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Biking, hiking Kennecott's abandoned mines

...long way from everything. It took a solid 10-hour drive to reach the campsite outside McCarthy.Biking is a good way to get...but not for the fainthearted. It took almost five hours to reach each mine. Along the way, we marveled at early 20th century...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-31/biking-hiking-kennecotts-abandoned-mine
State
Obama to take trip with a Bear

...participate in, he said.Earnest called it "an admittedly unorthodox but legitimately interesting way for the president to reach an audience that obviously cares about conservation."Before joining NBC, Grylls starred in the Discovery Channel's "Man...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-take-trip-bear
State
My Turn: Location, expertise and timing: Three reasons Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic

...successful: location, experience and timing. Currently, we have all three.Northwest Alaska is well positioned to help America reach national Arctic goals. By doing so, our region is also well positioned to capture the business and investment dollars of a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-location-expertise-and-timing
Opinion
Big push for STEM

...outweighed by the positive affect the new school could have on disadvantaged students.A major goal of the STEM school would be to reach a student population of 50-75 percent free/reduced lunch users. A charter school in the area already exists, but not with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-01/big-push-stem
Local
Bonnie Hawkins

...Juneau in 1978, and by 1980 she began receiving services from REACH, Inc. At first, Bonnie began working in a day training program...While at Glacier Woods, Bonnie liked working on art projects at REACH's Canvas Art Studio every morning. In the afternoon, she'd...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175411132
Sitka offers free counseling in wake of deadly landslide

...a series of emotions and it's going to affect people differently, some more than others. And some people won't always reach out for help," said Al Stevens, the assistant fire chief and incident commander for the landslide response effort.The landslide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/sitka-offers-free-counseling-wake-deadl
State
EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

...that the rule merely clarifies which smaller waterways fall under federal protection after two Supreme Court rulings left the reach of the Clean Water Act uncertain. Those decisions in 2001 and 2006 left 60 percent of the nation's streams and millions of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/epa-clean-water-rule-effect-despite-cou
State
Budget cuts show in ferry system's winter schedule

...fewer options this year.The schedule's release is months behind schedule due to the Alaska Legislature's inability to reach a budget agreement on time, and that same budget impasse shows its effects with fewer boats available for less time."Really...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/budget-cuts-show-ferry-systems-winter-s
State
On the Trails: Debunking mysteries of the monkshood flower

...top of the hood. To get to the nectar, a bumblebee has to reach or crawl inside the flower, passing over the sexual parts as...depth of the nectary and hence in the distance a bee has to reach in order to get nectar. A long nectary can only be reached...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-28/trails-debunking-mysteries-monkshood
Outdoors
Hernandez, Cruz lead Seattle past Oakland 8-2

...struck out seven, walked one and became the second AL pitcher to reach 15 wins. "I found some things with my mechanics and I felt...Butler's single in the fifth, the only Oakland batter to reach base was Eric Sogard, who was hit by a pitch in the third...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-27/hernandez-cruz-lead-seattle-past-oakla
Sports

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