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Empire Editorial: For Gastineau Apartments, eminent domain should be a last resort

...good.Seizing the property does hold risks - what if there is no deal for affordable housing? What if the city cannot find a taker for the Gastineau Apartments? At worst, the city would be left in the situation that exists today - a vacant building requiring...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-18/empire-editorial-gastineau-apartments
Opinion
Hearthside Books sells to local teacher

After about a year of trying to sell the business, Hearthside Books owners Susan Hickey and Debbie Reifenstein found a taker - former Riverbend Elementary School teacher Brenda Weaver.Weaver, who taught in Juneau for 18 years and has lived in the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-13/hearthside-books-sells-local-teacher
Local
Energy upgrade loan program gets no takers

JUNEAU - A loan program designed to help cover energy upgrades to schools and other public buildings has gotten no takers even as school districts struggle with energy costs.The state spends $100 million each year on school district utility costs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-12/energy-upgrade-loan-program-gets-no-tak
State
Message to the Far Right - We Are All Takers

...you'll find that we are all takers. In fact, according to the...most American are makers and takers - proud of our making, blind...stop this dividing of who's a taker and who's a maker? It is...destructive division. We are all takers and we are all better off for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-21/message-far-right-we-are-all-takers
Opinion
Isolated roadhouse outside Anchorage for sale, no takers

WASILLA - The Skwentna Roadhouse is on the market but so far, there are no takers. Manager Bonnie Childs, whose parents own the lodge about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage, said the roadhouse, which is off...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030308/reg_253214682.shtml
Bird Bits: The larger, local cousin: Northern goshawk

...and in low shrubs. It observes from perches, shifting to different view advantages. In pursuit, the high-speed risk-taker crashes through limbs and determinedly skitters afoot under the brush after its prey. The short accipiter wings allow for rapid...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/bird-bits-larger-local-cousin-northe
Outdoors
Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

...prices lower and lower in recent months. Unfortunately, there's nothing the state can do about it."The State is a price taker in the world oil market," Leighow said. "In other words, Alaska cannot influence the price of oil on the world market...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/slumping-oil-prices-means-widened-budge
State
Mary L. Hurlock

...chunk of the Valley near the farm. It was elbow room -- the boys could shoot rifles on family property. Roger was a risk-taker, but Mary was the decision-maker. On the way to a fortune, she several times bravely signed on for a life of possible financial...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172245385
The struggle to find jobs after jail

...the University of Alaska Southeast offers, but it wasn't long ago he was the one behind bars.A self-described pill-taker, Mundy said he struggled with drug addiction and landed up in Lemon Creek for 80 days on a drug-related offense. Upon his...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-10/struggle-find-jobs-after-jail
Local
More than a job - JPD strives to bill dispatching as a career

...center's manager last year, told the Empire, noting there are presently two full-time dispatcher vacancies and one call-taker vacancy that they are still filling.Kalwara is hoping a renewed focus on employee retention will mitigate the center's chronic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-12/more-job-jpd-strives-bill-dispatching-c
Local

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