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Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...proposed budget eliminations.Besides those to the Department of Natural Resources' timber program, cuts discussed (in no particular order) were those to the Alaska Marine Highway System; local Parents As Teachers and Best Beginnings programs; the Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/juneau-testifies-against-budget-cuts
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...down as the world's largest consumer of oil. Alaska's immediate concerns: Declining oilFossil fuels in general, and in particular oil, are traded in an imperfectly competitive market with limited number of suppliers and numerous consumers. In the international...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-04/my-turn
Opinion
Finding subtlety in a dramatic environment

...Similarly, when teaching, she said she looks for ways to make her lessons relevant to young artists working in this particular corner of world, challenging herself in the process."I test problems before I give them to my students. I'm searching...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-13
Art
Letter to the Editor: Chime in on Chuitna

...Chuitna Citizens Coalition what's called an instream water flow application, something that guarantees enough water in a particular body to allow salmon to spawn, among other uses. The basic question is, do we want some corporation to have the right to...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-02/letter-editor-chime-chuitna
Letters
Young and hungry

...Mexico.Torres learned to cook from his family - his mother and his sisters - he said. The cuisine isn't specific to a particular region of Mexico, but it is traditional Mexican cuisine.The menu features an abundance of tacos, with a little something...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-01/young-and-hungry
Local
Empire Editorial: The price of a windfall

...their shareholders, but in recent years they've come under increasing attack.Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, in particular, has been aggressive about limiting the federal preference for contracts signed with Native corporations. Doyon's deal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-27/price-windfall
Opinion
Opera to Go opens 'Cunning Little Vixen'

...Presenting the work in its original language was the only way to retain the cadence of the lines, something to which Jana?ek paid particular attention, Hunt said."It's an integral piece of the experience," he said. "A lot of the melodies or motifs related...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25/opera-go-opens-cunning-little-vixen
Art
Melee after Kansas State's upset puts spotlight on safety

...law enforcement to locate fans caught on video hitting opposing players."You can always get into tactical analysis of any particular operation. I don't think that's constructive right now. We could have had the national guard in there and it might not...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-25/melee-after-kansas-states-upset-puts-s
Sports
Letter: Secretary Jewell witnesses climate change

It's not a reporter's job to point out ironies or dissonance in a particular news story, so the article in the Monday, Feb. 16 Juneau Empire on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's impending visit to Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-18/letter-secretary-jewell-witnesses-cli
Letters
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...fund for sustainable businesses in Southeast Alaska," Department of Agriculture undersecretary Robert Bonnie said. "In particular, these funds have the potential to advance a range of economic opportunities, complementing the Forest Service's efforts...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/funding-sustainable-southeast
Local

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