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Alaskan girls need sex education

...don't take the classes when offered. I believe that the more education teens have about safe sex and pregnancy, the more we can prevent teen pregnancy for our young ladies today. If you become a teen mother, you give up your youth and your freedom...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-18/alaskan-girls-need-sex-education
Letters
Empire Editorial: Gas pipeline should be an American effort, not just Alaskan

...outside Alaska, and Alaskans should be prepared to think likewise.We prefer that pipeline workers come from Alaska, but we can't limit ourselves.If the best pipeline builders in the country are already in Alaska, lets use them. But if they...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-18/empire-editorial-gas-pipeline-should-
Opinion
Family seeks answers in Alaska inmate's death

...are under investigation."We understand the desire for answers, however, until all of the investigations are complete we can't say much," Schroeder said in an email Monday.Alaska State Troopers said public safety officials were notified in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-15/family-seeks-answers-alaska-inmates-dea
State
My Turn: Assembly must think differently to dodge pool closure

...valuable facilities. Glacier Swim Club would like to be part of the solution, and we look forward to contributing however we can. Meanwhile, if you value the safety, fitness and social benefits that our downtown pool gives us, contact the CBJ Assembly...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/my-turn-assembly-must-think-different
Opinion
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...session winds down.If Senate is to pass the bill remains to be seen, he said."It's going to be close, but we haven't done a final power check on that yet," Huggins said, adding with a smile, "we can crank that up pretty quick."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel

...recommendations to improve the safety of maritime activities as exploration of the Arctic moves forward. I believe that we can safely develop our energy resources in the Arctic, but it requires that we adhere to world-class safety standards...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/coast-guard-tug-engine-failure-blamed-w
State
No 'starter homes' sold in past year

...and the price should moderate."He said there's no real end in site right now to the housing shortage in Juneau."We can't let up," Coogan said. "We're still right in the midst of the struggle."

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/no-starter-homes-sold-past-year
Local
Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...agricultural products, hire local Alaskans, and pay significant taxes to the state of Alaska-we should do everything we can to help them prosper and attract more tourism to Alaska. I appreciate my colleagues' support for this pro-small business...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/legislative-digest-sunday-april-13-2014
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Celebrating volunteers

...they can work to fit your schedule and would be delighted to have your assistance.This week is a great reminder that we can all make a difference for the betterment of our community. All it takes is a willingness to get involved. Thank-you...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-14/my-turn-celebrating-volunteers
Opinion
In capital budget, millions for Juneau infrastructure but nothing for schools

...over $150,000 headed its way.Juneau schools aren't so lucky. There's nothing in the capital budget for them."We can only do so much," said Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau. "Every project is a need, I don't argue with that, it's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/capital-budget-millions-juneau-infrastr
State | Local | AK legislature

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