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As Legislature goes into extra days, lawmakers share to-do lists

...operating and capital budgets for the next fiscal year, but the full list varies from legislator to legislator. Going into day 91...spokesman Mike Mason.The requests include Medicaid expansion, full funding for education, labor contracts and transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/legislature-goes-extra-days-lawmakers-s
State | AK legislature
Today In Sports History for Monday, April 20

...year.2009 - Ethiopia's Deriba Merga pulls away before Heartbreak Hill and wins the Boston Marathon in 2:08.42, almost a full minute ahead of Kenya's Daniel Rono. Kenya's Salina Kosgei outsprints defending champion Dire Tune of Ethiopia to win the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-20/today-sports-history-april-20
Sports
Falcons' Hall to fly with Broncos

...Oregon, but the injury flared up for the 2014 season."I think the coaches at Boise are best equipped to get me to my fullest potential," Hall said. "They have an incredibly low injury rate considering that they are a high mileage program. And...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-16/falcons-hall-fly-broncos
Sports
Legislature prepares to pass the baton on marijuana

...Control Board on Friday, and after he spoke, it sailed through the Alaska Senate Finance Committee. A day later, it passed the full Senate with unanimous approval.House Bill 123 now needs only a procedural vote in the House and the governor's signature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislature-prepares-pass-baton-marijua
State | AK legislature
Thanks for the rip-off!

...not sure what other businesses can get away with this, but apparently this is considered "fair". I do not want nor expect a full refund, but something like half or maybe $200 or so credit toward the purchase of a pass next season would seem reasonable...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-19/thanks-rip
Letters
Through understanding comes answers

...because of the brain damage; and she is determined to identify and nurture those strengths and to ensure her children reach their full and unique potentials. ? Alex Pastorino is a retired educator and an advocate for individuals and families experiencing FASD...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-19/through-understanding-comes-answers
Neighbors
Capital budget includes $25 million in federal money for Juneau Road

...budget, he said "we'll see."The budget passed out of the House Finance committee Friday night and will be taken up by the full House on Sunday.? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at katherine.moritz@juneauempire.com. Follow her on Twitter @katecmoritz...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-18/capital-budget-includes-25-million-fede
State | AK legislature
On the Trails: Skunk cabbage and its sex change abilities

...the west side of Mendenhall Lake, stopping for lunch amid a fine display of purple mountain saxifrage. Some clumps were in full bloom, and others were just starting, so the little purple flowers will be there to entertain visiting bumble bees and wasps...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/trails-skunk-cabbage-and-its-sex-cha
Outdoors
Small fire, big save

...officials say the quick discovery of the fire by one of the home's occupants - who smelled something burning, found the garage full of smoke and promptly called 911 - saved about $175,000 worth of property in the garage and home."It was very small and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-16/small-fire-big-save
Local
My enemy: the buzz of the bird

...laughed and began to unscrew the bottom of the feeder, leaning farther and farther out the window.Suddenly they flew at him full speed like tiny fighter planes, bombing the enemy. He screamed and dropped the nectar. They had attacked with such ferocity...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/my-enemy-buzz-bird
Outdoors

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