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Happy homecoming

A platoon of about 30 military policemen with the Alaska Army National Guard's 297th Military Police Company, 761st Battalion, returned to Alaska on Friday after an...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-03/happy-homecoming
Local
Empire Editorial: When it comes to police weaponry, use logic - not emotion

...maintenance and training that vehicle's operators. That money would be better spent on the department's officers - adding new policemen, adding additional patrol training or simply raising salaries to encourage interest in the department's open positions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-31/empire-editorial-when-it-comes-police
Opinion
Can we talk?

I was a pastor in Denver in 1992 when the acquittal was announced in the trial of four Los Angeles policemen who beat Rodney King. Anger and despair greeted the verdict, and the streets of LA erupted in violence. In the aftermath, community...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-08-25/can-we-talk
Neighbors
Fleeing Syrians tell of revolt, mutiny and mayhem

GUVECCI, Turkey - Syrian policemen turned their guns on each other, soldiers shed their uniforms...all started with the killing of two protesters a week ago, then policemen who refused orders from the Alawite police chief to fire on civilians...

http://juneauempire.com/bassem-mroue/2011-06-09/fleeing-syrians-tell-revolt-muti
We must not be the world's policeman

...appointed the United States the world's policeman. The government's founding document...conflicts, a self-appointed world policemen will breed resentment and a lust for...appointed the United States the world's policeman. By assuming that role, the U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-04/we-must-not-be-worlds-policeman
Opinion
Read around the corner with the Little Free Library

...Free Library."The offerings are diverse, and growing more diverse with each deposit. Newer additions include "The Last Policeman" and "Lonesome Dove," while bygone opportunities include "Gone with the Wind."Carrlee also included a notebook inside...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-18/read-around-corner-little-free-library
Local
Urban Decay

...where are they supposed to go at? What are people supposed to do? Defecate or pee in their pants?'" she said. "Even the policeman - he said, 'I'm sorry ma'am, there isn't anywhere until 9 a.m.'" 'We can't be everywhere'After 19 years...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-16/urban-decay
Local
Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

...Rubbish, glass, debris, fallen trees and electricity poles blocked deserted roads that intersected with Dablan street.A policeman wearing a uniform with a picture of an eagle and the words "Syria's Assad" patrolled a nearby street."Words cannot...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-05-09/rebels-level-historic-aleppo-hotel-sy
Not For Web
Love is Strange

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: A committed gay couple find their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of unexpected developments in this compassionate drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Married Life, Keep the Lights On). Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the happy couple decide that it's finally time to tie the knot, and declare their love for one another in front of family and friends. Although the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple's newlywed bliss is sadly short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job as a music teacher at a local Catholic school. As a result, the pair are no longer able to afford the rent on the New York City apartment they've shared for two decades. In order to remain in the city while searching for a job, George moves in with his sympathetic neighbors, a pair of gay policemen (Manny Perez and Cheyenne Jackson). Meanwhile, Ben attempts to make the best of the situation by moving in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn. Now, as the big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved finds their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux. Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, and Charlie Tahan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

In the stacks: New fiction for adults

...each hoping that they can change by the time they've hiked through, and, of course, the titles listed below."The Last Policeman," by Ben Winters. Asteroid 2011G is coming for Earth ? in six months, our planet will be no more. As you can imagine...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-04-25/stacks-new-fiction-adults
Art

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