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Controversial KSM mine gets key permits

...delegation asking for involvement on the issue. A group of Southeast Alaska representatives flew to Washington, D.C. in the spring to do so. Some cities and boroughs are joining in as well; Dave Jack, Wrangell's mayor, sent a letter Sept. 22 to Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-22/controversial-ksm-mine-gets-key-perm
Outdoors
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...give them powers to prohibit sales, McGuire said.Colorado Springs, for example, has banned marijuana sales three times but...through various loopholes. A "smoking lounge" in Colorado Springs charges a cover fee, for example, and gives away marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State
My Turn: If pot law passes, Alaskans will be in control

...molecular biology at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He and a group of advocates in Alaska wrote Ballot Measure 2 in the spring of 2013 and formed a group to support its passage. He currently serves as chair of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-if-pot-law-passes-alaskans-wi
Opinion
Letter: Marijuana may not be 'toxic' but it can be deadly

...marijuana also caused 19-year-old college student Levi Pongi to throw himself off a hotel balcony while visiting Denver on spring break this past March, less than three months after marijuana shops became legal there. Levi thought marijuana was safe...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-19/letter-marijuana-may-not-be-toxic-it-
Letters
Jean Thorsteinson

...and Customs Inspector for the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway in Skagway for more than 30 years before retiring to Tenakee Springs. Jean's childhood was rich in adventure, community, and family life and she excelled as a student graduating as class...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172849727
What's in Bloom: Prepping primula

...shows that it is already poised for next spring's bloom. This bud is called a resting bud which many spring-blooming plants produce during the fall...year's growth and ready to greet next spring's warmth with an explosion of blossoms...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/whats-bloom-prepping-primula
Outdoors
Surprise, surprise; carrots for the wise

...just on a lark I planted some this past spring in two garden planters that were not used...it. Growing carrots is so fun! Next spring I will try some of the longer varieties as well. So, put some seeds in a pot next spring and give it a try. You will be surprised...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/surprise-surprise-carrots-wise
Neighbors
No 'winter blues' for triathletes ready to take the plunge

...Juneau's Tracy Rivera will be gearing up local athletes for those three disciplines through his Orca Multisport 8th Annual Winter/Spring Triathlon Training Camp."Getting out of the 'winter blues' is easy with a fun and dedicated group of athletes to train...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-16/no-winter-blues-triathletes-ready-take
Sports
Plow trailer expected to cut snow-clearing times

...plow two lanes at once, a swath about 24 feet wide.The Fairbanks district took delivery of the $92,000 plow trailer last spring. It took time to hook up the hydraulics, said Dan Schacher, maintenance and operations superintendent.Ron Davis, the Fairbanks-area...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-14/plow-trailer-expected-cut-snow-clearing
State
Miller chooses athletics and education

...meet the club team competes in.The club team practices every weekday, year-round and travels most weekends of fall and spring terms, cross country and track season, respectively."Sometimes it's quite difficult to make time for running with the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-17/miller-chooses-athletics-and-education
Sports

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