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Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

JUNEAU - A U.S. requirement that American steel be used to update an Alaska ferry terminal is causing some tension...Administration, which has "Buy America" requirements for steel, iron and manufactured products used in projects it funds...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
Murkowski ready to lead Senate Energy Committee

...issue is far from over, and an encounter with three women from King Cove at an Anchorage restaurant on election night only steels her resolve.Murkowski also sits on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee and will directly control Jewell's budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/murkowski-ready-lead-senate-energy-comm
State
Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

...smaller design for the Alaska Class Ferry and limited the budget to $120 million for two 280-foot boats. The two boats will be steel-hulled, twin-screw, diesel-powered passenger and vehicle ferries.At the time, Parnell also said his goal was to have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/shipyard-starts-work-two-new-ferries
State
Juneau Empire Online Sports: Investigation, protests overshadow 18th stage 7/30/98

...Switzerland - The Tour de France, depleted by a rider revolt, limped back into action today with Tom Steels of Belgium winning the 18th stage. Steels beat Erik Zabel of Germany in a sprint finish for his third stage victory of the Tour. Stuart O'Grady...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073098/tour.html
Today in Sports History

...Cipollini becomes the first rider since 1948 to capture three consecutive stages of the Tour de France, though only after Tom Steels of Belgium is stripped of the first-place finish in the sixth stage for dangerous riding. 2000 - Pete Sampras passes Roy...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-09
Sports
DOT to fight avalanches on the Road with blasting

...project's EIS, DOT proposes using blaster boxes and helicopters to deliver explosives to avalanche sites. Blaster boxes, steel cabinets mounted on masts, will shoot explosive rounds into avalanche zones by remote control. The boxes must be reloaded...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dot-fight-avalanches-road-blasting
Local
Pure Sole: Exercise your right to vote today

...missing a sharply thrown Democratic elbow intended for a Republican voter (or vice-versa) that instead collides with the steel voting cage?It is time to exercise that right to vote.It is 5 a.m.Since you are rolling over to switch that alarm off...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-04/exercise-your-right-vote-today
Sports
170,000 fish in hand

...clipping their adipose fins as a sign they come from a hatchery and tagging them with a one millimeter long coded stainless steel wire.According to rates determined by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 10 percent of the hatchery's Chinook salmon...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-07/170000-fish-hand
Outdoors
Anchorage adds firm to defendants in port lawsuit

...The project used a design patented by PND known as "Open Cell Sheet Pile." Hammers operated from cranes drove sheets of steel into the ocean floor to form U-shaped cells that could be filled with dirt and gravel to create land.Some sheets during...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-13/anchorage-adds-firm-defendants-port-law
State
The teammate he never met

...in anything else, they develop new things to do and they have a plasma cutter so they are cutting Native art designs out of steel. My son gave me a metal eagle head wall hanging cutout with all the details of a carving. He is learning the old ways but...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-14/teammate-he-never-met
Sports

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