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US hiring surges as unemployment dips

...steadily closer to full health after having shrunk at the start of the year. Growth is picking up even as major economies in Europe and Asia continue to struggle. On Thursday, the European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged despite signs that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-04/us-hiring-surges-unemployment-dips
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: Weeding out the invasives

...disruptive to native plant species, that farmers and gardeners in Europe and beyond have given it fanciful names such as "King...and seed packets, to name just a few. During a study in Europe on the transportation of invasive plants, one car was...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-02/empire-editorial-weeding-out-invasive
Opinion
Today In Sports History

...when he strikes out San Diego's Jeff Cirillo in the eighth inning of the Padres' 3-2 win.2007 - After 16 years in Europe, the NFL shuts down its developmental league.2007 - Barry Bonds hits his 750th career home run in San Francisco's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-29/today-sports-history
Sports
What's in Bloom: Iris 'Gracchus'

Iris "Gracchus" - this is a very old cultivar of iris that was first introduced to cultivation in Europe in 1884. There is speculation that Marie Jensen Peterson brought this plant with her when she immigrated to Juneau from Germany...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-20/whats-bloom-iris-gracchus
Outdoors
The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

...The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin7. The Last Kind Words Saloon, by Larry McMurtry8. Midnight in Europe, by Alan Furst9. Skin Game, by Jim Butcher10. Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Hard Choices...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/pacific-northwest-indie-bestseller-list
Art
Pacific Northwest Indie Bestsellers

...Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr3. Mr. Mercedes, by Stephen King4. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt5. Midnight in Europe, by Alan Furst6. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd7. William Shakespeare's Star Wars, by Ian Doescher8...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-19-0
Art
'Mother of midwifery' in Alaska retires

...isolated areas in the Appalachian Mountains by sending public health nurses. When she learned about nurse-midwives in Europe, she traveled to France and England to experience it firsthand. In 1929, she brought back British nurse-midwives...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-08/mother-midwifery-alaska-retires
Neighbors
Lawrence, Shanley wed

...Carlynn Casperson, Madeline Germain and Dori Germain. Pastor Cindy Roberts officiated the wedding and a reception was held at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The couple honeymooned in Europe and will make their home in Douglas Island.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-27/lawrence-shanley-wed
Neighbors
Author, poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

...streetcar conductor, Creole cook, cocktail waitress, filmmaker, script writer. While touring as an entertainer in Europe and Africa in the 1950s, she assumed the name Maya Angelou.In 1969, she emerged as an author. Her first book...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-29/author-poet-maya-angelou-dies-86
Art
World Cup: Bench players wil decide games in Brazil

...and they all face the same direction," Loew said. "We picked local grass because it grows a bit differently than in Europe, a little more sideways."Loew praised his team's first opponent, saying Portugal was "world champion in counterattacking...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-12/world-cup-bench-players-wil-decide-gam
Sports

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