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Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

...small-scale operations as illegal miners. A full-blown gold rush...under tarpaulins, waiting for miners to bring shiny little balls...less than $2 in 2014.One miner, Eriya Mugerwa, cheerfully...who controls scores of young miners he calls his boys, used to...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/africas-deadwood-gold-rush-u
Nation and World
Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

...continues Wednesday in Dillingham, in southwest Alaska, where Obama will meet with fishermen locked in an ongoing conflict with miners over plans to build a massive gold and copper mine in Bristol Bay, home to the world's largest salmon fishery. Then he will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/alaska-bound-obama-renames-americas-tal
State
Jewell: Denali name change is final

...park that could be dedicated to McKinley.McKinley had just earned the Republican nomination for president in 1896 when a gold miner claimed the mountain's "discovery" and named it in honor of the candidate. The mountain stands as North America's tallest...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-31/jewell-denali-name-change-final
Local
Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

...continues Wednesday in Dillingham, in southwest Alaska, where Obama will meet with fishermen locked in an ongoing conflict with miners over plans to build a massive gold and copper mine in Bristol Bay, home to the world's largest salmon fishery. Then he'll...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/obama-walk-fine-line-climate-energy
State
Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law'

...state-maintained roads, which in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are most roads, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. For a sign to be legal, it needs to be almost two football fields away from the pavement.In Fairbanks, there are a number...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/fairbanks-politicians-warned-violating-
State
Denali's name restored

...assassinated at the start of the 20th century. McKinley had just earned the Republican nomination for president in 1896 when a gold miner claimed the mountain's "discovery" and named it in honor of the candidate.That the mountain already had a name didn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/denalis-name-restored
State
B.C. mines minister talks transboundary mines, Tulsequah Chief cleanup

...meet with the Ketchikan Indian Community representatives, have lunch with the Chamber of Commerce, and meet with the Alaska Miners Association. Other representatives will tour Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island.? Contact Juneau Empire outdoors writer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-26/bc-mines-minister-talks-transboundary-m
State | Local
BC, Alaska to draft MOU for mine processes

...Bennett and a team from British Columbia were in Juneau for the first part of the week meeting with elected officials, tribes, miners, environmental organizations, fishermen and other stakeholders, as well as touring the Taku River. Today, Bennett and Mallott...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/bc-alaska-draft-mou-mine-processes
State | Local
Sentencing continues for case related to troopers' deaths

...to statements in the pre-sentence report. Kangas also wanted time to speak before sentencing, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. A jury in Nenana found Kangas guilty of tampering with the guns of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich after...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/sentencing-continues-case-related-troop
State
Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

...spawning grounds in 10 years.About 83,000 fish went across the border this year, according to The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.An international treaty mandates that at least 42,500 Chinooks must get to Canada, but Alaska fishery managers have only...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/yukon-river-salmon-swim-canada-record-h
State

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