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What others say: Closing down schools will shut down communities

...Closing schools in too many cases will result in closing down communities after families move away. If lawmakers do insist on pursuing this option, it should be after all other alternatives have been exhausted.- Juneau Empire,Nov. 15
What others say: Feed the eagles, not the rabbits

...notorious for spreading disease.If you're going to do anything, trap them in live traps (ADFG and GHS have loaner traps available) and take them to Fish and Game.In the end, feed the eagles and not the rabbits.- Juneau Empire,Nov. 8
What others say: Keep feds out of Alaskans' private data

...against the final version.The Empire has long believed in personal privacy and public discourse. Given the federal government's repeated infringement upon both, we feel we cannot trust it with this new authority.- Juneau Empire,Nov. 5
What others say: Talking about suicide is difficult, but we must

...something about it. Not the man next door, not the woman down the street - all of us.If you are the one who sits at home and vomits criticism from your Facebook page, the suicide isn't the problem: You are.- Juneau Empire,Oct. 25
AKRR approved to carry LNG

AKRR approved to carry LNG The Federal Railroad Administration has given the Alaska Railroad permission to carry liquefied natural gas.
Right to access also comes with responsibilities

...week as a lawsuit in which a trapper sought damages from a woman for illegally springing his traps went to court.The Juneau Empire reported that John Forrest filed the suit against Kathleen Turley, seeking $5,000 in damages. Turley, whose attorney...

The science committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will probe the EPA's denial of a permit for the Pebble Mine in Southwest. In a letter sent Wednesday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Rep.
Juneau woman who freed eagle from trap back in court

...and part of the group Alaska Safe Trails, used the photo of the trapped eagle in half-page advertisement in the Juneau Empire on Sunday. "How does the law view this?" the ad reads. "If you're a trapper, you can 'incidentally' kill...
What others say: UA's budget strategy akin to climate change denial

...departments will be budget casualties. Denying the truth will win the UA system no allies in the Legislature.We declaim those who deny climate change. We should do the same for those who deny budget change.- Juneau Empire,Sept. 27
Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid

...Disagreeing with the decision is perfectly acceptable, but hiding behind procedural delays and lawsuits is not. "All I'm asking for is a vote," Walker said Tuesday. We think Medicaid expansion deserves one. - Juneau Empire Aug. 20


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