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Begich speech focuses on job creation

...Begich was asked what could be done to bring Alaska back to the top of oil production. With North Dakota leading the nation in production, he said things would change with development in the Arctic. He pointed to progress being made in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/begich-speech-focuses-job-creation
State
Bethel woman to compete for Miss Indian World

...Cultural Pageant April 22-26 at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque"There will be girls from all across the nation and Canada and Mexico, different indigenous girls, young ladies my age," she told KYUK. "They'll be going and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/bethel-woman-compete-miss-indian-world
State
House approves workers' compensation changes

...said Anna Latham, an aide to Olson."The result is that Alaska has the highest workers' compensation premiums in the nation. Medical costs under the program are continuing to rise despite a 14 percent decline in claims by injured workers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/house-approves-workers-compensation-cha
State | AK legislature
Senate opts for big education funding boost

...Student Allocation."Education is a top priority for us, and as we work towards making Alaska's schools the best in the nation, we realized the way we fund education in our state needs to be reevaluated," Senate Finance co-chair Kevin Meyer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-18/senate-opts-big-education-funding-boost
Local
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...system is; from using nuclear power plants to push water in giant pipes over mountain ranges, to a few brave men saving the nation's largest reservoir (Lake Powell) with plywood and angle iron during a 1983 flood, to a plan that's been around...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
Energy Dep't seeks methane hydrate proposals

...calls methane a clean-burning fuel and an important bridge to a time when non-carbon sources will supply more of the nation's energy supply. Since no one has figured out the extraction puzzle, it's uncertain exactly how it could be used...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/energy-dept-seeks-methane-hydrate-propo
State
Kansas church plans Alaska Native center protest

...Alaska."Church members are known for holding protests at funerals to highlight their belief that God is punishing the nation for its acceptance of homosexuality, regardless of whether the deceased person was gay.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/kansas-church-plans-alaska-native-cente
State
Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...victims, over 40 percent of whom were Alaska Native children.If enacted, Alaska would be the thirteenth state in the nation to pass Erin's Law. SB216 now heads to the House for further consideration.The Alaska state House of Representatives...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/legislative-digest-sunday-april-13-2014
State | AK legislature
Northrim Bank hosts economic luncheon

...the luncheon will be given an update on Alaska's economy and presentation on the economic issues affecting Alaska and the nation. As part of the luncheon, Northrim will also be presenting donations. The University of Alaska Southeast School of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-11/northrim-bank-hosts-economic-luncheon
Local
Today in Sports History

...Chamberlain also had nine during the 1964-65 season playing with Philadelphia and San Francisco.2008 - Nathan Gerbe, the nation's leading scorer, leads Boston College to the NCAA hockey championship with two goals and two assists in a 4-1 win...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-11-0
Sports

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