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My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...surrounded by drugs and alcohol. I didn't come from a troubled home or a broken community...smoke marijuana mostly because it didn't appeal to me. I never smoked cigarettes...alcohol and drugs. The substance itself isn't the issue - one of the most dangerous and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-ballot-measure-2-strikes-righ
Opinion
Look out for lice as school starts

...these tiny insects can spread, word about lice cases doesn't move much slower among Juneau parents. In addition to news of...kill any and all lice lying in wait. Though most parents don't want to be on record talking about their children having lice...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/look-out-lice-school-starts
Local
The guns of August reach Alaska

...M-16s; my personal opinion is they don't have a place in law enforcement."According...Bengaard's time as chief. "We really don't have a use in law enforcement for them...in the federal database for Alaska aren't weapons: "Jacket, Cold Weather" and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/guns-august-reach-alaska
Local
'Game cam' captures home intruder on tape

...helped them arrest 32-year-old Jeffrey T. Tinney, who is now facing burglary and...burglarized Aug. 6 when the couple wasn't home, according to court documents. The...a phone interview Tuesday.Police didn't have to do much work to find Tinney - he...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/game-cam-captures-home-intruder-tape
Local
Fairbanks Senate ad invokes Koch brothers

...message resonates in the area. Democratic state Rep. Scott Kawasaki said he doesn't think the general population really knows who the brothers are."I wouldn't know what they look like if they were in the same room as me," Kawasaki said.Americans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-27/fairbanks-senate-ad-invokes-koch-brothe
State
Cano homers, Mariners win

...replaced Denorfia in right field.Rangers: Texas still hasn't announced RHP Yu Darvish's season is over (elbow inflammation...with a 4.04 ERA at the big league level this year, but hasn't allowed more than two runs his last six outings.Rangers: RHP...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-27/cano-homers-mariners-win
Sports
Juneau schools improve district-wide

...there,'... (but) there are still some students that aren't proficient on the state tests. What can we do to improve the...ways to address the truancy problem in schools, but he doesn't know if the district will be able to hire a truancy officer because...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/juneau-schools-improve-district-wide
Local
Alaska voters reject repeal of 2013 petroleum tax

...vote no campaign had the more difficult message, Lyford said. Repeal opponents, he said, gave voters a simple message: Don't trust the oil companies, they make billions already."We had to say, 'It's more complicated than that,'" he said.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-27/alaska-voters-reject-repeal-2013-petrol
State
Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

...policy and government.Though Tuesday's memorandum of agreement has come to pass under Peterson's leadership, he doesn't take credit."It's not me, it's really there in the communities, people here in Juneau. They want change - and not just...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/tlingit-haida-sign-agreement-state
Local
Cleanup starts after rocket explodes during launch

...building about 2 miles away and said the rocket crashed in a "gigantic explosion.""It was a significant event, but it wasn't the scariest thing I've ever had in my life," he said. "We're going to have to assess damages and figure out what the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-27/cleanup-starts-after-rocket-explodes-du
State

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