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Four-time Iditarod winner champions literacy

...Literacy by Third Grade campaign. "Children who have trouble reading at grade level often struggle in school and drop out as a result...the workforce," UWSEAK reports. "By placing emphasis on reading success, United Way of Southeast Alaska expects to see graduation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-27/four-time-iditarod-winner-champions-lit
Local
Watershed moment for gay marriage

...hereby demand that judges cease and desist from undermining the will of the American people," opponent Janet Porter said, reading from one of more than 300,000 proclamations Porter said have been sent to the court and Congress.Gay rights advocates stood...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/watershed-moment-gay-marriage
Not For Web
Former students read letters from past

...honestly don't remember writing that letter in sixth grade," Possenti said. "As soon as I did get the letter and was reading it, it just brought back so many memories of friendships in sixth grade and all the interests I was interested in in sixth...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/former-students-read-letters-past
State
Poetry reading scheduled for April 19

...Thompson Writing Group will host a public Poetry Reading at the Juneau Public Library.The reading will be held Sunday, April 19, from 2 to...Thompson following her death in 2013.At the reading, poets who participate in the group, including...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/poetry-reading-scheduled-april-19
Art
What's happening this week

...and the featured artist is Fumi Matsumoto. Hope will give a reading at the launch, and Matsumoto will talk about her work and...shtml Hearthside's downtown store will also be hosting a reading on First Friday, May 1. THEATERJDLT's 2nd Annual Shakespeare...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/whats-happening-week
Art
New math adds up for board

...said to be a universal language, but how it's taught seems to change frequently. The school board last week had a first reading of the Juneau School District's secondary math curriculum recommendation for 2015, which would bring the district's math...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-20/new-math-adds-board
Local
Tidal Echoes launch party set for Friday

...free; light refreshments will be served.The featured writer for this year's edition is Ishmael Hope, who will give a reading during the launch party. Hope, who is Tlingit on his father's side and Inupiaq on his mother's, is a storyteller, writer...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/tidal-echoes-launch-party-set-friday
Art
Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest

...come to embody what demonstrators believe is widespread mistreatment of blacks by police.Pricilla Jackson carried a sign reading, "Convict Freddie's killers," that listed the names of the six officers suspended with pay while local authorities and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/justice-dept-opens-baltimore-police-p
Not For Web
Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal injury

...marched from City Hall to police headquarters Monday, carrying signs reading "Black lives matter" and "Jobs, not police killings." They unfurled a yellow banner reading "Stop police terror.""This is just one of the most egregious cases...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/baltimore-edge-after-arrestees-fatal-
Not For Web
Remembering Rie

...dream.My mom had lived in Alaska years earlier and I wanted to experience what she didn't like about Alaska. I started reading every Alaskana book I could get my hands on - and I started collecting Rie Munoz artwork, went to her show in Seattle. and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/remembering-rie
Art

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