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Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream

...2.4 million for capital costs.We like the idea of an Alaskan aerospace industry, and we like Alaska Aerospace. It's nice to dream about the Last Frontier becoming the gateway to the Final Frontier. Unfortunately, the market hasn't matched our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-29/empire-editorial-waking-alaskas-aeros
Opinion
The guns of August reach Alaska

...they're pinned down, how do we safely get to them and rescue them?" he asked. "If we had an armored car, wouldn't it be nice to be able to drive?"Overall, violent crime in Alaska - and the United States as a whole - is on the decline. According...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/guns-august-reach-alaska
Local
Summer Hikes: Part II

...earlier, but all the flowers had gone to seed. Although it was a nice summer day, you could see and feel the approach of fall, and...weather was back and we had taken full advantage of the rare nice day.Time to start the easy recovery process before the next...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-08-26/summer-hikes-part-ii
A portrait of our community: Local artist creates new map for tourists

...trails. As a way to recoup some of the printing costs, he is selling unfolded prints of the map for $10 and larger version on nicer paper for $50."I think there's a difference between a map where people have to pay to be on it and a map where you're...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-21/portrait-our-community-local-artist-creat
Art
Arts institute aims to activate young brains

...from art organizations.One of the strengths of the institute, according to Stomberg, is the coordination that must happen to bring the event to a community."It's a nice intersection of community, schools and the arts," she said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/arts-institute-aims-activate-young-brai
State
South Korea wins Little League World Series

...out.That brought up Trey Hondras, who had a homer and three RBIs in the U.S. final, and his high hopper to second on a nice grab by Jin Woo Jeon scored Butler. The rally died when Marquis Jackson bounced out sharply to third on the next pitch.Ji...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-25/south-korea-wins-little-league-world-s
Sports
Deer outlook, reports positive

...Admiralty Island on opening day. "Deer populations look relatively strong," he said. "We saw a lot of sign - we got two really nice deer."He and his party left Juneau after the working day July 31, hiking into the alpine and setting up camp late in the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/deer-outlook-reports-positive
Outdoors
On the Trails: Dredge Islands

...cottonwoods. After careful consultation of the tide tables, friends and I set out to explore the eastern series of islands on a nice low tide. Although I'd previously visited the westernmost islands, this was new terrain for me. We waded through wide expanses...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/trails-dredge-islands
Outdoors
A good crop of candidates

...been way down for municipal elections, she said."Compared to last year we definitely have more," McEwen said. "It's nice to see that there's races."Candidates can be viewed online at www.juneau.org/clerk/elections/2014/2014-CBJ...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/good-crop-candidates
Local
From the classroom to the campaign trail

...children to defend themselves and stand up for themselves. Those are good things to do but that can't be the only solution. The nice thing when you have bystander intervention, you're bringing in witnesses. Putting a lot more resources into bystander intervention...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-18/classroom-campaign-trail
Local

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