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Rights group: Filipino child miners risk lives in gold mines

...has not done enough to protect them, a human rights group said Wednesday.A Human Rights Watch report said the children work in unstable...said Juliane Kippenberg, associate children's rights director at Human Rights Watch and author of...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-01/rights-group-filipino-child-
Nation and World
Alaska civil rights leader touted for new $10 bill

...officials are promoting an Alaska Native civil rights leader to grace the redesign of the...years before Congress approved the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Walker called Peratrovich...of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-14/alaska-civil-rights-leader-touted-new-1
State
Martha Jacobs Benzel

...having had a son with special needs, really enjoyed the bragging rights of walking in every "Only Fools Run at Midnight", when in town, and walked the whole mile right up until her passing, using a walker with either a family member or...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000176727781
Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...was expecting a lesson in the Tlingit language or Native land rights or health care reform or how to do a cartwheel on an old gymnasium...I did a really poor job," Lund said. "I got my name right.""In the middle of my speech my nose started running, I...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/coffee-ethel-alaska-native-leader-looks-b
Art
Women's legal rights handbook gets update, publishes online

...The latest edition of the Alaska Women's Legal Rights handbook can now be accessed online and offers victims...reports. It also includes information on victim's rights, reproductive rights and employment."It just gives women a broad overview...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-21/womens-legal-rights-handbook-gets-updat
State
Arrest of teen who texted in class prompts civil rights case

...sheriff's deputy, prompting a federal civil rights probe on Tuesday.The sheriff said the...a nonprofit civil liberties and human rights organization.Police should guard doors...accused him of battery and violating her rights during a 2006 arrest.___Contributors...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-28/arrest-teen-who-texted-class
Nation and World
Photos: Walter Soboleff Day

Mary Richey Sell and Nadine Hafner, right, of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, carry a painting of Dr. Walter Soboleff to show elders after the painting was transferred...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-15/photos-walter-soboleff-day
Local
First snow tallies show effects of winter storm: 5 inches downtown, 10 in Valley

The weather wizards were right.On Wednesday morning, Juneauites woke up to find that the National Weather Service winter storm warning had held true: Snow...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-18/first-snow-tallies-show-effects-winter-
Local
Health insurance marketplace navigation

...Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016. Both SEARHC and the Internal Revenue Service have offered assistance in selecting the right insurance plan.SEARHC's outreach and enrollment manager Andrea Thomas will give a presentation on Friday, Nov. 20, from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-13/health-insurance-marketplace-navigation
Local
Report: Big problems in DOC

...violated inmates' legal due process rights;? Drunken and intoxicated people were...management was not always punished."Right now, we have kind of...aggressive in his pursuit of inmates' rights."We will begin a search, which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-16/report-big-problems-doc
State

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