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Empire Editorial: Our need for more icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

America's only active heavy-duty icebreaker, the Polar Star, is mission-ready once more. The problem: The elderly vessel should have been decommissioned in 2006, and even with its current repairs, its life has only been extended 5 to 20 years.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-18/empire-editorial-our-need-more-icebre
Opinion
Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

SOCHI, Russia - It's designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-07/sochi-opening-let-putins-games-begin
Sports
Assembly approves funding for two projects

...already been budgeted and will come from the city's Docks Fund. The other $75,000 is coming from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ? Port Security Grant Program.It was also announced that a consulting firm has been chosen to head up...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-17/assembly-approves-funding-two-projects
Local
Suit targets air-traveler screening

Two Anchorage travel agencies and other Alaska plaintiffs filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking review of an airline passenger screening system they say the government is developing in secret.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052504/sta_screening.shtml
News
Homeland Security rejects Murkowski jet

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rejected a request by Alaska officials to purchase a jet with federal homeland security funds, saying the state failed to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090204/sta_rejected.shtml
News
Homeland Security asking for info on gangs

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has asked federal immigration officials here to investigate gangs in Alaska. Robert Eddy, assistant special agent in charge of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121203/sta_security.shtml
News
City OKs security cameras for docks

...in Juneau. Sound off on the important issues at The Juneau Assembly appropriated $219,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at its regular meeting Monday, which includes $75,000 to purchase a closed circuit surveillance system...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101607/loc_20071016019.shtml
News
Escopeta faces possible fine, and is chastised by state over Cook Inlet rig

ANCHORAGE - Escopeta Oil and Gas Co. is negotiating a possible fine with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over a violation of the U.S. Jones Act that occurred when the company moved the Spartan Drilling Co.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-30/escopeta-faces-possible-fine-and-chasti
State
Coast Guard commander urges treaty ratification

JUNEAU - The departing commander of the Coast Guard's 17th District, which includes Alaska, said the U.S. must ratify the Law of the Sea treaty to ensure access to and control over a rich oil and mineral bed that is getting attention from China.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030611/sta_795369608.shtml
News
Oil company facing $15M fine for rig transport from Texas

ANCHORAGE - An oil company that is conducting exploration drilling in Cook Inlet is facing a large fine in connection with the move this summer of a jack-up rig from Texas to Alaska. Escopeta Oil Co. has been fined $15 million by the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-10-25/oil-company-facing-15m-fine-rig-transpo
State

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