Empire Readers' Council Editorial: 'Mount Trashmore' - it's complicated

...components, even when day-to-day service is outsourced to a private contractor, allows the municipality to control the particulars of trash collection and disposal through the terms of contracts.Whether it's mandating recycling, increasing collection...
Femme Fatale: a fun event with a serious purpose

...summer," he said. "That was my first introduction to Alaska and to the community here."One member of our community in particular held interest for him and eventually Hoagland stepped off the ship for good."I fell in love with Juneau and in Juneau...
Ravens: Smarter than you think

...Maine. Then newly married, the Marzluffs constructed a huge aviary, studying hundreds of ravens at once, observing in particular how the birds share food and alert other birds to its presence. The Marzluffs take turns narrating their experiences in the...
Hoonah's dock divide

...told not to stop at the couple's bar, or they'll be fired. Gaffaney denied that bus drivers are told not to stop at particular locations. "There are state-approved and authorized bus stops," he said. "There are safety considerations ... that...
'Books and things' turns into a store

...isn't massive. They don't have a back room with additional copies of books, but when someone comes in looking for a particular book the store might not have in stock, Rogan will work with them to show the customer where they can find the Alaska book...
Empire Editorial: Bar pee sticks not the right fix

...tests in bar bathrooms across the state.Alaskans should support the campaign to eradicate FAS, but we don't praise this particular outside-the-box approach.Attacking the issue of FAS in Alaska with this plan is like trimming the leaves of a noxious...
McGraw and Fer begin Southeast tour at Gold Town

...Fer said she and McGraw have played a wide range of venues across the country and in Europe, and the Anchorage show was particular exciting."Sometimes we look at ourselves and think, it's really an interesting thing that we do, playing music. All...
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Pure Sole: Looking down, looking up come. But I am in no hurry to see it.Me, laying on my back, a ski here, and the other on a singular journey in no particular direction except one that is dictated by gravity ...A pole stuck here, another buried in a location that Spring will find...
My Turn: Judicial selection process doesn't need fixing

...the power to name the majority of the Council would risk making purely political considerations - for example, loyalty to a particular governor and his or her political goals - the most important factor in judicial selection. This is a sure road to destruction...
Folk Fest profile: Mike Truax

...emphasis on those that carry funny or thought-provoking lyrics. Steve Goodman, who wrote "City of New Orleans," is a particular favorite, as is Tabor, an artist he really admires. This year he'll be playing a song by an old friend, Mike Addington...
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