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Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...Wilderness League - continue to be represented by environmental law organization Earthjustice in the appeals.SEACC Executive Director Malena Marvin said in an email that the groups only take issue with the sale's 6,000 acres of old-growth rainforest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Wilderness Safety Challenge coming to Juneau

...Alaska is being able to get out in the backcountry and to be able to experience the mountains," Debra McGhan, the executive director of the Valdez-based AAIC, said. "But unfortunately we've had hundreds of search and rescue calls over the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/wilderness-safety-challenge-coming-june
Local
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...Education of Young Children - Southeast Alaska. The program runs on $123,500 annually, according to AEYC-SEA Executive Director Joy Lyon. There's a waitlist to join the program, which serves 50 families. Parents as Teachers is at risk...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/short-term-fix-potential-long-term-prob
State | Local | AK legislature
Lawmakers work on marijuana board bill, state seeks members

...called for in the governor's original bill come from the alcohol industry for the first two years.ABC Board Executive Director Cynthia Franklin said that although the agency wanted marijuana expertise for the board, it was not opposed to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/lawmakers-work-marijuana-board-bill-sta
State
Alaska Open Meetings Act has long history

...the most effective way to improve disclosure laws would be to scrap them and start fresh.Frank LaMonte, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center, has been pushing stringently for reform of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/alaska-open-meetings-act-has-long-histo
State
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...with its sale and showed a necessary market demand for the timber involved.Southeast Alaska Conservation Council Executive Director Malena Marvin said her group, one of 10 plaintiffs in the suit, was "disappointed but not surprised" by the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
Juneau's future, seen in sepia

...ambition has been realized."The current plan is rooted in what can be done from where we are now," Brian Holst, executive director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, said last week. "The best opportunities for growth are in building...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-23/juneaus-future-seen-sepia
Local
Local teacher honored with DSE inaugural award

...important.""It's been really heartwarming to see all the nominations come in," said Discovery Southeast Executive Director Shawn Eisele. "Juneau is really fortunate to have educators that put a priority on this, and we're really happy...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/local-teacher-honored-dse-inaugural-
Outdoors
Crab shell socks: Coming soon to a retailer near you

...economic strategy based on unique Alaskan advantages beyond oil reserves," he said.Juneau Economic Development executive director Brian Holst said Alaska has maintained a firm stance against farmed fish and has profited from the idea of fresh...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/crab-shell-socks-coming-soon-retailer-n
Local
Author Chang to speak at UAS Tuesday

...towards a truly multicultural society." See the full interview here: https://youtu.be/VII7M_dkPacChang, executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, is the recipient of many literary honors, including...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-18-13
Art

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