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Writers Weir: Whales of North Pass

Whales of North Pass We watch for distant blows of salt spray,hoping for the lucky roll,a glimpse of sliding...Then a pair silently moves in,one rising only slightly to blow,arch and slide back in,a graceful parting of the waters...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-16/writers-weir-whales-north-pass
Art
Algae threatens Dungeness season

...their most money. It's also roiling coastal tourism and marine ecosystems.A closure along the entire West Coast would be a blow to the industry, which harvested nearly $170 million worth of Dungeness crab in 2014."Everybody is counting on crab to make...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-16/algae-threatens-dungeness-season
State
Refereeing is not easy

"Get the cane out of your mouth and blow the whistle.""Put your glasses on you are missing a good game...whistles of any sport out there. You don't hear any other officials blow their whistles as much as you do in basketball, as far as I know...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-10-08/refereeing-not-easy
Sports
Writers' Weir: Just Before Winter

This next windstormwill blow the last leaves from my alder.My view of the inlet will no longerafford the perspective of a foregroundand the little brown birds...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-21/writers-weir-just-winter
Art
At least 12 killed when Egyptian forces fire on Mexican tour

...the country's western desert mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists on safari, killing 12 people and dealing a further blow to the government's efforts to project an image of stability as it fights an increasingly powerful insurgency, officials said...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-15/least-12-killed-when-egyptia
Nation and World
Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

...from Syrians on social media who wondered why a man going to blow himself up would bother carrying ID.IS may perhaps also be...territory has contracted slightly in recent months.Dealing a double blow to the group this week, Iraqi Kurdish forces seized the strategic...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-16/paris-attacks-signal-move-to
Nation and World
Schools in jeopardy

...students from the third to eighth grade - a loss of that state support would not only be a blow to the community, Redmond said, but a disproportionate blow to Alaska Natives.Redmond's school is one of the 20 in Alaska with a 100 percent Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/schools-jeopardy
State | Local | AK legislature
From Australia to Zambia, slowing China economy causes pain

...seen a bust like this: "It's been dramatic, mate. Absolutely dramatic."ChileChina's troubles have delivered a painful blow to Chile, the world's top copper producer. Its economy grew just 1.9 percent last year, the weakest since 2009. As China's...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-13/australia-zambia-slowing-chi
Nation and World
Aging boxer, new promoter trade blows

On Saturday at Centennial Hall, a lot will look the same with AK Beatdown's 21st MMA and Boxing event.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-27/aging-boxer-new-promoter-trade-blows
Sports
Unsung heroes bring pigskin plays to life

...also that this is Southeast Alaska. Football game times generally start when the outdoor stadium lights come on, the wind blows off the Mendenhall Glacier, and rain, sleet or snow ride the gusts like tiny pellets of piercing fire."I honestly like...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-10-01/unsung-heroes-bring-pigskin-plays-life
Sports

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