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Alaska's Maeva Ordaz wins National Poetry Out Loud Championship

West Anchorage High School senior Maeva Ordaz has made it to the final round of the National Poetry Out Loud Championships taking place this week in Washington D.C.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-29/alaskas-maeva-ordaz-compete-national-poet
Art
Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

JUNEAU - In coastal communities throughout Alaska, several organizations are working together to prepare more Alaskans for jobs in the maritime industry.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/alaska-businesses-schools-partner-marit
State
Yellow cedar under consideration for endangered species protection

ANCHORAGE - An iconic Alaska tree may warrant protection as a threatened or endangered species due to climate warming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/yellow-cedar-under-consideration-end
Outdoors
Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

JUNEAU - The Senate Finance committee included in a version of the state budget Wednesday language rejecting monetary terms in contracts for more than a dozen bargaining units for the upcoming fiscal year, a move that one union leader called unacceptable.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-02/proposal-would-reject-pay-increases-pub
State | AK legislature
Charting Southeast's economy through 2020

Southeast Conference begins its two-day Mid-Session Summit today at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The annual summit kicks off with opening remarks at 8 a.m.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-16/charting-southeasts-economy-through-202
Local
Quiet ceremony concludes Sealaska land transfer after years of work

Sealaska received 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest in a land transfer Friday, culminating decades of negotiations.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-07/quiet-ceremony-concludes-sealaska-land-
Local
Keynote: A big slice of the renewable energy pie

Southeast Alaska has been very successful in using Alaska Energy Authority funds for renewable energy projects - too successful if you ask some other regions.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/keynote-big-slice-renewable-energy-pie
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Standing united against domestic violence, child abuse

As 2014 drew to a close, we reflected on a year in which the limelight of professional sports shifted, at least briefly, from shining game-day heroics by incredible athletes to putting a spotlight on two terrible acts of domestic violence and child abuse by professional athletes.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-04/my-turn-standing-united-against-domes
Opinion
Sockeye marketers look to pink campaign

SOCKEYE MARKETERS LOOK TO PINK CAMPAIGN Alaska seafood marketers are ramping up promotions and bankrolling a $1 global million media blitz to counteract a tough sockeye salmon market.

http://juneauempire.com/ccwfeatures/2015-01-21/sockeye-marketers-look-pink-campa
CCWFeatures
Anchorage Assembly considers rules on public pot consumption

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Assembly is considering an ordinance that would ban all public consumption of marijuana in Alaska's largest city.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/anchorage-assembly-considers-rules-publ
State

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