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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015

...it's nice to see a happy ending.Thumbs down to "Racial Thursdays." Last week, the Army Times reported that the U.S. Army is investigating a unit at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks for participating in what soldiers called "Racial Thursdays...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Infographic: Update: 29th Legislature Scoreboard

...gas drilling.HJR 10: The federal government should not manage ANWR's coastal plain as wilderness.HJR 13: The U.S. Army should not redeploy troops away from Alaska bases.A concurrent resolution is both houses speaking with one voice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/infographic-update-29th-legislature-sco
State | AK legislature
Maxine Ione Marston

...start of WWII.She married Robert W. Marston of Johnstown, Colorado in April of 1943, while he was enlisted in the U.S. Army. Towards the end of the war, they started their family, with Bobi born in 1945 and Stan in 1947.She lived most...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174165615
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...allow the state to do this. SCR5The U.S. Army should not reduce troop levels in...Exxon Valdez oil spill. HJR13The U.S. Army should not reduce troop levels in...stand in the way of this. SJR14The U.S. Army should not reduce troop levels in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies

...regular-season games in nine seasons with Washington, Syracuse and Detroit. He missed the 1951-52 season while serving in the U.S. Army.Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 as a contributor, Lloyd was 22-55 as Detroit's coach in 1971-72...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/earl-lloyd-first-black-player-nba-dies
Sports
Flipping Douglas Island

...environmental impact."The next step is to finish designing the road and to apply for environmental permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The city hopes to submit its application by March 31, Steffert said.A Corps permit is required...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
Leaders rally against Army force reductions

...that is considering possible reductions in the number of U.S. Army troops at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage...the 2011 Budget Control Act. Reductions of units at 30 U.S. Army installations are being considered.AEDC and other community...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/leaders-rally-against-army-force-reduct
State
Alaska deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

...the first place where the federal government invests in a deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to release a study for public comment that suggests expanding the Port of Nome as a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/alaska-deep-water-port-proposed-vessels
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down for Feb. 16, 2015

...leopard-print Speedo and a cowboy hat, surrounded by women in bikinis at a Las Vegas swimming pool. Thumbs up to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On Friday, the Corps said it plans to expand the Port of Nome as a first step in growing the range...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-16/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-f
Opinion
BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

...alternative that BLM had earlier selected as its preferred option. But it aligns with the alternative chosen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.BLM-Alaska spokeswoman Lesli Ellis-Wouters said BLM had indicated it would take into account...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/blm-clears-way-petroleum-reserve-develo
State | AK legislature

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