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Researcher: Arctic bears may survive ice-free planet

A professor of animal genetics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Extension has estimated when and how brown, black and polar bears diverged - and that data offers some hope for polar bears' survival as the earth's climate warms.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-21/researcher-arctic-bears-may-survive-
Outdoors
Fireside Lecture to focus on the secret lives of crabs and spot prawns

This week's free Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will focus on the secret lives of crabs and spot prawns.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-06/fireside-lecture-focus-secret-lives-crabs
Art
Nominations sought for 2013 Farm Family of the Year

PALMER - The Division of Agriculture is inviting the public to submit nominations for the 14th Annual Farm Family of the Year award that will be presented during the Alaska State Fair in August.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-05-24/nominations-sought-2013-farm-family-
Outdoors
State Briefs

Election results certified; Finance academy offered in Juneau; DIA chooses leaders; Bill removes need for concealed-gun permit; Alaska AG seeks Pledge review

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061203/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Subsea mountains harbor strange life

Off the coast of Alaska, giant spider crabs 7 feet across crawl between submerged mountains the size of Mount Fairweather. In a few weeks, Juneau scientist Tom Shirley will be taking a tiny submarine and diving as deep as 15,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Alaska, part of an ocean exploration project studying a range of undersea mountains and the strange life forms that inhabit them.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061602/loc_crabs1.shtml
News
Committee OKs $21 million for federal fisheries center

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee this month approved $21 million for the Lena Point fisheries center - the last chunk of money needed to fund construction of the $50 million federal complex. The $21 million appropriation still needs approval by the full Senate and the House, which has approved $5.8 million for the project.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072401/Loc_fisherieOK.shtml
Local
State briefs

Group proposes initiative to protect permanent fund; Man sentenced to 10 years in child's beating death case; Hospital nurses authorize strike; Troopers shoot aggressive bear in Girdwood; University's Alexander named to policy job; Sterling woman charged with animal cruelty

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081502/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Fish Talk

Juneau residents have a chance to learn more about the fish that feed Alaska's economy in a lecture series organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences this fall.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090602/nei_fishtalk.shtml
Neighbors
Empire editorial: Vote yes for Proposition C

Proposition C, the $236 million general obligation education funding bond goes before voters on Nov. 5. The bond package applies $170 million toward the $650 million in backlogged rural school projects throughout Alaska. Proposition C also provides $61 million for University of Alaska classroom and facility projects throughout the state and $5 million for the Anchorage Museum.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102002/opi_edboard.shtml
Opinion
As fishing fleet grays, newcomers find price of entry high

For what it's going to cost Justin Peeler to elbow his way into Southeast Alaska's fishing fleet, he could have gone to Harvard Medical School. Twice.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121105/sta_20051211018.shtml
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