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My Turn: It's time to change Juneau's sales tax policies

...reticent to support future tax increases. Our position can only be supported with meaningful and significant reductions. It's easy to increase revenues, but much harder to cut and control costs. However, we recognize that cost reductions must be accompanied...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-its-time-change-juneaus-sales
Opinion
Mendenhall River students name their new wingman

...the eagle mascot.Third graders Cameron, Tria and Michael said that the voting process at six cardboard polling stations was easy and fun. Cameron, who came up with the name Soar for the giant eagle costume and earned the nomination from his class, said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-23/mendenhall-river-students-name-their-ne
Local
Juneau restaurant scene is getting hip

...owner Travis Smith, and their stable of long-term and dedicated employees. As Smith puts it, "Running a restaurant is not easy work. We work 70 hours a week. It helps that we're probably a little crazy, because most people wouldn't find this a reasonable...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-23/juneau-restaurant-scene-getting-hip
Art
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...alcohol content in the bloodstream, but there is no simple, easy-to-administer marijuana test available now that police can...Colorado fatalities, McGuire said. Schofield said there are easy-to-administer procedures for marijuana tests involving oral...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...cookies, ice cream bars, beverages and snacks often contain multiple servings of THC in a single candy bar, making it easy to ingest multiple "doses" that lead to intense highs, emergency room visits, accidents, violence, and, tragically, even...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-serious-costs-maijuana
Opinion
Kenai students take over city for a day

...department provides through the executive branch is enforcing the laws," Harper said. "They get the realization that it isn't as easy as it looks and there are procedures to follow. It's not about a gavel and a robe, but enacting business on how to get things...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/kenai-students-take-over-city-day
State
Jameis Winston should do everyone a favor and leave for NFL draft

...purpose in college. Some athletes lose that perspective. It's about being a student-athlete, and not just getting that easy money and going to the league. Even if kids leave early, I would want them to come back and get that degree."Reading that...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-22/jameis-winston-should-do-everyone-favo
Sports
Saturday Challenge

...David Love, one of the panelists. The study was funded by the state's Department of Natural Resources."We heard it was easy and with minimal pests and a lot better than what you can buy commercially," says Nikki Love, David's wife, when I ask...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-20/saturday-challenge
Local
From field to freezer

...sternum) to make gutting an animal easier.Bigger isn't necessarily better...the blade slips, Larsen said. It's easier to skin an animal if it's hanging; that's...to wrap hamburger meat. It makes it easier to force water out of the meat.? When...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/field-freezer
Outdoors
Bikers brave bears, bogs at Dredge Lake

...participated in Expert and Sport division."I just tried to stay with the leaders in the trails," Sellers said.That was easier said than done, as riders faced ponds of muddy water inside the trees and had to look over their shoulders to make sure the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-19/bikers-brave-bears-bogs-dredge-lake
Sports

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