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FAA, Anchorage police investigate drone complaints

...involving a drone that entered the airspace at Merrill Field, Anchorage's small-airplane airport.FAA regulations require "model aircraft operators flying within five miles of an airport must notify the airport operator and air traffic control tower...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/faa-anchorage-police-investigate-drone-
State
Gold Medal honors five players

...state appearances. They won seven regional titles and two state titles. He has been a teacher at Yakutat for 24 years and is a model citizen who leads through example in life and basketball.Willis Cavanaugh played in 38 of the last 41 tournaments. His first...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-27/gold-medal-honors-five-players
Sports
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...noted that spending cuts, taxes and other options exist for legislators in efforts to reclaim budget solvency.He said the model used Thursday wasn't predictive, and House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said the alternatives...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature
FAA, Anchorage police investigate drone complaints

...involving a drone that entered the airspace at Merrill Field, Anchorage's small-airplane airport.FAA regulations require "model aircraft operators flying within five miles of an airport must notify the airport operator and air traffic control tower...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/faa-anchorage-police-investigate-drone-
State
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...she said, but there was only so much he could do. Exhaustion, combined with what she described as "a pretty bad parenting model growing up," had her stressed out and feeling helpless. When she finally got off the waitlist and started meeting with parent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/short-term-fix-potential-long-term-prob
State | Local | AK legislature
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...Supervisor Forrest Cole said in a past Empire report.Marvin said exporting logs in the round overseas "is (Viking's) business model." The USFS allows mills to export 50 percent of harvests from federal sales.Viking co-owner and general manager Kirk Dahlstrom...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

...efforts over the years will cover part of the cost, and the University of Alaska Southeast commissioned a partial eight-foot model of the whale for display on campus.City and Borough of Juneau officials have allocated capital improvement project funds and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/giant-whale-statue-arrive-summer
Local
My Turn: The Forest Service must change its culture and course

...than this. We have the opportunity to shift the paradigm and lead by example. Let's make the Tongass a healthy, enviable model of what can be done when people value the entire ecosystem, the complete landscape. Let's start a healthy stewardship that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/my-turn-forest-service-must-change-it
Opinion
How spending became an American way of life

...the meanings of prosperity and excess. To a lesser extent, some people in the upper middle class could afford to follow that model without going into debt. But the larger segment of the population began borrowing to have more than they needed. Such spending...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-20/how-spending-became-american-way-life
Opinion
Educator Spotlight: Annie Caulfield

Annie Caulfield is a role model to not only her students but to the Juneau community as well. She encourages students to pay attention to what is happening in...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-15/educator-spotlight-annie-caulfield
Neighbors

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