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My Turn: It's your state, Alaskans. Protect it.

...mine significantly smaller than Pebble Mine poses devastating risks to the area. The pullout of two of the mine's investors, Rio Tinto and Anglo American, attests to the fact that this is an infeasible venture.Furthermore, Northern Dynasty Minerals...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-its-your-state-alaskans-prote
Opinion
Ledecky sets another WR; Phelps gets gold

...then Cate anchored the Aussies to victory over the United States and Canada in the women's medley relay.Fratus had an eye on Rio 2016 when he won the 50 free in 21.44 seconds, relegating 33-year-old Anthony Irvin to second and his U.S. teammate...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-25/ledecky-sets-another-wr-phelps-gets-go
Sports
Photo: First time for everything

Rio Lewin, 31, from Bishop, Calif., visited the face of Mendenhall Glacier for the first time.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/photo-first-time-everything
Local
For Michael Phelps, there really is no place like home

...in Olympic history. This is where he's looking to add to that legacy after an aborted retirement, his eyes firmly on the Rio Games two years away.And as the world's greatest swimmer takes his comeback to its biggest stop yet - this week's U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-05/michael-phelps-there-really-no-place-
Not For Web
Phelps signs with new suit company

...deal carries some risk if Phelps doesn't win more gold at the Rio Games."This is similar to (Michael) Jordan in basketball...Phelps said.Phelps has made no commitment to swimming past Rio in two years, though both sides insist this is a long-term...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/phelps-signs-new-suit-company
Sports
Rio 2

Now Playing Synopsis: Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) and his family take flight for the Amazon after Jewel (voice of Anne Hathaway) decides their children should explore the world. Meanwhile, the overprotective father grows concerned that his family will leave him once they've experienced life in the wild. Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am, George Lopez, and Leslie Mann reprise their roles in this sequel from director Carlos Saldanha and producers John C. Donkin and Bruce Anderson -- the creative trio behind the original 2011 hit. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Bigger beach volleyball fest

...broadcast Olympic beach volleyball from Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach in 2016...the Olympics, especially in a place like Rio."Walsh Jennings, Ross win opening matchesLONG...Brazil looking for medal 'bounce' in Rio Olympics RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil hopes to...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-25/bigger-beach-volleyball-fest
Sports
Today in sports history

...Chicago Stadium, it's the largest grossing fight in history.1950 - Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 to win soccer's World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.1989 - Betsy King birdies three of the first four holes of the final round to win her first U.S. Women's Open...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-16
Sports
Summer Reading Program winners, week eight

...fascinating part of this book is how a young boy meets his cousin for the first time in Mexico. They are going to float the Rio Grande. The ride is 10 days in the burning sun." Bridget McTague, age 11.She won a gift certificate for Trove.She read...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-03/summer-reading-program-winners-week
Neighbors
Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

...will be trimmed to 12 for the World Cup. The winner of the tournament will receive an automatic bid to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.BLAKE GRIFFIN WITHDRAWS FROM US NATIONAL TEAM Blake Griffin has withdrawn from playing for the U.S. national basketball...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-29/kevin-love-withdraws-team-usa
Sports

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