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Destinations for 2015

...Aug. 29 is 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. "Come see the new New Orleans" is a mantra in the tourist industry there for showcasing trendy emerging neighborhoods and a vibrant restaurant scene.South Dakota expects crowds for the 50th...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-28/destinations-2015
Neighbors
In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...of the town's economic rise and decline.Before 2004, Kake had between 800 and 900 people. In that year, the logging industry declined and the village cold storage plant stayed closed. Many people were forced to leave. Only recently, the village...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-28/kake-sun-provides-light-end-tunnel
Local
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...Washington, D.C."The Seattle trawler industry feels like it's already paid its due...Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea."While industry appears to have met this target," the...fishermen at the expense of a valuable industry."If they would've asked to lower...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
My Turn: Driving away the formation of character

...early European Americans who came here looking for gold and later to commercial fish or work in the forests for the logging industry. And imagine the difficulty every family faced putting enough food on the table and keeping their homes heated during the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-26/my-turn-driving-away-formation-charac
Opinion
Something new at Symphony of Seafood

...a "natural evolution" of where the industry is going, trying to use every part of...Lane said he was inspired by the timber industry, which utilizes wood not suitable for...products. "That's what I saw the fishing industry needed," he said.Lane sold Taku in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-25/something-new-symphony-seafood
Local
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...said federal law enforcement would respond if a tribal pot industry became linked with organized criminal elements, firearms...drug.Among the questions tribes still have regarding the industry is whether limits would be placed on how much marijuana could...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/tribes-tread-carefully-pot-discussions
State
On the topic of pot: Legalization and law

...on the new law and the role lawyers may play in a marijuana industry."My understanding is that it will be quite a bit of time...On the business end, Higgins fears an over-burdened industry won't be able to compete with the underground market...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/legalization-and-law
Local
Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...publication. It is a book of photographs - which are both quiet and strong as they illustrate the division between landscape and industry.? The North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway: A highlight from 2014 included a panel titled Edible Poetry, which featured...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-25/bright-moments-arts-2014
Art
Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

...will.""We will be diligent in our efforts to meet the statutory and regulatory timelines," he said. "This is a new industry, and we want to make sure we have adequate regulations in place so that this important act is rolled out properly." Also...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/assembly-pitches-1-year-delay-opening-p
Local
UAS fish tech program has in-state focus

...already involved in fisheries to enter the industry across the state, Morgan said. The...years ago in Ketchikan in response to industry requests, Morgan said. Gary Freitag...of Fish and Game and other fisheries industry jobs), so they needed people that could...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/uas-fish-tech-program-has-state-focus
State

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