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Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...other accounts, including ones that fund state-sponsored merit scholarships for students and help rural Alaskans with high energy costs. Even then, lawmakers likely would have to come back later this year to address the deficit."The question...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/leaders-raise-potential-budget-vote-wit
State
Lawmakers sweep $94M into rainy day fund

...45 million - was taken from a long-awaited natural gas project in Fairbanks. The Interior city struggles with high energy costs.Once the money goes into the AHCC pot, it can go toward any capital project."There certainly are some projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94m-rainy-day-fund
State | AK legislature
Folk Fest bar music, dances, workshops and other events

...Sims, Valerie Snyder, Hunter Brown, Ceann Murphy, Emily Kane, Sally Donaldson, Tracey Miller, Karen Larson). High energy polyrhythmic music.8:10-9 p.m., The Foghorn Stringband, Portland, Ore. and Whitehorse, Yukon (Stephen Sammy Lind, Caleb Klauder, Reeb Willms...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/folk-fest-dance-workshop-and-event-schedu
Art
Keynote: A big slice of the renewable energy pie

...energy fund that is meant to fund projects for areas with high energy costs, especially those that won't be directly affected...on identifying and prioritizing communities with the highest energy costs.Six projects in Southeast were identified...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/keynote-big-slice-renewable-energy-pie
State | Local | AK legislature
Ketchikan Kings make conference swing

...definitely a threat too. They shoot the ball well, they have the two big guys (Bruce Jones, Bryce Swofford) who are high energy. It is going to be a tough weekend for us. We are just hopeful to try and do the things we have worked on and get...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-29/ketchikan-kings-make-conference-swing
Sports
My Turn: Applause for the Walker-Mallott Transition team

...rural living. Without an energy plan and advanced infrastructure, rural communities continue to face extraordinarily high energy costs. But rural Alaska also has a strong tradition of people working together, a cultural value that Alaska's Native...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-02/my-turn-applause-walker-mallott-trans
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...but is a shorter commute to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley a more pressing need than, say, doing something about high energy prices in the Interior and rural communities? Natural gas line projects could provide a big payoff both in revenue...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/alaska-editorial-dwindling-appetite-m
Opinion
Performances feed spirit of inauguration ceremony

...of power."At the official start of the ceremony at 11:30 a.m., the Mt. St. Elias Dancers performed three high-energy dances with traditional singing and drumming for the processional. Dressed in colorful regalia, much of which was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-02/performances-feed-spirit-inauguration-c
Local | Art
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...will continue."Plouffe said he hopes that the focus on the Arctic can be expanded to concern for people affected by high energy bills in rural Alaska, for instance, and the safety of regional travel.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/number-ships-transiting-arctic-waters-f
State
A place where coaches walk

...way."I have known him since he played in high school," JDHS coach Rich Sjoroos said. "People remember he was a high energy guy from his playing days up through his coaching. He brought a lot of enthusiasm and was always willing to try new...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-05/place-where-coaches-walk
Sports

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