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Walker plans to introduce property tax bill for gas project

...would be much impact on the negotiations for the project if a bill were not to pass this session because there seems to be a general consensus by the advisory group and the companies on the direction they want to go on the tax issue.Still to be decided...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/walker-plans-introduce-property-tax-bil
State
David Williams Richards

...Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco which was originally built for the World's Fair in 1915. He owned David W. Richards General Contractor for over 20 years. Never one to be idle, he continued working at age 77 where his final working days were spent...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174270624
Costco bakery gets the boot

...There are exciting new products and services coming soon to the Juneau Costco," Ron Vachris, senior vice president and general manager for Costco Wholesale's Northwest Region, relayed via email. "We are always looking for ways to better serve our...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/costco-bakery-gets-boot
Local
Pebble hires firm to review EPA actions

...believes was EPA's "misconduct" will be as thorough and comprehensive as Pebble thinks necessary.Last year, the inspector general for the EPA announced plans to review EPA's development of a report that provided the basis for EPA initiating a process...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/pebble-hires-firm-review-epa-actions
State
Public testimony planned on hunting, fishing license fees

...last Friday, representatives from several sport fishing and hunting organizations supported the bill and increased fees in general, although some individuals testified in opposition.According to information provided to the committee, the increases could...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/public-testimony-planned-hunting-fishin
State
On the Fly: Be prepared to rip some lips this spring

...whereas naturalistic patterns tend to closely mimic specific prey items while also complementing both their coloration and general profile.There are well over a thousand different fly patterns commercially advertised as "Alaska Flies". This figure is...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-26/winter-months
Outdoors
Artist-in-residence program begins at Ernest Gruening State Historical Park

...artist-in-residence program is to encourage artists to create work inspired by Alaska's state parks. It also will offer visitors and the general public an opportunity to see state parks through the eyes and ears of contributing artists.During this summer's program...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25-3
Art
Eaglecrest Ski Area wraps up season early

...announced the final day Sunday via social media, which marked the last day of operations for the Porcupine Chairlift.Eaglecrest General Manager Matt Lillard said the ski area has been operating on a week-to-week basis.Warmer temperatures and rain have continued...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/eaglecrest-ski-area-wraps-season-early
Local
Where are we, anyway?

...guys and one woman for over a year now. That lead to the mention that the summer people would soon be returning and that the general level of activity around town would lurch up soon as tourists begin to wander through.The talk eventually drifted on to the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/where-are-we-anyway
Art
Sullivan talks states' rights, AKLNG

...Needless to say, his speech was a hit with the Republican House and Senate majorities.Sullivan, a former Alaska attorney general and Department of Natural Resources commissioner, met with the Empire to share his perspectives on issues impacting the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/sullivan-talks-states-rights-aklng
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