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Juneau called a cut above the rest

Juneau was recently named the best U.S. capital city to live in by SmartAsset, a New York-based personal finance company that, according to its website, uses technology and data to answer financial questions.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-16/juneau-called-cut-above-rest
Local
Off the Beaten Path: Wildlife, our heritage

...bear or bald eagle. I'm thinking about creating a new sort of eco-fetish-tourism providing the experience I detailed above so more can witness the sublimity of wild nature. Once the eagle finishes its business, there will be refreshments and, hopefully...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/beaten-path-wildlife-our-heritage
Outdoors
First female Italian rabbi to give presentation Sunday

...about them through her lecture demonstration. Calabria, a small community located on the boot-end of Italy 3,000 feet above sea level, was founded by five Jewish families who were running from persecution. Aiello brought a number of things to show...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-17/first-female-italian-rabbi-give-present
Local
Balstad reaches finals of national competition

...where she was sitting with her coach and go backstage where she could only hear the announcer."I heard she hadn't placed above me," Balstad said. "I was like, 'Yes!' It was awkward because a guy was standing right there. I ended up qualifying...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-16/balstad-reaches-finals-national-compet
Sports
Cancer survivor: Fortunately, Juneau has Tamara Collins

...could understand and at times gave me alternative answers. Her concern for her patients always comes first and she does far and above the minimum to provide information and comfort to those under her care. She always makes me feel like I am her only patient...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-15/cancer-survivor-fortunately-juneau-has-
Local
Alaska Science Forum: Northern Alaska joins the cryosphere

...physicist, wrote a the paper on lake stars after duplicating them in a Massachusetts lab.This Alaska Day will later warm above freezing, showing that the sun still has some punch. But the snow will stay, and the countdown to winter solstice has begun...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/alaska-science-forum-northern-alaska
Outdoors
Booker season: And the winner is...

...for 45 years," Modiano said.Just look at these people mobbing his books in Stockholm, he must be doing something right:ABOVE: The last copy of French writer Patrick Modiano's book "L'herbe des nuits", centre, is taken from the table at a Stockholm...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2014-10-15/booker-season-and-winne
Alaska Science Forum: Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

...a geologist for the National Park Service, has been trying to untangle the mystery of the Windfall Mountain Fire that burns above the Tatonduk River. She is one of few people to set foot on the warm flank of the mountain.Stromquist and other professionals...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/alaska-science-forum-fire-mountain-n
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: Dogs of our lives

...mountain goats on the steep, avalanche-prone slopes rising above the Mendenhall Valley. Ravens and a northern harrier floated...false hellebore and deer lettuce rapidly turning into gelatin. Above, Heintzleman Ridge rose and stretched for miles to the Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/beaten-path-dogs-our-lives
Outdoors
Homeschool an increasingly popular option for Alaskan students

...specialized vendors from all over the country gather together to show parents samples of the curriculum and to talk to parents.Above all, parents are offered a chance to choose for their students' particular areas of interest."The traditional model of...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/homeschool-increasingly-popular-opt
Neighbors

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