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River data gathered as safeguard against mining

...testing equipment for the project.Water quality is also measured, Shepherd said.Alaska is among the few states in the nation to allow individuals to bid for water rights to state-owned waterways, in addition to federal, state and local governing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/river-data-gathered-safeguard-against-m
State
Court ruling a victory for gay couples

...said.Renn views this case as another example of the need for allowance of same-sex marriage in Alaska and across the nation.He called Harris' experience "a painful example" of the exclusion of same-sex couples and of being "legally meaningless...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/court-ruling-victory-gay-couples
State
Alaska sets record for number of visitors

ANCHORAGE - Alaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation's northernmost state.The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/alaska-sets-record-number-visitors
State
My Turn: U.S. must show resolve against Russian aggression

...Putin violated the spirit and letter of international law and invaded and annexed Crimea. That action alone made him and the nation over which he presides dictatorially into pariahs. The next step was his decision to allocate resources from Russia's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-27/us-must-show-resolve-against-russian-
Opinion
Alaskan leading Arctic discussion

Alaska will be represented by one of its own as the nation pushes ahead with Arctic policy development and planning. It was announced Wednesday that Fran Ulmer has been appointed as a special...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-16/alaskan-leading-arctic-discussion
State
Slack Tide: Juneau is ...

...state capital (take that, Trenton, N.J.!)....the nation's second largest city by area. Number one: Sitka. But they don't have a Costco....home to the nation's smallest Costco by square footage. Still, eat your...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-13/slack-tide-juneau
Neighbors
The Brazil Beat

...with his image untarnished by Brazil's disastrous loss to Germany, widely seen as the player in charge of helping the nation recover from the historic home defeat.Neymar's first World Cup ended in disappointment when he was carried off the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-11/brazil-beat
Sports
Alaska newspaper undergoes name change

...Alaska hub community of Bethel would likely be the first, followed by Nome on the Bering Sea coast and then Barrow, the nation's northernmost city.The Alaska Dispatch News already has reporters in Fairbanks and Juneau besides Anchorage.He...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/alaska-newspaper-undergoes-name-change
State
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...Fairbanks, caution is warranted across the state.ChlamydiaFor chlamydia, Alaska has always been ranked first or second in the nation, Jones said."(Since it became reportable in 1996), the rates have just started to climb and have done so ever...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
Local
Live cam shows Arctic snowy owl, chicks

ANCHORAGE - A high-definition camera trained on a burrow near the nation's northernmost city is allowing researchers and any bird viewer with an Internet connection an unfettered view into the nesting...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/live-cam-shows-arctic-snowy-owl-chic
Outdoors

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