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Agencies respond to Auke Bay oil spill

...responders were unable to determine the cause of the spill. Returning to the site at about 7:30 a.m., responders "found pockets of a heavier dark oil collecting along the fingers of D float and areas of rainbow sheen," according to ADEC spokeswoman...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/agencies-respond-auke-bay-oil-spill
Local
My Turn: A unique approach to housing pioneers

...state coffers on sale.But the problems of the Pioneer Homes are not just having cash on hand. We have that in many different pockets of Alaska government. The rainy day planning by the Legislature has been quite good, providing a fiscal cushion to work through...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-unique-approach-housing-pione
Opinion
Report criticizes Palmer inmate's punishment in segregation

...good behavior.The state Division of Personnel and Labor Relations determined that the sergeant who took the evidence home when she put it in her pocket was a "one-time mistake" and there was no misconduct on her part, the report said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-16/report-criticizes-palmer-inmates-punish
State
Writers' Weir: A poem by Bill Merk

...lust. Spring,The sound of your singing, now,Is enoughTo cover for those other daysWhen silence sits like a rockIn the pocket of your throat.A lavender embrace of dawnGreets us with good weather;"Magnificent," the poet might have said,"An avalanche...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/writers-weir-poem-bill-merk
Art
Teacher's method goes beyond the worksheet

...only teacher in the district to attend annual constructivist seminars on the East Coast. This year, she paid out of her own pocket to attend the constructivism conference in South Carolina. The district has not embraced the concept, and Thompson finds that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/teachers-method-goes-beyond-worksheet
Local
Health insurance deadline nears

...options and find out if they are eligible for financial assistance, which can help pay monthly premiums and reduce out-of-pocket costs when receiving services.Help is available for those having trouble signing up by visiting HealthCare.gov, calling...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-08/health-insurance-deadline-nears
Local
Surprise players often star in Super Bowls

...the big plays happen. You have to be under control, but also not just stand there and not do anything to affect him in the pocket. So you just have to be smart."Bennett has helped solidify Seattle's defense since arriving from Tampa Bay before the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-29/surprise-players-often-star-super-bowl
Sports
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...Hanna Shoal about 100 miles northwest of Barrow. The shoal diverts warm water flowing north from the Bering Sea, trapping a pocket of colder water into the summer season. Sea ice stays in the area late in the summer, providing a platform for ice-dependent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
SAIL: Inspiring personal independence in Southeast

...form of durable medical equipment and new - and more importantly less expensive - assistive devices, such as magnifiers and "pocket talker" personal sound amplification systems."Everyone loses their hearing, but not everyone can afford hearing aids or...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-08/sail-inspiring-personal-independenc
Neighbors
A play of infamy

...Forget about wasting a play. On second-and-goal from the 1-yard line with 20 seconds left and one timeout still in your pocket, you give the ball to Lynch. Period. If you don't think you can make that yard up the middle, where the Patriots are stout...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-03/play-infamy
Sports

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