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Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater

...new sign of the direction he might have traveled or any tracks or scents that would lead us to continue the search for the time being," Petty Officer Shawn Eggert of District 17's Public Affairs Office said in a phone interview.Coast Guard...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-17/coast-guard-suspends-search-missing-boa
Local
No sign of missing Auke Bay boater

...feet tall and weighing about 185 pounds. He commonly wore a blue jacket, but it's not known if he was wearing it at the time.Keithahn was born and raised in Juneau and has three siblings and a teenage daughter, according to Empire archives...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-17/no-sign-missing-auke-bay-boater
Local
My Turn: Walk in the shoes of a minimum wage worker

...buying power than it did when I was a homeless teen in the 1960s.The minimum wage hit its high point in value around the time I most needed it. At its peak in 1968, the minimum wage was worth $10.96, adjusted for inflation. That's way...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-17/my-turn-walk-shoes-minimum-wage-worke
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Report on Alaska National Guard shocks, disappoints

...nature and number of incidents found by the National Guard Bureau are disturbing, and what makes them more tragic is the time span between when reports first began to surface of problems in the Guard and the date on which meaningful action was...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-17/alaska-editorial-report-alaska-nation
Opinion
Juneau man facing felony sex abuse charge

...also admitted the crime to a police detective during an interview, the affidavit states.Conkle would have been 18 at the time. He turned 19 Sunday.Under Alaska statutes, it's a crime for a person 17 years old or older to have sex with a person...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-17/juneau-man-facing-felony-sex-abuse-char
Local
Empire Editorial: Keep Alaska neutral in the airline wars

...customers and our communities - is for Alaska to be a strong, vibrant, independent, Seattle-based airline," Tilden told the Times.We agree. Keep Alaska's skies friendly.? Empire editorials are written by the Juneau Empire's editorial board...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-16/empire-editorial-keep-alaska-neutral-
Opinion
Marine Parking Garage closed this weekend

...Department will be painting in the downtown parking garage, which will reopen for use starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday. During the time parking is unavailable in the garage, ample parking is available on-street, in the Downtown Transportation Center...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-16/marine-parking-garage-closed-weekend
Local
School board gives itself good grade

...district used for its most recent superintendent search. The board tries to evaluate itself annually but couldn't find the time to do one last year, Board President Sally Saddler said in a previous Empire report.The Ray and Associates survey asked...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-16/school-board-gives-itself-good-grade
Local
BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

...pipelines associated with those fields, BP said in April.BP's president for Alaska operations, Janet Weiss, said at the time that the sale would allow for BP to focus on maximizing production from Prudhoe Bay and advancing plans for a major liquefied...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/bp-alaska-plans-layoffs-following-hilco
State
Man pleads guilty to abusing two girls

...call.Prosecutors said Griffin was sexually abusing another girl in the same time frame. The girl would have been 10 at the time of the first of three assaults, which took place in July 2011, according to charging documents. One of the assaults...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-14/man-pleads-guilty-abusing-two-girls
Local

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