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Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

...A plan to allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to use Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic drilling fleet is drawing opposition from environmental groups that say it's not consistent with the region's environmental goals.Several state and national...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/plan-allow-shell-oil-drilling-fleet-sea
State
My Turn: Since time immemorial

...community representatives and different interest groups throughout the region and country in nearly 300 meetings.The staunch opposition we encountered, characterized at times by incivilities and racism, was shocking. We were met with disrespect by some who...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/my-turn-time-immemorial
Opinion
My Turn: Keystone XL Pipeline deserves the President's scrutiny

...what the U.S. does. This is not the case. The alternative Canadian pipeline routes face regulatory hurdles and strong opposition from indigenous groups (over 100 First Nations entities are posing legal challenges) and communities along the proposed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-11/my-turn-keystne-xl-pipeline-deserves-
Opinion
Cotten favorite for Fish and Game Commissioner

...voted against him did not explain their positions publicly, though Johnstone and board member Sue Jeffrey did make their opposition or support to the other three candidates known.Johnstone said after the meeting that he had no comment on the board's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/cotten-favorite-fish-and-game-commissio
State
Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions

...talked of expanding crops to include pot for medicinal but not recreational use, while a tribal lawmaker quickly declared his opposition."Criminal activity is just going to go up more, and drug addiction is going to go up more, and everyone is going to be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/tribes-tread-carefully-pot-discussions
State
My Turn: Center of the universe

...economic development.And that is the rub. Nearly every proposed economic development or infrastructure project runs into opposition regardless of its merit. Yet these are the projects that will diversify and stabilize our economy when the alternative is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-center-universe
Opinion
Middle school sports seek assistance from public

...reform is based on the unbridled love of sports competition that is so dominate in American culture. This frequently leads to opposition to any changes that make middle level sports look different in any way from high school, college, or professional sports...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-08/middle-school-sports-seek-assistance-p
Sports
My Turn: Curriculum whitewashes boarding school abuse

...Wonders. I wish to register my adamant opposition to the objectionable Reading Wonders books and support of opposition previously expressed to the school...Sisterhood and myriad others. Native opposition cannot and should not be discounted...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-02/my-turn-curriculum-whitewashes-boardi
Opinion
Concerns raised about marijuana law

...a recent meeting sponsored by the Alaska Municipal League.North Slope Borough Assemblyman Forrest Olemaun told KUAC that opposition by him and other Native leaders stems from the damage substance abuse has inflicted on indigenous people over the years...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-03/concerns-raised-about-marijuana-law
State
Letter: DOT public hearing circus shows need for new administration

...people in Juneau came out 4-1 against the dead-end road, and in Skagway and Haines it was more like 10-1.Local opposition hasn't deterred Gov. Sean Parnell's administration, nor has the outrageous price tag. What has been even more frustrating...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/letter-dot-public-hearing-circus-shows-
Letters

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