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Not polling our weight

When the polls closed Tuesday night for this year's municipal election, voter turnout was about 18 percent. By the time volunteers finished counting the absentee and questioned ballots Friday afternoon, turnout had increased to 23.5 percent, the second lowest turnout it at least 30 years.
All aboard for literacy

All aboard the reading railroad: Juneau Rotary will soon unveil a little red caboose carrying books and featuring all the bells and whistles - literal bells and whistles.
Sitka Symposium returns

The theme of this year's Sitka Symposium is "Radical Imagining." It's an appropriate message for the symposium, which returns after a five-year absence. Since 1984, the symposium has earned a reputation as one of the best literary programs in Alaska.
Arts benefactor donates $100K

Retired businessman and active musician Ron Maas celebrated the double occasion of his 87th birthday and Alaska Day this week by giving Juneau a present: $100,000.
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JAHC names Mayor's Awards for the Arts recipients

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the selection of the recipients for the Seventh Annual Mayor's Awards for the Arts, to be presented at the Sunday Wearable Arts Extravaganza on Feb. 9 at 3 p.m., at Centennial Hall.
Two decades of open mic prep Sullivan for first CD

Brian Sullivan estimates he's written about 150 songs since arriving in Juneau more than 20 years ago.
A jewel in the crown of the University of Alaska: College savings program

"The mind that has conceived a plan of living must never lose sight of the chaos against which that pattern was conceived.
Coast Guard crew gathering coats, blankets, new toys

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Anacapa is now accepting donated items to be distributed to villages throughout the Panhandle for its annual Southeast Alaska Blanket, Coat and New Toy Drive.
CG Cutter Anacapa's quest: spreading cheer to villages

The Petersburg-based Coast Guard cutter Anacapa usually performs search and rescue missions and conducts law enforcement operations at ports and coastal water ways.
Visiting musicians are household names in Ireland

Button box and fiddle fans can hear two consummate instrumentalists straight from Ireland on Friday at Northern Light United Church.


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