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Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

...They've received less attention than others amid Obama's recent efforts to improve conditions for Native Americans.Yet the primary focus on the trip is global warming.By showcasing thawing permafrost, melting sea ice and eroding shorelines, Obama hopes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/alaska-bound-obama-renames-americas-tal
State
My Turn: Is Murkowski voting her conscience on the Iran deal?

...the political right and avoid a serious primary challenge next August.Murkowski has...challenge next August. Having lost the GOP primary to Joe Miller in 2010, she probably doesn't...conservative message and beat her in the primary. Murkowski's moderate voting record...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-30/my-turn-murkowski-voting-her-conscien
Opinion
Michael Burns

...Watertown, South Dakota, her hometown. After winning the primary, he lost the general election 112,000 to 98,000. Mike...his wife, children, and grandchildren was always Mike's primary focus, pride, and joy. Mike was predeceased by his parents...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175411133
Budget cuts show in ferry system's winter schedule

...that same budget impasse shows its effects with fewer boats available for less time."Really, the significant one that is a primary ship is the Taku," explained ferry system and Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow. "The Taku has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/budget-cuts-show-ferry-systems-winter-s
State
Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

...Thursday pushed the fire on a couple of runs. It is only 12 percent contained.Officials say the fire has destroyed at least 45 primary residences, 49 cabins and 60 outbuildings. Three firefighters died battling the fire last week, and a memorial service for...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-28/northwest-fire-crews-hope-break-weat
Regional News
Oral arguments in lawsuit against setnet ban begin

...Alaskans." Butler said. "It would be unfortunate if Alaskans decided they could vote away someone else's business."If the Alaska Supreme Court decides not to overturn the initiative, the ban will be on the August 2016 primary ballot.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/oral-arguments-lawsuit-against-setnet-b
State
A lack of (land) trust

...protecting it from state and local taxes.Putting land into trust would establish "Indian Country" in Alaska, "meaning that primary jurisdiction rests with the federal government and the Indian tribe inhabiting it," according to the state's argument...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/lack-land-trust
Local
Nelson hurt as Packers fall to Steelers 24-19

...yards and a 21-yard score to Richard Rodgers late in the first half.Bruce Gradkowski's preseason debut was brief. The primary backup behind Roethlisberger spent the first three weeks of training camp on the physically unable to perform list with a sore...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-24/nelson-hurt-packers-fall-steelers-24-1
Sports
Gov. Walker: Alaska needs to collaborate, not litigate, on Medicaid expansion

...talk and walk. He died three months later.? An uninsured 23-year-old man with diabetes who did not have access to primary care was hospitalized three times with acute kidney failure before he died.My heart goes out to the grieving family members...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-23/gov-walker-alaska-neesds-collaborate-no
Opinion
Trump immigration proposal divides GOP prez field

...adopted a hardline approach on immigrants, appealing to the party's core voters who play an oversized role in nominating primaries and caucuses.Asked at the Iowa State Fair on Monday if he supports building a wall along the U.S. Mexican border, as...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/trump-immigration-proposal-divides-go
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