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Diversity in taxation is the key to stability

...years of study of problems in the Portland metro area. It became apparent that funding was a problem, so a tax study group was formed and I was selected to lead it. For the next two years, our group reviewed many state and national studies of taxation. We...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-30/diversity-taxation-key-stability
Letters
A 'devastating' attack on airwaves

...cut he remembers was in 1995."It forced a lot of changes, consolidation in the system," Legere said. "That's when we formed CoastAlaska as a regional support organization to become more efficient."The reduction then was $1 million to KTOO alone...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-30/devastating-attack-airwaves
Local
Photo: Morning ice

Mallard ducks swim together Tuesday in an opening in the ice that formed overnight in Twin Lakes. The National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday calls for windy in the morning with rain developing in the afternoon. Highs around 44.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-26/photo-morning-ice
Local
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...helped to shape Alaska from the Southeast panhandle to the northern tundra. In 2008, the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame was formed to honor these women, with the first class inducted in 2009. This year, 13 more were added to the ranks, including two from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Alaska Science Forum: Catching a lake as it became land

...July 5, 2014. With a flow greater than some northern rivers, the lake's water spilled into the ocean.Northern lakes have formed, filled and emptied for thousands of years, but this is the first time scientists have observed it with instruments. Jones...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/alaska-science-forum-catching-lake-i
Outdoors
Bookish birthday: Egan Library turns 25

...Emeritus Gordon Evans, architect Tony Yorba, UAS Alumni Association President Lt. David Campbell and president of the newly formed Friends of the Egan Library chapter Kathy Ruddy. Any interested individuals are invited to sign up as founding members of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-26/bookish-birthday-egan-library-turns-25
Local
Crab shell socks: Coming soon to a retailer near you

...concept.An Alaska salmon leather company called Alaskins was formed at a Juneau storefront by locals in 1987 and eventually expanded...mission to Iceland last October.The Southeast Ocean Cluster, formed through JEDC, is now working on multiple initiatives to fully...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/crab-shell-socks-coming-soon-retailer-n
Local
Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

...the border" to work on finding a solution, Sullivan said.A conclusion wasn't reached as to whether a new group should be formed or if an existing one should take up the topic, he said. Sullivan plans to meet with the ambassador again and "even talked...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/sullivan-meets-canadian-ambassador-mine
Local | AK legislature
Fishermen's vote displays rift in marketing group

...1980s, and several groups have contributed over the years, said Thea Thomas, another drifter on the board.The organization formed after the Legislature voted to allow regional marketing associations in 2004, at the recommendation of a task force convened...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/fishermens-vote-displays-rift-marketing
State
On the Trails: Fossil hunting in Juneau

...years ago.As sea levels rose (relative to the land, which also began to rise) when the big ice retreated, beaches were formed and inhabited by a great diversity of invertebrates; as sea levels fell (again relative to the rising land), the beaches...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-20/trails
Outdoors

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