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World Sports Briefs

...2024 Olympics.The new mayor was with the city's delegation outside of San Francisco on Tuesday to present the bid to the U.S...build stadiums.The group No Boston Olympics also showed up outside the closed-door meeting to voice its opposition to bringing...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/world-sports-briefs
Sports
Empire Editorial: What is the cost of beauty?

...Visitor Center budget has been cut in half, from $216,000 to $102,000. Neary has proposed a $5 fee to be collected outside the center, mostly from the visitors who ride buses there each summer. There won't be a fee between Oct. 1 and April 30...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-17/empire-editorial-what-cost-beauty
Opinion
Pure Sole: Not your grandma's jump shot

...All-Conference honor overall. The former Crimson Bears player earned All-Big Sky conference selections as a forward (2011), an outside back (2013) and this year as a center back. Tarver was named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week and provided great leadership...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/not-your-grandmas-jump-shot
Sports
Health center faces staffing challenges

...hiring somebody," Lovishchuk said. "But what we really need is (health care) providers."The clinic had been using an outside company to find and hire providers, but Lovishchuk said the board would prefer to hire locally for the nurse practitioner...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-17/health-center-faces-staffing-challenges
Local
Playoff participants stack AP All-America team

...Southeastern Conference and Big Ten each had four players chosen to the first team. The Big 12 had three. The lone player from outside the Big Five conferences to make the first team was Colorado State receiver Rashard Higgins.QUICK HITS- Alabama guard Arie...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/playoff-participants-stack-ap-all-amer
Sports
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 15, 2014

...year is supposed to bring the season of giving, but in this winter without snow, we've seen a drift of want and need piled outside our doors. Take a moment to ask yourself what you can spare this Christmas. It might be something small - an extra toy during...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-15/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-d
Opinion
Interior shelter founder helps animals in need

...compassionate but tough woman who works a day job as an engineering technician at Fort Wainwright before stopping by the shelter outside her home each evening to care for the animals and facilitate adoptions.She's been around animals long enough to not mind...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-15/interior-shelter-founder-helps-animals-
State
My Turn: An Advent morning

...way to St. Paul's.I have felt increasingly uncomfortable at my own Church the last few years. Divorced and remarried outside the Church, I cannot participate fully in the liturgy. I can't be a lector or a server, and I can't take communion...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-14/my-turn-advent-morning
Opinion
JDHS girls lose in P'burg for first time in 31 years

...though she scored 16 points," Knight said. "And 14 last night, which is good. They have some size and speed and some outside shooters. They will be a top contender at the 3A level again."Dahl added eight points for the Vikings, Brock and Guthrie...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-14/jdhs-girls-lose-pburg-first-time-31-ye
Sports
Governor's holiday open house on Tuesday

...be served. Members of Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet will serve hot apple cider and holiday treats to guests waiting in line outside the residence.Walker, who was sworn in Dec. 1, said he and his wife look forward to greeting the community of Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-08/governors-holiday-open-house-tuesday
Local

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