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Around town for Monday, March 2

...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/2015-03-02/around-town-monday-march-2
Local
My Turn: Negotiating the rapids of Arctic, Alaska oil and natural gas reserves

...has been applied to marine shipping, climate change, port site selection, and resource development issues.The Arctic environment is changing rapidly, especially with regard to the erosion of the coastlines from storm surges, early breakup and late...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-03/my-turn-negotiating-rapids-arctic-ala
Opinion
MRV Architects wins award for Kodiak Public Library

...of the user and significantly contribute to a stimulating built environment. MRV states that its goal is to make every project ideal in scale and character for its environment and occupants, pleasing in form, carefully detailed for the Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-01/mrv-architects-wins-award-kodiak-pu
Neighbors
My Turn: Minister Bennett's words carry little weight for Alaskans

...tailings facilities instead of watered tailings impoundments. Dry stacking is more expensive, but it's safer for the environment. Bennett committed himself to fully implementing the report's recommendations. And yet, Red Chris is moving ahead with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/my-turn-minister-bennetts-words-carry
Opinion
My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...as a balance among three components:? Protection of our culture, tradition and historic sites? Stewardship of the environment and our natural resources? Creation of jobs and a sustainable regional economySealaska's Native lands are collectively...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-sealaska-receives-new-ancsa-l
Opinion
Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

...other (cities) can have a no-smoking in the workplace environment, (I can) at least push for that statewide. ... I'm...restaurant somewhere, the waitresses, and they're in a smoky environment," he said. "It's not fair to any other employee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/tobacco-target-new-antismoking-push-leg
State | AK legislature
JMR member receives award

...with an Alaskan State Trooper and a Federal Aviation Administration investigator, to the site of an aircraft crash. In an environment of limited resources, steep hazardous terrain, no communications and unstable wreckage, Dryer called upon his technical...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/jmr-member-receives-award
Outdoors
Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

...who praised the efforts of Hawaii lawmakers to support merchants that ship cargo."We are interested in a competitive environment among the ocean carriers that provides good service levels at a reasonable freight cost," Hansen said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hawaii-lawmakers-seek-exemption-maritim
State
Officials expect minimal damage from Auke Bay oil spill

...the early afternoon or late morning on Sunday."Our primary concern is containing the spill and mitigating damage to the environment," said Lt. Mickey Sanders of the Coast Guard Sector Juneau Response Department. "We are working with our state and local...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/officials-expect-minimal-damage-auke-ba
Local
Salmon program moves onto the ice

...It's important for students to learn about fishing so that they learn to foster the environment," Cope said. "Learn to respect the environment, and some of the resources that we have here on the peninsula. These resources should be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-22/salmon-program-moves-ice
State

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