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juneauempire on November 30th, 2011

The Crimson Bears hockey team is set to open its conference season against North Pole on Friday night and hopes that on Saturday morning players will be across yards throughout town picking up pink flamingos. The roughly eight-inch high plastic tropical bird with wings that rotate in the wind sits atop a long metal rod [...]

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juneauempire on November 30th, 2011

From a historical point of view, Sealaska’s final selection of 85,000 acres — the focus of considerable controversy — is a small matter, especially compared to what might have been. Admittedly, even 1 acre acquired by Sealaska near land of personal concern could be a big deal, but consider for a moment how Native claims [...]

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juneauempire on November 30th, 2011

Let me say upfront that I have always been a Democrat. However, I also vote my conscience and have supported independent candidates. Today, energy policy is one area where I think my party is wrong. read more

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juneauempire on November 30th, 2011

This editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: When the Legislature takes up the question of extending the Alaska film subsidy program, it should make the program more transparent and require more from the Outside film companies that are reaping most of the benefits. Statistics released by the state show $28.6 million of the [...]

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juneauempire on November 30th, 2011

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times: Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s most enduring legacy may well turn out to be the death toll from his country’s bloody drug war. Since 2006, some 45,000 civilians have died, and the body count continues to rise. The homicide rate increased by more than 260 percent between [...]

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juneauempire on November 30th, 2011

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Sen. Mark Begich said the state’s military installations can expect significant budget cuts in coming years as the federal government moves ahead with reducing the deficit. Begich, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he will make sure Alaska is treated fairly, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/tH4ADh ) [...]

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juneauempire on November 30th, 2011

KETCHIKAN — Four people who have been reported missing on Prince of Wales Island this year remain missing, according to law enforcement agencies. On June 5, the parents of Clinton O’Connor Jr., 44, of Craig, reported that they hadn’t seen their son since mid-April. Sgt. R.J. Ely, the acting chief of the Craig Police Department, [...]

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juneauempire on November 30th, 2011

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Native and conservation groups are again taking aim at a federal permit needed by a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell to drill for petroleum in Arctic Ocean waters off Alaska’s northern shore. Nine groups on Monday challenged an air permit granted to Shell Offshore Inc. by the Environmental Protection Agency for the [...]

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ktva on November 30th, 2011

This sounds like quite the storm, but one thing I am looking forward to is a rise in temperatures, around all of the Interior and into Southcentral. These temperatures will rise very quickly as we head into tonight, with temperatures rising to above freezing.

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ktva on November 30th, 2011

Big changes in store for south central and much of the rest of the state as we finish off the month of November and move into December. The change most of us will experience this week is some of the warmest air we have seen in quite sometime. A more southerly onshore flow for much [...]

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