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Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...she's asking AMHS to get back to her about how the cut would impact each individual community it serves."We're still looking...Kito and Ortiz."I don't know that they all knew what the impacts were of cutting (the budget)," Kito said. "I think really...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

...domestically, an exemption they have sought in the past.In a news release, Hawaii lawmakers noted the provision's "restrictive impact on the market for shipping goods to Hawaii.""The Jones Act was originally meant to protect the shipping industry and maritime...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hawaii-lawmakers-seek-exemption-maritim
State
Juneau sandlot player 'mining' baseballs in the valley

...up there."As for future aspirations Greely just wants to keep enjoying what he is doing."I don't know how this will impact any future jobs," Greely said. "I am really happy with where I am at with Arizona Western, I am really happy there. The...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-26/juneau-sandlot-player-mining-baseballs
Sports
Bicknell spurns CBJ land swap

...negotiations since last year. Territorial Sportsmen filed a motion to intervene in the legal proceedings because of the potential impact on hunting, fishing and wildlife at Honsinger, which is currently zoned as a rural reserve.Local Patricia O'Brien was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-26/bicknell-spurns-cbj-land-swap
Local
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

Alaska has the highest suicide rate in the United States, and suicide has had a particularly devastating impact on rural and village Alaska, where so many young people, most of whom are Alaska Native, take their lives each year. During...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
Mendenhall's 2014 outburst flood is topic of Friday's Fireside Lecture

...phenomenon has been studied annually since that time by university staff and federal and city personnel to predict the flooding impacts that occur downstream along the river. Last year's outburst flood caused more damage and higher water levels than in previous...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25-0
Art
Agencies respond to Auke Bay oil spill

...successful in containing the spill. Moore anticipates the cleanup effort will not take longer than a few days and environmental impacts will be minimal.Moore said responders didn't learn about the spill right away, and she encouraged residents to report...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/agencies-respond-auke-bay-oil-spill
Local
Planes will fly without DHS budget

...Patricia deLaBruere said Tuesday. "Their direction is to remain on duty. ... We may not see anything locally as far as any impact. ... They're furloughed, so they're still to report to work."The DHS funding holdup is due to a fight in Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/planes-will-fly-without-dhs-budget
State
My Turn: Help first lady Donna Walker put the "unity" in community

...long-term volunteer service, and who has had a significant impact on the lives of Alaskans. The nomination period ends March...Alaska - even as we downsize budgets. A large element we can impact is how Alaskans of all cultural backgrounds work together to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/my-turn-help-first-lady-donna-walker-
Opinion
Alaska Arts Confluence announces second round of Fort Seward art commissions

...report by Southeast Conference analyzed the significant economic impact of the arts in Southeast Alaska's regional economy, with...organizations are responsible for the considerable economic impact, according to the report.Alaska Arts Confluence is a 501...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25-1
Art

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