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Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...Whale beneath Mount Fairweather "Tsalxaan Tayee Yaay": In June, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve hosted a dedication...scene on a gorgeous day.? Gold Rush Days, at the end of June, is my third pick. One of my favorite things is watching talented...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-25/bright-moments-arts-2014
Art
Alaska Editorial: UA system will need strong leadership, support from the state

...Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: The announcement earlier this month that University of Alaska President Pat Gamble will retire in June comes at a challenging time for the university system.No one can begrudge President Gamble his decision, of course. He will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-23/alaska-editorial-ua-system-will-need-
Opinion
The forgotten battle for Alaska

...will involve the first Japanese attack in the Aleutian Islands.June 7, 1942, is a date lost in time. Considered part of World...destroyer force were sent toward the Aleutians by the Americans. Oon June 4, 1942 the Japanese were defeated in the Battle of Midway...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/forgotten-battle-alaska
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 22, 2014

...Thumbs up to daylight. Sunday was the shortest day of the year, and if you're tired of dim days, consider that from now until June 21, we'll be gaining minutes and seconds of daylight. Here's hoping our mood brightens with the days.Thumbs up to snow...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-22/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-d
Opinion
Walter Dawson

...Walter worked at the Boing plant in Seattle. Walter met Ruth Elaine Duval and fell in love. Walter and Ruth were married on June 7, 1958 in Petersburg, Alaska and they spent 56-happy years together as man and wife.While Walter and Ruth made their first...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173559231
Gamble reflects after announcing retirement

...announced Monday that Gamble will retire June 1, after five years in the position...during the past fiscal year that ended June 30. The system says it awarded its highest...certificates ever during the last fiscal year.In June, the board of regents approved a contract...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/gamble-reflects-after-announcing-retire
State
ConocoPhillips: Oil prices won't impact investments

...price in more than five years, coming in at just $57.57 per barrel on Tuesday. Prices were nearly double that as recently as June."We are setting our 2015 capital budget at a level that we believe is prudent given the current environment," company chairman...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/conocophillips-oil-prices-wont-impact-i
Local
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...western Canada has absorbed heat at a much greater rate than the Arctic Ocean as a whole. Sea ice melting in greater amounts in June, July and August allows the ocean to capture heat that would have otherwise bounced off ice. Scientists also found ocean temperatures...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
The long road south

...South. Just before they left, he completed a Masters degree in nonfiction writing. The couple is also planning a wedding next June."The biggest thing we were trying to promote with the trip and before we left was basically just the importance of physical...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/long-road-south
Outdoors
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

...AMHS set fares at a rate sufficient to cover 39 percent to 65 percent of operating expenses. In fiscal year 2014 (which ended June 30), only 31 percent of the Marine Highway's $166 million operating budget was paid for with fare revenue.To meet that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local

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