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Alaska, 12 other states sue over water authority

...effect Aug. 28.According to the EPA, the waters affected would be only those with a "direct and significant" connection to larger bodies of water downstream that are already protected. It says the aim is to protect the waters from pollution and development...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/alaska-12-other-states-sue-over-water-a
State
13 states sue over rule giving feds authority on state water

...effect Aug. 28.According to the EPA, the waters affected would be only those with a "direct and significant" connection to larger bodies of water downstream that are already protected. It says the aim is to protect the waters from pollution and development...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/13-states-sue-over-rule-giving-feds-aut
State
Wildfires grow in number, but no new evacuations

...numbers show a growth of more than 300 square miles from the official tally of the day before.There have been days of growth larger than that during a record wildfire year in 2004, when nearly 6.6 million acres - or 10,300 square miles - burned, said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/wildfires-grow-number-no-new-evacuation
State
Across state, early salmon catches underweight

...continue the rest of the year. If the run was going to get larger, he said, they would have seen a sign by now."For the Copper...and frozen fillets from smaller fish are less marketable than larger fillets, even if they make up for the size with quantity...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/across-state-early-salmon-catches-un
Outdoors
Pure Sole: Sugar daddies (and mommies)

...with eggs to cast, chaperoned by parents pointing an accusing finger if a single Hersey's kiss is presented instead of a larger treat.But it is all I can afford.One Hersey's Kiss.What can we do?The public policy realm is a head-spinning, tricky...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-25/sugar-daddies-and-mommies
Sports
Sport fish report: Kings headed back to Fish Creek, not in the pond yet

...and smolt. Spin casters can have fun with spoons and spinners, while the fly fishermen should try smolt and fry imitations. Larger anadromous dollies following the king salmon back to the rivers continue to be reported in marine creel catches around the Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-25/sport-fish-report-kings-headed-back-
Outdoors
My Turn: Red Chris mine poses great risk

...failure in B.C.'s salmon-rich Fraser River watershed, gained a final operating permit for a similarly designed, much larger copper-gold mine called Red Chris in the transboundary Stikine River watershed.While our mining industry in Alaska takes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-28/my-turn-red-chris-mine-poses-great-ri
Opinion
Obamacare survives second fight

...three separate sections numbered 1563. He said the court's duty was to read the provision at issue in context and with the larger picture in mind.In Scalia's view, Roberts was engaging in "somersaults of statutory interpretation" that were redolent...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/obamacare-survives-second-fight
Not For Web
Turlington, Wagner to wed

...Juneau for their immediate family and it will be followed by a reception at Auke Rec from 8 p.m., until midnight. The following summer the Wagners will host a larger-second ceremony in Fairbanks tentatively schedule for June 18, 2016.

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2015-06-21/turlington-wagner-wed
Weddings
Solstice week on the water and R2AK updates

...gutting-it-out Roger and his little hobie trimaran -- essentially a kayak with outriggers and sails -- held their own with the race's larger boats. One day he sent this message to race organizers: "pitchpoled my beach landing at Cape Caution and spent the night...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/solstice-week-water-and-r2ak-updates
Art

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