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Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...Bristol Bay one of the country's great natural resources and a massive economic engine."It's something that's too precious for us to be putting out to the highest bidder," Obama said.Bristol Bay has supported Native Americans in the Alaska region...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-17/obama-withdraws-bristol-bay-offshore-dr
State
Mahle remembered with dinner, auction

...tumble camaraderie of male siblings made him the man he became, but one would be wrong."He was a very good dad to his two precious daughters, Makenzie and Zoe," said Sarena Mahle, Brandon's mother. "He accepted that his little girls loved the whole...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-05/mahle-remembered-dinner-auction
Sports
Sealaska nears final land claim

...tirelessly with all stakeholders to address concerns" which has been a difficult process "because every acre of the Tongass is precious to someone.""If you put enough bills together and strike the right balance between conservation and economic opportunity...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/sealaska-nears-final-land-claim
Local
My Turn: 2013 broke records, 2014 won't

...the sheer size of our government workforce acts as a stabilizer. Further, in reaction to a weakening dollar, the value of precious metals rise, increasing the economic value of our mining industry. During these periods, our job market becomes an attractive...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-12/my-turn-2013-broke-records-2014-wont
Opinion
Traveling shoeboxes spread the holiday love

...of presents. "For me personally (and the church), these boxes are important because they spread the message of the most precious form of sacrificial giving, Jesus Christ dying for our sins. The eternal gift is the most important one I could possibly...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-16/traveling-shoeboxes-spread-holiday-
Neighbors
My Turn: If pot law passes, Alaskans will be in control

...protections allowing home cultivation would be preserved.Most Alaskans recognize that it's irrational to continue spending precious law enforcement resources arresting Alaskans for marijuana - a substance that is far safer than alcohol both to the individual...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-if-pot-law-passes-alaskans-wi
Opinion
Cancer survivor: Fortunately, Juneau has Tamara Collins

...me many blood transfusions.Since December 2012, I have received 52 units of blood to combat my medical issues. Life is precious and everyone needs the chance to live.Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Roth and Ms. Collins, I am on the uphill swing. While...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-15/cancer-survivor-fortunately-juneau-has-
Local
My Turn: Bullying blowback at ballot box could bring balance to Alaska

...and bullying come from? How can the great state of Alaska be reduced to a caricature of polarization and anger that takes precious energy and resources away from important issues that we must address? When will political leaders come out of their corners...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/my-turn-bullying-blowback-ballot-box-co
Opinion
Alaska Crafter: Halloween makeup for the procraftinator

...For your home you would purchase quality paints and a few nice brushes, and I am willing to bet your face is a bit more precious. So skip the premade Halloween kits of white cream and grease pencils and head toward the makeup aisle. Think of eyeliners...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-30/alaska-crafter-halloween-makeup-procrafti
Art
My Turn: Why historic preservation matters

...employee commented, "It's like a game of Tetris". But, with all of this, to me, the more we care for it, the more precious it is. The Juneau Memorial Library (Veterans Memorial Building) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-14/my-turn-why-historic-preservation-mat
Opinion

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