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Officials probing deadly circus tent collapse

...circus-type events, state law requires any event in a tent with more than 50 people in attendance to hold a license from town or city officials. State law also says the licensing agency "shall inspect, or cause to be inspected" each place of assembly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/officials-probing-deadly-circus-tent-
Not For Web
A soldier's - and a poet's - wilderness station

...com.Jensen hopes to see similar programs in some of Alaska's other wild places, whether those are wilderness areas or city parks."I think it's just such a powerful blend to bring poetry and wild spaces together," she said. "When we're...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-01/soldiers-and-poets-wilderness-station
Art
World track championships coming to U.S.

...and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.The small Oregon city of Eugene, a northwestern town steeped in American track history and the home of the University of Oregon, was awarded...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-17/world-track-championships-coming-us
Not For Web
Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

...not satisfied with a "hybrid" solution to what she thought should have been a clear choice between an empowered board or city management, not both.Assemblyman Jerry Nankervis was more direct in his opposition."I have not heard one single person...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-17/empowered-pool-board-may-answer-parks-a
Local
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...back to the Legislature.Lawmakers have repeatedly said they support revenue sharing. Many legislators are former mayors or city council members and know first-hand the benefits of revenue sharing. Speaking on statewide radio last week, Rep...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch in this week's Legislature

...Micciche, R-Soldotna, would prohibit smoking in certain public places, such as enclosed bus shelters; school, state or city parks primarily designated as playgrounds and within 10 feet of the entrance to a bar or restaurant that serves alcoholic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Pass, then puff

...marijuana-related businesses in Juneau. The moratorium means the city will not consider any paperwork - land use, zoning or city permit - for a marijuana business before October. This is a canny move by the Assembly and city administrators, who have...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/empire-editorial-pass-then-puff
Opinion
Pure Sole: Intramural or intermural

Intramural ? involving only students at the same school.Intermural ? involving two or more schools or cities.Tonight the philosophy of middle school activities in the Capital City will be discussed by the Activities Advisory Committee...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-23/intramural-or-intermural
Sports
Tis the season to harvest that holiday tree

If you plan to harvest a Christmas tree on state or city land, now's the time. The Alaska Division of Forestry allows Alaska residents to cut black or white spruce trees on unrestricted...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-28/tis-season-harvest-holiday-tree
Outdoors
Letter: Maria will make a terrific Assembly member

...public and controversial, requiring an even temperament and leadership on difficult issues involving taxation, development or city programs and services. Maria excels at both ends of the spectrum. Over the course of 12 years on the planning commission...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-05/letter-maria-will-make-terrific-assem
Letters

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