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Maxine Ione Marston

Maxine Ione Marston died on January 22, 2015 at age 92, after a short illness. Her family treasures the gift of time and the opportunity to spend her remaining days with her. She will be missed by her daughter...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174165615
Myrna Rae Orme Kinyon

...before settling down in Seattle to be near their granddaughters. After a difficult and courageous struggle with a number of illnesses, Myrna died peacefully on January 17, 2015. She was 73 years old. Myrna is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174015113
Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

...not as sexy a topic, but it's even more important. Each year, 40,000 Americans die from secondhand smoke-related illnesses. About 440,000 American smokers die each year from diseases attributed to their habit.Next to those figures, marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/empire-editorial-secondhand-smoke-thr
Opinion
Letter to the Editor: Setting the record straight on being homeless

...most are not. Many are over 55 with chronic illnesses. I found maybe 10 percent to 15 percent had some sort of obvious mental illness - unless you call being kind and considerate a mental illness. There were also wounded veterans, about 5...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-27/letter-editor-setting-record-straight
Letters
Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

...are well-known, and it is estimated that up to 40,000 Americans die each year as a result of secondhand smoke-related illnesses.While SB1 has yet to emerge from committee and HB40 has not had a hearing, both are expected to face opposition from Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/tobacco-target-new-antismoking-push-leg
State | AK legislature
No. 1 Kentucky stands at 28-0, tops Mississippi St., 74-56

...with 14 points. Craig Sword added 10.Lyles, who hit 7 of 12 shots, missed three games earlier in the month because of an illness, but has bounced back."I was just being aggressive and attacking the basket," Lyles said.Kentucky has appeared unstoppable...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-26/no-1-kentucky-stands-28-0-tops-mississ
Sports
Stanwood Anthony Whiteley

...wasn't until later in life that he became ill. Stan was diagnosed having Pancytopenia and Bone Marrow Virus. Before his illness, Stan worked for many businesses in Juneau, his first job was working for the Juneau Empire, he worked out at Greens Creek...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173987287
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

...depression and mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction...needed during our final illnesses. Because of our human...vulnerable because of age and illness. Some are even more...support through their illness. In those situations...diagnosed with terminal illnesses will feel a responsibility...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
Living and Growing: Nick, the barber, says trust God first, then your doctors

...I am not disabusing modern medicine in light of faith. I am grateful for the medical advances in the care of those with illnesses. I thank God for those who use their intelligence, ingenuity and compassion to develop treatments and cures for the myriad...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-22/living-and-growing-nick-barber-says
Neighbors
In rural Southeast, big ideas for housing assistance

...leaving their hometowns but may not have a choice: few old-age services are available in rural Alaska. When old age or illness sets in, parents and even children are often forced to move not only to Juneau, but to open senior homes in Anchorage or...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/rural-southeast-big-ideas-housing-assis
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