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Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

...is first and foremost a city employee and answers to City Manager Kim Kiefer.Although the Assembly would have been the primary overseer for the board's budgetary decisions anyway, an aquatics manager under Kiefer's direction could be split...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-17/empowered-pool-board-may-answer-parks-a
Local
Legislature prepares to pass the baton on marijuana

...first project out of the new marijuana control board.In Washington state, labs test not only the THC content (THC is the primary hallucinogenic component of marijuana) but the microbial content. Since it's for human consumption, marijuana must...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislature-prepares-pass-baton-marijua
State | AK legislature
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...community is concerned about the language in the Murkowski amendment, and that fact the Senate passed it by one vote."The primary concern is that it sort of opens the door for consideration of the types of bills that have been floating around in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
Capital budget stripped

...given the multibillion-dollar deficit the state is facing this year and next amid low oil prices.MacKinnon said the primary goal is to leverage federal dollars, which make up the vast majority of funding identified in the draft, with an effort...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/capital-budget-stripped
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Southeast Alaska's wood product industry is world-class

...sought after. Our Southeast Alaska wood is then turned into some really incredible things. Did you know that one of the primary uses of our regional wood is grand and baby grand pianos? The finest concert pianos in the world are made from our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/my-turn-southeast-alaskas-wood-produc
Opinion
On the Fly: Be prepared to rip some lips this spring

...integral design characteristic. The most prominent characteristic of all flies for Alaska is color. Generally speaking, the primary colors for Alaska flies are: pink, red, orange, white, black, purple and chartreuse. Virtually every fly tied...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-26/winter-months
Outdoors
Draft Southeast State Forest Plan available for comment

...Crittenden Creek east of Wrangell Island. The Alaska Legislature established the Southeast State Forest in 2010 and 2011 for the primary purpose of timber management.The Division of Forestry is actively managing this new state forest as a "working forest...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-13/draft-southeast-state-forest-plan-av
Outdoors
Ideal growing conditions lead to Fairbanks birch seed boom

...biologist Mark Ross estimates Fairbanks has seen the biggest influx of March redpolls in seven to 10 years."That's the primary thing they feed on this time of year," Ross said. "I've seen them actually make short tunnels through the snow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/ideal-growing-conditions-lead-fairbanks
State
Anchorage husband, wife plead guilty to sex trafficking

...from her cheeks during a hearing on Friday.Assistant attorney general Adam Alexander said after the hearing she was the primary player behind the enterprise.Her husband Quinn Batts pleaded guilty to third-degree sex trafficking. Alexander...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-30/anchorage-husband-wife-plead-guilty-sex
State
My Turn: Alaska should repeal Daylight Saving Time

...And while I can sympathize with these concerns, I believe the benefits of repealing DST far outweigh the negatives. The primary reason I support the repeal of DST is in response to the growing amount of research that suggests negative health causes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-13/my-turn-alaska-should-repeal-daylight
Opinion

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