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Alaska pot supporters make deal with opponents

...Ptarmigan and deputy treasurer for the opposition group, said in an email to the AP, "We expect that there will be personal attacks, but this is just a distraction from a serious issue."He said that as Alaska residents "learn more they will see the negative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-pot-supporters-make-deal-opponen
State | AK legislature
Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

...city's resilience in the face of a terror attack."This day will always be hard, but...of Russia planned and orchestrated the attack with two bombs in backpacks near the marathon...Boston Strong, the slogan coined after the attack, as a movement that symbolizes the city's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/solemn-tributes-mark-boston-marathon-b
Sports
Planes: Fire & Rescue

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (Voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo-hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as The Smokejumpers, The Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Ant-Man

Opens Friday, Jul 31, 2015 Synopsis: The Marvel character Ant-Man gets the big screen treatment with this Edgar Wright-directed film focusing on Henry Pym, a scientist who develops powers to grow and shrink in size. The script was penned by Wright and Attack the Block's Joe Cornish. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Patrick Wilson Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Transcendence

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: A brilliant innovator in the field of Artificial Intelligence becomes the bridge in the gap between man and machine in this sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp. His entire career, Dr. Will Caster (Depp) has been working toward one goal -- to create a machine possessing the entire spectrum of human emotions, and the collective intelligence of every person who has ever lived. But while Dr. Caster's unorthodox experiments have made him famous in scientific circles, a radical anti-tech group known as Rift is determined to stop him at all costs. In the midst of an attack on A.I. labs across the United States, one Rift agent manages to shoot Dr. Caster with a radioactive bullet, ensuring his death. Little did Rift realize that their efforts to destroy Dr. Caster would only make him stronger than they ever could have imagined, because before he dies, his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max (Paul Bettany) successfully transfer Dr. Caster's consciousness into a computer, where his hunger for knowledge and power transforms him into an unstoppable force of sentient energy inhabiting every computer and electrical system on the planet. Morgan Freeman co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Paths of Glory

Opens Friday, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Adapting Humphrey Cobb's novel to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick and his collaborators Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson set out to make a devastating anti-war statement, and they succeeded above and beyond the call of duty. In the third year of World War I, the erudite but morally bankrupt French general Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) orders his troops to seize the heavily fortified "Ant Hill" from the Germans. General Mireau (George MacReady) knows that this action will be suicidal, but he will sacrfice his men to enhance his own reputation. Against his better judgment, Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas) leads the charge, and the results are appalling. When, after witnessing the slaughter of their comrades, a handful of the French troops refuse to leave the trenches, Mireau very nearly orders the artillery to fire on his own men. Still smarting from the defeat, Mireau cannot admit to himself that the attack was a bad idea from the outset: he convinces himself that loss of Ant Hill was due to the cowardice of his men. Mireau demands that three soldiers be selected by lot to be executed as an example to rest of the troops. Acting as defense attorney, Colonel Dax pleads eloquently for the lives of the unfortunate three, but their fate is a done deal. Even an eleventh-hour piece of evidence proving Mireau's incompetence is ignored by the smirking Broulard, who is only interested in putting on a show of bravado. A failure when first released (it was banned outright in France for several years), Paths of Glory has since taken its place in the pantheon of classic war movies, its message growing only more pertinent and potent with each passing year (it was especially popular during the Vietnam era). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready, Wayne Morris Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Alaska ad proudly ties Begich to 'Obamacare'

...Begich for backing the health care law.Democratic strategists have spent months trying to decide how best to answer Republican attacks on Obamacare in Begich's state, North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado, Arkansas and others.The independent group Put Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/alaska-ad-proudly-ties-begich-obamacare
State
My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

On Thursday, Rep. Don Young voted for the Ryan budget for the third year in a row. This bill is an attack on Alaska and Young should be ashamed that he voted for it.The Ryan budget:? Raises taxes on the middle class by an average...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/my-turn-ryan-budget-means-harsh-cuts-
Opinion
Valdez man dies of heart attack while skiing

ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Troopers say a 49-year-old Valdez man has died after suffering a heart attack while skiing at Alyeska Ski Resort.Troopers say they were notified shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday that medics were performing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/valdez-man-dies-heart-attack-while-skii
State
Air chief says Fairbanks progresses on cleaner air

...percent reduction in particulate pollution by next year.High levels of particulate are linked to respiratory problems and heart attacks. Wood stove emissions cause most of the pollution.Edwards said cleaner-burning wood stoves, expanded bus routes and the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/air-chief-says-fairbanks-progresses-cle
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