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Oakland's Dunn homers in 1st at-bat as A's top Mariners

...A's totaled just four runs in the sweep at Anaheim.Dunn went 2 for 3 batting cleanup as the designated hitter. He provided a nice lift for an Oakland offense that has struggled since dealing Yoenis Cespedes to Boston for Jon Lester on July 31. With 461 career...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-02/oaklands-dunn-homers-1st-bat-top-marin
Sports
Memoir chronicles float camp life

...letters in the book."It gave it a sense of authenticity, when (things) actually happened, you know," she said. And it was nice to have Don's voice, because he wrote the early letters."Robbins became involved in a writers' group in Ketchikan. One...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/memoir-chronicles-float-camp-life
State
Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova in US Open

...personal life."The season for me has been a little bit up and down," she said in quite an understatement, "and it's so nice to kind of start feeling like I'm playing the way I want to."Because of the heat, the players received a 10-minute break...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-09-01/wozniacki-outlasts-sharapova-us-open
Sports
Fairbanks among costliest cities to raise a child

...a specific location, the cost of raising a child can vary by as much as $340,000, Raghavan said."The USDA, it's a nice ballpark figure to have, but our analysis gives a more concrete number, gives people a more accurate representation of what...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/fairbanks-among-costliest-cities-raise-
State
Soldotna topples Thunder Mountain

...display on tape, opposing coaches will have one more thing to think about when trying to stop the Stars."Brooks is a pretty nice football player," Brantley Jr. said. "He's had to wait his turn, but he's definitely developed nicely."On defense...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-31/soldotna-topples-thunder-mountain
Sports
Runners blister Treadwell Trails at Capital City Invitational

...love that we get to go after Riley (Moser) and we get to go after Taylee (Nyquest), that makes it really fun. That is the nice thing about cross country."On the boy's team title side, JDHS won with 19 points, Sitka had 78, Ketchikan 79, Thunder...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-31/runners-blister-treadwell-trails-capit
Sports
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
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
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

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