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Continuing First Friday exhibits

...in August, showcases the work of two local artists, Fumi Matsumoto and Kaki Shields. Their exhibit combines their mutual interest in re-purposing common, found objects as materials for creating their art.Shields' work is based on the re-purposing...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-02/continuing-first-friday-exhibits
Art
Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

...dialogue," Spiropoulos said.If the borough ends up paying an interest penalty, it would likely be between 1 percent and 3 percent...representatives of the Knik Tribal Council approached him Aug. 20 with interest in the Susitna.Knik Tribal Council leadership could not be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/mat-su-officials-meet-feds-over-ferry-b
State
Memoir chronicles float camp life

...mid-1990s. What remains are the smaller, barge-based bunkhouses that house individual workers.Robbins said part of her interest in writing 'Life Jacket" was to preserve a piece of the float-camp history."To try to record what that lifestyle was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/memoir-chronicles-float-camp-life
State
Alaskans deserve better, vote Walker and Fleener

...a perfectly matched team and together they offer the best option for us as Alaskans. Bill is not beholden to the special interests that fuel his party. As an Independent candidate for governor he doesn't have big business steering his campaign. Bill...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-01/alaskans-deserve-better-vote-walker-a
Letters
New citizens, new rights, responsibilities

...necessarily mean that's what they'll do. "But it becomes part of the story that informs them to make decisions in the best interests of the greatest number of people," Smith explained. Smith agreed with Longenbaugh, saying welcoming new citizens is among...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-01/new-citizens-new-rights-responsibilitie
Local
My Turn: Board of Regents made independent decision on president's retention incentive

...campuses and numerous outreach centers across our state, it's a monumental task to get people and communities with different interests and who sometimes fear change to come together and determine how the university should adapt to better serve students and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-28/my-turn-board-regents-made-independen
Opinion
My Turn: Presidential giveaway is outrageous

...really big injustice is their outrageous decision to prioritize a bonus to president Gamble over our students' needs and interests. One more time we are talking a farce and continuing to woefully shortchange our young people in spite of the regents...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-29/my-turn
Opinion
Upstart challenges congressional veteran

...has always been the same," Shuckerow said in an email. "He has consistently stood up and fought for Alaskans and their interests in order to provide a better and brighter future for all."Jerry McBeath, a political science professor emeritus at the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/upstart-challenges-congressional-vetera
State
Empire Editorial: When it comes to police weaponry, use logic - not emotion

...department's officers - adding new policemen, adding additional patrol training or simply raising salaries to encourage interest in the department's open positions. Juneau police chief Bryce Johnson revealed on Tuesday's "Juneau Afternoon" that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-31/empire-editorial-when-it-comes-police
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream

...compete with launches from Vandenberg in California, and private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic haven't shown much interest in launches from Alaska.The problem has to do with the market.The Kodiak launchpad can only fly small rockets, and it's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-29/empire-editorial-waking-alaskas-aeros
Opinion

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