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Fairbanks to consider mail-in ballots

...within the borough is not the greatest," Kassel said. "I am hoping that we can get more people to participate by making it easier for them."Nearly 17,100 residents cast ballots in 2011, but the number dropped to 9,828 in 2013 and 11,456 in 2014...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/fairbanks-consider-mail-ballots
State
Kenai Peninsula goat-sharing program grows in Alaska

...children, which is why she tries to sell shares to families with children. It is more homogenized than cow's milk and is easier to digest, she said.Suzy Crosby, a speaker at the 2015 Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum, owns Cottonwood Creek Farm, one of several...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/kenai-peninsula-goat-sharing-program-gr
State
Today In Sports History for Sunday, May 3

...Winkfield is the last African American rider to win the Kentucky Derby.1941 - Whirlaway, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, has an easy start to the Triple Crown with an eight-length victory over Staretor in the Kentucky Derby.1947 - Jet Pilot, ridden by Eric...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-03/today-sports-history-may-3
Sports
Thanks for supporting early literacy in Southeast Alaska

...last minute and working her sound magic to make our presenters sound excellent, the JACC and Centennial Hall staff for being so easy to work with, Abby's Kitchen for providing nearly 200 meals each day for our hungry conference attendees and staff, and the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-03/thanks-supporting-early-literacy-so
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Alaska legislators have quit while behind

...or is this throwing in the towel? We must admit some sympathy for the position legislators find themselves in. There is no easy answer, and everyone will likely be mad no matter what they do. You'd have to find the world's smallest violin to play...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-03/empire-editorial-alaska-legislators-h
Opinion
Favorite American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

...Pharoah missed his first big test last year when he was scratched from the Breeders' Cup with an injury. He returned with two easy wins this year against lesser competition. Dortmund and several other Derby contenders had beaten much tougher fields, raising...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-03/favorite-american-pharoah-rallies-win-
Sports
Mayweather wins richest fight ever

...38-year-old legs weren't what they once were, and that he couldn't be on the move the entire fight."He is moving around, not easy to throw punches when people moving around," Pacquiao said. " When he stayed, I threw a lot of punches. That's a fight...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/mayweather-wins-richest-fight-ever
Not For Web
GCI to waive fees for telephone calls to Nepal

...other service providers. GCI announced Wednesday it will offer free voice calls and texts to Nepal through May 20 to make it easier for customers to reach loved ones who may have been affected by the April 25 earthquake that has devastated the region. "While...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/gci-waive-fees-telephone-calls-nepal
Local
Denali National Park wolf count drops below 50

...park's Chief Wildlife Biologist Steve Arthur says the population decline can be attributed to low snowfall, which made it easier for prey to flee from the wolves, and better tracking technology. The tracking expands biologists' understanding of the wolves...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-28/denali-national-park-wolf-count-drop
Outdoors
Juneau police pedal to bike school

...preferable to patrol vehicles. For one, it's easier for people on the street to flag down an...just to ask for directions."It's much easier to talk to an officer on bike than an officer...the car and comes back, so that's an easy thing to do," he said. "We're not...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/juneau-police-pedal-bike-school
Local

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