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Governor candidates talk fish at debate

...The event focused solely on topics related to the seafood industry.Questions were posed by a media panel, audience members...spending about $200 million on a $6 billion to $10 billion industry."We now have over 100 people working on getting information...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/governor-candidates-talk-fish-debate
State
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

...who depend on economic development in the Tongass."Parnell said it would allow Alaskans to restart rebuilding the timber industry.Waldo said oral arguments will be heard on the case in mid-December in Pasadena, California.The Forest Service has not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/court-agrees-review-roadless-rule
State
Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream

...on the dream of an Alaskan aerospace industry.Rather than use insurance payouts to...to Alaskans, much as Alaska's oil industry is served by a family tree of oilfield...like the idea of an Alaskan aerospace industry, and we like Alaska Aerospace. It's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-29/empire-editorial-waking-alaskas-aeros
Opinion
Aurora chasers arrive

...arriving passengers Wednesday.The visitor industry designates the eight-month period that...market, and really the entire visitor industry," said Scott McCrea, director of tourism...Fairbanks, which promotes the local visitor industry.The early season visits still lags...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/aurora-chasers-arrive
State
Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

...The event focused solely on topics related to the seafood industry.Questions were posed by a media panel, audience members...spending about $200 million on a $6 billion to $10 billion industry."We now have over 100 people working on getting information...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/alaska-governor-candidates-talk-fish-de
State
Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

...recently offered an opinion that the timber industry in Southeast Alaska should accept a forced...recognize the importance of the salmon industry, recreation, tourism and subsistence...many products as the mature timber the industry has relied on for the last 60 years...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-bad-assumptions-make-ba
Letters
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...of the sale hope it will reinvigorate the region's timber industry.It's the old growth acreage the conservation groups are...local wood economy" and support local fishing and tourism industries. The organization, and others, said the sale will also...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local
Fairbanks Senate ad invokes Koch brothers

...the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "Every Democratic candidate mentions it."Jeff Cook, a spokesman for Koch industries, said the firefighters' ad contains false attacks. Cook said that many of the employees affected by the North Pole refinery...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-27/fairbanks-senate-ad-invokes-koch-brothe
State
My Turn: After the decision on Prop 1, Alaskans are in a win-win situation

...the good news for Alaskans?The oil industry is now on record promising big job growth...on the same team. The ball is in the industry's court to deliver on their promises...Alaska in a win-win situation.If the industry fails to meet our high standards there...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-26/my-turn
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Protect Alaska seafood by banning Russian imports

...cannot convince Russia to lift its import ban, it must implement a ban of its own to avoid further harm to the Alaska fishing industry.As it stands, Russia has blocked Alaska seafood from its markets even as it ships seafood abroad. Last year, Russia exported...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-28/empire-editorial-protect-alaska-seafo
Opinion

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