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My Turn: Southeast Alaska's wood product industry is world-class

...argument: since so little logging happens in the Tongass, it's time to do away with this use of the forest altogether. This is akin to the pack of playground bullies continuing to kick their single victim after he has fallen. We don't sit by and accept this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/my-turn-southeast-alaskas-wood-produc
Opinion
In Anchorage mayor's race, a money trail leads to Juneau

...working-class person in our community," he said of the Juneau job.Anchorage's position has more authority, probably akin to a seat in the Alaska House of Representatives, Sanford said.Running for his seat in 2012, Sanford raised less than $35...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/anchorage-mayors-race-money-trail-leads
State
Writers' Weir: A poem by Amy Pinney

...lightStirred by prop and oarAnon the impassable darkness ignitesFrom veiled planktonic bloomsProviding unworldly incandescent sightI am akin to bioluminescenceThe wizardry of abysmal midnight.? Amy Pinney has been a Juneau resident for 32 years and is passionate...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-04/writers-weir
Art
My Turn: Alaska early learning pipeline

...Thousands of hardworking Alaskans running as fast as they could, carrying heavy sloshing buckets of crude along the tundra.This is akin to our early education system. The first five years are the most crucial in human development, yet many policy makers seem...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-15/my-turn-alaska-early-learning-pipelin
Opinion
Cannabis 101: Residents school city's committee on marijuana

...Powerpoint presentation to supplement a show and tell of marijuana products and paraphernalia sitting atop a bright red sheet akin to a magic show."This is as complicated as I have gone into it," Wilcox said. "I was a hippie baby, I was always just...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-13/cannabis-101-residents-school-citys-com
Local
My Turn: 2013 broke records, 2014 won't

...five years, stopped growing. Both the population and the number of workers in the region grew by a mere 19 people, which is akin to no growth at all. Total wages grew by just 2 percent, and economic trends statewide were nearly identical.Despite our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-12/my-turn-2013-broke-records-2014-wont
Opinion
The knife of social media

...one thing, but having a group of allies was another. Sarah said appearances meant everything and the struggle to be liked was akin to survival. The quarrel spiraled into hatred, and the classmates became bitter enemies."The school didn't really do anything...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-07/knife-social-media
Local
My Turn: Getting further into the fireweed

...scenic resources" that Gruening praises in his opening paragraph. If past is prologue, that view would be erased by something akin to another Concrete Way, only this one won't be buried next to the city landfill. It would be right up front, confronting...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-12/my-turn-getting-further-fireweed
Opinion
Coast Guard proposes Bering Strait shipping route

...area can be a major problem and traffic has increased tremendously, so the Coast Guard mapped a voluntary two-way route - akin to a highway for ships - said agency project officer Lt. Kody Stitz."We see more traffic and envision more traffic to continue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-07/coast-guard-proposes-bering-strait-ship
State
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

...make that my sole purpose in life," he said.Berkey described the impact of his October My Turn published in the Empire as akin to a head-on collision. He said negative reactions have been mostly passive, in the form of glares and online gossip.One...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/teacher-feels-ostracized-pot-confession
Local

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