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Empire Editorial: For Christmas, we'd like to give ...

...groups who warrant something more. If we were able to provide such gifts, this is what they'd be and to whom:To former Gov. Sean Parnell, we give an ergo baby carrier. Our former governor became a grandparent recently and said his next new adventure will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/empire-editorial-christmas-wed-give
Opinion
La-Lafayette beats Nevada in New Orleans Bowl

...Still, Nevada had chances to make the game tighter.Early in the second quarter, receiver Wyatt Demps fumbled on a hit by Sean Thomas moments after a completion just inside the ULL 10, and the ball was recovered by Cajuns linebacker Dominique Tovell at...

http://juneauempire.com/brett-martel/2014-12-21/la-lafayette-beats-nevada-new-or
Utah St shuts down UTEP

...fumbles. Yet, UTEP committed eight penalties for 75 yards."Several of our penalties were costly today," UTEP head coach Sean Kugler said. "We take a lot of pride in not being a highly penalized team. The score was the end result."Neither team threw...

http://juneauempire.com/russell-contreras/2014-12-21/utah-st-shuts-down-utep
Smuggled turtles intercepted at Anchorage airport

ANCHORAGE - Inspectors with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service made an unusual discovery at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in September: more than 200 live baby turtles.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/smuggled-turtles-intercepted-anchorage-
State
Gov. Walker submits pared-down capital budget

...revenue forecast.He also submitted an operating budget for fiscal year 2016 that was developed by his predecessor, former Gov. Sean Parnell, and that Walker has not endorsed.Monday marked the statutory deadline for Walker to submit budget plans to the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-16/gov-walker-submits-pared-down-capital-b
State
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...released a fiscal year 2016 capital budget of $106 million in state general funds - a decrease of $114 million from former Gov. Sean Parnell's suggested budget.Of the projects included in Walker's list, most belong to the Department of Transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/juneau-road-not-priority-senate-majorit
Local
Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

...new budget director Pat Pitney and acting Revenue Commissioner Marcia Davis.The operating budget developed by former Gov. Sean Parnell was submitted by Walker as "placeholder" until his administration finalizes its own Feb. 19. The capital budget was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/walker-alaska-will-weather-fiscal-storm
State
PE benched with new requirements

...about getting the independent option going before next school year."I think this should be done ASAP," school board member Sean O'Brien said. "I'm all for it. Let's do it."Thurston agreed, asking the group what it would take to implement the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/pe-benched-new-requirements
Local
Little impact on Ambler road caribou

...Vancouver-based NovaCopper, Vancouver-based Andover Mining and, in past years, other companies.It was part of former Gov. Sean Parnell's "Roads to Resources" initiative, which is promoting several transportation projects to remote sites rich in resources...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/little-impact-ambler-road-caribou
State
Medicaid system expansion could be months away

...20.Walker, who took office Dec. 1, campaigned on expanding Medicaid coverage, something his predecessor, former Gov. Sean Parnell, resisted, citing concerns with costs and whether the feds would uphold their end of the bargain. Medicaid has been...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/medicaid-system-expansion-could-be-mont
State

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