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As president comes to Anchorage, spots of Juneau rise to surface

It may have been Anchorage, but there were signs of Juneau in the state's largest city on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit. At the Dena'ina Convention Center, Beth Kerttula walked in the door with the president's science adviser, John Holdren.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/president-comes-anchorage-spots-juneau-
Local
Court hears polar bear habitat arguments

ANCHORAGE - A federal plan designating a huge swath of the U.S. Arctic as critical polar bear habitat should be upheld over the objections of the state of Alaska, petroleum industry groups and communities along Alaska's north coast, a Justice Department lawyer told an appeals court Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-12/court-hears-polar-bear-habitat-argument
State
Grizzlies kill more Montana livestock than in all 2014

HELENA, Mont. - Growing numbers of grizzly bears venturing east from the Rocky Mountains are attacking more domestic cattle and sheep.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/grizzlies-kill-more-montana-livestock
Not For Web
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Just say 'No'

The Auke Lake watershed supports populations of pink, coho, and sockeye salmon, cutthroat and rainbow trout, and dolly varden char.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-11/empire-readers-council-editorial-just
Opinion
Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat

A federal plan designating a huge swath of the U.S. Arctic as critical polar bear habitat should be upheld over the objections of the state of Alaska, petroleum industry groups and communities along Alaska's north coast, a Justice Department lawyer told an appeals court Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/federal-appeals-court-hears-arguments-p
State
Lion hunting doesn't make you a sadist

Cecil the Lion was killed on July 1. Since then, the United States has exploded in grief for Cecil and condemnation for Walter Palmer.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-10/lion-hunting-doesnt-make-you-sadist
Letters
What's out there for the kids?

An in-the-works Discovery Southeast survey of organized outdoor recreational activities for Juneau youth shows gaps, especially for kids above elementary school age.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-31/whats-out-there-kids
Outdoors
Half of Columbia River sockeye dying due to hot water

BOISE, Idaho - More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/half-columbia-river-sockeye-dying-due
Not For Web
Groups ask for government action on POW wolves

Six environmental groups on Thursday asked the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal Subsistence Board and the U.S. Forest Service to take certain actions to prevent further reduction of the Prince of Wales area wolf population.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/groups-ask-government-action-pow-wol
Outdoors
Groups want hunting season suspended for rare wolves

ANCHORAGE - Six conservation organizations want to stop hunting and trapping of a rare southeast Alaska wolf while the federal government decides whether the animals merit endangered species status.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/groups-want-hunting-season-suspended-ra
State

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