pamphlet ads."I don't think anyone had ever found the loophole in the law before," he said. "I don't think anybody knew that you were allowed...candidates to have statements, but they don't expect to see attack ads (in the pamphlet...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/gara-file-legislation-against-attack-ad
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Lindh scholarship looking for youth with spirit

...medals."Even more so now," Lindh said. "Mostly because I don't get to do it as much as I would like; other things get in...Saturday morning cartoons because of skiing," Lindh said. "We don't have the exact same issue as that, but I think sometimes...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-25/lindh-scholarship-looking-youth-spirit
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Book Club Challenge

...at the library. We challenge all the book clubs in Juneau to join in this opportunity to promote literacy in our community. Don't wait, bricks are only available until Dec. 31. For more information contact: www.friendsjpl.org or the library and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/book-club-challenge
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Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...prime feeding grounds," the SEIS states as evidence that roads don't necessarily equal relocation.Building the road near eagle...sufficient to reduce harm," he said. State engineers also don't expect increased ferry traffic from the Katzehin Ferry Terminal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
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'Dreams' and 'cabin fever'

...why we cant have some kind of surface access to the capital. I don't care if takes a very short ferry connection, at least we...to drive down that coastline.""One of the reasons people don't want roads is because they know communities are going to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dreams-and-cabin-fever
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Traffic forecasts drive Road debate

...state's estimate is that it's based upon wrong assumptions. "I don't think they have a good foundation for their approach...an accurate response surveying Juneau drivers, because they don't have a roadway out of town. If a road out of town is built...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/traffic-forecasts-drive-road-debate
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My Turn: Road economics make sense

...purposes. How many times must it be said: Building roads does not steal money from social services or teacher salaries. If we don't use these funds, they will revert to the federal government for use by other states. Since we haven't built a major highway...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/my-turn-road-economics-make-sense
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Shelf life for access road

...considering the economic environment of Alaska, this road is the most fiscally responsible solution to improved Juneau access. If we don't approve the road now, those funds may never be available again. It is time for us to embrace building the road once and...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-25/shelf-life-access-road
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