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Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...will threaten wildlife and Alaska's $2 billion fishing and tourism industries. Other groups seeking to halt the sale include...salmon strongholds for fishing, and invest in our booming tourism and fishing industries," she said. "Plus, if we stop exporting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local
House urges open border in Hyder

...Hyder and Stewart, British Columbia, used to be open 24 hours a day, with the two small towns enjoying linked economies and tourism and mining industries.Earlier this month, the border began closing from midnight to 8 a.m. every night, with the Canadian...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/house-urges-open-border-hyder
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Losing our heads over taxes

...separate local head taxes above the existing $8. Currently, tourism communities like Juneau also share a portion of the statewide...ship impacts.Unfortunately, it's awfully easy to view tourism taxes as "free" money. Too many believe increasing head...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-16/my-turn-losing-our-heads-over-taxes
Opinion
City's cruise tax wish list includes 29 items

...dollars of that total will be saved. The rest will be used for tourism-related projects across the city. Kiefer's list includes...the purpose of the local tax was to cover the impacts of tourism on all related operations and services, public and private...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-09/citys-cruise-tax-wish-list-includes-29-
Local
Clock stopped on daylight saving time repeal - for now

...business hub of the East Coast.Southeast lawmakers have denounced the bill, saying a change in daylight will impact summer tourism in the region, which is more geographically linked to the West Coast than it is to the rest of the state. Southeast was on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/clock-stopped-daylight-saving-time-repe
State | AK legislature
Slack Tide: Save some daylight for me

...two different times. For realsies. Historically, those who benefit from increased evening sunlight - retail, sports and tourism industries - favor daylight saving. Opponents include farmers, TV and radio broadcasters, anyone whose hours are set by...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-12/slack-tide-save-some-daylight-me
Neighbors
Northrim: Oil tax credits will pay off

...without a major mine," he said. Jobs lost to capital creep are likely not reversible, and though there is growth in retail, tourism, healthcare and other industries, plus hopes of a renewed timber industry in about 10 years, it would take something bigger...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-09/northrim-oil-tax-credits-will-pay
Local
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...Highway is a resource worth investing in. Don't let this Legislature run it aground!? Larry West has worked in Alaska tourism, nonprofit administration and communications since 1990. He writes from Juneau, where he has lived since 2002.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-12/my-turn-alaskas-marine-highway-too-im
Opinion
Electrifying eco-tourism

...busy designing what he thinks could be the future of eco-tourism.Varness imagined he would get back into offering whale watching...especially in the months just before and after traditional tourism season, Varness has looked to Kickstarter for funding as well...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/electrifying-eco-tourism
Local
Empire Editorial: Take head taxes off the chopping block

...price for being Alaska's most popular tourism destination.We're not just patting...encourage the cruise industry to come here. Tourism is Alaska's second-largest private...knees. Head tax dollars are earmarked for tourism-related projects. Juneau's planned...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-05/empire-editorial-take-head-taxes-chop
Opinion

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