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Walker's actions back his words

...speak directly to leadership within the department, and we can no longer afford the status quo. We wish the governor luck...selection of new leaders and stand by to help in any way we can. Tim BourcyChairman, Skagway Port Commission and former...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-12-28/walkers-actions-back-his-words
Letters
Living & Growing: Keeping Christmas

...the Christmas message of peace and goodwill is worth proclaiming, is it not worth sustaining? As Van Dyke, asks, if we can keep Christmas for one day, why not always? In similar vein, the American folk group, the Weavers, posed the question...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-28/living-growing-keeping-christmas
Neighbors
Home after the holidays

...Chad (Strong) at North Pacific (Erectors) this morning. He is pretty optimistic," Lovishchuk said. "He thinks now we can move in on the third floor sometime the week of Jan. 5."The move-in date depends on getting materials in on time...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-26/home-after-holidays
Local
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...troubled by (the emergency letter)," he said. "We were thinking about working with the council. We keep proving we can manage ourselves if they give us the tools. You can either do this with a carrot or a stick. We prefer the carrot approach...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: For Christmas, we'd like to give ...

...a mile. (Permits and studies sold separately.)To the City and Borough of Juneau, we give ample downtown parking. We can't afford the $75,000 price tag that comes with a new parking study, so instead we'll dust off the old one and re-gift...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/empire-editorial-christmas-wed-give
Opinion
My Turn: Renew your faith

...way: believing in ourselves, being creative and taking measured steps to protect the common good. History has shown us we can and will prevail and America, our state and our community will weather these storms like others before them.Christmas...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/my-turn-renew-your-faith
Opinion
My Turn: Competing religions at Christmas

...line of an email I received last week. GCI sent one telling their customers that as long we bring them new business, we can still earn Alaska Airline miles regardless of whether we've been "naughty or nice. Where's Christmas in these messages...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/my-turn-competing-religions-christmas
Opinion
Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

...Alaska's deteriorated fiscal position."We have to make adjustments. Alaskans have done this before and we can do it again. We can do it together, in collaboration, rather than making late-night decisions on the third floor," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/walker-alaska-will-weather-fiscal-storm
State
UAS fish tech program has in-state focus

...doing that," Morgan said. "There's really no reason we can't be doing this ourselves rather than relying on out-of-state...here in Alaska providing instruction for our own workers, we can tailor our classwork to what's really happening in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/uas-fish-tech-program-has-state-focus
State
49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

...We expect a lot from our players, hold them accountable for their actions," Baalke said. "This is a situation that we can all learn from."Baalke said the 49ers notified the NFL of the allegations against McDonald, saying: "This is a team...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-18/49ers-release-mcdonald-amid-further-le
Sports

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