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Poet attempts to broaden the reach of his craft in unlikely places

...her hair looks up from her poker game."Oh, my God! Really?" she gasps.Nearby, a man in a fedora turns to a local newspaper editor: "You better save some space for an obituary tomorrow. Because this guy's dying up there."When it's...
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Chasing AlaskaBernard spent several years in Alaska, beginning in Sitka in 1999 as a reporter for the local newspaper. There he learned to hunt deer and generally enjoy the outdoor life in Southeast Alaska.Shortly before he left Massachusetts...
An opportunity to ask: Juneau Votes forum

...stories printed and aired by local media outlets, forums like this and the League of Women Voters forum. "Read your local newspaper for profiles, listen to local radio for debates like this," Lowell said. "Then you'll know for sure who will...
Hoarder crushed by debris as floor collapses

...afternoon.Casner said officials still haven't been able to find Mitchell's relatives and are taking out ads in local newspapers looking for them.O'Donnell said officers checked on Mitchell's welfare many times over the past several years...
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My Turn: Strong Copywright Law supports journalism and informed communities

Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their...
TV show to profile late Alaska serial killer, Isreal Keyes

...sewed open the eyes of the dead and frozen victim to make her look alive as he photographed her with a new copy of a local newspaper.Authorities have already revealed that Keyes wrote a ransom note on the back of the photo, demanding that $30...
Bill on electronic notices pulled from floor

...of having to vote on a matter that I have heard from so many of them was going to cause them problems with their local newspapers," Rep. Mike Hawker said in an interview.HB275 was on the House calendar Monday, but it was sent to the House...
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Opening doors through literacy'll find the forms at either Bartlett Regional Hospital or Juneau Family Health and Birth Center.Subscribe to the local newspaper. Discuss articles that you read with coworkers, family or friends. Join a book club. Subscribe to a magazine or...
Food and safety

...This stems from the DEC's old method of doing things ? it used to be that restaurant scores would be reported to local newspapers, Lhotka said, but other health inspections weren't. When the department changed its scoring system in 2006 and...
Letter from the Publisher: A special thanks to our readers part of the transformation of today's media. Thank you again for your involvement and for caring about your local newspaper. Happy Thanksgiving!? Rustan Burton is publisher of the Juneau Empire.


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