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Gov. Parnell signs Native languages bill

...leaders, Gov. Sean Parnell signed House Bill 216 into law Thursday, which identifies...given the pen Parnell used to sign the bill and spoke first about Tlingit becoming...active in the effort to push the recognition bill through the Legislature. He and other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/gov-parnell-signs-native-languages-bill
State
We've got a win, but don't stop now

...this community. The City and Borough of Juneau does not have a non-discrimination ordinance, and the non-discrimination bill once introduced by former Rep. Beth Kerttula and most recently by Sen. Berta Gardner has been left to gather dust. Let's...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2014-10-24/weve-got-win-dont
Today in sports history

...a 27-6 victory over the Detroit Lions.1948 - Chicago's Bill Blackburn returns two interceptions for touchdowns to highlight...apparent first. The Southern Intercollege Athletic Conference bills it as the first time it's happened in an NCAA game. Head...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-24/today-sports-history
Sports
Palin backs independent candidate for governor

...independent candidate for her former office instead of her lieutenant governor.The former Alaska governor hosted a reception for Bill Walker at her home Tuesday. Walker is running against Palin's former No. 2 and the state's current Republican governor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/palin-backs-independent-candidate-gover
State
Young apologizes after suicide comment

...money back.Young also was criticized after being caught on camera making faces on the House floor while a colleague discussed a bill to name a post office for a fallen soldier. He also apologized after video circulated of him grabbing the arm of a congressional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/young-apologizes-after-suicide-comment
State
Ketchikan assembly rejects meeting prayer proposal

...rejected a proposed amendment to put the issue on the 2015 local ballot.After the main proposal was turned down, local minister Bill White asked if he would be welcome to deliver a prayer during citizen comments.Borough Mayor David Landis said he personally...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/ketchikan-assembly-rejects-meeting-pray
State
Letter: Being Native should not be the qualifier for appointment

Bill Walker's Facebook page makes the following statements:? "Alaska Natives...American Indians comprise about 18 percent of Alaska's overall population.Bill Walker's campaign continues to make statements before checking the facts...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-20/letter-being-native-should-not-be-qua
Letters
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...would likely helm the committee that crafts the 13 spending bills to fund government agencies and departments, replacing Democratic...it clear that the GOP would attach provisions to the spending bills, known as riders, to challenge Obama's policies. McConnell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Today in sports history

...he guides Kehm's Scooter to victory in the fourth race at Freehold (N.J.) Raceway.1997 - Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills becomes the fourth player in NFL history to reach 800 receptions with his second catch of a 9-6 win over Indianapolis. Thurman...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-20/today-sports-history
Sports
Expensive carvings stolen from church thrift store

...things," Talley said, adding that she's opened up the door before and found that people have pushed quarters and dollar bills under the door to pay for merchandise. "It's worked really well with us up until just now."The nonprofit store is run...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-21/expensive-carvings-stolen-church-thrift
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