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With Boston out, can L.A. revive a US Olympic bid?

...for the Olympics when it played host in 1984 - as the best possible substitute.San Francisco and Washington were also in the mix at the end of the USOC's domestic selection process.Approval ratings that couldn't sneak out of the 40s were the first...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/boston-out-can-la-revive-us-olympic-b
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

...art and public displays. It's been said that every city has a soul - the emotion and action that happens when its residents mix in public places. Petersburg has Scandinavian culture. Nome is devoted to the Iditarod. Ketchikan praises its "liquid sunshine...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-27/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Dirt Girl: Sandy's tomatoes

...thirsty plants. On hot days, he waters them every day as they'll easily wilt. Every other watering, he adds a fertilizer mix of 18:18:21 to his plants. He cautioned me against using fish fertilizer as the nitrogen level was too high and might burn...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/dirt-girl-sandys-tomatoes
Outdoors
$6.7M OK'd for city projects

...other things. The other changed the zoning of a tract of land located off Glacier Highway from single-family residential to a mix of multi-family residential and light commercial.The Planning Commission previously recommended against the zoning change...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-21/67m-okd-city-projects
Local
South getting first big wind farm soon

...plants are creating a potentially robust market for wind power as utilities seek the next best investment to add to their energy mixes, said Jonas Monast of Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions."It's conceivable that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/south-getting-first-big-wind-farm-soo
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An ocean of change: Warm gulf leads to unusual happenings, worried scientists

...Ketchikan, we have found our blue/green plankton has been a mix of coccolithophores and Prorocentrum," Walker wrote in an email...deeper water. When that happens, it's "easy for wind to mix surface water down deep," he said. "That's what replaces...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-17/sea-changes-warm-gulf-leads-unusual-
Outdoors
Everybody into the pool!

...should these young up-and-comers be seen as more credible than me?"IDEA GUYSSome candidates run to get their ideas in the mix even if their candidacies face long odds.Graham is pushing the Republicans to focus on national security. Vermont Sen. Bernie...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/everybody-pool
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Park hosts outdoor yoga on Wednesdays

...yoga, which incorporates a lot of faster movements. In her class on July 15, Thomas will be doing Centergy yoga, which is a mix of yoga, Pilates and Tai chi. Another class features Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, which is also vigorous.Thomas recommended participants...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-08/park-hosts-outdoor-yoga-wednesdays
Local
The changing face of Alaskan mountain running

...ways it's going to stay that way because Alaska is so definitively hard to get to, but adding some international flair to the mix here in Alaska seems like the only thing that might be able to make the culture even more vibrant, unique, and lively. Europeans...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-17/changing-face-alaskan-mountain-running
Sports
Mexican gov't reticent to make changes after Chapo escape

...Embassy in Mexico City. "They don't want to be seen as a country that succumbs to the whim of the U.S."The PRI's mix of defensiveness and nationalism harkens back to the 1980s, when the United States and Mexico quarreled openly over the 1985...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/mexican-govt-reticent-make-changes-af
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