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Lions thank Juneau for another successful Light Flights

...Christmas, residents line up at the Juneau International Airport and wait their turn for the short ride over the Mendenhall Valley to view...Do NOT run after your hat if it blows off your head!" The wait is long, but it seems to go unnoticed to those who are waiting...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-25/lions-thank-juneau-another-successf
Neighbors
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...discussion.What's the bottom line here, folks? We need to stop the bleeding and we need to stop it now. We can ill afford to wait for oil to recover to its former value. SB21 needs to be modified immediately to include a minimum production tax of 10 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-sb21-broken
Opinion
Slack Tide: It's raining men-clouds

...What's next, leather football helmets? Tufted epaulets? Tuberculosis? Still, what a great time to be a big fat ginger - wait, I'm sorry; I mean a "red hot man-cloud" - especially a big fat ginger with a big fat ginger beard. There's more than...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-25/slack-tide-its-raining-men-clouds
Neighbors
Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

...the impression that lawmakers would keep the mayor in the loop on pending legislation pertaining to the LNG project."Let's wait until we get some pipe laid," he said. "We have studied this thing to death. Why hire somebody now when we could be waiting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/kenai-assembly-approves-oil-and-gas-spe
State
Walker to release budget early

...18 deadline, according to a spokesperson for the governor.The budget's release date is not yet set, but Walker won't wait until the last minute to unveil his plans to the Legislature and the public, spokeswoman Katie Marquette said.Members of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/walker-release-budget-early
State | AK legislature
Eaglecrest remains optimistic

...We're going to open as quickly as you can, but you can't open a chairlift without staff... you can't expect people to wait around, unpaid." Eaglecrest has a staff of seven year round, but up to 130, including ski instructors with limited hours...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/eaglecrest-remains-optimistic
Outdoors
Senators take first crack at pot rules

...she said. "Everyone receiving a ticket for smoking in public would need to go to court to be arraigned."The city could wait for the Legislature to build more rules into the initiative, but until then Juneau citizens are beholden to what's in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/senators-take-first-crack-pot-rules
State | AK legislature
State to suspend same-sex marriage appeal

...suspended, the Department of Law's Cori Mills said."We won't be doing any work on the appeal," she said.The state will wait until the Supreme Court makes a decision on the four cases - from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee - before deciding...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/state-suspend-same-sex-marriage-appeal
Local
Empire Editorial: Pass, then puff

...guidelines overtaken by whatever rules come out of the Legislature. With the moratorium in place, the city will be able to wait until the Legislature finishes its work and then will have time to analyze what the Legislature has done.Over-the-counter...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/empire-editorial-pass-then-puff
Opinion
Northrim Bank raises nearly $10,000 for United Way

...corporate match for each dollar employees pledged. Northrim gives their corporate match to United Way before the end of the year so communities can begin using the funds right away and not wait for the quarterly distribution of the employee gifts.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-11/northrim-bank-raises-nearly-10000-u
Neighbors

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