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Fairbanks teacher blends genres for play

...reluctant learner or struggling student."He received an artist grant from the Rasmuson Foundation this year to teach the Twelve Labors of Hercules in a dozen Alaska communities. He started in Barrow, where his discussion focused on the link between ancient...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/fairbanks-teacher-blends-genres-play
State
My Turn: Chamber CEO, Empire misrepresent circumstances of minimum wage debate

...so by voting "yes" on Ballot Measure 3 on Nov. 4.? Ed Flanagan is a former commissioner for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and Tom Brice is a union representative with Public Employees Local 71 LTC. Both are members of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-30/my-turn-chamber-ceo-empire-misreprese
Opinion
My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska

...Climate March held in New York City last Sunday. The march, organized by a broad coalition of over 1,400 organizations from labor, social justice, and indigenous peoples to the medical and environmental community, was joined by over 2,500 concurrent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn-climate-marches-past-alaska
Opinion
My Turn: Vote Parnell

...but if ticket prices were raised to cover the actual costs, even more Alaskans would be unable to afford to ride the ferry. Labor and fuel costs are substantial and can only be reduced marginally; expensive, polluting fuel is going to be a troubling part...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: St. Terese, Alaska

...causeway had to be built in 1937 from the beach to the island where it was to be located. Constructed with largely volunteer labor, the long stone and gravel causeway had to withstand high tides and winter storms.The original buildings on the site - the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-29/bishops-perspective-st-terese-alaska
Opinion
Chamber debate turns into lecture against minimum wage hike

...was one-sided.Juneau Chamber of Commerce CEO Cathie Roemmich said the group invited Ed Flanagan, a former state of Alaska Labor Commissioner and co-founder of the Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, to speak but he cancelled last week. The Chamber then...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-26/chamber-debate-turns-lecture-against-mi
Local
Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

...impact on these government mandated wage increases? Let's look at it from the people side. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3 percent of Alaska's 202,000 wage-earning workers are paid at or below the state's current minimum...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-26/proposed-minimum-wage-increase-does-n
Opinion
Booker season: It's complicated in Calcutta

...blind to the illumination of the lives of others.As a warning though, it does contain communists. Class, economics and labor unrest run deep in this book, glimpsed at every corner with the central linchpin of Supratik, eldest son of the eldest son...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-25/booker-season-its-complicated-calcutta
Art
Booker season: It's complicated in Calcutta

...blind to the illumination of the lives of others.As a warning though, it does contain communists. Class, economics and labor unrest run deep in this book, glimpsed at every corner with the central linchpin of Supratik, eldest son of the eldest son...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2014-09-25/booker-season-its-compl
Holiday lights

...of dancers dancing, actors acting, singers singing and others making the community more beautiful with the fruits of their labors would easily overflow multiple renditions of the "12 Days of Christmas," making weekend plans difficult to narrow down...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112510/art_741504425.shtml
Arts

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