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AMPed over new testing

...adopted in 2012. April 2014 saw the end of the Standards Based Assessment, and spring of 2015 saw the start of AMP.About 70,300 Alaska students in grades three to 10 took the state's new English and math tests on computers between March 30 and May 1...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-06/amped-over-new-testing
Local
Eminent domain no longer imminent for Gastineau Apartments

...property is then transferred to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation or another entity: procurement costs of $100,000-300,000 and about 80 hours of CBJ staff time.Choosing declaratory judgment leaves room for eminent domain later if the Assembly...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/eminent-domain-no-longer-imminent-gasti
Local
My Turn: This national winner speaks Out Loud

...high school students. In the decade since its founding, Poetry Out Loud has grown geometrically, and this past year saw over 300,000 students participating in the program.Poetry Out Loud is a great program with a fantastic mission: encourage young Americans...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-04/my-turn-national-winner-speaks-out-lo
Opinion
Sports On TV for May 1

AUTO RACING7:30 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR, XFINITY Series, final practice for Winn Dixie 300, at Talladega, Ala.10 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for GEICO 500, at Talladega, Ala.12:30 p.m...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-01/sports-tv-may-1
Sports
Becoming Alaskan: North to Alaska - and the future

...Buerger.For others, its crab that fill their dreams - or halibut."The first time you pull a 100 pound king crab pot from 300 feet (of) water by hand," you know you're an Alaskan, said Danielle Lillard. Or "the first time you spend 30 minutes...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-03/becoming-alaskan-north-alaska-and-f
Neighbors
Scores more women, girls freed in Nigeria from Boko Haram

...group that fights Boko Haram who said some members have seen the females.The Nigerian military first reported rescuing almost 300 women and children in the Sambisa Forest on Tuesday after deploying ground troops into the forest more than a week ago. The...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/scores-more-women-girls-freed-nigeria
Not For Web
Daycare: Juneau's new crisis

...Wednesday."A lot of people in the community don't understand the problem," Kako-Gehring said. "They can afford $1,300 per month for daycare. They have no understanding of how bad it is."Wednesday's meeting will likely be when Kako-Gehring...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/daycare-juneaus-new-crisis
Local
Police & Fire for Sunday, May 3, 2015

...Loop Road. She later found her phone.? At 12:28 p.m. Friday, a trailer valued at $800 was reported stolen from the 300 block of Egan Drive.? At 1:32 a.m. Saturday, police investigated a report of a vehicle theft in the 8100 block of Egan...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/police-fire-sunday-may-3-2015
Local
Aid arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

...hungry!"While the death toll in the village of Gumda was low - only five people were killed and 20 were injured among 1,300 residents - most had lost their homes and desperately needed temporary shelter, along with the 40-kilogram (90-pound...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/aid-arriving-nepals-remote-quake-hit-
Not For Web
Alaska's Maeva Ordaz wins National Poetry Out Loud Championship

...after having won the state championship in Juneau March 10. The 53 national finalists were selected from a group of more than 300,000 high school students who competed at a local, regional and statewide level."Maeva's dedication to her craft and the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-29/alaskas-maeva-ordaz-compete-national-poet
Art

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