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Ketchikan woman to start Ms. Wheelchair Alaska pageant next year

...The woman crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 is Alette Coble-Temple, a psychologist who represented California and advocates for the rights of those who use wheelchairs to adopt. She has cerebral palsy; at birth, she was given a 10 percent chance...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/ketchikan-woman-start-ms-wheelchair-alask
Art
Survivors, supporters to run (and walk) to 'Beat the Odds'

...health care system."I was really able to advocate for myself," Ricci said. "I am not sure...Ricci said. "And then don't be afraid to advocate for yourself. You have to advocate for yourself. Don't wait for someone to call...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-20/survivors-supporters-run-and-walk-beat
Sports
My Turn: Don't be snookered, ther'es no 'free ride'

...apply them without causing real pain. The most sophisticated response to fear of cuts is to employ professional lobbyists to advocate for critically-needed funds, but that will not work for everyone and, ultimately, all bets are off because the budget...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-20/my-turn-dont-be-snookered-theres-no-f
Opinion
Kinders of the woods

...kindergartens operate in Germany, where they're called "waldkindergartens." Walker, Roll and Hollatz also cite more local advocates for outdoor education as influences - Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods" and Jennifer Aist in Anchorage, who wrote...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-21/kinders-woods
Outdoors
Clinton group gets $1 million from untraceable donors

...sometimes called "dark money" by advocates for stricter campaign finance...how much they can directly advocate for a candidate.Super PACs...campaign, and her longtime advocates Harold Ickes and David Brock...the Obama era. Fair Share advocates for job creation, and Environment...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/clinton-group-gets-1-million-untracea
Not For Web
Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

...hearing. Archbishop Jerome Listeki called the settlement a "new Pentecost," but an attorney for the victims, along with advocates for those abused by clergy, decried the settlement as a paltry amount.Milwaukee is one of 12 Roman Catholic dioceses nationwide...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/milwaukee-archdiocese-settles-abuse-c
Not For Web
Violence in Turkey leaves at least 9 dead

...of a political party and the Turkish Ministry of Justice. The group, which wants to set up a socialist state in Turkey, advocates a Marxist-Leninist ideology and opposes the U.S. and Turkish governments, as well as NATO.___Fraser reported from...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/violence-turkey-leaves-least-9-dead
Not For Web
My Turn: A man to be remembered

...This project was a dream of the late well-known Alaskan history re-enactor John Venables, who was its most dedicated advocate. The bronze statue will feature Seward wearing a flowing cape, holding his hat and a set of purchase documents standing on...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-06/my-turn-man-be-remembered
Opinion
Double jeopardy concerns raised for man who burned girlfriend

...bowl caught on fire, and the girlfriend panicked and the bowl spilled in her lap.Police and domestic violence prevention advocates with AWARE immediately thought the act was an act of domestic violence, given the man's criminal history out of state and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-16/double-jeopardy-concerns-raised-man-who
Local
Tax problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

...could be doing a better job educating consumers, said Judy Solomon of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, which advocates for low-income people."There is definitely room for improvement to make sure people understand how it works," she said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/tax-problems-could-jeopardize-health-
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