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Kinders of the woods

...kindergartens operate in Germany, where they're called "waldkindergartens." Walker, Roll and Hollatz also cite more local advocates for outdoor education as influences - Richard Louv's "Last Child in the Woods" and Jennifer Aist in Anchorage...
Help stop domestic violence Alaska. What you may not know is what you can do to help.October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and local advocates are urging Juneau - where more than half of women say they've been a victim at some point in their lives, according...
Donor's gift pays admission for 270 into 'Nutcracker'

Thanks to a last-minute gift by a longtime local advocate of the arts, more than 270 children and parents were given free tickets to the Oregon Ballet Theatre's Thanksgiving weekend...
Local group seeks assisted living for seniors

...that keep seniors thriving and living here, so they can continue contributing to its vitality and economy," said local advocate Sioux Douglas. To do that, Douglas said, "We have do something about senior housing now - and our top priority...
My Turn: Save Juneau's waterfront

...Committee has established non-profit status to obtain the ship for use as a historic memorial and public museum. These local advocates, including several retired Coast Guard captains have initiated the necessary legislation, introduced by Alaska's...
Advocates of rural community defend 'airport to nowhere'

...of the Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association. "Anybody who says that is really ignorant." Local advocates such as Cotter say the airport is crucial for emergencies and hardens a link between the seasonal labor force and...
Empire editorial: Squabble over state Senate seat sparks sandbox death match

...building on the Juneau waterfront. As things stand now, measures such as these will be decided in the absence of a local advocate in the Senate, and that means Juneau is likely to lose jobs and projects that surely would stimulate the local economy...
Diabetes research should be a priority

Two weeks ago, my son and I, along with local advocates from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, had the opportunity to meet with Sen. Mark Begich via videoconference in Juneau...
Senator, Alaska politics under siege

...harvests declined. It was a tough blow for a politician as some other Alaskans made their fortunes. Stevens was long a local advocate of raising congressional salaries, saying it was difficult for people who weren't already wealthy to stay in Congress...
Alaska Commission on Aging comes to Juneau

...throughout the state so that regional volunteers can raise awareness of statewide issues at the local level while local advocates communicate their needs with the larger statewide group. More information about the Network, including how to join...


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