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Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...the primary cause of diminishing sea ice, it is unlikely that polar bears will be recovered."Halting Arctic warming will require a global commitment, said Jenifer Kohout, the Fish and Wildlife Service's regional program manager and a co-chair of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Pot sales may spark fire code updates

...which will likely need to be addressed within the fire code.The committee also briefly discussed whether the city should require commercial growers to obtain a license or permit, enabling city officials to shut down any operation found noncompliant with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-03/pot-sales-may-spark-fire-code-updates
Local
JSD, airport staff ask for millions

...the airport's new snow removal equipment facility, which has been on the city's capital project list for years, would require repaying $1.8 million to the Federal Aviation Administration. The money was granted for the previous iteration of the project...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-23/jsd-airport-staff-ask-millions-%E2%80%A
Local
Today In Sports History for June 26-27

...Court upholds a random drug-testing program in Vernonia, Ore. The 6-3 decision allows public high school officials to require athletes to submit to random urinalysis as a condition of being allowed to play interscholastic sports.1998 - Jamaica becomes...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-25/today-sports-history-june-26-27
Sports
Voters to decide on altering Kenai elections

...inconvenience to candidates and creates administrative work for the City without any real benefit to the public."Another would require candidates to run for a specific council seat, allowing voters to choose each of the council's seven members rather than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/voters-decide-altering-kenai-elections
State
Anger, no surprise as US newly accused of spying in France

...recording devices in suspects' homes and tracking devices on their cars without a judge's prior authorization. It would also require Internet firms to allow the installation of electronic boxes to record metadata from all Internet users in France, which could...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-25/anger-no-surprise-us-newly-accused-sp
Not For Web
Alaska teen brings home national poetry prize

...prepare, she practiced for hours at a time, using her sister as coach and critic. It was a big commitment; contest rules require each contestant to have several poems, short and long, old and new, down pat."(Azabel) heard the poems so many times...

http://juneauempire.com/alaska/2015-06-24
Art
My Turn: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

On June 10, my administration issued an Alaska hire determination to require that Alaskans get at least 90 percent of jobs on state public projects. At a time when our capital budgets are severely constricted...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-14/my-turn-why-im-restoring-alaska-hire-
Opinion
Ferry Kennicott cancels sailings

...According to the AMHS, the Kennicott had been scheduled to sail to Chenega Bay, Homer, Seldovia and Kodiak; all of those ports require a working elevator to load and unload vehicles.The Kennicott is expected to reach Whittier today at the end of a trip that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-18/ferry-kennicott-cancels-sailings
Local
CBJ opens boarding for vacant seats on commission

...boards and commissions is that there's a variety," McEwan said. Some are smaller and don't require a lot of time commitment. Others require more involvement and are geared toward people who want to make a difference in the community.Anyone...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-16/cbj-opens-boarding-vacant-seats-commiss
Local

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