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DOT: Accommodating walk-ons 'unnecessary'

...Group put that figure much higher, at 45 percent of the canal's passengers.A one-way ferry trip from Juneau to Haines in June 2015 will cost a walk-on traveler $37. If that traveler were to drive a 19-foot pickup truck (the vehicle the DOT uses...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dot-accommodating-walk-ons-unnecessary
Local
Juneau grand jury indicts six

...second degree and one count of fraudulent use of an access device for using someone's credit card without authorization between June 24 and July 28 of this year.The charges allege Peters spent $1,243.99 on transactions from multiple businesses including...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/juneau-grand-jury-indicts-six
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Nov. 24, 2014

...proposed 1 million barrel per-day cut in oil production.Since June, oil prices have plunged as a result of a global production...North Slope crude has dropped from more than $110 per barrel in June to less than $80 per barrel today.Alaska's state budget...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-24/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-n
Opinion
School district, support staff strike new deal

...district and the Juneau Education Support Staff is effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016. The deal replaces the existing contract, set to expire on June 30, 2015."I sincerely appreciate the willingness of both teams to come together...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-16/school-district-support-staff-strike-ne
Local
Two men accused of sexually abusing teen

...James LeBlanc-Tweedy on two counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree for having intercourse with the teenager in June, and 20-year-old Harris D. Graves with one count of the same charge for having intercourse with her in August.The two...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/two-men-accused-sexually-abusing-teen
Local
Finally, the late Pat Burns joins Hockey Hall of Fame

...husband was proudest of winning the Cup because it was "a big dream of his." So much so that they slept with the trophy that June 9 night.Asked how her husband would have felt if he were alive for this moment Monday night, she said: "He would've been...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-18/finally-late-pat-burns-joins-hockey-ha
Sports
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...special charges of nearly $3 billion last week because demand for its rigs has fallen. Its shares are down 42 percent since June.The Norwegian oil giant Statoil announced in late September that it would shelve plans to develop a project in Canada that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/are-low-oil-prices-good-environment
State
Florence Abbie Anderegg Chapman

...State of Alaska Jim and Abbie traveled extensively before settling in a retirement community in Green Valley.Abbie was born on June 22, 1922 in Springfield, Vermont and grew up on a small farm before serving in WWII as a nurse, where she met her future husband...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173195386
In a soggy year, Juneau's rainy-day streak enters second month

...Juneau in October, just 86 percent of normal in what is typically the Capital City's wettest month of the year.This year, June and July - normally some of the driest months of the year - topped October's tally with record or near-record rainfall...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-10/soggy-year-juneaus-rainy-day-streak-ent
Local
Testing shows no radiation in Cook Inlet

...sampled in September, north of Yukon Island in Kachemak Bay.Cook Inletkeeper Executive Director Bob Shavelson said during a June interview that the Fukushima nuclear disaster had stirred up fear and misinformation and the organization had received a lot...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-13/testing-shows-no-radiation-cook-inlet
State

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