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Tidal Echoes launch party set for Friday

...Japan in 1948 and moved to the U.S. when she was 4, is known for her sculptures and prints that often incorporate unusual materials -- such as prints made on recycled tea bags instead of paper, or sculptures made from found objects such as leaves and branches...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/tidal-echoes-launch-party-set-friday
Art
Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

...being released. Today, sphagnum moss is a popular gardening aid and can be purchased in most any store that sells gardening materials, but muskegs also have a diverse history of usefulness. They have been fuel sources, with peat harvested in the short term...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/remembering-vikings-iron-slicks-musk
Outdoors
Wearable Art of Place: Regalia

...continuity between ancestors and future generations.Raw materials used in creating the pieces on view included items indigenous...fur, seal skin, wolf and moose hide, as well as imported materials integrated after contact including glass beads for embellishment...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/wearable-art-place-regalia
Art
Name change announced for launch complex on Kodiak

...broader aerospace commitment to the Pacific region."Corporation officials earlier this month said the cleanup of hazardous materials from a rocket explosion last year has been completed. Officials say damaged facilities are expected to be back in operation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/name-change-announced-launch-complex-ko
State
Peninsula school board votes to retain criticized textbook

...book. But in the end they figured it would be cost-prohibitive to find replacement material. Also, the Instructional Materials Review Committee determined that the book contained several biased statements that counteracted each other.Board member...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/peninsula-school-board-votes-retain-cri
State
Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...allows the import of some cement and steel for reconstruction, easing restrictions imposed to prevent Hamas from diverting the materials for military use.The new mechanism has made cement available to repair tens of thousands of homes, but many homeowners...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/hamas-tightens-grip-gaza-reconstructi
Not For Web
JSD replaces texts that spurred protests

...district has "put pieces in place for newer adoptions, to make sure we use the equity rubric, to make sure we look at all materials before we order (curriculum) and put it in the classrooms," indicating such situations may be avoided in the future...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-08/jsd-replaces-texts-spurred-protests
Local
Five ways to celebrate poetry month

...npm15. You can also use the new National Poetry Month logo, which can be downloaded from Poets.org, on your poetry event materials.For more information and additional ways to celebrate, visit Poets.org.Established in 1996 by the Academy of American...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/five-ways-celebrate-poetry-month
Art
My Turn: Southeast Alaska's wood product industry is world-class

...Viking mill alone. Our lumber is also used to make a host of other top-notch products. Our red cedar becomes the building materials for Cape Cod-style cottages. Our hemlock boards are used for doors and window frames across the Northwest. At the end...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/my-turn-southeast-alaskas-wood-produc
Opinion
Fairbanks electrician represents state in national competition

...he'd have a knack to go down there for the competition."At the national competition Koop was introduced to a stack of materials roughly his height. He was tasked with a complex series of goals, including a complex wiring pattern and pipe-bending...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-05/fairbanks-electrician-represents-st
Neighbors

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