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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...say the rule is needed to protect wildlife and natural habitat.In actuality, the decision isn't likely to have a major impact since no road projects are underway or planned at this time, said Earthjustice attorney Eric Jorgensen."This is mostly about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
My Turn: Tongass programs growing in right direction

...nationwide.Tourism is a leading private-sector employer in Southeast Alaska. According to a state report on the economic impact of tourism, of the estimated 38,700 visitor industry-related jobs in Alaska, 28 percent is in the Southeast region. Additionally...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-28/my-turn-tongass-programs-growing-righ
Opinion
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...University of California system announcing the same raise for its employees."How we support our workers and their families impacts Californians who might never set foot on one of our campuses," said UC President Janet Napolitano, who oversees 10 campuses...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-proposals-gain-gr
Not For Web
Sitka makes big plans for 150th Alaska Day

...that will help publicize the sesquicentennial and highlight the impact of the transfer on all cultures in Sitka, Spackman said...promote the idea of cultural tourism and how it can have an impact on Sitka's economy, culture and history," he said. "This...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/sitka-makes-big-plans-150th-alaska-day
Local
After no-hitter, Hamels is preparing for next start

...received congratulations from Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Brett Myers."That was nice because those guys all helped impact me," Hamels said.Hamels also was part of Philadelphia's previous no-hitter, teaming with three relievers for another...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-27/after-no-hitter-hamels-preparing-next
Not For Web
Grants available for community impact projects

...Southeast Alaska is now accepting Community Impact Grant applications. Up to $30,000 in Community Impact funds will be awarded to applicants who...unitedwayseak.org/content/2015-community-impact-grants-0 and electronic submissions...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-12/grants-available-community-impact-p
Neighbors
BC to Skeena watershed mine: Improve design

...analysis of several factors, including alternatives, groundwater data and the mine's overall likelihood of potential adverse impacts.The company said in a press release issued the day after the decision that it "is committed to constructing and operating...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/bc-skeena-watershed-mine-improve-des
Outdoors
Groups ask for government action on POW wolves

...road-building in its Big Thorne timber sale, and... prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement for the project to reconsider its impact on wolves." The project, they said in a press release, "threatens to destroy large swaths...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/groups-ask-government-action-pow-wol
Outdoors
$6.7M OK'd for city projects

...the change. "It would unfairly change the character of the neighborhood," He said. "It will impact people's investments, and it will impact their lives."Troll agreed with Hannah and objected to the ordinance. In addition to the definition...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-21/67m-okd-city-projects
Local
On Writing: Style, part 3: Writing in Bad Faith

...Hebdo. I would love my writing to always have that kind of impact, and as I drafted a later essay, I found myself imitating...sentence structure, etc. All in an effort to have that kind of impact again?Maybe not. I'm afraid I don't know myself well...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/writing-style-part-3
Art

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