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Airport explosion still under investigation

...the explosion. Cameron speculated that it may have been related to the vapors in the...case to a radiator cap shooting off when it is hot. The incident did not affect operations...minutes to allow for ventilation before it can be refilled.Rinkenberger added that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/airport-explosion-still-under-investiga
Local
Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel

It is a mariner's worst nightmare: At sea...the crew of the Edison Chouest vessel Aiviq as it struggled to keep towlines on Shell's conical...loss, which is now well known and documented. It was a miracle that there were no injuries or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/coast-guard-tug-engine-failure-blamed-w
State
Opinion: Measuring 'the road's' value without subsidies

...back to the great road debate. This time, it's no longer about keeping the capital...won't say is whether or not they'd support it without the massive subsidy of federal taxpayer...to Whitehorse, Fairbanks or Anchorage. It's not going to become the Lynn Canal commuter...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/opinion-measuring-roads-value-without
Opinion
Kansas church plans Alaska Native center protest

...church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1...Westboro Baptist Church says in an online flyer published Sunday that it plans to send protesters to the center because "God hates your...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/kansas-church-plans-alaska-native-cente
State
Kuskokwim ice not thick enough for auto travel

BETHEL - It may be that time of the year where you need to keep your automobiles off the Kuskokwim River.KYUK reports the river ice is melting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/kuskokwim-ice-not-thick-enough-auto-tra
State
A look at the NBA playoff picture

...seasons.They've all come in April or June.QUOTE OF THE DAY"We were able to play everybody - no injuries - and we got a good sweat out of it." - San Antonio's Tony Parker, as his team tuned up for the playoffs in a loss to Houston.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/look-nba-playoff-picture
Sports
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...the Legislature is taking up the matter so it has the ability to strip parts of the bill...approved by voters in the August primary. "It would be interesting to have a redo of the...initiative by drastic amendment next year."It's not black and white," said assistant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
Hoonah's dock divide

...Icy Strait Point. Other residents want it at Shaman Point, which is on city property...the city council agreed to, was to build it where the cruise lines said they would dock. That's about as simple as I can lay it out." Vice mayor Mary Erickson, who voted...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/hoonahs-dock-divide
Local
Hello, Juneau? Can you hear me now?

...from the nine commissioners before giving it their stamp of approval, which came as...the issue was tabled for various reasons. It got momentum again earlier this year when...The law department still has to review it after receiving the policy guidance it is...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/hello-juneau-can-you-hear-me-now
Local
Alaska Editorial: Too many laws

...law banning smoking in public places. Fine, it's OK for local government to choose to be...children, and a smoke-free one at that.It simply means that the Legion cannot host the party unless it becomes a smoke-free facility. It doesn't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/alaska-editorial-too-many-laws
Opinion

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