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Martha Jacobs Benzel

Our dear, kind, loving, and gracious mother, grandmother, great grandmother, cousin, sister, auntie and friend, Martha Jacobs Benzel (Daizkoo) passed peacefully on November 21, 2015 in Juneau, Alaska at the age of 92. Martha was born in Sitka, AK,

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Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setbacks last week to the LGBT community.The victory by Biskupski marked another milestone for LGBT people in Utah who have made major strides in recent years."Today is not just about making history," Biskupski said. "It is about people. It is about affecting change."Her supporters cheered when the results were read at an elections canvass meeting.

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/salt-lake-city-elects-first-
Nation and World
Kenneth Scott Willis

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Kenneth Scott Willis, 61, passed away from cancer on October 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Scott was born August 21, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona to Lorraine Ellen "Kitsie" (McLoy) and Kenneth Mills

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Living & Growing: Sowing the seeds for a better Juneau

Fall is a time of harvesting. We reap the results of seeds that were planted with a hope, a prayer and a handful of dirt in the spring. This was our first time as a family planting, well . anything. So we planted potatoes.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-11-01/living-growing-sowing-seeds-better-
Neighbors
Millions of images, one Alaska

A trapper, alone somewhere in the Territory of Alaska, hurt his hand gravely and feared he wouldn't survive. He only had black and white family photos to write his wishes for help on, followed by a goodbye note as his end seemed near.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-10/millions-images-one-alaska
Local
AEL&P's avalanche man dies at age 61

The public face of Alaska Electric Light and Power during the Snettisham avalanche crisis has died. Kenneth Scott Willis, 61, succumbed to cancer on Thursday in Seattle, his family reported.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-27/aelps-avalanche-man-dies-age-61
Local
Death Notice: Kenneth Scott Willis

Kenneth Scott Willis Kenneth Scott Willis passed away Oct. 22, 2015. He was 61. Scott graduated from Brigham Young University with bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering.

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2015-10-25/death-notice-kenneth-scott-will
Death Notices
Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY - The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-21/fatal-floods-expose-delicate
Nation and World
Patricia Ann Brandt

A Memorial service will be held for Patricia Ann Brandt, 66, of Coos Bay, Or at 5:30 Friday 9th of October, at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 5100 Glacier Hwy in Juneau. Cremated burial will be held at the Alaska Memorial Park 2:00 Saturday 10th

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End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

SALT LAKE CITY - The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/end-boy-scouts-ban-gays-prompts-elati
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