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ADF&G figures show commercial pinks slow to arrive in Southeast

...570,000 pinks and 1.5 million chum.While those figures sound impressive, Fish and Game has forecasted an excellent pink...million fish in the final week of the run.In Prince William Sound and Kodiak, however, huge pink salmon catches have overwhelmed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/adfg-figures-show-commercial-pinks-slow
Local
My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

...policy debate that needs to be debated, not decreed, and the debate needs to include reform. The Legislature is committed to sound Medicaid reforms. That is why our Legislative Budget and Audit Committee went out to procure experts to provide the critical...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-medicaid-e
Opinion
My Turn: Let's talk about wastewater

...about 100 days in Alaskan waters might discharge an average as high as 150,000 gallons of treated wastewater per day. This sounds like a lot until you realize that Juneau's sewage treatment plants together discharge approximately 4.5 million gallons...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-23/empire-editorial-lets-talk-about-wast
Opinion
Sport fish report: Freshwater angling poised to heat up

...Anglers also reported king salmon catches from areas to the west of Admiralty Island, especially Point Couverden, Cross Sound and Funter Bay. Marine boat anglers returning to Elfin Cove and Gustavus continue to report catches of king salmon, but at...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/sport-fish-report-freshwater-angling
Outdoors
Pure Sole: Trail Etiquette

...Whether the noise of the stream to their right, the porcupine to their left, or their in-depth conversation muffling the sound of my approach, it was clear by the expression on their faces I had ruined a hiking experience."Where is your bear bell...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-24/trail-etiquette
Sports
Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies

...is missing, said Ken Balcomb, a senior scientist with the Center for Whale Research who keeps the official census of Puget Sound killer whales for the federal government. "They're all here."The orcas that frequent the inland Washington waters are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/official-orca-census-81-whales-includin
State
On the Trails: Grunt sculpins

...be few scientific studies, but nevertheless they are interesting fish, so here goes.Grunt sculpins get their name for the sound they make, but what they are communicating is a mystery. They live on both sides of the North Pacific, in lower intertidal...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/trails-grunt-sculpins
Outdoors
NOAA to host Ted Stevens Day open house

...Marketing Institute, Oceana, United Fishermen, University of Alaska, Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Sitka Sound Science Center, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Ted Stevens Foundation will provide refreshments.The facility is...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/noaa-host-ted-stevens-day-open-house
Outdoors
Surfing champ, shark wrestler: 'I haven't got a scratch on me'

...the rest of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition in South Africa.It sounds like the plot of a movie, but this three-time world champion is no fictional Crocodile Dundee-style Aussie. He's the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-22/surfing-champ-shark-wrestler-i-havent
Not For Web
On Writing: Style, part 3: Writing in Bad Faith

...what scientists are supposed to sound like - then we aren't looking...with style. If I'm trying to sound like Jim Hale (whatever a Jim Hale sounds like), I limit my freedom...at hand but for whether they sound like that abstract entity I...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/writing-style-part-3
Art

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