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6th-grader Lucy Li's Open: a 78, then ice cream

PINEHURST, N.C. - Lucy Li showed her age only when she finished her historic round Thursday at the U.S. Women's Open. Just like any 11-year-old, she went straight for an ice cream.
My Turn: Honor Hammond by repealing SB 21

In case you missed it, July 21 was officially former Gov. Jay Hammond Day. Many young Alaskans or those new to Alaska are probably saying, "so what?" right about now. The "so what" for me is that Gov.
Vanasse to lead writing workshop on points of view

The next 49 Writers writing workshop will be held in Juneau Monday, June 2, and will be led by Deb Vanasse, one of the founders of 49 Writers.
Guest artists to play AFF main stage, dances

FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE S ome of the best things in life happen around a campfire.
Parnell proposes BSA increase in 'good faith'

Gov. Sean Parnell told legislators Wednesday night that he will, in "good faith", propose an increase in per-pupil spending if they are willing to join him in "passing real education reform.
State | AK legislature
Efforts continue to improve Auke Lake

Following the Assembly's decision on Monday to delay ordinance revisions that would reshape how Auke Lake is managed, steps to provide better and safer management are still underway, a city Parks and Recreation official told the Empire on Tuesday.
September First Friday Art Walk

This Friday's art openings include an exhibit of paintings that focus on a Juneau landmark, Mount Juneau, created by Sharron Lobaugh, and an exhibit focused on chairs, as painted by MK MacNaughton. Read on for more.
LGBTQ in the capital, Part V: Support and celebration in the LGBTQ community

Despite the challenges highlighted in this series, from coming out and bullying to seeking marriage equality and protection from discrimination, and even being barred from donating blood, members of the LGTBQ community say there is still plenty to celebrate.Juneau's LGBTQ community has banded together to form groups to support one another and better the community, as well as hosting events from the annual Pride Picnic in June to the Femme Fatale drag show coming up this weekend, to the Day of Silence/Night of Noise held recently at the University.
Ramona Ignell

Ramona Ignell passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday morning, February 24, 2013, surrounded by her family following a long battle with breast cancer. Ramona was a Juneau resident for 62 years, and a much loved and admired wife, mother,
Eaglecrest backers to host berry festival

Friends of Eaglecrest, a newly formed nonprofit organization in Juneau, is hoping for at least two comebacks at the Eaglecrest Ski Area this year. The first, of course, is snow. The second, and one that falls more within range of the group's powers, is the "blue cakes" that used to be served at the Channel Bowl Cafe. "Sunday is our festival day, and the Channel Bowl Cafe is going to come out of retirement for one day to make blue cakes for us," said Debbie Hart, one of the founders of Friends of Eaglecrest.


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