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Legislature passes bill on AGDC appointment

...passed a measure allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas pipeline project.The Senate's 13-7 vote makes clearer the way for Richard Rabinow, a former pipeline...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/legislature-passes-bill-agdc-appointmen
State | AK legislature
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...least one minority for each manager and major executive opening. MLB also sponsors 35...number was retired, no players in the major leagues were wearing No. 42. Players...percentage of African-American players in the major leagues has been cut in half since peaking...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
Sports
Huggins: Late Saturday target to finish work

...complete their work before then, if possible.There are several major pieces in play, including the budgets and bills dealing with...obligation and setting the state's participation rate in a major liquefied natural gas project.Also pending is a bill to raise...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/huggins-late-saturday-target-finish-wor
State | AK legislature
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, said the bill is vying for attention with other major issues - education funding, the capital budget, the state's participation in a major gasline project - as the session winds down.If Senate is to pass the bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
USDA files complaint against UAF over musk oxen deaths

...The university is working on a response, spokeswoman Marmian Grimes said. The deadline to respond is May 12.Grimes said major changes have been implemented in the wake of the deaths. The die-off was blamed on a deficiency of trace minerals like copper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/usda-files-complaint-against-uaf-over-m
State
My Turn: Big city budget problems require big solutions

...do we really need it, considering the pending deficit? I think it would be prudent for our Assembly to put a hold on all major construction projects of this nature and compare their need to the pending deficit. Keep the facilities' plans, but build...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-17/my-turn-big-city-budget-problems-requ
Opinion
My Turn: Assembly must think differently to dodge pool closure

...public. This would allow more staff sharing and more options for the public, increasing revenue.8. Lease facilities to major user groups - Significant savings could result from leasing the facilities to groups like Glacier Swim Club, which can supply...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/my-turn-assembly-must-think-different
Opinion
Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel

...Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio, the Coast Guard's assistant commandant for prevention policy, agreed with the report's major conclusion that there was, "Inadequate assessment and management of the risks by the parties involved (Shell and Edison Chouest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/coast-guard-tug-engine-failure-blamed-w
State
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...Lake Powell) with plywood and angle iron during a 1983 flood, to a plan that's been around since the 1950s to reroute major rivers in the Pacific Northwest, from as far as Alaska, and pipe them to the arid west. "Cadillac Desert" was made into...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
My Turn: Let the people vote to end same-sex marriage ban

...contacted my office to voice their concerns. I understand that the shift in thinking and attitude that SJR30 embodies is a major change from established practices, but I believe that time has shown this change to be essential to our country and our state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-17/my-turn-let-people-vote-end-same-sex-
Opinion

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