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Trial begins in fight over control of oldest national synagogue

...endowment.After the deal was announced in 2012, the New York congregation objected. It now says it owns them and says any sale is akin to selling a "birthright."Jews left Newport after the Revolutionary War and didn't return until the late 1800s. During...
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Racism and Charlie Hebdo

...suffering."Must be seen"? Says who? I know that I should be respectful of this bologna, but suggesting that Charlie Hebdo is akin to European racism against Muslims is horribly wrong. European racism against European Muslims is indeed frightening; and scarier...
My Turn: The real cost of losing student activities

...Extracurriculars in Juneau's high schools are beloved and will not go down without a fight."Without activities our schools would be akin to dead coral reefs," said TMHS girls soccer coach Kris Coffee.Combining programs at all Juneau high schools would definitely...
Pure Sole: My mother and lupine

...Her illness, a combination of ailments brought on by age, had finally left her bed-ridden and for my mother, that was akin to chaining a gorilla to a cage or confining the Alaska Legislature to the Capitol.She had asked me to open the window.She...
In the name of love

...campaign and voted for him. Another attendee, Illa Little, said discriminating against same-sex couples seeking to marry is akin to denying other people the right to marry because they look different."There is absolutely no grounds to revoke someone's...
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...
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...
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...
The knife of social media 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...
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...


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