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Shell pauses Arctic drilling for high wind, water

...operations in the Chukchi Sea," said spokesman Curtis Smith in an email response to questions.The eastern Chukchi Sea this week experienced gale-force winds in the range of 39 to 54 p.m., said Ed Townsend, lead forecaster for the National...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/shell-pauses-arctic-drilling-high-wind-
State
My Turn: Location, expertise and timing: Three reasons Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic

...conversations on the Arctic and a visit by the President of the United States. Our region is ready for this moment. This week, President Barack Obama annouced that he will visit Kotzebue as part of his trip to Alaska. NANA has been working with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-location-expertise-and-timing
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...Barack Obama says climate change is his main agenda. Like Alaska's Congressional delegation wrote in separate My Turns this week, we too hope an Alaska natural gasline project and resource development will be talking points as well. Alaska isn't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
My Turn: Climate change impacts Alaskan life

...Craig, will adapt to, mitigate and prevent future climate impacts - and we need our Alaskan government to lead the way.This week our President and international leaders will descend upon Alaska to discuss climate change. It is a great time for our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-climate-change-impacts-alaska
Opinion
My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

...yet no sitting President has ever ventured to the Alaskan Arctic. That changed when President Barack Obama arrived this week to address a conference on Arctic issues. While he has signaled his intent to focus on climate change, an important...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-01/my-turn-changing-arctic-presents-oppo
Opinion
After Bennett visit, groups are cautiously optimistic of progress

...Bill Bennett.Bennett, in Juneau this week to discuss mining development along...state - they said cautiously that this week's trip was productive."It was...conference, said the bottom line of this week's events is that a long process...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/after-bennett-visit-groups-are-cautious
State | Local
Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

WASHINGTON - With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska this week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/obama-walk-fine-line-climate-energy
State
Tango lessons to be offered this week and next

Former U.S. Argentine Tango Champion Richard Council will be back in town this week to lead tango lessons at the Filipino Community Hall.Hosted by recent Mayor's Award winner Pat Belec of the Dance Loft, Council's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/tango-lessons-be-offered-week-and-next
Art
Fewer kids, less funding

...will not be presented to the state until October.That fluctuation is already apparent; from Monday to Wednesday of this week a drop of four students was noted. So far, however, it seems school enrollment in Juneau will stick to the 15-year...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/less-kids-less-funding
Local
Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

...Forest Service is spending $10 million a day for fire suppression in the region.As the warm weather is being replaced this week by cooler conditions from the Pacific Ocean, the cold front could bring rain to western Oregon this weekend, but the...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-28/northwest-fire-crews-hope-break-weat
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