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Margaret Germain

...Peters Catholic Church, and later the Cathedral of the Nativity for many years. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America (CDA), having joined while still in Olympia. Maggie maintained this membership throughout her life and was Regent for one...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174040170
Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies

...rightfully earned his place in the historic civil rights movement and, more important, he opened the door to equality in America."Lloyd helped the Syracuse Nationals win the 1955 NBA title, joining teammate Jim Tucker as the first black players to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/earl-lloyd-first-black-player-nba-dies
Sports
Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 27

...the Vancouver Canucks.1982 - Florida apprentice Mary Russ becomes the first female jockey to win a Grade I stakes in North America when she captures the Widener Handicap aboard Lord Darnley at Hialeah (Fla.) Park.1992 - Prairie View sets an NCAA Division...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/today-sports-history
Sports
On the Trails: Owl encounters

...genetically. For instance, there are thought to be possibly eight(!) distinct species in Mexico and Central America (plus more in South America). They differ in color of plumage and song, as well as habitat and elevation. Perhaps instructively...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/trails-owl-encounters
Outdoors
Pot is now legal

JUNEAU - Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state today, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/pot-now-legal
State
Alaska Arts Confluence announces second round of Fort Seward art commissions

...The Fort Seward sculpture garden project, along with Art on Main Street, is funded by a $217,000 grant from ArtPlace America for creative placemaking, and aims to promote arts and culture as drivers of sustainable economic development. A recent report...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25-1
Art
Same-sex marriage mixes with tribal sovereignty

...acquisition is a transfer of land title from an eligible Indian/tribe or eligible Indian individual(s) to the United States of America, in trust, for the benefit of the eligible Indian Tribe or eligible Indian individual(s)," the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/same-sex-marriage-mixes-tribal-sovereig
Local
Empire Editorial: Two hundred years of peace between America and Canada

...of a barbed-wire border fence between America and Canada is farther away than the possibility...relations didn't come naturally. Canada and America are two different countries with different...anniversary of a hundred years peace between America and Great Britain. May it be permanent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-19/empire-editorial-two-hundred-years-pe
Opinion
Sergio Bonaldi, Holly Brooks win American Birkebeiner

...55-kilometer Birkie classic, Natalia Naryshkina won the women's race on Saturday and Ole Christian Mork won the men's title.The Birkie is billed as North America's largest Nordic ski race. Skiers from around the world compete.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-22/sergio-bonaldi-holly-brooks-win-americ
Sports
Today in sports history for Sunday, Feb. 22

...scores 63 points as Bradley beats Detroit 122-107. Archie Tullos scores 49 points for the Titans.1988 - Bonnie Blair wins America's second gold medal at the Winter Olympics in world-record time, beating Christa Rothenburger of East Germany by .002...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-22/today-sports-history
Sports

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