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Nebraska abolishes the death penalty in landmark vote

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/nebraska-abolishes-death-penalty-land
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Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

...State fighters have proven adept at reacting.The group "is nimble enough to move around their personnel and equipment to make up for any losses with tactical moves," said Dubai-based geopolitical analyst Theodore Karasik. "The battlefield...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/against-airstrikes-may-not-suffice
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On the Trails: Lucky days

...mudflats courteously waited until mama and cub had strolled calmly back to the shady woods. Then the mudflat people could again move toward the trailhead, finding bear beds and bear trails above the beach.A few days later, Parks and Rec hikers headed out...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-29/trails-lucky-days
Outdoors
Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7

...waiting while the winger got open for the other side of the net. He got his 14th assist of the playoffs when Kane made a dazzling move to get past Matt Beleskey and then managed to squeeze a shot past Andersen with 7:52 left in the second.Keith played 28 1...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/blackhawks-beat-ducks-5-2-force-game-
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Alaska Editorial: Reserve transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...return. One needn't be a political scientist to understand that if residents didn't receive dividends in 2016 because of the move, legislators up for election would likely be ousted en masse.The risk that Alaska would be exposed to if the legislative majority...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/alaska-editorial-reserve-transfer-wou
Opinion
US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe

...nation with little soccer tradition, was criticized as a host because of its extreme summer heat. FIFA has since been forced to move the tournament to November-December instead of the usual June-July slot.FIFA hired former U.S. attorney Michael Garcia...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/us-swiss-target-top-soccer-officials-
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Costco burglars cop to drug conspiracy

...also admitted his role in the crime. State prosecutors said Finn told police that he and his girlfriend needed the money to move out of Juneau and they planned on selling the heroin for tens of thousands of dollars.Conspiring to possess with intent to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-28/costco-burglars-cop-drug-conspiracy
Local
Not a record - yet

...Sunday afternoon, long-range forecasters indicated a chance of rain between Tuesday night and Wednesday night as a storm moves across the Gulf of Alaska from Kodiak.The low-pressure system is expected to be too weak to bring much moisture to Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-25/not-record-yet
Local
Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

BAGHDAD - As it moves to try to reverse the stunning loss of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's largest Sunni province, the Shiite-led government is...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/iraq-struggles-sectarian-politics-aft
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Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...is "between a rock and a hard place.""If we make taxes too high, people move, but if we don't generate enough income to make the school good, they will also move," he said."People are taking their children out or sending their children...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/yakutat-organizations-community-members-b
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