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Oregon growers look to era of retail marijuana

...any surge in demand, which has been served comfortably by the black market for some 40 years, and medical marijuana since 1999...Legislature is trying to encourage the industry, both to strangle the black market and to help the state's economy.State Rep. Carl...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/oregon-growers-look-era-retail-mariju
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Annual Wrangell Bearfest set for July 22-26

...viewing areas. Anan Creek has one of the largest runs of pink salmon in Southeast Alaska, which supports the high density of black and brown bears that gather there. From July 5 through Aug. 25, an individual pass is required to visit the Wildlife Observatory...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-01/annual-wrangell-bearfest-set-july-22-26
Art
Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

...is the second major news to come from the convention, the top policymaking body of the church. The church elected its first black presiding bishop last weekend, with Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina winning in a landslide.Curry has allowed same-sex...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/episcopalians-vote-allow-gay-marriage
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Walker throws 1-hit ball for 6 in victory

...all of us and we have to figure out a way to do better," he said.Interim manager Pat Murphy, who replaced the fired Bud Black on June 16, said: "Coming in new to the club, the thing that has shocked me is how tense everyone is."Shields was pulled...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/walker-throws-1-hit-ball-6-victory
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Little hope of survivors in military plane crash

...aviation disasters.Fahmi Sembiring of Medan said he saw the gray Hercules flying very low as he was driving."Flames and black smoke were coming from the plane in the air," he said.Sembiring said he stopped not far from the crash site and saw several...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/little-hope-survivors-military-plane-
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Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

...can do in the future to celebrate all that is right with this country."The flag issue was heightened last week after nine black churchgoers were slain in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect in the case, Dylann Roof, embraced Confederate symbols...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-01/daytona-offers-american-flags-exchange
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Two women born in 1800s still alive

...and Benito Mussolini, the first polio vaccines and the first black president of the United States.Jones, who lives in Brooklyn...was one of 11 siblings and attended a special school for young black girls. When she graduated from high school in 1922, Jones...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/two-women-born-1800s-still-alive
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Survey: Confederate flag push hits key milestone in S. Carolina

...push follows the shooting deaths of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston on June 17. The pastor, state Sen. Clementa...D-Orangeburg, a House member since 1993.Like most of the Legislative Black Caucus at the time, Govan voted against the 2000 compromise...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/survey-confederate-flag-push-hits-key
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'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

...good," Bentz said.About noon Monday, fire trucks poured water on a burning warehouse in downtown Wenatchee, sending big black clouds into the air over the city. Farther north of town, scorched hillsides showed where the flames were stopped just short...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/mind-blowing-flames-destroy-homes-washi
State
Juneau Assembly has money for Gastineau Apartments demolition if Barretts don't pay

...Mississippi flag includes the Confederate battle flag, which has come under fire because of a recent racially motivated shooting in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.Matt McGuan and Marc Wheeler asked the Assembly to take action to have the flag removed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-30/juneau-assembly-has-money-gastineau-apa
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