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Alaska literacy advocates honored

For their contributions to literacy in Alaska, three Alaskans and one Sitka-based group will be recognized at the upcoming Contributions to Literacy in Alaska awards ceremony.Over the past...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-05/alaska-literacy-advocates-honored
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 6, 2015

...of Alaska history. Venables frequently dressed as William Henry Seward and Judge James Wickersham to educate visitors and Alaskans about the 49th state's history. Venables may be gone, but Juneau will have a tangible item to remember him by - a statue...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-06/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Walker's tax credit cut a fair move

...oil is a necessity considering the current fiscal crisis. Every state department has taken its licks, some hard-working Alaskans have lost their jobs, so giving immunity to the oil industry makes little sense when everyone else is being asked to do more...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-05/empire-editorial-walkers-tax-credit-c
Opinion
Couple sweep Mount Marathon titles

...didn't know exactly what to expect," said Ostrander, a Kenai Central High grad. "Well, she showed up and showed us Alaskans what a real hiker is."Christy Marvin of Palmer was third in 52:59, Anchorage's Najeeby Quinn, 35, was fourth in 55...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-05/couple-sweep-mount-marathon-titles
Sports
My Turn: Reflections on Governor Walker's Conversations with Alaskans

...in Gov. Walker's Conversation with Alaskans included members of his transition team...event was to begin a conversation with Alaskans about how we could build a sustainable future...making moral choices about who we are as Alaskans, and we have a moral framework in our constitution...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-15/my-turn-reflections-governor-walker
Neighbors
Alaska is beating drunk driving

...particularly in Alaska. This is something that I don't know Alaskans should celebrate, but they should know it's there. It's...the cultural perception has changed, and that is deterring Alaskans from getting behind the wheel drunk."I just think about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/alaska-beating-drunk-driving
State
Ballot measure oversight leaves villages unable to prohibit pot sales

...is that established villages will not be able to hold a local option."According to state data, as of 2003 only 19,264 Alaskans lived outside organized boroughs and beyond city limits.While that figure is tiny compared to the state's overall population...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ballot-measure-oversight-leaves-village
State
Why Alaskans should read Alaska Quarterly Review

...that have emerged in the past decade, whose periodicals feature mostly unsolicited, reader submitted writing. And what many Alaskans don't realize is that one of the most esteemed literary journals in the country hails from our state, and the University...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-17/why-alaskans-should-read-alaska-quarterly
Art
Empire Editorial: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

It's time for Alaskans to take a hard look at the state's...the department, there were 5,267 Alaskans in prison on July 1, 2014, the first...current fiscal year. The exact number of Alaskans in prison will fluctuate from day to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-23/empire-editorial-fight-rising-prison-
Opinion
Reaction to health care decision mixed in state

JUNEAU - More than 16,000 Alaskans will be able to keep federal subsidies...Murkowski said the ruling simply means Alaskans who followed the law won't be punished...toward Medicaid expansion so more Alaskans can receive coverage.A spokeswoman...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/reaction-health-care-decision-mixed-sta
Local

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