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Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government...long-term potential of initiatives to boost power access and...director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution...who launched a $15 billion initiative for combating HIV/AIDS...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/obama-delivers-frank-words-about-afri
Not For Web
Photos: Cross-coastal artistic collaboration

...traveled to the community of Gustavus to work with Alaskan artists and business owners for a project called "Immersive Exchange Initiative I: Gustavus." Former Juneau artist Sarah Conarro paired the visiting artists with local residents in projects ranging from...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/photos-cross-coastal-artistic-collaborati
Art
Teaching formline

...collaboration with Steve Brown, Annie Calkins and Nancy Lehnhart, and is part of the Jineit Art Academy, one of SHI's initiatives to make Juneau the Northwest Coast art capital.To read a previous Empire stories about formline and how it relates to culture...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/teaching-formline
Art
Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'

...underscored his sensitivity to efforts to scuttle the Iran accord, which he hopes will be his signature foreign policy initiative. It also raised the prospect of an aggressive role for Obama in the 2016 presidential campaign."In 18 months, I'm turning...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/obama-calls-gop-criticism-iran-deal-r
Not For Web
Dee Longenbaugh wins "Contributions to Literacy" award

...Commissioner of Education. She also served on the steering committee and task force that created the statewide early literacy initiative Best Beginnings. Debby Dahl Edwardson's book "My Name is Not Easy" was a finalist for the National Book Award, and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/dee-longenbaugh-wins-contributions-litera
Art
Local mining initiative not viable

...highest court ruled Friday that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale...lower-court ruling in litigation over the initiative passed by Lake and Peninsula Borough voters in 2011.The initiative was aimed at the Pebble mine project...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/local-mining-initiative-not-viable
Local
Recent Rasmuson grants include award for Yakutat Tlingit Tribe's totem

...6 million in grants and initiatives across the state, including...the Philanthropy Advising Initiative to test the feasibility of...advising service in Alaska.Initiatives are developed at the discretion...Foundation. Applications for initiatives are not accepted.The Rasmuson...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/recent-rasmuson-grants-include-award-yaku
Art
Alaska high court: Local mining initiative unenforceable

...Alaska's highest court has ruled that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale...ruling Friday in litigation over the initiative passed by Lake and Peninsula Borough voters in 2011.The initiative was aimed at the Pebble mine project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/alaska-high-court-local-mining-initiati
State
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...until the state grants the first business licenses, now expected by May 2016. While such sales will become legal under the initiative approved by voters this past November, the cash from marijuana businesses will remain illegal for banks to handle.Regardless...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/pot-legal-finances-remain-black-market
State
My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

...to this new permit, while some ships could meet most of the standards, some failed miserably. Despite a voter-passed initiative mandating it, the Legislature and DEC have removed any incentive for the least performing ships to improve or the responsible...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-its-not-clean-water-advocates
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