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Bulldog reporter Tkacz dies at 61

Bob Tkacz may not have always been well-liked, but he was always respected, according to those who knew the longtime reporter. Tkacz was found dead Tuesday evening in his Fourth Street office in Juneau. He was 61.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-30/bulldog-reporter-tkacz-dies-61
Local
State tries to encourage turnover in public housing

ANCHORAGE - State officials are trying to increase turnover in public housing.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-05/state-tries-encourage-turnover-public-h
State
New writer laureate bridges cultures, disciplines

...her unique among our Writer Laureates; she is the first Alaska Native to hold the title. Shannon E. Daut, Executive Director of Alaska State Council on the Arts, said the council was thrilled to honor Dauenhauer."Nora is the first Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-11-22/new-writer-laureate-bridges-cultures-disc
Art
Senate Dems slam abortion bill as 'offensive'

...mothers," said Gardner. "How on earth can we expect them to report to law enforcement?"Matt Johnson, executive director of Alaska Right to Life, called French's characterization of the bill's "promptly report" provision "a little...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-13/senate-dems-slam-abortion-bill-offensiv
State
AK housing authorities unite on affordable homes

Alaska's population is aging, but the state is not building senior housing to keep pace. "Get ready for the silver tide," Carol Gore of the Cook Inlet Housing Authority said during a noon presentation at the Capitol Building Wednesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-06/ak-housing-authorities-unite-affordable
State
House panel restricts funding for abortions

...that are medically necessary instead of using abortion as a form of birth control," said Karen Vosburgh, executive director of Alaska Right to Life. Juneau Democratic Sen. Kim Elton objected that the bill is "substituting political judgment...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051202/sta_legabortions.shtml
News
Alaska tops EPA's list for toxic chemical releases

...Environmentalists used the report as fodder to attack both the mining industry and government regulators. Pam Miller, executive director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, said Red Dog's waste-rock piles have the potential to leach acid runoff into...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062504/sta_chemicals.shtml
News
Six candidates vie for seats on Assembly

On the last day of filing for the October Assembly election, two people declared their bids.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082704/loc_assembly.shtml
News
My Turn: No reminders needed: Save veterans' thank-you program

The two Russian passenger planes blown out of the air the other day was another reminder that in today's war on global terrorism free nations face a ruthless and savage enemy.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090504/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
They all measure up: three items on ballot deserve support

...is a rare case of government being both penny- and pound-wise. A conversation with Deven Mitchell, the executive director of Alaska's Municipal Bond Bank Authority, reveals he expects the state to sell about $200 million of the bonds soon...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110110/opi_729240887.shtml
Opinion

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