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Kids, parents and teachers stage Capitol sit-in to protest education cuts

...final decisions on the state's budget. Last year, supporters of a bill to make 20 Alaska Native languages the state's official languages staged a 15-hour sit-in before the bill was approved.This year, it's the kids' turn.Lisa...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/kids-parents-and-teachers-stage-capitol
State | AK legislature
'The mountain is massive, the mountain is mist'

...soon to be four) translated into more than 10 different languages, he very well could've been."Endless opportunity to...commercially successful, translated into eight different languages. His follow-up, "The Army of Republic," was optioned...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/mountain-massive-mountain-mist
Art
Through understanding comes answers

...support, education and patience, the children's challenges would have been overwhelming. Challenges and deficits include: language and other developmental and learning delays; breathing issues; blank facial stares; sensitivity to light, sound, touch...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-19/through-understanding-comes-answers
Neighbors
Legislators reverse $1.75M in cuts to Alaska Marine Highway

...users" and diminish ridership.It also signed off on intent language originally introduced by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, that...more than that."The conference committee kept Senate language that asks for a report from DOT by Feb. 1 on options for providing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislators-reverse-15-million-cuts-ala
State | AK legislature
Will high school activities make the grade?

...in the same school district, they are not allowed to," Strickland said. "The board is looking at possibly removing that language. But that, in and of itself, would not help Juneau."There have been exemptions before. 1A Voznesenka has a co-op team...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-19/will-high-school-activities-make-grade
Sports
TMHS students recognition

...bright and hardworking, and enjoys leaning Russian very much. She is always on top of everything and is doing great job in language acquisition. Laura took a gold medal in National Russian Essay contest. Good job, Laura!"Elizabeth Rumfelt, senior...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-19/tmhs-students-recognition
Neighbors
My Turn: Threats about Iran damages our nation's trustworthiness

...the Constitution's advice and consent clause for treaties" if he attempted to bypass the Senate.But much of Sullivan's language tells another story. His motives for describing Iran's belligerence, and his facts, need to be challenged.After addressing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-17/my-turn-threats-about-iran-damages-ou
Opinion
Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

...legislation because of that feedback, adding into her bill language that would have eliminated some other unfunded mandates: teachers...Education committee, but the new version of her bill - with the language eliminating other unfunded mandates - hasn't had a hearing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/chenault-erins-law-wont-pass-session
State | AK legislature
A name restored

...some basics of the Tlingit language, which Twitchell sees as...important part of revitalizing the language."It would shift our languages, because everyone's learning...places and seeing how the language functions," Twitchell said...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/known-name
Art
Around town for Tuesday, April 14

...and online job search guidance. Free.English as a Second Language, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Learning Connection-Gruening...change weekly. Details: 586-1203.English as a Second Language class, 2 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-14/around-town-tuesday-april-14
Local

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