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Republicans talk family values

...running for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, are quick to point out what sets them above their competition, but there is little difference in their opinions on family values.Former Attorney General Dan Sullivan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-01/republicans-talk-family-values
State
A Southeast Adventure: Kayaking Tracy Arm

...dozen in the fjord, swimming around, popping their heads up above the water to watch our progress, or lazing around on icebergs...could see; sometimes it wasn't. As a part-time guide for Above and Beyond Alaska, Bjorn has seen some pretty large glacial...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-01/southeast-adventure-kayaking-tracy-a
Outdoors
August First Friday Art Walk

...Imperial Red. Attendees must be 21 or over.New Canadian stone dollsAunt Claudia's Dolls museum114 S Franklin Suite 105, above Hearthside BooksFirst Friday hours: 4-7 p.m. In August, Aunt Claudia's Dolls museum will feature three new Canadian...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-31/august-first-friday-art-walk
Art
As Above, So Below

Opens Friday, Aug 29, 2014 Synopsis: A group of subterranean explorers encounter terror beneath the streets of Paris after descending into the city's ancient catacombs. Just when it seems their journey can't get any more nightmarish, the demons of their pasts strike back with a vengeance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Giver

Opens Friday, Aug 15, 2014 Synopsis: A young man living in a future where complacency is valued above all else discovers the sinister secrets that hold his fragile society together after being selected to become the Receiver of Memory in this adaptation of author Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning young-adult novel. Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) was raised to believe that conformity is the key to contentment. The society Jonas lives in is a peaceful one, in large part because their collective memories have been entrusted to the Giver (Jeff Bridges). A mysterious yet seemingly benevolent figure, the Giver is the sole guardian of the community's dark and hidden history. When that history is revealed to Jonas over the course of his illuminating sessions with the Giver, the young man learns that the wisdom he now holds could dictate the fate of the entire society. Later, as the weight of that responsibility becomes too great a burden for Jonas to bear, he realizes that his only hope of saving the ones he loves most is to flee. Unfortunately for Jonas and perhaps his entire world, every previous attempt to escape has ended in failure. Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, and Katie Holmes star in a film from director Phillip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Quiet American). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Aunt Claudia's Dolls museum: New Canadian stone dolls

...a woman re-forming a mukluk sole, and her husband keeping her company. The museum, located at 114 S Franklin Suite 105 above Hearthside Books, showcases the extensive doll collection of former Juneau resident Claudia Kelsey, as well as figures from...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-29/aunt-claudias-dolls-museum-new-canadian-s
Art
GCLL Juniors baseball All-Stars are state champs

...they sank Dimond West 5-2, exclaimed "Stratego" and struck up a banner that proclaimed "Junior League Alaska Champions" above their hats imprinted with a Darth Vader black capital letter "J" outlined in blood red.Okay, they did follow Swofford...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-28/gcll-juniors-baseball-all-stars-are-st
Sports
Empire Editorial: We can fix Juneau's homeless problems

...weren't homes built of wood, brick and vinyl siding - these were the tents of a homeless encampment on an emergency bypass road above South Franklin Street. The fallen tree had been cut by a homeless Juneauite trying to stay warm.In the five years since the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-23/empire-editorial-we-can-fix-juneaus-h
Opinion
Today in History

...first official test of the U.S. Army's first airplane, Orville Wright flew himself and a passenger, Lt. Frank Lahm, above Fort Myer, Va.In 1921, Canadian researcher Frederick Banting and his assistant, Charles Best, succeeded in isolating the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-27
Local
Thank you from JAMM

...year by reaching over 500 students district-wide! We would like to thank the following for their contribution of $250 and above: Alaska State Council on the Arts, Classics for Kids Foundation, Juneau Community Foundation, Northern Light United Church...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-27/thank-you-jamm
Neighbors

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