Youth run to new heights

On the peak of Mount Juneau, 37 yoga students rested after what was, for most, a first time up the roughly 3,576 foot massif.
Opinion: We need to follow all of the money, and faster

There are still only two important things in politics, as the 19th century's own Karl Rove, a Republican fundraiser named Mark Hanna, once said: "The first is money, and I can't remember the second.
Slack Tide: At least it's not age 40

This Tuesday, I turn 38. It's not much of a milestone, as far as birthdays go - although it does mean I've successfully kept myself alive for yet another rotation of the Earth around the Sun, and that's not exactly nothing.
Former Olympian crust-cruises Juneau trails

The 4-H Juneau Nordic Development Team had a visit from four-time U.S. Winter Olympic competitor Nina Kemppel during a recent practice at the Montana Creek Campground. Kemppel is the CEO and president of the Alaska Humanities Forum.
Let's hope athletes take a stand in Sochi

John Carlos took a stand for human rights during the Mexico City Olympics that resonates to this day. Almost 45 years ago, Carlos climbed on the medals podium along with Tommie Smith. Each thrust a black-gloved fist toward the sky.
Five Good Reads: Brian Wallace

This week's list of Five Good Reads was submitted by Brian Wallace. Wallace is a fisherman, freelance photographer, world traveler and history buff who reads any and all history books on World War II, spy novels and adventure books.
Home at last: Red Sox hope to win title at Fenway

BOSTON - Generations of New Englanders are preparing. Practically no one alive can remember seeing such an event unfold: The Boston Red Sox could win a World Series title on the celebrated green grass at Fenway Park. Ted Williams never did it.
Friendly rivals, Biden and Clinton share spotlight

NEW YORK - One is a party luminary who draws intense political speculation wherever she goes. The other is the vice president of the United States, harboring his own higher ambitions.
My Turn: The new/old Republican

Today all the extreme far-right, tea party and religious fanatic Republicans are preaching that if you are not a Christian, support the right to carry a semi-automatic weapon, refuse women's right to a medically safe abortion, that rape isn't really rape and deny gays equal protection under the law, then you are not a true American and most definitely not a Republican.
Togo tales: US electoral admiration in Africa

Seated anxiously, sweaty hands gripping their knees as if ready to pounce, the eyes of the Togolese crowd are fixated on the screen with almost magnetized gazes.


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