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Margo Waring is appointed to nationwide redistricting task force

...dramatic, it failed, Waring said, based on the number of lawsuits filed each redistricting. One concern Waring has is that the...redistricting work," Carson said.Whether based on the number of lawsuits or a growing feeling of disaffectation regarding voting and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-01/margo-waring-appointed-nationwide-redis
Local
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...has filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits filed by environmental groups against...Parnell said in a prepared statement.The lawsuits were filed after the Forest Service in...to intervene.Earthjustice filed two lawsuits in federal court soon after the decision...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
Letter: Environmental groups speak for the people

...the Juneau Empire berated environmental groups for various lawsuits against "The Road," the timber industry and the Kensington...timber was a prosperous industry laid low by environmental group lawsuits is another cherished myth. For decades, the Forest Service...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-23/letter-environmental-groups-speak-peo
Letters
Visions of a quick switch

...Service is hard-pressed to accommodate a quick switch due to "lawsuits, appeals and a host of other reasons.""I have a huge desire...Institute and Mater Engineering-led pilot project is complete. Lawsuits and appeals have stalled a potential old-growth sale and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/visions-quick-switch
Local
Empire Editorial: It's time for sustainable logging

...we like the environmental safeguards it supports. Furthermore, lawsuits over second-growth harvests are few and far between. If loggers don't have to worry about lawsuits, they can harvest in peace.Simply cutting trees does not equal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/empire-editorial-its-time-sustainable
Opinion
Empire Editorial: With new plan for The Road, history shows a lawsuit will follow

...on the table and shelter over their heads.Compromise, not lawsuits, is needed. Unfortunately, history shows that isn't likely...struggle to obtain a sustainable timber supply was "beset by lawsuits, injunctions, delays and suspensions," this newspaper's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-21/empire-editorial
Opinion
Port shifts focus to modernization

...shift from the failed expansion that began in 2006 and resulted in more than $300 million in costs, unused materials and lawsuits."I think what we did better this time is really involve our primary stakeholders in kind of kicking the tires on the concept...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/port-shifts-focus-modernization
State
Update: Port of Anchorage shifts focus to modernization

...shift from the failed expansion that began in 2006 and resulted in more than $300 million in costs, unused materials and lawsuits."I think what we did better this time is really involve our primary stakeholders in kind of kicking the tires on the concept...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/port-anchorage-shifts-focus-modernizati
State
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...2013 decision and open the Big Thorne sale in August, two lawsuits have been filed by conservation organizations against the service...problem."But getting those projects to actual award through lawsuits has been more than difficult," Cole said.The last large...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

...the way (the helmets) feel. They feel snug. They feel fit. So I think that's a step in the right direction."With lawsuits and concern regarding concussions hanging over every level of football, the race to develop safer helmets and other equipment...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-22/teams-test-out-new-helmet-does-it-work
Sports

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