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Dee Longenbaugh wins "Contributions to Literacy" award

...Best Beginnings.Debby Dahl Edwardson's book "My Name is Not Easy" was a finalist for the National Book Award, and "Blessing's Bead," a young-adult novel, was named in the American Library Association's 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/dee-longenbaugh-wins-contributions-litera
Art
My Turn: One year after disaster, mining threats remain

...Aug. 2, the Wrangell Cooperative Association will host the Blessing of the Stikine, marking the one-year anniversary of the...downtown Wrangell will kick off the ceremony at 1 p.m. A blessing of local waters in front of the historic Chief Shakes clan...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-28/my-turn-one-year-after-disaster-minin
Opinion
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...Thursday that he intends to accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska, regardless of whether he gets the blessing of state lawmakers to do so."Today, Alaska becomes the 30th state to accept the benefits of Medicaid expansion," Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/alaska-gov-bill-walker-announces-intent
State
Work allowed to progress on 3 large-scale projects

...Walker's administration is allowing work to progress on three large-scale infrastructure projects but not yet giving a final blessing.Memos from Walker's budget director outlined allowable work on the Knik Arm bridge, a road from Juneau and the Susitna-Watana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-14/work-allowed-progress-3-large-scale-pro
State
Talks with skeptical creditors resume

...country said the coalition government was balking at further assistance for Greece.The eurozone ministers have to give their blessing to Greece's bailout request to the European Stability Mechanism. Traditionally, eurozone ministers agree by mutual consensus...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-12/talks-skeptical-creditors-resume
Not For Web
Alaska literacy advocates honored

...opportunity to present papers at conferences worldwide.Edwardson's work includes the books "My Nam is Not Easy" and "Blessing's Bead." Her writing has been inspired by the lack of children's books that reflected her own children's experiences...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-05/alaska-literacy-advocates-honored
Neighbors
Living & Growing: Being blessed

...and practices, the idea of blessing indicates divine favor. Does...displeasure? Some uses of blessing and blessed seem to imply...adventure go well with." A blessing expresses the hope and desire...of the more famous lists of blessings, or beatitudes, is found...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-17/living-growing-being-blessed
Neighbors
Juneau woman survives plane crash

...calling the near-death experience a blessing in disguise."I'm doing really good...I ever would have asked for it - as a blessing."She was talking by phone from The...think that's one of the most beautiful blessings I've gotten so far from this. I've...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-06/juneau-woman-survives-plane-crash
Local
'Never stop trying to fully repay them'

...In the face of unspeakable loss, they represent the best of who we are."Obama said the markers at Arlington signify the blessings many Americans enjoy."It's a debt we can never fully repay," he said, "but it is a debt we will never stop trying...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/never-stop-trying-fully-repay-them
Not For Web
Living & Growing: Honoring those who sacrifice

...nation. Yet they were willing to take a few years out of their life to defend our freedom so the rest of us can live with the blessings we enjoy every day. But for many soldiers, their commitment wasn't just for a few years fighting with a return to normal...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-24/living-growing-honoring-those-who-s
Neighbors

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