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Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers

...showed up, even hatching several chicks. "We may have been an added stressor, but it's highly doubtful we were the primary cause of the colony failure," she said. She also pointed to several studies in which nesting colonies of migratory...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/tern-colonies-failed-year-near-mende
Outdoors
Fast ruling sought in ballot lawsuit

...candidate Andrew Halcro to officially replace his running mate Ken Lancaster, who abruptly withdrew from the race after the primary.Strait's lawsuit contends that case was different because Halcro "did not plan and manipulate Lancaster's resignation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-19/fast-ruling-sought-ballot-lawsuit
State
Denali road open to private vehicles at season end

...because weather this time of year can change quickly.Shuttle buses operate during the busy summer season, providing the primary means by which visitors can see the park. The buses recently stopped running for the year.The park says vault toilets...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/denali-road-open-private-vehicles-seaso
State
Letter: JKT the man for the job

The primary election is over and it's time to look closely at the candidates. Starting here at home, in my book, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-11/letter-jkt-man-job
Letters
Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

...Affordable Care Act, Alaskans regularly faced double-digit rate increases on the individual market. The state remains the primary insurance regulator and rate reviewer," said Tasha Bradley, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/begichs-health-insurance-idea-gets-look
State
5 things to know about the primary

...as governor.Here are five more things to know about the primary:? BIG MONEY: Alaska's U.S. Senate race is the...who is putting up a hard fight.In the lead-up to the primary, a super PAC backing Begich spent about $4 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/5-things-know-about-primary
State
Miller, Treadwell debate

...Alaska sought to distinguish themselves Wednesday evening in a rare head-to-head debate less than a week before the primary.Joe Miller and Mead Treadwell agreed on several issues, including that people are entitled to the Social Security...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-14/miller-treadwell-debate
State
Reactions mixed after 'unity' announcement

...as their party's candidate in the primary."The public, when they vote...a lot of people who came out in the primary and voted for a ticket that had...ticket "rendered their vote (in the primary) sort of useless. It was a tough...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-03/reactions-mixed-after-unity-announcemen
Local
US trained Alaskans as 'stay-behind agents'

...for placing "Washtub" stay-behind agents.The peninsula is named after Secretary of State William H. Seward, the primary negotiator in the 1867 purchase of the Alaska territory for $7.2 million from czarist Russia.The FBI tapped its...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/us-trained-alaskans-stay-behind-agents
State
5 things to watch in Alaska's general election

...the Bristol Bay region, were supposed to have been on the primary ballot. But the state Legislature went into extended...doesn't want to be on the ballot. Thom Walker won the primary election without campaigning. He works in the Brooks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/5-things-watch-alaskas-general-election
State

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