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My Turn: Leave the senior sales tax exemption alone

...can't appreciate that you get it just because you reached a milestone in your life." Children start school at 5; teens get a driver's license at 16 (unless you're a Michigan "Yooper" and then you usually start school and driving about the same time...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/leave-senior-sales-tax-exemption-alon
Opinion
Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...law does not force employers to increase driver pay midway through a contract.Alaska...hour since 2009. That meant minimum bus driver wage was $15.50 for the past five years...hour in 2016.The statute requiring bus driver wages at double the minimum wage was part...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/minimum-wage-measure-could-boost-bus-dr
State
Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...publication of "The Arts Economy of Southeast Alaska": A unique publication that looks at the arts in terms of a strong economic driver in Southeast.? Buddy Wakefield: A fantastic and inspiring show.? Local Music scene: Sammy Burrous' Tom Waits tribute...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-25/bright-moments-arts-2014
Art
Police blotter for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

...permission to be in the home and left in a white Winnebago motor home.Vehicle in ditch? At 1:04 a.m. Sunday, the unknown driver of a white 1996 Chevy Suburban left the scene after the vehicle left Riverside Drive near Glacier Highway, knocked over a light...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/police-blotter-tuesday-dec-23-2014
Local
Police & Fire for Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

...and released for driving without a valid driver's license in the 2400 block of Channel...and released for driving without a valid driver's licence and proof of insurance in the...and released for driving without a valid driver's license in the 5700 block of Glacier...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-21
Local
Two vehicles sink on ice stretch used as a shortcut in Fairbanks

...crew, but Weaver told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner the incident was not staged.Alaska State Troopers helped rescue the driver of another vehicle on Tuesday. Sgt. Brian Wassmann said two troopers found a 20-year-old woman standing on the roof of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/two-vehicles-sink-ice-stretch-used-shor
State
Letter: Capital Transit doesn't count seconds

I have been a bus driver for over 10 years. Since day one, it has been obvious that timing...ACS exclusively, which over the years has created some confusion. A driver will radio to base for a time check, and given to the nearest minute...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-12-09/letter-capital-transit-doesnt-count-s
Letters
Police & Fire for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

...Drive near Twin Lakes for a moving violation. Investigation revealed that the driver, Nicholas Detemple, age 27 of Juneau, was driving the vehicle with a revoked driver's license. Detemple was placed under arrest and transported to Lemon Creek...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-10/police-fire-wednesday-dec-10-2014
Local
City could buy burnt-out Gastineau Apartments

...It seemed important that we really looked at the public comments we got and give respect to those," Duncan said.The driver behind changing the Mendenhall Valley transfer station was correcting transfer times and keeping buses on time, Duncan said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-09/city-could-buy-burnt-out-gastineau-apar
Local
Today in History

...82. Singer Connie Francis is 77. Singer Dionne Warwick is 74. Rock singer-musician Dickey Betts is 71. Former race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi is 68. Actor Wings Hauser is 67. Actor Bill Nighy (ny) is 65. Actor Duane Chase (Film: "The Sound...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local

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