Pope's message to Cuba: Be willing to change

...moment of change on the island. Cuba and the U.S. re-established diplomatic relations this year in a move Francis helped broker, and the communist country is undertaking modest free-market reforms that have opened some sectors of the economy to private...
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Juneau resident earns Safeco Award of Excellence

...agent Robin Faulk won the Safeco Award of Excellence for the fourth year in a row. The award is given by Alaska USA insurance brokers to individuals who demonstrate superior underwriting skills. Recipients have to meet a variety of criteria,inclduing a membership...
Broker helping with insurance signups scales back

ANCHORAGE - A broker established last year with plans of last October. It now has six. The broker did not renew the contract of chief operating...very comfortable" with the position the broker is now in and expects to hire new agents...
With Boston out, can L.A. revive a US Olympic bid?

...and Blackmun likely will make quick phone calls to leaders in Los Angeles, including Mayor Eric Garcetti and agent/power broker Casey Wasserman. Garcetti released a statement saying he'd had no contact with the USOC, but was willing to talk.A move...
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My Turn: End the cold war on trust lands

...for healing Alaska Native families remains up on the wall for all to see; it is just a matter of time - Alaska must wisely broker a peace treaty with its tribes and work together. The question for today's leadership remains: If not now, when?? Judge...
Indonesia says it sent boat of Rohingya to Malaysia

...on human trafficking networks have sent brokers and agents into hiding, making it impossible...for human traffickers.The tactics of brokers and agents started changing in November...were held in open pens in jungle camps as brokers collected "ransoms" from relatives...
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Niche spa treatments growing in number

...alleviated his persistent cough. "We've gotta do one of these," they decided.They did it, and not halfway. Working with a broker in the US, Boehm arranged to have two tons of Himalayan pink salt shipped from Pakistan to Juneau. Visitors will find a lot...
Douglas-born woman celebrates 100 years (in San Diego) but then winter came," Ralph chuckled. Also around this time, Emma studied and became a real estate broker, establishing her own firm. It's an accomplishment that rates up there with raising her three children and years of active...
Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

...memory of the moments leading up to the May 12 derailment, which killed a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman, an Italian wine broker and six others and injured dozens.That could cut both ways at trial."Sometimes not remembering what took place is a good...
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Tlingit civil rights hero William Paul Sr. remembered

...I'm really happy to see what's happening," Metcalfe said.Several members of the meeting, including Juneau property broker Carlton Smith, said the events explored in Metcalfe's book fill a gap in Alaska Native history. Smith, who is Tlingit...


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