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A snake's tale of escape

...There is literally a 6-foot snake in the office!!!!"It happened...that it looked like a real snake was in the office. When Costa...move."But there aren't snakes in Alaska," was Costa's...Then 20 seconds later, the snake was contained in a clear, plastic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-30/snakes-tale-escape
Local
Theater finds slithery surprise

...surprise might have been the six-foot snake found as the evening ended.On Twitter, the theater shared a picture of the snake captured in a clear plastic box capped...Costa, Gold Town Theater manager, the snake was found in her office. A tweet from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-26/theater-finds-slithery-surprise
Local
Kasilof man finds snake in backyard

...is the only species of snake found in Alaska, he...Canada, he said.No snakes have been recorded living...outside the state.No pet snakes have been reported missing...possibility is that the snake arrived in Alaska by...Selinger said. The snakes live off frogs and insects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-23/kasilof-man-finds-snake-backyard
State
Snakes on a plane: For inspectors, this is normal

...the live monkey shipped with snakes, and the chronic sea horse importer...liquor from Thailand with whole snakes suspended inside. "Snake wine," says Andrews with a...cage shipped with taped-up snakes. The snakes got loose and killed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030810/sta_572372022.shtml
News
Snake-bit Bears

So it can't get much worse than this, in this snake-bitten start to the Juneau-Douglas High School athletic year. First, the Crimson Bears football team came up short against...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110909/spo_514419644.shtml
Palin likens global warming studies to 'snake oil'

...Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in a rare California appearance, called studies supporting global climate change a "bunch of snake oil science." Palin spoke Monday before a logging conference in Redding, a town of 90,000 about 160 miles north of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021010/reg_561117166.shtml
Regional News
Strap the skis on the snake

My daughter cried when the grill ran over her snake. It wasn't a real snake; it was a dummy made of PVC pipe, dressed in a snowsuit and a snake costume. But the grill was real, with hot dogs cooking and music blaring...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031208/nei_256203540.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Preview: 'Snake Eyes' builds, doesn't fully deliver 8/6/98

...wonder if the denouement is worth it. ``Snake Eyes'' builds to a pay-off that it...Hitchcock classics were in comparison to ``Snake Eyes.'' Cage plays Rick Santoro, an...itself and even grows in retrospect. ``Snake Eyes'' belongs in the category of good...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080698/review.html
On the Trails: Animals disguised by 'trash backpacks'

...themselves from view in burrows or thick vegetation (mice, nesting puffins). Still others "hide" behind a threat (coral snakes and bumblebees, which have warning coloration).In addition, there are lots of animals that disguise themselves by adding...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-10-09/trails-animals-disguised-trash-backp
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid expansion

...disappointment.As the state cuts vital services like public safety and education to save money, Alaska's lawmakers are imitating the snake that bites itself. The ultimate cost of this lawsuit is unknown. On Tuesday, Gov. Walker said he thinks it will cost $1...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-20/empire-editorial-alaska-needs-legisla
Opinion

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