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My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...decline (7 percent average decline over the past decade).Alaska's economy needs a stable, competitive tax and regulatory environment, and a partnership with resource companies to encourage investment to reverse the production decline. There is no way Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Climate change - it's 'a thing'

...Everyone should be taking steps today, tomorrow and into the foreseeable future to facilitate a cleaner, greener and sound environment so, for instance, we Alaskans can continue to enjoy fat king salmon, hefty moose and resources that sustain us in healthy...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/empire-editorial-climate-change-its-t
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...environmental protections. A move designed to protect the environment could have severe consequences beyond the financial ones...can be done responsibly, with a minimum of damage to the environment. Contrast the gruesome environmental damage in Nigeria with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Around town for Monday, Jan. 26

...Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Velja, 321-4988.Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-26/around-town-monday-jan-26
Local
Around town for Tuesday, Jan. 27

...Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Velja, 321-4988.Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/today
Local
Electrifying eco-tourism

...home for five generations was a perfect fit, and he hopes his electric catamaran is a perfect fit for Southeast Alaska's environment and economy. Related Links:www.kickstarter.com/projects/1704051221/tongass-rain-electric-catamaran-juneau-alaskaJEDC...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/electrifying-eco-tourism
Local
UAF project documents Native hunting knowledge

...the climate changes rapidly around them, they are sharing their knowledge with scientists in effort to conserve the marine environment and inform public policy, according to a release from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Recognizing the depth of local...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/uaf-project-documents-native-hunting
Outdoors
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...for a rational approach to identifying what the proper level of government is."The role of government is to provide the environment for Alaskans to feel secure, to provide education necessary to pursue a livelihood, the freedom to raise a family and the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
State | AK legislature
Design forum to host art and architecture firm Lead Pencil Studio

...of art and architecture. The result is art installations with architectural underpinnings, which explore how the built environment affects the emotions and behavior of the viewer.Han and Mihalyo describe their practice as "architecture in reverse...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-22/design-forum-host-art-and-architecture-fi
Art
Teacher's method goes beyond the worksheet

...a child's mind with facts and information. Thompson said the constructivist method, sometimes called a socially based environment of learning, relies heavily on children interacting with each other."I think they learn more from each other than they...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/teachers-method-goes-beyond-worksheet
Local

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