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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska...oil companies have been barred from drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, where a moratorium was in place up until 2008.The plan also calls for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
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Art in Unusual Places

The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing.Submit images...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/art-unusual-places
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Official presents ideas for marijuana regulations in Alaska

...JUNEAU - The head of the board currently in charge of writing regulations for the legalized use of recreational pot in Alaska said Tuesday that rules on edibles...keeping marijuana away from minors.Voters in November approved an issue under which recreational...

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Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

...meetings scheduled for Petersburg and Wrangell will instead be held in Juneau. The committee met in Juneau Jan. 20-23 and on the final day agreed to hold its next two meetings in Juneau, citing logistical challenges associated with traveling to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/tongass-advisory-committee-meet-again-j
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Varnell to lead carving course in Ketchikan

...Donald Varnell will lead a carving course in Ketchikan from Feb. 19 through March 4...Heritage Center.Varnell will guide students in creating a traditional Northwest Coast ceremonial...dance rattle. Rattles were used by chiefs in dance ceremonies, and the different sounds...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/varnell-lead-carving-course-ketchikan
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Poems in Place opens submission period Feb. 1

Poems in Place, a collaboration between Alaska Center for the Book...for this year's contest on Feb. 1. The project, now in its third year, places poems written by Alaskans in Alaska's State Parks. This year, poets are invited to...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/poems-place-opens-submission-period-feb-1
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A big night in the arts

...enough to be seen by passing satellites in space. The Governor's Awards for the...honored with awards, others will perform in celebration of the first group's wide-ranging...Organization. Locals who will be performing in honor of these recipients include spoken...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/big-night-arts
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VISTA seeks volunteers for library programs in Coffman Cove and Thorne Bay

...Bay, to join a team of two other VISTAs in the region. The goal of the project, called...and economic opportunities for residents in Coffman Cove and Thorne Bay, while also...and sustainability of the public library in each of these communities. The VISTA volunteers...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/vista-seeks-volunteers-library-programs-c
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Juneau Empire Obituaries - Juneau, AK | Juneau Empire

...Reeves for most of his life. His death in 1959 ensured that Reeves would be famous...investigators may never agree on what happened in his final moments, his life remains a fascinating...know about television's first Superman in our George Reeves quiz. Who Would Direct...

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Helen Dapcevich

...of four sisters and a brother, was born in the mining town of Washoe, Montana on September...Hospital after a brief illness. After the mine in Washoe closed down, the family moved to...Federal Housing Authority Administration in Seattle. In 1949 she met her husband William...

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