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On the Trails: Dredge Islands

...island is apparently a rocky outcrop that may have been a real island. Postglacial uplift has raised the islands well above the reach of the tides, so they now support a diversified community of plants. Most of the islands are now capped with stands of vigorous...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/trails-dredge-islands
Outdoors
State amplifies response to KSM mine

...panel review, and asked for continued engagement with British Columbia and with Canada.He said he'd like to see the state reach out to the State Department as well, as "this is an international diplomatic issue and demands engagement beyond what the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/state-amplifies-response-ksm-mine
Local
Arts calendar

...true pain and pleasure of the "real" world."Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13) - In 2D and 3D. Synopsis: In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-21/arts-calendar
Art
Candidates for governor's race plan their next moves

...gather signatures to qualify as an unaffiliated candidate.Mallott said he has been traveling around the state since October to reach out to all Alaskans, and he believes his campaign represents the only Democratic voice against what he sees as two Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/candidates-governors-race-plan-their-ne
State
Mormon church bucks the trend

A new spire reaches toward the heavens in Auke Bay - Juneau's newest church held its first services last Sunday.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/mormon-church-bucks-trend
Local
New Capital Transit plan slows to a halt

...Assemblyman Randy Wanamaker expressed regret that the Assembly had to reduce Capital Transit's budget, but pointed out that all reaches of city government are experiencing cuts."We have a budget shortfall and the only way to give you more money is to take...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/new-capital-transit-plan-slows-halt
Local
Today in Sports History

...Detroit's Ty Cobb, 34, becomes the youngest player to reach 3,000 career hits.1934 - Helen Hull Jacobs wins the women's...The 26-year-old Swiss is the fifth-youngest player to reach 50 and only the ninth overall in the Open era to win so many...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-19
Sports
Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia park

...intervention in Ukraine.Senate Joint Resolution 15 urges the federal government to stop pursuing the creation of a park that would reach from Alaska into Russia, KNOM-radio reported."This is a park that has been going forward quietly over the years. It sounds...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/parnell-signs-resolution-opposing-berin
State
Group supports parents of special needs kids

...live in Soldotna and are the founders and directors of Christo Vive, discussed with Peggy Larson, of Soldotna, other ways to reach out to the community."My heart went out to parents," Larson said. "I've always had a desire to work with parents of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-18/group-supports-parents-special-needs-ki
State
Woman in shooting outside Kenai Walmart pleads guilty

...Nelund.Nelund agreed to waive the right of a trial in exchange for the plea deal. Nelund is currently jailed at Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where she will await sentencing.? Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion.com.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/woman-shooting-outside-kenai-walmart-pl
State

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