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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:11

Senate passes ANWR drilling resolution, which faces final concurrence vote in the House

The Alaska Senate agrees with the House: Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is good for the state.

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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:25

Local energy experts to speak to Chamber of Commerce

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon Thursday features representatives from one of the oldest establishments in Juneau, looking both at the past and to the future.

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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:24

Roundabout on Riverside? DOT looks for engineer to consider options

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has begun the process of finding an engineer to suggest ideas for fixing two of Juneau’s busiest road intersections.

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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:19

South Franklin Street construction to start next week

The City and Borough of Juneau is beginning the first phase of its Downtown Street Improvements on Feb. 27, CBJ announced Wednesday. The work starts with a new roadway, new sidewalks, new lighting and draining improvements to parts of South Franklin Street.

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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:17

This Day in Juneau History: Feb. 23, 1987

On Feb. 23, 1987, Alaska House lawmakers voted 22-17 to transfer all of the $426 million from the Alaska budget reserve to the general fund to cover state bills. However, the clause that would have made the bill effective immediately after it was passed by both the Legislature and Gov. Steve Cowper was not passed, meaning that the bill will not go into effect until 90 days after Cowper’s signature and therefore not in time to stop a state cash flow crisis predicted to occur on March 9.

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Wed, 02/22/2017 - 20:01

Juneau man charged with sex abuse of a minor, called danger to community

A 28-year-old Juneau man is facing trial on several counts involving sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl, after being called a danger to the community by a prosecutor due to his alleged porn addiction.

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Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:53

Police & Fire for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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Company plans more flights over leaking Cook Inlet pipeline

ANCHORAGE — A leaking underwater pipeline continues to spew natural gas into Cook Inlet.

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Lawsuit challenges Alaska civil seizures, search warrants

PETERSBURG — A lawsuit filed against a drug task force in southeast Alaska challenges the seizure of personal property by law enforcement and seeks more transparency in the search warrant process.

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Anchorage woman named state’s top marijuana regulator

Erika McConnell of Anchorage has been named the new head of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Board, the state department of commerce announced Tuesday.

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New trial in Chris Strawn murder case set for October

A new trial for accused murderer Christopher Strawn has been postponed until October, after a mistrial was declared Feb. 14, in the middle of the prosecution’s case against him. Read more

Reality star sues ‘Life Below Zero’ over safety claims

ANCHORAGE — A star of the Alaska-based reality series “Life Below Zero” is suing the show’s producers, alleging she was hurt while forced to perform dangerous acts in support of false story lines.

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State halts boat landing project on Kenai Peninsula

KENAI — The state has decided to hold off on installing a boat ramp on the banks of the Kasilof River on south-central Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula after getting input from the public on the project.

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Alaska board, prompted by lawsuit, proposes new abortion rules

JUNEAU — The Alaska State Medical Board has proposed new abortion regulations, prompted by a lawsuit from abortion-rights advocates who argue that existing rules restrict second-trimester abortions.

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Alaska Game Board approves using dogs to hunt coyotes

FAIRBANKS — Hunters trying to kill coyotes in the Delta Junction area will have a new tool to assist them starting July 1.

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Police identify man killed in home carbon monoxide poisoning

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police have released the name of a young man who died of an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a home in the city.

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2017 Top 40 Under 40 announced

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Journal of Commerce is pleased to announce the members of its 2017 Top Forty Under 40. Read more

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