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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT
My Turn: Alaska's best and pragmatic choice  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
Alaskans are a pragmatic people, because pragmatism is a trait borne out of necessity from living on the Last Frontier. Alaskans regularly make decisions that go far beyond what most Americans ever have to consider, because sometimes our very survival ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT
League Points to Ponder: It takes a community to make and keep a democracy  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
Why, you may ask, and how do these ideas relate to Juneau and Alaska in this national election year? Our state ferry system is in great need of repair and new investment. Our state finances are going through huge change from oil to diverse income sources.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT
Letter: Assembly chooses inaction with fireworks complaints  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
After months of work to prepare a draft ordinance for formal public comment regarding consumer fireworks use in the City and Borough of Juneau, our Assembly decided to table the issue until April. With the holidays coming up, there will be extensive ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT
2 bodies found in burned Soldotna home; autopsies ordered  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
SOLDOTNA — The bodies of two people have been recovered from a home that burned on the Kenai Peninsula. Alaska State Troopers shortly after 2:15 a.m. Tuesday took a call of a fire at a mobile home off Funny River Road in Soldotna. The fire was ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT
Ballot could add legal pot to Las Vegas' list of vices  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
LAS VEGAS — Nevada already has legal brothels, round-the-clock casinos and a coy catchphrase declaring that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” If voters approve, the state could soon add another vice in the form of recreational marijuana.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT

New director to take over troubled Indian education agency  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, file photo, Carol Curley serves lunch to Bureau of Indian Education Director Charles "Monty" Roessel, from left, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts, Secretary of the Interior Sally ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT

Prep Hockey Preview: JDHS eyes more than a return to state tourney  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
This year, the team boasts 36 players, one of the deeper rosters in Juneau prep sports. Many underclassmen sporting crimson and black bring with them many years of competitive experience travelling to Anchorage youth tournaments and also benefit from ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT
Correction for Nov. 3, 2016  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
A Wednesday story incorrectly said the passage of Ballot Measure 2 could result in the eventual elimination of credit-score requirements for student loans from the Alaska Student Loan Corporation. The passage of the measure could result in the ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT
2017 Wearable Arts puts out call for artists  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is inviting artists to create a piece of wearable art for 2017's Wearable Arts Extravaganza. The theme is “Renaissance,” and the deadline for applications and registration is 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Wearable Art is an ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:54 GMT
Police & Fire for Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016  -  Juneau Empire (subscription)
At 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary downtown in the 500 block of Eighth Street. • At 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, JPD received a report of a burglary and a stolen laptop from a business in the 200 block of Franklin Street.