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After officer's acquittal, 2 cases loom for Cleveland

...prosecutor instead of the county prosecutor."It would be the best practice to avoid the appearance of impropriety at this particular junction," Madison said.A spokesman for the county prosecutor's office had no comment Sunday on Madison's request...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/after-officers-acquittal-2-cases-loom
Not For Web
My Turn: Too much risk with house minority positions as Medicaid expansion questions loom

...The deficits may last years and are directly related to the lower price of oil (a factor beyond state control). One particular problem is the demand for Medicaid expansion. Why?To begin with, Medicaid already costs the state lots of money. Historically...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-too-much-risk-house-minority-
Opinion
High sails and high seas

...part of the summer SEAS Cup series. The first race on May 3rd was called the "Skippers Choice #1." The club does this particular race three times, and it has three course options ? depending on what the wind is doing at the end of the Gastineau Channel...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-22/high-sails-and-high-seas
Sports
Troopers step up seatbelt campaign

...May 18 and May 31.As part of the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign, troopers will conduct extra patrols and make a particular emphasis on ticketing drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts.The move was announced in an email Friday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-18/troopers-step-seatbelt-campaign
Local
My corner of Alaska: Old age and old boats

...this story in motion. He has had quite a few boats over the years and it has often seemed to him that each one has marked a particular phase of his life. In his 30s he had gotten himself on the weekend crew list of a spectacular sailing yacht owned by a crusty...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/my-corner-alaska-old-age-and-old-boats
Art
Board director resigns over appointment

...didn't really take him seriously. I know he spent his career as a (Wildlife) Trooper, but I thought we were looking for a particular kind of person that served multiple sectors."Gillis said she does not agree with the Mumford's appointment, but that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/board-director-resigns-over-appointment
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Will rise of nonreligious reshape US politics?

...designating "people who self-identify as atheists or agnostics, as well as those who say their religion is 'nothing in particular,'" is most pronounced among younger Americans. More than a third of millennials - 18- to 33-year-olds - have no religious...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/my-turn-will-rise-nonreligious-reshap
Opinion
NBA lottery still creating hope, headlines after 30 years

...rebuilding strategy would acknowledge that the team is trying to win. They are trying to win over a longer time period than that particular year."The 76ers are slotted in the third spot with a 15.6 percent chance of moving up to No. 1 and could land another...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/nba-lottery-still-creating-hope-headl
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...is something new. It shows the "most distinctive" causes of death in each of the 50 states. "Most distinctive" has a particular definition in the medical field. It means a rate higher than the average. This new map shows the causes of death in each...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-18/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Celebrating self-esteem through running

...an amazing athlete," Wintz said. "But my coach believed in me and told me I could go faster. I remember one moment in particular where I was going up a hill in a race, my coach was encouraging me so hard and I just went up the hill. I saw his face and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-17/celebrating-self-esteem-through-runnin
Sports

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