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Avalanche sweeps Mt. Everest, 10 dead

...people have died on the mountain over the years.Reports in China said an amateur team encountered an avalanche on the north slope of the mountain at an elevation of more than 7,000 meters (23,000 feet) and safely retreated to a lower camp...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-26/avalanche-sweeps-mt-everest-10-dead
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: When is it time to talk 'revenue'?

...through federal dollars isn't the kind of long-term sustainability Alaska needs if we're to ever ween ourselves from North Slope oil. Many lawmakers in influential positions have said state spending needs to be curtailed first before talking about...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/empire-editorial-when-it-time-talk-re
Opinion
New district attorney named for Fairbanks area

...Olson plans to transfer to his new position June 1.As Fairbanks district attorney, Olson also will supervise the North Slope Borough office.Olson, who has worked for the Department of Law for about 15 years, most recently served as an assistant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/new-district-attorney-named-fairbanks-a
State
Alaskans can help answer 'Where have all the rusty blackbirds gone?'

...There were counts from two national Wildlife Refuges, Tetlin and Kanuti, and from 20 communities, from Juneau to the North Slope. In spring, you can hear this songbird's "rusty hinge" song in boreal wetlands in Alaska and Canada. Rusty blackbirds...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-17/alaskans-can-help-answer-where-have-
Outdoors
House passes fuel tax by a hair

...fiscal year without the tax. SPAR is funded by a 5 cent-per-barrel tax on crude oil, but with steadily declining North Slope production, the money has dwindled.The division is facing a "$3 million to $7 million hole for fiscal year 2016...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/houses-fuel-tax-passes-hair
State | AK legislature
Thumbs up, Thumbs down for April 13, 2015

...weather. Spring in Alaska brings breakup, but from the North Slope to Southeast, Alaska's had a rough week even before the snow and ice begins to melt. On the North Slope, the Dalton Highway was reopened to limited traffic...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-13/thumbs-thumbs-down-april-13-2015
Opinion
Nasty weather brings record rainfall to Southeast

...snowmachine event after a blizzard dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the Hoodoo Mountains southeast of Fairbanks.On the North Slope, the Sagavanirktok River has burst its banks, sending up to 30 inches of water and feet of broken ice over the Dalton...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-13/nasty-weather-brings-record-rainfall-so
Local
Crews working to clear closed section of Dalton Highway

...drivers and raised the cost of transporting commodities to North Slope oilfields, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported...CEO of Colville, a company that transports fuel to the North Slope, said the cost of delivering goods has skyrocketed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/crews-working-clear-closed-section-dalt
State
My Turn: Legislature should mirror Big Oil's reaction to low prices

...Sean Parnell. Do you remember all the messages about how passing SB 21 would create hundreds of more jobs on the North Slope? Those were messages fueled by oil at $100 a barrel. Now, oil is in the $40-$50 range and instead of seeing more...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-10/my-turn-legislature-should-mirror-big
Opinion
Walker declares state disaster for Dalton Highway flooding

...Sagavanirktok River flooding the highway last week and forcing the closure.The closed stretch was reopened the evening of April 9. Bailey said the current closure began Sunday.Trucks use the highway to take supplies to North Slope oilfields.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/walker-declares-state-disaster-dalton-h
State

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