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On the Trails: Rambling

...planning to return on the West Glacier Trail. The water level is low in the lake in winter, so the beach is broad and offers easy strolling. A few bits of interstadial wood (wood from a warmer glacial period) poke up out of the silt and sand, probably...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-28/trails-rambling
Outdoors
Cultural appropriation and education: making the right decisions

It is not easy to have discussions on race, power, and privilege in America, but creating a safe space for those conversations is something...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-27/cultural-appropriation-and-education-maki
Art
Easier access has economic side effects

...transportation is something that always has a purpose. We drive to the store, we drive to work or school, we drive to church.Easier access to Juneau - whether by highway, improved ferry service or some combination of the two - will have big implications for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/easier-access-has-economic-side-effects
Local
Juneau Arts Review: Brandon Howard's "UnMap"

...household vessels: plates, platters, bowls, mugs and serving dishes. When viewing this cheerful display of bright hues it is easy to forget these pieces are handmade. High-quality craftsmanship combined with a cohesive aesthetic creates continuity between...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-27/juneau-arts-review-brandon-howards-unmap
Art
Top 25 Notre Dame, Duke women win

...3:44 into the game.The Bobcats (3-2) had no answer for Turner, who repeatedly turned lob passes in the low post into easy baskets or trips to the foul line.Notre Dame led 57-30 at the break and opened the second half with a 25-13 surge over...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-26/top-25-notre-dame-duke-women-win
Sports
Juneau gobbles up store-bought Thanksgiving dinners

...convenient, it costs about the same as purchasing all the ingredients and kitchen supplies to cook your own, and the clean up is easy.There's also another reason, as Ramiel pointed out."I think why people are doing it is the meal is good," she said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-27/juneau-gobbles-store-bought-thanksgivin
Local
My Turn: Gratitude

...much we had to be grateful for.With a backdrop of low approval ratings of our Congress and the president, it is perhaps too easy to be cynical about government and take our freedoms and way of life for granted. Yet despite all its warts and shortcomings...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-27/my-turn-gratitude
Opinion
Is 'minimal' impact too much?

...traffic accidents and fatalities, according to DOT. The road also would provide easier access to wooded areas for hunters and trappers. Environmentalists say easier access for hunting poses its own problems."Brown bears (and other animals...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/minimal-impact-too-much
Local
Reviewing all the options, old and new

...Alaska's capital with the North American road network.It's easy to propose ideas but hard to execute them. Terrain, economics...would not change to any great degree.Taku Inlet HighwayPros: Easier to build than Lynn Canal highway, can handle large amount of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/reviewing-all-options-old-and-new
Local
Swimmers honor man by swimming laps

...early-morning memorial swim, with everyone dog paddling wearing snorkels and fins.The swimmers discovered dog-paddling is not as easy as it looks."This is hard work," Wappett gasped after dog-paddling a lap in the pool. "And here we were teasing him...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-23/swimmers-honor-man-swimming-laps
State

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