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Coast Guard invades Juneau for 'roundup'

...bang for the buck that I can think of," Houck said. "The reason for that is the economy of scale. Trainers from Washington D.C. and Virginia and people from headquarters that want to speak to those of us in the operational field fly out so...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-02/coast-guard-invades-juneau-roundup
Local
Artist's marine debris headed to US Capitol

...one of 10 Alaska artists chosen to provide ornaments for a Chugach National Forest tree that will be featured in Washington, D.C., this winter, KTVA-TV reported.It will be the first time a tree from Alaska has been used as the U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/artists-marine-debris-headed-us-capitol
State
Runners find 26-plus miles of fun

...was echoed across a wide range of visitors and shoe-worn Juneau runners.Ben and Liz Goldman, both 29 and from Washington D.C., started, ran and crossed the finish line together.They have been married 10 months. Saturday was Ben's first...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-26/runners-find-26-plus-miles-fun
Sports
Walker travels to Pentagon to make case for Alaska troops

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker met Thursday in Washington, D.C., with Pentagon officials to make a case for maintaining current troop levels in the state.Walker stressed Alaska's strategic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-24/walker-travels-pentagon-make-case-alask
State
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...practice social engineering by limiting who campuses can do businesses with," Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen said.In Washington, D.C., meanwhile, election officials approved the language of a proposed ballot measure that would make the nation's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-proposals-gain-gr
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Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...favorability at 70 percent this past February and a drop to 64 percent last month.Francis is due to arrive in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22, and will also travel to New York and Philadelphia. One of the most-watched events will be his...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/poll-us-views-francis-dim-plunge-appr
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Local veteran dies while disputing VA diagnosis

...process can continue the case if they sign on as substitutes, a staff member with the Board of Veteran's Appeals in Washington, D.C., said Wednesday.Messerschmidt is one of thousands of veterans who go up against the VA every year on its decisions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-23/local-veteran-dies-while-disputing-va-d
Local
Engine fire on Delta flight forces emergency landing

...so the NTSB would not be investigating.Messages left with the Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle and Washington, D.C., weren't immediately answered.All passengers were rescheduled on flights Thursday morning, Durrant said.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-17/engine-fire-delta-flight-forces-emerg
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Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...following the governors of Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania.Of the 29 other states, plus Washington, D.C., that have expanded the program, 10 have Republican governors who signed off on it, according to information...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/medicaid-expanded-alaska
State
Airliner returns to Los Angeles after lightning strike

...40 p.m. Saturday and returned within the hour. The flight had been heading to Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C.Egan says passengers on board didn't feel anything when the lightning struck, and that the Boeing 737 is designed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-19/airliner-returns-los-angeles-after-ligh
State

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