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Tribe criticizes Walker for support of reserve drilling plan

...governor also is taking early steps to formalize state relations with more than 200 tribes."We'll do the best job we can and engage Nuiqsut just like we would any community with an issue," Fleener said. "The thing that's tough for us...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/tribe-criticizes-walker-support-reserve
State | AK legislature
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...of this 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-sb21-broken
Opinion
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...piece by piece, he said.In a White House video released Sunday, Obama said he is seeking the designation "so that we can make sure that this amazing wonder is preserved for future generations."The Interior Department issued a comprehensive...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...previous Empire report. "You should know cuts are coming; we can't avoid it."Walker's administration is still pushing...that while "I like space technology ... I was thinking we can't afford to to be in the aerospace business."The AAC...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
NASA brings earthquake monitoring to Ketchikan

...projects like this."Part of the beauty of this program is we can do larger projects, and we have some flexibility with time...necessarily find. What I would say is, if you notice a spike, we can try to correlate it with other data ... and maybe use...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/nasa-brings-earthquake-monitoring-ketch
State
Alaska plans to revisit stalled ferry project later

...port is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System."I think now we're just in a period where the waters can calm and we can revisit this later," Eckert said.The state plans to re-engage with Canadian officials, probably at some point within...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/alaska-plans-revisit-stalled-ferry-proj
State | AK legislature
Senators take first crack at pot rules

...might come right behind us and do something different and require us to change our ordinance," she said. "Those things we can address locally and it might be the state addresses it after the session, but right now we're stuck. ... There's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/senators-take-first-crack-pot-rules
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

...youngsters in rural villages is even higher. Our kids need to be armed with knowledge; it's the most valuable tool we can offer them. We teach our kids to "stop, drop and roll." We teach them to "just say no." They need to know how to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/empire-editorial-ounce-prevention
Opinion
Eaglecrest remains optimistic

...for closures, they may keep the ski area open longer hours if snow comes. "The snow can still come," Clough said. "We can end up... having very likely, just an awesome season... We'll take a little break, it'll snow, and this will...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/eaglecrest-remains-optimistic
Outdoors
My Turn: The case for big projects

...physically connect our state capital to the rest of the world.Growth has given us an enviable standard of living. To suggest we can abandon projects that foster economic development and growth but still maintain our current way of life is delusional...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-case-big-projects
Opinion

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