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Army Pacific priority is incorporating increase of soldiers

...That's up from about 80,000 before President Barack Obama implemented his policy of "rebalancing" U.S. attention to the Asia-Pacific region, he said.Brooks said one of the most visible ways the military is using the extra soldiers is deploying them...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/army-pacific-priority-incorporating-inc
State
My Turn: Murkowski on Arctic ignorance: Let it go!

...access to the natural resources contained in the region, as well as shorter maritime transportation routes to connect Europe, Asia and North America. With nations around the globe realizing the council is the place to be for Arctic policy decisions that steer...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-murkowski-arctic-ignorance-le
Opinion
China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

...to help the U.S. "rebalance" toward Asia and gain a foothold in a major world market...assistant secretary of state for South Asia, said at a recent conference on U.S...relations. "In the full sweep and scope of Asia institutions, agreements, functional...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/chinas-impact-looms-large-us-debates-
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Obama: Climate change a security threat

...politics and the usual rhetoric."His message was reinforced by Secretary of State John Kerry, just back from meetings in Asia. Kerry said in a statement that the idea of climate change as a national security issue "was a primary topic of discussion...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/obama-climate-change-security-threat
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Protests influence Kerry trade speech venue

...could bring to their state and the Pacific Northwest.The Port of Seattle is a major gateway for goods travelling to and from Asia, and Washington state relies heavily on international trade. State officials say one in three jobs in the state is directly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-20/protests-influence-kerry-trade-speech-v
State
1000-year-old artifact shows prehistoric Alaska, Asia trade

...Bridge National Preserve have confirmed a second piece of evidence in four years that points to Northwest Alaska's trade with Asia dating back 1,000 years.The Alaska Dispatch news reports University of Colorado researchers have spent the last year tracing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/1000-year-old-artifact-shows-prehistori
State
Living Legends

...performances from different countries and in a variety of authentic costumes. BYU's Living Legends have performed in Europe, Asia, South and Central America and the U.S.Since 1971, Living Legends, formerly known as the Lamanite Generation, has performed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-13/living-legends
Local
Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces safety barrier in Japan

...Abe's visit to the Middle East earlier this year.Japanese robotics maker Yaskawa Electric Co. has been distributing ReWalk in Asia under a deal signed last year with ReWalk Robotics, based in Yokneam, Israel.The effort is going far more smoothly in places...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-13/exoskeleton-helps-paralyzed-walk-face
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Another deadly quake spreads fear in Nepal

...rubble, according to the U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.Tremors radiated across parts of Asia. In neighboring India, at least 16 people were confirmed dead after rooftops or walls collapsed onto them, according to India's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-13/another-deadly-quake-spreads-fear-nep
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Seattle, like it or not, becomes Shell's Arctic base

...have mobilized against a series of projects that would transform the region into a gateway for crude oil and coal exports to Asia."These proposals have woken a sleeping giant in the Northwest," said Eric de Place, policy director for Sightline Institute...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-15/seattle-it-or-not-becomes-shells-arctic
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