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Residents of eroding village welcome Obama's attention

...to access federal funds for relocation.He said that Alaska Natives had identified USDA water infrastructure grants as a particular source of funding that could be helpful.Hawley said the village wants to build a 7-mile evacuation road and causeway to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-03/residents-eroding-village-welcome-obama
State
Restoring the 'Center of Kasaan'

...applies final touches to the head of a figure he has carved to replace a missing piece of an original Naay I'waans pole. This particular pole was moved from Old Kasaan to Naay I'waans in 1880 and sits in the center of the Whale House. I ask Eric the obvious...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-02/preparing-rededication-n%C3%A1ay-iwaans-k
Art
Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

...year.Around Fox Lake, residents expressed their own sorrow over the death of the immensely popular Gliniewicz."This particular officer is a pillar in my community and definitely going to be missed, and (he) touched so many lives," said Gina Maria...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/police-illinois-hunt-3-suspe
Nation and World
In climate bid, Obama stares down Exit Glacier

...glaciers and for ice loss," Kurtz said.Obama's trip was more about visuals than words, and the White House has put a particular emphasis on trying to get the message across to audiences who don't follow the news through traditional means. To that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/climate-bid-obama-stares-down-exit-glac
State
Beacon leads searchers to stranded hiker

...Troopers were notified at 8 a.m. by a dispatch center in Houston, which receives emergency satellite signals for that particular commercial brand of beacon, called SPOT, trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said.Troopers coordinated the search and sent...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/beacon-leads-searchers-stranded-hiker
Local
Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

...groups argued in the lead-up to Obama's trip that he hadn't done enough to protect Alaska and the climate. They took particular offense at his administration's decision just a few weeks ago to give Royal Dutch Shell a final permit for expanded drilling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/alaska-bound-obama-renames-americas-tal
State
BC mines minister comes to Juneau

...Polley accident spilled several billion gallons of mine waste into BC rivers last year, attention has focused on five mines in particular: The Tulsequah Chief in the Taku River watershed, Kerr-Sulpherets-Mitchell in the Unuk River drainage, and Red Chris...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/bc-mines-minister-comes-juneau
State
On the Trails: Debunking mysteries of the monkshood flower

...depositing or exporting pollen.Monkshood flowers are slightly complex, requiring a visiting bee to enter and move in a particular way. Most bumblebee species are generalists, capable of exploiting several kinds of flower. Naive, inexperienced bees...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-28/trails-debunking-mysteries-monkshood
Outdoors
Philanthropy in action: Paul Douglas and the Douglas-Dornan Foundation

...focuses on making grants that enhance "the health, education and welfare of individuals living in Southeast Alaska," with a particular focus on youth."Our focus is as much on youth and young people as on anything else," Paul said.This week, the fund...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/philanthropy-action-paul-douglas
Art
Q&A with Bill Bennett

...argue with you in the direction of use less water, but they (the report writers) weren't prescriptive in saying use these particular technologies, and nothing else, and they're a bit chagrined that's how it's being interpreted.*The Juneau Empire...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/qa-bill-bennett
Local

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