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Helping Alaska's future

...boards, staff and communities are working to meet these challenges with less and less support and are now teetering on the edge. School districts have continued to reduce teaching and administrative staff as well as supplies, custodial services...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-26/helping-alaskas-future
Letters
Alaska legislators, get it together

...support for medical coverage for my children through the Denali Kid Care program. I am a prime example of being right on the edge of the income restrictions and have experienced when our family has to take cuts in other areas of our budget, food...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-27/alaska-legislators-get-it-together
Letters
Writer starts new romance series

...all sorts of goofy promotions. The players are "on the cusp of their destination," Bernard said."They're still on the edge. You don't know yet if they're going to break through," she said. "It gives them a hunger I really wanted them...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-26/writer-starts-new-romance-series
State
My corner of Alaska: Old age and old boats

...We'll jump ahead to the last scene. My friend, his wife and a small clutch of old friends are standing together on the edge of a large open field. Arms are around shoulders. They are telling stories about boats and harbors and water. A bottle...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/my-corner-alaska-old-age-and-old-boats
Art
Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza battled troops loyal to him over key sites in Burundi's capital, while his office reported he had returned to the country.Weeks of turmoil in this impoverished Central African country boiled over Wednesday when an army general announced that Nkurunziza was being ousted.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-15/rival-forces-fight-over-key-sites-bur
Not For Web
Alaska Science Forum: Artwork found at ancient house site

...structure 12,300 years ago, a student working with a trowel found a tiny bone pendant with delicate crosshatching on the edge. "It made my heart stop when I saw it," Potter said at a lecture recently at the UA Museum of the North in Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-08/alaska-science-forum-artwork-found-a
Outdoors
Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen

SANAA, Yemen - Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition pounded weapons depots on the edge of Yemen's capital Monday, one day before a humanitarian cease-fire is due to start and a U.N. envoy arrives on his first...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-12/saudi-led-coalition-pounds-yemen
Not For Web
Former mine manager convicted of Clean Water Act violations

...reports, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Pate, 63, of Spokane, Washington, was general manager of the mine on the edge of the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge from February 2010 to June 2012.The mine's owner, XS Platinum, also has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/former-mine-manager-convicted-clean-wat
State
Arctic domes extend growing season on Kenai Peninsula

...and use 30 percent more radiant heat than a rectangular structure, said Lark Ticen, whose 20-foot wide dome is on the edge of her Kenai property.As snow fell outside, water dripped from the ceiling of her dome, saturating thawed soil...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/arctic-domes-extend-growing-season-kena
State
Becoming Alaskan: How I got schooled in the art of aurora-spotting

...bears.On this particular February 2014 evening there were no bears of any kind at the top of Ptarmigan Chair. Perched on the edge of the hill, my friends and I sat in view of the Eaglecrest Day Lodge, the flickering specks of light from Juneau off...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-15/becoming-alaskan-how-i-got-schooled
Neighbors

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