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Pure Sole: What not to do for Christmas

...one arm and hold me tight, lift me high above the floor and set me on his shoulders so...Scandinavian girls name here) and tower above the dangers of seeing an immense fat man...Santa man tightly holding his young son above the crowd.Both crying.Both happy...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-23/what-not-do-christmas
Sports
My Turn: Juneau's best elementary school is ...

...that were economically disadvantaged, and found that the schools were nearly in reverse order to the "advanced" rankings above. Not only that, Auke Bay had only a fraction of lower income children, with only one out of 10 students from less well-to-do...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-24/my-turn-juneaus-best-elementary-schoo
Opinion
Pure Sole: The Christmas Smile

...accumulated later were brought from old wooden storage boxes.My mother's grandmother's tree top angel was placed last, above it all.On Christmas morning, my father would sit next to the tree and hand the gaiety of presents to my mother and she would...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-24/christmas-smile
Sports
Weird weather lingers in Anchorage

...layer in many places.December has seen above normal temperatures every day so far...the month have been more than 8 degrees above normal, Ludwig said. The average low...also have been between 5 and 8 degrees above normal at times this year, he said.There...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-21/weird-weather-lingers-anchorage
State
SHI staff begin moving in to Soboleff Center

...members Donald Gregory and Frank Katasse, who are of the Raven and Eagle moieties respectively, hung stalks of devil's club above the door, an ancient practice.Tlingit Elder David Katzeek, who led the ceremony alongside Tlingit Elder Paul Marks, said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-21/shi-staff-begin-moving-soboleff-center
Local | Art
Two vehicles sink on ice stretch used as a shortcut in Fairbanks

...boat launch at Pike's Landing is one place used to access the river. But Pike's Landing owner Jay Ramras said the archway above the boat launch with the words "ice bridge" is a piece of artwork - a replica of the Santa Monica, California, pier sign...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-22/two-vehicles-sink-ice-stretch-used-shor
State
Lawrence Sommers

...on several dams in Eastern Washington. The couple moved to Juneau from Walla Walla, in 1976. Larry worked underwater and above water on ferry docks/docks in Seattle, Juneau, Ketchikan, Tenakee Springs and Haines. Larry was proficient with metal...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173559189
Off the Beaten Path: 'Kayak Horizon'

...goulash. Deer tracks wended along the high tide line. I passed Lucky Me and aimed towards the Treadwell Mine ruins rising above Sandy Beach. MC picked me up shortly later at the South Douglas boat launch. We rode silently through the rainy darkness...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/beaten-path-kayak-horizon
Outdoors
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

...comparing the amount passengers pay per mile on trips of similar distance in Alaska. On routes with fares more than 25 percent above average, Northern Economics suggested - and the state approved - no rate increase.According to Woodrow and a presentation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
St. Vincent family 'adoption' program in dire need

Inside Myrna Brown's sparse one-room apartment above the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in the Mendenhall Valley, a cot is tucked in the corner. Beneath the bed, another mattress...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-14/st-vincent-family-adoption-program-dire
Local

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