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Letter: Time for new ideas on the Juneau school board

The Juneau School District is fortunate to have a new superintendent, a slight increase in the Base Student Allocation from the last legislative session, and a new teacher contract that brought an end to a painful dispute.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-02/letter-time-new-ideas-juneau-school-b
Letters
Photos: Tesla comes to town

Guy Hall, President of the Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association, right, stands with executive director of the Juneau Economic Development Council Brian Holst, left, and Duff Mitchell, of the JEDC Electric Vehicle Work Group, next to Hall's Tesla Model S electric car outside the Juneau Economic Development Council on Friday. Hall completed the trip from Arizona to Fairbanks this week as part of an effort to raise awareness for electric cars. Hall made sure to stop in Juneau after hearing about the JEDC's electric vehicle initiative.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-17/photos-tesla-comes-town
Local
Recovery: A lesson in humility

It doesn't take much time to lose everything - ask Kathryn Chapman. An alcohol-fueled fight with a boyfriend led to an arrest, the loss of her job and jail time, but it also led to recovery.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-21/recovery-lesson-humility
Local
Empire Editorial: On Election Day, ballot riches run deep

If only we were always this lucky. On Tuesday, Juneau heads to the polls to pick the people it wants for the Juneau Board of Education and Juneau Assembly. This year, unlike many others, features a long slate of qualified, capable candidates.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-05/empire-editorial-election-day-ballot-
Opinion
My Turn: Why historic preservation matters

There is always a bit of awe when I make a left on Egan Drive and begin the crawl up Main Street toward the building I work in, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-14/my-turn-why-historic-preservation-mat
Opinion
UAS hosts Community Day Saturday

You don't have to be college-aged to enjoy the University of Alaska Southeast's Community Day on Campus. In fact, you don't even have to be old enough to read. There's something special for all ages during Saturday's event, which runs from 11 a.m.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-16/uas-hosts-community-day-saturday
Local
Juneau community members speak up

The voice of Alaska's capital since 1912 just got a little louder - the first piece by the Empire Readers' Council, made of active community members, is fresh off the presses on today's Opinion page.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-08/juneau-community-members-speak
Local
Dick Garrison named Juneau Fourth of July grand marshal

It's safe to assume that the Fourth of July is one of the biggest days of the year in Juneau.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/dick-garrison-named-juneau-fourth-j
Neighbors
Arts groups discuss new theater complex

About 40 local artists and performers converged on the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Saturday for a preliminary discussion about a new theater complex to house a plethora of events for the capital city's growing arts scene.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-12/arts-groups-discuss-new-theater-complex
Local
Life after prison

A first drink of alcohol at 13. Three drunk driving arrests. Drug of choice: anything to avoid "right here, right now." Using drugs and alcohol for acceptance. Incarcerated 1,742 times. Smoking pot and drinking alcohol at age seven.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-11-26/life-after-prison
Local

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