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Robot Garage: Kids built robots, explore engineering ingenuity

...sense of wonder."With the overall goal in mind, Juneau libraries set up their science-themed Friday's to follow that initiative. "The goal is to make a robot, to meet the challenge, to meet new people with the same interest and with that, to continue...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-13/robot-garage-kids-built-robots-expl
Neighbors
A Bouldering Pair

...they were young," he said. "Nowadays, people are so stuck on being comfortable and secure that it takes a lot of their initiative, and if you just do it, it's fine, and you figure it out."They'd met someone working in Utah who voiced their admiration...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-13/bouldering-pair
Neighbors
Grammy winner gives freely to Juneau

...no-brainer, actually." Originally organized as a free concert, Smith and his company went a step further when they took the initiative to seek out Love In the Name of Christ to coordinate the event. After speaking with the executive director of Love INC...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-11/grammy-winner-gives-freely-juneau
Local | Art
Parnell passes on pot ahead of November vote

...resources to study the implications of legalizing marijuana unless voters approve a pot initiative this fall.Parnell said he would work to implement the initiative if it passes in November; the Republican is up for re-election this year. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-09/parnell-passes-pot-ahead-november-vote
State
Who's next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington

...Unlike Oregon's 2012 effort, the team behind the current initiative has strong backing from many of the groups and individuals...the group submitted 55,000 signatures for a legalization initiative on Monday - twice the number required to put the issue before...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-09/whos-next-pot-changes-wont-stop-washing
State
My Turn: Veteran support for ballot measure 2

...2014, Alaskans will have the chance to vote on a ballot initiative that will end the harmful and ineffective policy of marijuana...require proof of age.I have decided to take a stand on this initiative based on personal experiences with marijuana ? experiences...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn-0
Opinion
Alaska Geospatial Council to begin coordinating state geospatial efforts

...digital mapping projects throughout Alaska. The council takes over and expands upon the work of the Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative (SDMI), which had begun this work on an ad hoc basis. The purpose of the council is to integrate geospatial mapping efforts...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/alaska-geospatial-council-begin-coor
Outdoors
My Turn: The next chapter of Alaska's energy legacy

...tankers.And yet, all this hard-fought progress could very well be undone by an Alaskan ballot initiative on the August primary ballot. That initiative, Ballot Measure 1, has the potential, as Dan Fauske of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-04/my-turn-0
Opinion
Shaktoolik building berm to guard against erosion

...and erosion."But again there is no money," Shaktoolik Mayor Eugene Asicksik tells KNOM. "That's where we've taken initiative upon ourselves."The community saved and raised money to build a berm themselves - $620,000 in community development...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/shaktoolik-building-berm-guard-against-
State
Brazil Beat

...a reputed opponent. This was already evident in qualifying, when it lost 1-0 at home to Spain and failed to show much initiative in that match. What France has in technique and teamwork, it lacks in daring.France's World Cup was played out on two...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-06/brazil-beat
Sports

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