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Courting unions, Obama pushes paid sick leave

BOSTON - Courting unions on Labor Day, President Barack Obama denounced Republicans for a "constant attack on working Americans" and said he was using his executive power to force federal contractors to give paid sick leave to their employees.
Nation and World
Vatican observers question clerk's visit with pope

Nation and World
Injured Lindsey Vonn skipping Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old skier from Vail, Colo.
Accumulated Fragments: Gruening and Bartlett walk the long road to statehood

There are few politicians in this state, or any other, who have become giants in history like the two men who represented the people of Alaska as it worked toward statehood.
Quiet magic

A irline security can be a hassle for anyone, but try flying around the world with two magic ducks. Matthew "Magic" Morgan, a 30-year-old deaf magician from West Allis, Wis., often doesn't find out whether his best birds can accompany him until a few days before his flights.
This WeeK
Where to put the faith

As a U.S. attack on Iraq becomes more likely, interpreting Christ's teachings on peace and justice has become a difficult task for Christians in Juneau and around the United States. Bishop Michael Warfel of the Catholic diocese of Juneau joined the two other Catholic bishops in Alaska, Roger Schwietz of Anchorage and Donald Kettler of Fairbanks, in issuing a letter urging the United States to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict with Iraq.
This Day in History

In Alaska
Juneau Empire Story Archive

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Ted Stevens and Frank Murkowski, both Alaska Republicans, split today on the historic impeachment vote. Both voted ``guilty'' on the obstruction of justice count, while Stevens voted to acquit the President on the perjury charge and Murkowski voted to convict him.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Charlie Kearse, president of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Society, presented a 7-by-9-inch, engraved, walnut plaque to Juneau District Ranger Pete Griffin. The plaque reads, ``Presented to the U.S. Forest Service to honor Thomas Corwin Mendenhall, Superintendent of the U.S.
Number of hunters steadily declines

Hunters remain a powerful force in American society, as evidenced by the presidential candidates who routinely pay them homage, but their ranks are shrinking dramatically and wildlife agencies worry increasingly about the loss of sorely needed license-fee revenue.


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