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Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

...minority-sponsored bill to be heard this session.Former sex workers and advocates had mixed reactions to the legislation, which made it through...be arrested in the first place."Several other sex worker advocates testified via teleconference from across the country and shared...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/former-sex-workers-advocates-testify-ag
State | AK legislature
My Turn: A unique approach to housing pioneers

...My special interests may be different from yours, but we all have our favorites that depend on state funding. Most of us advocate those interests with our governor and legislators.The Pioneer Homes are my special interest. Why? My mother, Brideen Crawford...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-unique-approach-housing-pione
Opinion
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...preparing its sale."We wish people would just celebrate in a little less public of a fashion," said Bruce Schulte, an advocate for legalization. "We want to see this industry thrive in a responsible, regulated fashion, and part of that is responsible...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/across-alaska-legalization-comes-quietl
State | AK legislature
Letter to the Editor: Lawmakers have chance to combat sexual violence

...they had sexual intercourse. We can combat these troubling statistics through comprehensive sex education and accessible preventative care, but we need strong advocates in the Legislature to push for these measures.Ann RobertsonJuneau

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-27/letter-editor-lawmakers-have-chance-c
Letters
Myrna Rae Orme Kinyon

Teacher, Child and Family Advocate, Wife, Mother, Sister, and Friend.Myrna was born February 11, 1941 to Ethel and Homer Kinyon. She grew up in Joplin, MT...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174015113
From lost to law school

...inkling for something bigger when he graduated from UAS with a degree in Social Sciences. Hozid had moved on to work as a peer advocate on the Juneau campus over the years, but remained in close contact with his Zach Gordon family.One of the many Jesuit volunteers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-24/lost-law-school
Local
My Turn: Please consume marijuana responsibly

...against it had legitimate concerns, and those concerns merit continued respect and consideration from marijuana users and advocates.On Tuesday there will be an understandable desire on the part of enthusiastic supporters to celebrate the occasion. As...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-22/my-turn-please-consume-marijuana-resp
Opinion
Educator Spotlight: Amy Lloyd

...build a strong beginning to my teaching career was having principals such as Charla Wright and Les Morse, who were strong advocates for creating a hands-on, project-based school at Dzantik'i Heeni.A project that I enjoyed tremendously also involved...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-22/educator-spotlight-amy-lloyd
Neighbors
Lawmakers hear need to change marijuana industry opt-outs

JUNEAU - Marijuana advocates said Thursday that all communities, including villages, should be able to prohibit a local marijuana industry.Voters approved...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/lawmakers-hear-need-change-marijuana-in
State | AK legislature
Dancing, rising for revolution

...then dancing at the Rockwell ballroom - for the third annual One Billion Rising campaign."Here are the facts, people," advocate Angie Wells bellowed into a loudspeaker at the start of the rally at Marine Park, referencing a United Nations statistic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-15/dancing-rising-revolution
Local

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