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John Ebona

...1935-February 3, 2015Born July 13, 1935, in Hood Bay, Alaska, to parents Martin (Filipino) and Annie Paul James Ebona (K'iyaaltin), Tlingit. Tribal Member of the Yeil; Deisheetaan, Dei shu Hit'- Raven Beaver, "End of the Trail House...

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Juneau turns out for budget plea

...shortfall next fiscal year.From the 35 Juneauites who gave testimony, the most common requests were for funding add-backs to K-12 education and pre-kindergarten programs, domestic violence prevention programs and public broadcasting.All of the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/juneau-turns-out-budget-plea
State | AK legislature
No sign of person who shouted for help at glacier

...story is."Alaska State Troopers coordinated the search, Etheridge said. U.S. Forest Service officers, the Juneau-based K-9 search and rescue team SEADOGS, and CCFR's Special Teams assisted.The first CCFR Special Team member hit the trail looking...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-30/no-sign-person-who-shouted-help-glacier
Local
Educator Spotlight: Jenna Wiersma

...essential in life. She teaches at Auke Bay Elementary School in the Developmental Communications Program for students in grades K-3.How many years have you been teaching or involved with education?I have been working with kids my whole life in many capacities...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-29/educator-spotlight-jenna-wiersma
Neighbors
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Funding early childhood education is like putting oil in our pipeline

Alaska is failing its youth and failing its future by choosing not to add funds back into Alaska's budget to fund pre-K education for youngsters. A wealth of economic research shows that smart investments in early childhood education fight poverty...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-26/empire-readers-council-editorial-fund
Opinion
Tattoo parlors find plenty of customers on Kenai Peninsula

...people associated tattoos with gangs, but perceptions have changed, said Jordan Curren, tattoo artist at Skin City Tattoos on K-Beach."(People) realize that it is a piece of art," he said.Some studios in the area even try to attract certain demographics...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/tattoo-parlors-find-plenty-customers-ke
State
A short-term fix with potential long-term problems

...Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller spoke in support of early learning funding as well as one-time funding for K-12 education. During the House Finance meeting, Miller was recorded as warning that "a cohort of kindergartners would show...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/short-term-fix-potential-long-term-prob
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Restore one-time education funding

...our Legislature for passing the one-time funding increase for K-12 and the first increase in the Base Student Allocation in...Parents as Teachers programs) assist our little ones to come to the K-12 system ready to learn. According to the McDowell Group...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-17/my-turn-restore-one-time-education-fu
Opinion
Juneau groups offer four scholarships to music MAT students

...interested in pursuing a one-year Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education with the opportunity to earn a certification in K-12 Music. The recipients of the four scholarships will serve as a quartet-in-residence.As part of the course requirements...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-18-2
Art
House shoots down adding back funding for pre-K, UAS, ferries

State operating budget amendments that would have added back funds to the University of Alaska system and state-funded pre-kindergarten programs were voted down Thursday evening.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-13/house-shoots-down-added-funding-pre-k-u
State | AK legislature

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