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Mines protest briefly interrupts luncheon - m.juneauempire.com
At a lunch with city and state officials organized by City and Borough of Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford’s office, some protestors entered the room as attendees were beginning to eat. Shortly after Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and British Columbia Minister of ...
Oral arguments in lawsuit against setnet ban begin - m.juneauempire.com
ANCHORAGE — Alaska Supreme Court justices have begun to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit over the legality of a proposed voter initiative to ban setnets in urban parts of Alaska. In oral arguments Wednesday, Joanne Grace, the attorney for the state ...
Alaska Legislature's Medicaid gets court hearing Thursday - m.juneauempire.com
ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Legislative Council’s lawsuit to prevent Gov. Bill Walker from expanding the state’s Medicaid plan next week will get its first appearance in court Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in Anchorage Superior Court Monday, contends the ...
Sentencing continues for case related to troopers' deaths - m.juneauempire.com
FAIRBANKS — The sentencing hearing will be continued next week for a man accused of evidence tampering in the deaths of two Alaska State Troopers. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the hearing for Arvin Kangas will resume Sept. 3. A jury in Nenana ...
Department reports death at Fairbanks jail - m.juneauempire.com
JUNEAU — Authorities are investigating a death at a Fairbanks jail. Few details have been released, including whether the deceased was male or female, or how the person died. The state Department of Corrections only said the death occurred around 3:40 a ...
BC, Alaska to draft MOU for mine processes - Juneau Empire
The province of British Columbia and the State of Alaska will draft a memorandum of understanding regarding mines proposed for and located in transboundary watersheds in British Columbia, BC Minister of Energy and Mines William “Bill” Bennett and Lt.
Budget cuts show in ferry system's winter schedule - Juneau Empire
The Alaska Marine Highway System released its winter 2015-2016 schedule on Wednesday, and Alaskans looking to book travel in the Last Frontier are likely to find fewer options this year. The schedule’s release is months behind schedule due to the Alaska ...
My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic - Juneau Empire
In less than a week, President Barack Obama and a massive team of White House officials will touch down at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson for their first official visit to Alaska and the U.S. Arctic. With the rumor mill still churning, the only official ...
Coast Guard rescues heart attack victim near Juneau - m.juneauempire.com
The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a man who was “experiencing symptoms of a heart attack” near Juneau on Wednesday. According to an email from the Coast Guard’s public affairs office in Juneau, a small-boat crew from Station Juneau responded to the ...
My Turn: Murkowski: President's Alaska goal should be partnership - Juneau Empire
As Alaskans, we take great pride in welcoming visitors to our beautiful state. That is especially true when our guest is the President of the United States. When President Barack Obama announced he would visit at the end of August, I thought of how ...
My Turn: Sullivan: President must experience 'real' Alaska through its people - Juneau Empire
Alaska has benefited from many Presidential visits, and it’s always good to have the national spotlight shine on us. President Ronald Reagan’s visits were particularly memorable, given his keen appreciation for Alaska’s vast natural resources and ...
Police seek fugitive seen Wednesday near trail - Juneau Empire
Police are asking the public for help locating a Juneau man who has evaded authorities since four warrants were issued for his arrest last year. The request for help comes after an off-duty Juneau Police Department officer spotted 30-year-old Gregory ...
Chenega sailing canceled due to high seas - Juneau Empire
The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Chenega’s scheduled sailing today has been canceled due to high seas forecast for Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced earlier this morning. The Chenega was scheduled to sail ...
CBJ Finance gives Housing First another advance - Juneau Empire
The Housing First Collaborative will receive an additional $250,000 advance from the City and Borough of Juneau in order to stay on track for a spring 2016 construction start date. The members of the CBJ Assembly Finance Committee passed a motion to ...
Smartphone app identifies invasive weeds - Juneau Empire
KENAI — A new smartphone application is helping researchers learn where plant species invasive to Alaska are growing. When someone using the Alaska Weeds ID app finds an unknown plant, they can use their smartphone to both identify it and alert a ...