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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 30

...this type of resolution. These resolutions take time and brain power away from issues that truly need attention. It'd be nice to see fewer of them.Thumbs up to blue-sky dreaming. This month, Vladimir Yakunin - head of Russian Railways - presented...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-30/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
A Favorite Trail for Every Situation

...easier to let the legs unwind. I can't help but get into a nice tempo run pace as I head back toward the highway. When I want...with someone who knows the area intimately. Then there are the nice, sunny, summertime days (I promise, these do exist. Remember...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-27/favorite-trail-every-situation
Sports
Becoming outdoorsy

...brought it back this year. Juneau Empire Director of Audience Abby Lowell is offering a class on how to pack light, which is "a nice tie-in for people who want to get out and do some more adventure stuff," Bentz said. Other classes include archery, using...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/becoming-outdoorsy
Outdoors
Hoonah rumbles Kake in title slugfest

...at its fullest, man," Kake's Nick Davis said. "That was exactly what we thought it was going to be. It would have been nice if we had Jay (Peterson) in this game. He is going through a lot and our prayers are with him."Peterson is with his father...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-22/hoonah-rumbles-kake-title-slugfest
Sports
School board approves budget amid uncertainty

...last year. To accommodate both options, its budget includes half."Likely we'll end up in column one or column two. The nice thing is if we end up in column two, it's just one move to raise PTR (Pupil-Teacher Ratio)," Superintendent Mark Miller...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/school-board-approves-budget-amid-uncer
Local
Results from the 19th annual Legislative shoot

...Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed 414? Glock-coma 414? Cray-Cray Pigeons 409? Alasguns 408? Ballistic Peashooters 408? Nice Bleeping Shot 406? Reindeer Games 401? Justice League 396? Belts and Suspender 395? Holy Trap! 388? Rule #2: The...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-23/results-19th-annual-legislative-shoot
Sports
Where are we, anyway?

...needed it. We are tempted to take a certain amount of pride in saying that we live "in the bush". It sounds cool. It has that nice flavor of roughing it, of being out there on our own. It implies that right this minute a bear may be prowling the side hill...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/where-are-we-anyway
Art
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 23, 2015

...also go out to the U.S. Forest Service and Alaska State Troopers. We have plenty of examples of missed rescues, so it's nice to see a happy ending.Thumbs down to "Racial Thursdays." Last week, the Army Times reported that the U.S. Army is investigating...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Snow-carving team prepares for Buckwheat Ski Classic

...We barbecue out there every day. It's super fun, you can get in some skiing, and the weather is normally really, really nice."For the Buckwheat, similar to how libraries and imposing buildings might have lions regarding you as you enter, they'll...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/snow-carving-team-prepares-buckwheat-ski-
Art
Seeking a stable table

...take on because it involves a lot of useful skills and benefits the community.Mark Puliafico, a junior at JDHS, said it's nice that it brings together students across the three high schools, since their class has students from JDHS and YDHS, and it will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/seeking-stable-table
Local

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