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Mildred Post Boesser

...Lesbians and Gays) in Juneau, active member of the Democratic Party and League of Women Voters, Mildred was tireless in her advocacy efforts for positive change in the world. Mildred's absolute passion for social justice, peace and equality led her to...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175238621
End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...church-sponsored Scout units to continue excluding gay adults.Across the country, scores of gay Eagle Scouts signed forms with the advocacy group Scouts for Equality, expressing interest in rejoining the Boy Scouts as volunteers.Among them was Charles Spain...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/end-boy-scouts-ban-gays-prompts-elati
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'The conversation we're stuck with'

...It aims to train teachers to notice early warning signs and, if warranted, make referrals.Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of the advocacy group Mental Health America, says school officials and other adults should think carefully about how to respond when young...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/conversation-were-stuck
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Munoz: Juneau can host next special session

...legislative citation on behalf of the Alaska State Legislature for her leadership and volunteer work in the community and her advocacy for the local economy.Roemmich received a standing ovation and called the citation "the most incredible honor."? Contact...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-24/mu%C3%B1oz-juneau-can-host-next-special
Local
Juneau mom charged with child endangerment

...documents whether or not Hauge knew about the abuse, referencing some of the things the girl told the interviewer at the Child Advocacy Center that raised some red flags.When trying to explain one specific act of abuse, the girl told the interviewer that she...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-22/juneau-mom-charged
Local
My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

...swimmable - are engaging in this issue to please donors. To be clear, the only designated funding for our public interest advocacy on this important issue comes from our thousands of local, dues paying members. Like them, I believe Southeast Alaska is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-its-not-clean-water-advocates
Opinion
Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...percentage point dip to 68 percent since last year. John Gehring, Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life, a liberal advocacy group in Washington, said, "some progressives naively expected him to overturn church teaching on abortion, contraception...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/poll-us-views-francis-dim-plunge-appr
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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...society, but not a life sentence or 20-year prison term, he said.With his speech to the prominent African-American advocacy group, Obama sought to put a spotlight on the need for new legislation as he mounted a weeklong push on criminal justice reform...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/obama-calls-shorter-sentences-nonviol
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Prez candidate Walker signs abortion ban bill

...abortion is between a woman and her doctor," said Sasha Bruce with NARAL Pro-Choice America, a leading abortion rights advocacy group. "Now, in an effort to win the votes of the extreme base of the Republican Party, Walker has traded the health and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-21/prez-candidate-walker-signs-abortion-
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Multi-degree earning student returns to Juneau, helps families

...landscape photographer, an art and English teacher for elementary and high school students, and as an environmental policy and advocacy worker at local, state and federal governmental levels.She would like to thank her parents, Dick and Sylvia Gard, for...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-19/multi-degree-earning-student-return
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