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City workers shouldering more after job cuts

...than $200,000 was cut in both 2013 and 2014."The public, they didn't hear about that, they didn't know - we did everything we could for it not to impact public services," Fischer said. "There's nothing left to cut, literally, from jobs and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/city-workers-shouldering-more-after-job
Local
GCLL Softball All-Stars ready for post-season diamond play

...Poole said. "That is going to get us through. We have an energetic group that is ready to play. We have a little bit of everything; good pitching, good hitting and good fielding. I think we will be just fine."The Major Softball All-Stars are Emily...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-09/gcll-softball-all-stars-ready-post-sea
Sports
My Turn: Be careful what you vote for

Before going to the polls to decide Ballot Measure 1, voters should be very careful about believing everything they read. A "yes" vote will reverse the new oil production tax of Senate Bill 21 and put the Sarah Palin-era ACES back in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-08/my-turn-be-careful-what-you-vote
Opinion
Today in History

...Actor Jake McDorman is 28. Actor Jaden Smith is 16.Thought for Today: "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/today-history
Local
Yarn-bombed Sitka signs vandalized

...is a form of street art that has been done in cities across the country in recent years, with knitters crafting cozies for everything from vehicles to trees. Last summer, more than 1,800 knitters covered Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Bridge in 3,000 feet...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-08/yarn-bombed-sitka-signs-vandalized
State
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Opens Friday, Oct 10, 2014 Synopsis: Judith Viorst's acclaimed children's book is brought to the big screen by 20th Century Fox and The Kids Are All Right's Lisa Cholodenko. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day! Rob Lieber provides the screenplay. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Bella Thorne, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Love is Strange

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: A committed gay couple finds their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of unexpected developments in this compassionate drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Married Life, Keep the Lights On). Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the happy couple decides that it's finally time to tie the knot, and declare their love for one another in front of family and friends. Though the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple's newlywed bliss is sadly short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job as a music teacher at a local Catholic school. As a result, the pair is no longer able to afford the rent on the New York City apartment they've shared for two decades. In order at remain in the city while searching for a job, George moves in with his sympathetic neighbors, a pair of gay policemen (Manny Perez and Cheyenne Jackson). Meanwhile Ben attempts to make the best of the situation by moving in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn. Now, as the big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved find their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux. Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, and Charlie Tahan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

A Bishop's Perspective: The cry of Christians in Iraq

...the mystery when Jesus slept in the boat while the storm raged and his disciples terrified (Mk 4:35-41). "Despite everything," he noted, "we do not despair. We are invited and pressed to awaken Christ, to take advantage of our faith and continue...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-06/bishops-perspective-cry-christians-ir
Opinion
FCC rule change reveals political ad sales

...It remains unknown exactly how much third parties have spent on either side of the aisle."These guys are going to spend everything they can," Begich said of the third party advertisers. "This is where Citizens United has gone way overboard. Now they...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-06/fcc-rule-change-reveals-political-ad-sa
State
Costa Rica coach learned from Dutch master

...round but I think they are a very strong team and it's going to be another very difficult game for us where we have to give everything to go through to the semi-finals."Not surprisingly, Costa Rica will be attempting to shut down the Dutch striking partnership...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-04/costa-rica-coach-learned-dutch-master
Sports

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