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Seattle teens dive into international underwater robotics competition

...upcoming Black Sea International ROV Competition and Exhibition in Romania - the largest underwater robotics competition in Europe. Teams will compete to see whose robot can rescue an underwater mannequin diver and defuse an underwater mine. The top...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/seattle-teens-dive-international-un
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My Turn: Vote 'yes' and history is doomed to repeat

...boat-building companies ceased production and the industry shed 7,600 jobs.Yachts continued to be built - mostly in Europe and Asia - and very rich people continued buying them. But sales of new boats in the U.S. dropped dramatically.Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-11/my-turn-vote-yes-and-history-doomed-r
Opinion
Mormon church bucks the trend

...other denominations have seen convert-driven membership growth in many of the same regions as the LDS church. It is in Europe and North America that many denominations have seen a decrease in affiliation and participation."One of our latter-day...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/mormon-church-bucks-trend
Local
Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

...United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their...across the pond as it were to brew our style of beers fresh in Europe is an exciting prospect for us," said Stone CEO and...

http://juneauempire.com/alcohol/2014-07-27/thirst-us-craft-beer-grows-overseas
NBA history not working in favor of 76ers GM Hinkie

...the Sixers' other lottery pick, was worth passing on players who could be with the Sixers now because two more years in Europe will season him better for the NBA.For the purpose of this column, even though we know the odds are against it, let's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-31/nba-history-not-working-favor-76ers-gm
Sports
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...method of protection recommended across the board: condom use.Ferguson laments the differences between sexual culture in Europe and the U.S."Someone who carries a condom in the U.S. is considered promiscuous," she said with disappointment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
Local
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
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
'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
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