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Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...coming year. Early this week, the U.S. Senate approved a House-created bill that funds government operations through September. The Department of Homeland Security wasn't included in that timeline - it's been funded only through February.With...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-16/empire-editorial-defend-coast-guard
Opinion
In wake of Davis exemption, MLB's Adderall policy needs to be modified

...to determine who gets to use it and who doesn't.It now appears that Davis committed only an administrative mistake rather than a drug offense, which makes a September suspension and the loss of two playoff series seem rather severe.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/wake-davis-exemption-mlbs-adderall-pol
Sports
Medicaid system expansion could be months away

...said in an interview with The Associated Press. "So we're thinking probably we'll be ready in July."The state in September filed an administrative complaint against the vendor it had hired to implement the new Medicaid payment system. That matter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/medicaid-system-expansion-could-be-mont
State
State requests permit to build road

...several options proposed for the Road.A draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the project was released in September and public comment was open through Nov. 25.It could take nine months to a year for the Corps of Engineers to make a decision...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-09/state-requests-permit-build-road
State
Construction to begin on Icy Strait Point dock

...President and CEO Lawrence Gaffaney. If all goes according to schedule, cruise ships should be able to dock there by next September.Few in Hoonah denied the need for a cruise ship dock; what they differed on is where the dock should be built. Former...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-28/construction-begin-icy-strait-point-doc
Local
Craig Richards to review gay marriage case, Guard issues

...guard by then-Gov. Sean Parnell. A report by the National Guard Bureau's Office of Complex Investigations released in September found that victims lacked confidence in the command structure and led to the ouster of Thomas Katkus as adjutant general...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-05/craig-richards-review-gay-marriage-case
State
Alaska Editorial: Judge puts brakes on the EPA

...injunction against the EPA reveals that he believes this to be case.It is also important to note that the same Judge Holland in September dismissed another case brought by Pebble against the EPA challenging the Bristol Bay assessment as not ripe for consideration...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-05/alaska-editorial-judge-puts-brakes-ep
Opinion
Icebreaker Tournament feels the cold

...Committee, a community advisory board, presented a middle school activities philosophy to the Juneau School District in September and is still working on feedback within the community and school to finalize it. There's also been progress on items such...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-04/icebreaker-tournament-feels-cold
Sports
My Turn: Alaska's budget: A history

...non-starter for the foreseeable future.The personal income tax was repealed during a special session of the Legislature in September of 1980. The income tax wasn't repealed because the governor and Legislature had a burning desire to eliminate the tax...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-28/my-turn-alaskas-budget-history
Opinion
Where losing really hurts, especially now

...Division champion would have to upend Oregon in the Pac-12 title game and hope for help.Big Ten - Ohio State has overcome a September home loss to Virginia Tech to be in contention, but the Buckeyes need two wins to claim the Big Ten title and then must hope...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-28/where-losing-really-hurts-especially-n
Sports

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