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Child predator offers apology at sentencing

...the girl's private parts, and that "I would suggest (the girl) was led to say more" during an interview at the Child Advocacy Center in Juneau.The images in question also did not meet the legal definition of child pornography, the defense attorney...
Empire Editorial: On Election Day, these candidates deserve your vote

...mentioned this problem several times and we believe he personally can help fix it. Keaton's support of K-2 learning, advocacy for STEM teaching district-wide and knowledge of current issues (bullying, banned curriculum, increased class sizes...
Groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling

...advocates on both sides a chance to pause and consider whether Arctic drilling should continue, said Mike LeVine of the ocean-advocacy group in Juneau known as Oceana."Meaningful action to address climate change is almost certainly going to mean we can't...
Vatican observers question clerk's visit with pope

...Ministry, which seeks acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics. The pope had turned away a crush of advocacy groups lobbying to see him, and held some meetings, including with donors to Catholic schools and heads of Catholic nonprofits...
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GOP front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all

...government from raising as much revenue as does the current tax system, said Ryan Ellis of Americans for Tax Reform, a low-tax advocacy group that Trump consulted as he developed his proposal."It just doesn't square up," Ellis said, even as he praised...
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Local League of Women Voters to host first-ever wine tasting

...organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy, and relies on memberships and donations to fund its activities.For more information about the Juneau league, visit juneaulwv...
Agency nixes proposed walrus rafts

...ashore in Alaska because they lack summer sea ice.The agency's decision came in response to a suggestion by a wildlife advocacy group to place experimental rafts over a prime Chukchi Sea feeding area 100 miles off Alaska's coast, Geoffrey Haskett...
Conservative group to spend $1M on Trump attack ads

...volley is coming, though not from another candidate. It's from the Club for Growth, a Washington-based tax-cutting advocacy group that just months ago asked Trump for a contribution.The group said Tuesday it will spend $1 million assailing Trump...
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State obesity rates hold steady; 30 pct or more in 22 states

...obesity rates over 35 percent.The government Monday released the rates, which were analyzed in a separate report by the advocacy group, Trust for America's Health.___Online:CDC survey: for America's...
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He? She? Ze? Colleges add gender-free pronouns, alter policy 2009, schools like the University of Vermont were letting students pick their gender pronouns.But the work of campus advocacy groups, plus the emergence of transgender figures in pop culture, has fueled wider change, experts say.It's now commonplace...


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