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Thousands of migrants surge into Slovenia

...tightened.Although Croatia is also a member of the EU, unlike Hungary it is not part of the Schengen zone of passport-free travel. Slovenia is in the Schengen zone.Over 383,000 migrants have entered Hungary this year, nearly all passing through...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-18/thousands-migrants-surge-slo
Nation and World
Razor-lined boxcar marks Hungary's new border

...burden of housing hundreds of thousands seeking refuge - and whether the continent's hard-won policy of passport-free travel could survive the unrelenting flow of humanity.In Brussels, ministers from the 28-nation bloc agreed to share responsibility...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-15/razor-lined-boxcar-marks-hun
Nation and World
Germany implements temporary border checks to limit migrants

...government will assess the situation on a regular basis and will take further security measures if needed.Passport-free travel in much of the continent under the so-called Schengen agreement is considered one of the EU's signal achievements...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-14/germany-implements-temporary
Nation and World
Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait

...challenges for the EU's passport-free travel zone and could drive many into...longstanding commitment to passport-free travel, observed by all members except...Hungary joined the EU's passport-free travel zone.Also Tuesday, Greece's...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/hungary-bars-migrants-trains
Nation and World
Swimming to altitude

...of trails, but here in Juneau any trail that goes up steeply will quickly get into the alpine where miles of brush free travel await the ambitious runner or hiker. It's easy to justify 2 miles of swimming uphill through brush if you know you...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-03/swimming-altitude
Sports
Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

ANCHORAGE - Some western Alaska Natives can again travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/some-natives-allowed-visa-free-travel-r
State
Melting the Ice Curtain, Pt. 3

...the Soviet Union. Less than a month later, U.S. and Soviet negotiators initialed the agreement allowing visa-free travel across the border for Natives who live along the Bering Strait.By September, the U.S. Customs Service had hired...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/melting-ice-curtain-pt-3
State
Meet the birds of the Alaska Raptor Center

...program and increasing community outreach in Sitka.The Alaska Marine Highway ferry system used to help with providing free travel to other communities in exchange for educational sessions, but "isn't interested anymore," Reeder said.So here's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-11-15/meet-birds-alaska-raptor-center
Outdoors
Empire editorial: This way of 'goosing' Alaska's economy is a real turkey

...state is understandable, if it helps a fledgling enterprise get underway or keeps an entity from going under. But a free travel giveaway that simply subsidizes trips many people would have taken anyway and sells tickets that may or may not get...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-24/empire-editorial-way-goosing-alaskas-
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...for a free ticket for state travel, she said. "Only a small percentage of state employees would ever qualify for free travel," said Garnero. Also, the state would have to keep track of the miles, substantially increasing the need for administrative...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022201/Loc_StateAirlines.shtml

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