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Around Town for Tuesday, Sept. 16

...Institute lecture: "Linking interactions between cultural and biological diversity on the Pacific Coast of North America in the face of climate change," with Victoria Wyllie de Echeverria, noon, Sealaska boardroom. The lecture is free but donations for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-16/around-town-tuesday
Local
Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

...Northern Region will use 25,000 tons of asphalt oil this year. The asphalt oil increase means the state and its contractors face a higher expense of $3.75 million.Asphalt oil accounts for about 6 percent of the final product laid on the road surface...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/refinery-closure-leads-higher-asphalt-e
State
Ketchikan rising in pigskin heaven

...Kenai Kardinals this season 28-15. The Kardinals look to be the number two playoff team from the NLC, meaning they would face the SEC number one.Ketchikan (1-1, 4-1) had a bye last weekend. In conference play the Kings lost to North Pole 45-26...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-16/ketchikan-rising-pigskin-heaven
Sports
School board gives itself good grade

...budgeting, etc.," the survey results state.Almost every member listed declining funding as the largest problem the board will face in the next five years.After receiving the survey responses, Ray and Associates determined the board might want to conduct...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-16/school-board-gives-itself-good-grade
Local
Photos: Thunder Mountain faces Hawks

Thunder Mountain's Mason Kullander (52) and Kyrel Payne (38) tackle Houston's Noah Griffeth (21) during the Falcons 47-0 win over the Hawks at TMHS Field on Saturday night.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-15/photos-thunder-mountain-faces-hawks
Sports
Alaska teacher accused of child abuse in Missouri

...teacher is accused of sexually abusing one of his seven adopted children in Missouri and has agreed to return to that state to face charges.Owen Miller, 42, appeared at a court hearing Wednesday by phone from the Nome jail, the Alaska Dispatch News reported...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-12/alaska-teacher-accused-child-abuse-miss
State
Alaska teacher accused of child abuse in Missouri

...teacher is accused of sexually abusing one of his seven adopted children in Missouri and has agreed to return to that state to face charges.Owen Miller, 42, appeared at a court hearing Wednesday by phone from the Nome jail, the Alaska Dispatch News (http...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/alaska-teacher-accused-child-abuse-miss
State
Alaska Editorial: Regents make right on bonus issue

...to live, Mr. Gamble is well compensated already. Part of his task has been choosing where to pare back as the Legislature faces budget pressure, which has meant cuts to such obvious public goods as the Alaska Summer Research Academy and KUAC-FM and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-12/alaska-editorial-regents-make-right-b
Opinion
Upcoming events by date

...Institute lecture: "Linking interactions between cultural and biological diversity on the Pacific Coast of North America in the face of climate change," Sealaska boardroom. Sept. 19: Woosh Kinaadeiyi Open Mic and Poetry Slam, location TBASept. 19 and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-11/upcoming-events-date
Art
'Unity ticket' minted on Friday of decision

...but after the organization said it wouldn't endorse him, his fundraising started drying up, he said, and it forced him to face facts.Walker said he also realized, "in a three-way race, I couldn't win.""We're drawing from the same pool...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-12/unity-ticket-minted-friday-decision
Local

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