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My Turn: It's time for trawlers to pay their fair share

...steps at that. The new management program must include concrete reductions in bycatch as well as 100 percent observer coverage. That observer coverage is vital to ensuring that fishery management decisions are based on accurate data. The time to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-06/my-turn-its-time-trawlers-pay-their-f
Opinion
My Turn: The graceful exit of a true statesman

...There's no such thing as not getting one's hopes up too high when pursuing a dream. That's a cliche that may shield an observer from his friend's pain but has no power to arrest disappointment. It would be easy to conclude that French responded pragmatically...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-07/my-turn-graceful-exit-true-statesman
Opinion
Council revamps observer program

...Council approved sweeping changes to its observer program at its October meeting to now...vessels longer than 40 feet. The new observer regime, set to be funded with a fleet-wide...beginning in 2013, will shift control of observer deployment from boat owners to the federal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110810/sta_732965167.shtml
News
Volunteer weather observer recognized after 30 years

A longtime weather observer was recognized this month for more...surface temperatures for the Cooperative Observer Program's Auke Bay site from 1979...effort." Although Wing became primary observer of the local site in 1979, he also...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013110/nei_557065687.shtml
Neighbors
NOAA observer fined for sexual harassment

KODIAK - A NOAA Fisheries groundfish observer has been fined $1,000 after admitting...created a hostile work environment for another observer. Benjamin Michlig also can't work as a NOAA observer for 10 years. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122209/reg_538278559.shtml
Kodiak fisherman sentenced for threatening an observer

...Management Act by threatening a fisheries observer, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said...On that day, Scott saw the fisheries observer assigned to his vessel attempting to...officers, Scott stated that if he saw the observer in town, not acting in her official...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012811/reg_777340648.shtml
Regional News
My Turn: Repeal SB21, bring back ACES

...Alaska's North Slope oil industry. As a resource economist, head of the division's commercial staff, and an involved observer of the Alaska oil industry, he has provided advice to several governors about the state's relationship with Alaska's oil...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/repeal-sb21-bring-back-aces
Opinion
My Turn: Facts emerge in support of YES vote

...production that we need to secure a stable future for Alaskans across the state. Please vote Yes on 1.? Jim Sykes is a longtime observer of oil and gas development and state energy policy. His preceding comment is his own and does not represent the Mat-Su Borough...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/facts-emerge-support-yes-vote
Opinion
On the Trails: Lupine puzzles

...with darker banners have already been visited, and potentially pollinated, and were no longer worth visiting. One local observer has noted that bees do seem to favor the white-bannered flowers. Nice story!But then, one day I noticed that bumblebees...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/trails-lupine-puzzles
Outdoors
Mo'ne trying to find some peace amid all the attention

...play for UConn, and, usually, she is an incessant yapper.She was rendered nearly speechless during the call, said one observer.With a win Wednesday, the spotlight will only intensify.Representatives from Ellen DeGeneres' and Queen Latifah's shows...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/mone-trying-find-some-peace-amid-all-a
Sports

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