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Death Notice: Mildred Post Boesser

Mildred Post Boesser died on June 29, 2015. She was 90. Boesser, a long time advocate for LGBTQ rights, was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her death in her Juneau home. An open service with a reception...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2015-07-02/death-notice-mildred-post-boess
Death Notices
My Turn: The liberal contribution to freedom, justice for all

...thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery," they wrote. Among its grievances was that the federal government "advocates negro equality, socially and politically." And just before the Civil War erupted, Confederate Vice President Alexander...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-03/my-turn-liberal-contribution-freedom-
Opinion
Ferry sailings take budget hit

...Hoonah would see one ship instead of two.Shelly Wright, executive director of Southeast Conference, an organization that advocates for economic development in Southeast Alaska, called the monthlong break in service for Southeast's smallest communities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ferry-sailings-take-budget-hit
State
Empire Editorial: Discretionary voting rigs the game for Native corporations

...addressed sooner.In April, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska members voted on a resolution that advocates improved voting rights in Sealaska's elections. We feel other Native organizations and groups should jump on board with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-02/discretionary-voting-rigs-game-native
Opinion
Sealaska board incumbents re-elected

...through the unfair discretionary voting arena." Beasley is an advocate for voting reform at the corporation, of which he is a shareholder...its annual tribal assembly. Members voted on a resolution to advocate for the improvement of voting rights protocol in Sealaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-30/sealaska-board-incumbents-re-elected
Local
Anchorage commutes below national average

...and she likes to take a longer, more scenic route home.Hajduk is part of Bike Anchorage, a volunteer organization that advocates for safe roads. Anchorage still has a way to go in that regard, she said.As for DeWinter, he isn't carless. He drives...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/anchorage-commutes-below-national-avera
State
Alaska Editorial: Marriage decision was the right call

...appealed Judge Burgess' ruling, but when he lost the gubernatorial election to Bill Walker in November, marriage equality advocates hoped he would drop the state protest. The new administration opted to continue the legal wrangling, however, with Gov...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-30/alaska-editorial-marriage-decision-wa
Opinion
California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

...state Senate sent the legislation to the governor.Bill supporters, including doctors, hospital representatives and health advocates, celebrated at an elementary school Tuesday. Lawmakers held babies, declaring the public would be better protected as a...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-30/california-governor-signs-strict-sch
Regional News
Boston bomber will get chance to break silence at sentencing

...would be viewed as too little, too late," Hoose said.New York Law School professor Robert Blecker, a death penalty advocate, said any expression of remorse would not affect Tsarnaev's sentence or his planned appeal but could help him if he decides...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/boston-bomber-will-get-chance-break-s
Not For Web
Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure

...McQuade, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, said her group and abortion-rights advocates would work to see that "this ban is unable to harm even one Kansas woman."___Online:The new Kansas law: http...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/judge-blocks-kansas-ban-2nd-trimester
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