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My Turn: Assembly must think differently to dodge pool closure

...the downtown swimming pool to trim $250,000 from the fiscal year 2015 budget and $500,000 in FY16. There are other ways to...reduce heating costs. Savings could be at least $90,000 per year.5. Shorten GSC usage at Dimond Park - CBJ should allow Glacier...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/my-turn-assembly-must-think-different
Opinion
Kuskokwim ice not thick enough for auto travel

BETHEL - It may be that time of the year where you need to keep your automobiles off the Kuskokwim River.KYUK reports the river ice is melting enough that conditions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/kuskokwim-ice-not-thick-enough-auto-tra
State
Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

...and more than 260 others were injured a year ago.Vice President Joe Biden, who attended...freedom and love."Obama said this year's race, scheduled for April 21, will...leg, said she's learned over the last year that no milestone is too small to celebrate...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/solemn-tributes-mark-boston-marathon-b
Sports
No 'starter homes' sold in past year

...000 and $250,000 were sold in the last year, according to a report given by a group...state of the local housing market about a year ago.The lack of first-time houses in...homes in that price range sold in the past year, about 30 of them were attached homes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/no-starter-homes-sold-past-year
Local
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...substantially similar to a ballot initiative that year, the initiative was pulled from the polling box. The following year, lawmakers stripped a key component out...the initiative by drastic amendment next year."It's not black and white," said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
Child porn indictment for former UAA instructor

...Alexander said Tuesday that state troopers are trying to locate 37-year-old Curtis Osterhoudt.The indictment accuses him of distribution...university's roster of incoming faculty for the 2012-2013 school year listed Osterhoudt's initial employment as an assistant professor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/child-porn-indictment-former-uaa-instru
State
Police & Fire for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

...Domestic violence assault? At 11:09 p.m. Monday, a 31-year-old woman was arrested for domestic violence assault, and she...vehicle.Welfare check? At 1:02 a.m. Tuesday, a 41-year-old man was taken for a 12-hour intoxication hold after he...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/police-fire-wednesday-april-16-2014
Local
Alaska Editorial: Too many laws

...clarification is the American Legion Christmas party - a once-a-year celebration for children, and a smoke-free one at that.It...including the little people?Their exposure to a room once a year that allows smoking when they're not there isn't dangerous...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/alaska-editorial-too-many-laws
Opinion
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...established a Diverse Business Partners program the following year and in 1999 started requiring clubs to consider at least one...points out that Robinson's first game occurred more than a year before President Harry Truman desegregated the U.S. military...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
Sports
Huggins: Late Saturday target to finish work

...such legislation Sunday, amid questions of lawmakers' motives. Voters are scheduled to vote on a similar measure later this year.Huggins says the bill would need to have the votes to reach the Senate floor. He said that could be a challenge.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/huggins-late-saturday-target-finish-wor
State | AK legislature

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