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Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel

...revealed no water contamination. However, "the tests did exhibit an unusual and unexplained characteristic wherein an emulsion formed when the fuel was mixed with fresh water or seawater," the report said.The Coast Guard also found, "extensive corrosion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/coast-guard-tug-engine-failure-blamed-w
State
My Turn: No guarantees with KSM mine

...care to protect water quality and fish habitat. As a former commercial fisherman in Southeast Alaska and member of the group formed to protect Misty Fjords, I am familiar with how important these rivers are to Alaska. The track record of mining in B.C...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-11/my-turn-no-guarantees-ksm-mine
Opinion
Child abuse in Alaska: Knowing the signs and the steps

...just for the interviews and exams, though, a key component to the CAC is a multidisciplinary team, which formed in 1997. The CAC was formed in 2001 and accredited in 2007. It's one of 10 in Alaska, all working with the National and Alaska Children's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-13/child-abuse-alaska-knowing-signs-and-st
Local
Folk fest profile: Maridon Boario

...uncle John Garrity. Emily, who lives in Homer, was the guitar player in Ray Garrity's band, Ray-Jen Cajun, which he formed with his longtime partner, Jen King.Ray Garrity, a frequent Folk Festival performer, had many longstanding friendships...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-11/musician-honors-uncle-folk-festival-set
Local | Art
Union advances past Boston College to Frozen Four title game

...former WCHA rivals didn't meet in the regular season for the first time since 1946-47 after Minnesota moved to the newly formed Big Ten hockey conference this year. ... Minnesota has 146-130-15 lead in the series that dates to 1930.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-11/union-advances-past-boston-college-fro
Sports
'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...calls heroin a bigger scourge. Children have been forced into foster care because of addicted parents; shoplifting rings have formed to raise money to buy fixes."There are so many residual effects," he says. "And we're all paying for it."Heroin...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/were-all-paying-heroin-spreads-misery-u
State
Folk Fest profile: Mike Truax

...Jamieson, Gray, Bob Banghart, Paul Disdier, June Hall and others - and immediately began playing music with them. He also formed a strong friendship with Buddy Tabor early on, and credits Tabor with helping him deal with his nervousness at performing in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-08/folk-fest-profile-mike-truax
Local | Art
Alaska Design Forum to host two lectures

...Tuesday, April 8, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon at 6 p.m. Chaowakul, who has studied architecture in Bangkok and Rotterdam, formed Supermachine Studio in 2009. Prior to that, in 2003, he and five colleagues founded "Thisdesign" in Bangkok, designing...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-03/alaska-design-forum-host-two-lectures
Art
On the Trails: Puzzles near Peterson Creek

...seasonal changes earlier in the winter. A heavy layer of ice had formed, over a foot thick in some places, but a prolonged warm spell...short stretches of open water, now filmed over with very newly formed ice. Before the last deep freeze, mink and mice had run from...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-28/trails-puzzles-near-peterson-creek
Outdoors
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

...Village of Kasaan, but were turned back by weather. Eleven of Southeast Alaska's 19 federally recognized tribes attended, formed a working group and unified in opposition to the mine."That's just the first of many meetings that are going to come...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/river-runs-through-it-and-thats-prob
Outdoors

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