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My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...of testimony, public education and a huge effort by thousands of Alaskans. If we had failed, Alaska would not only face a larger budget deficit today, but the economy would be worse as the drilling activity in Alaska would be much less vibrant and there...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Electrifying eco-tourism

...described the closest he found, a Duffy Electric 30-foot vessel, as "more a luxury type cruiser." There are also much larger vessels, like a 360-passenger ferry in Norway.Varness started Tongass Rain Electric Cruise and has invested more than...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/electrifying-eco-tourism
Local
A big night in the arts

...currently constructing a new cultural center downtown, the Walter Soboleff Center, that will allow them to continue this work on a larger scale. The center will serve as both a cultural hub and a cross-cultural venue where visitors can find out more about the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/big-night-arts
Art
Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

...hard to pick up - they're plastics smaller than five millimeters, also known as microplastics. Sometimes they form when larger plastics break down, which is inevitable with time, as, instead of decomposing, plastic just breaks into smaller and smaller...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/where-world-ends-when-ocean-spits-it-ou
Local
My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

...poses a particular threat to the sustainability of our rural fishing communities, it is not necessarily a rural phenomenon. Larger communities and regional hubs have not fared better. The number of young fishermen in Cordova has declined from 191 to 77...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-time-empower-and-employ-next-
Opinion
NASA brings earthquake monitoring to Ketchikan

...is organized - with no bell schedules - allows for projects like this."Part of the beauty of this program is we can do larger projects, and we have some flexibility with time, so we have a couple of bigger projects for science in this next semester...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/nasa-brings-earthquake-monitoring-ketch
State
Writers' Weir: A personal essay by Bob Armstrong

...put them in a small glass tank I'd set up for taking photos of small creatures underwater.One of the larva was a little larger than the others, so I concentrated on him. I really couldn't tell its sex, but since the adult males do not seek our blood...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-21/writers-weir-personal-essay-bob-armstrong
Art
Sockeye marketers look to pink campaign

...retailers and distributors to move product and "move the needle on awareness. ""We look to take advantage of some of the larger food trends ? knowing where your food comes from, local seafood, clean waters, things like that," Fick said. It's...

http://juneauempire.com/ccwfeatures/2015-01-21/sockeye-marketers-look-pink-campa
CCWFeatures
Teacher's method goes beyond the worksheet

...War" to teach her students addition and subtraction. War involves each child laying down a card, and deciding which has the larger number. They are then able to add or subtract using these playing cards, and are taught to perform equations in their head...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/teachers-method-goes-beyond-worksheet
Local
Trap snares eagle and the woman who says she freed it

...severed, and he suspected the other leg was broken as well.He called the Sitka Raptor Center, which has hired staff and a larger rehabilitation facility that can treat more advanced injuries, and he called Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center in Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/trap-snares-eagle-and-woman-who-says-sh
Local

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