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Beyond Cheech and Chong

...62 percent of voters cast their lot in favor of marijuana legalization. The committee is focusing its efforts on finding the safest and most appropriate manner in which to usher in the new industry.The federal government has more or less said that while...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-22/beyond-cheech-and-chong
Local
Officials: Be fire safe this Memorial Day weekend

FAIRBANKS - With extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska via a press release have urged Alaskans to use extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Lack of precipitation this spring and hot, dry weather for the last week has resulted in extremely dry vegetation around the state, particularly the Interior region, and forecasters predict similar conditions through the weekend.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/officials-be-fire-safe-memorial-day-
Outdoors
Celebrate Juneau grads this weekend

...more events, including a scholarship night, senior awards and baccalaureate. After Sunday's commencement, there will be a safe grad party from 10 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. at Centennial Hall. High school graduates and one guest each are welcome at the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-22/celebrate-juneau-grads-weekend
Local
The fifth annual Yakutat Tern Festival kicks off May 28

...International Program's Migratory Species Coordinator Greg Butcher will discuss conservation actions that can be taken to keep birds safe throughout the year.? Join Regional Land Management Planner Mike Goldstein in exploring the unique timing and migration of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/fifth-annual-yakutat-tern-festival-k
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Don't sacrifice tomorrow for tonight

...behind the wheel. As the newest adult members of our community, it is now your responsibility as much as ours to keep Juneau safe. When you, the class of 2015, walk the stage and accept your diplomas on Sunday, enjoy the day but remember the future...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/empire-editorial-dont-sacrifice-tomor
Opinion
Scotland Yard arrests 9 in major London jewel heist

...fortune, the thieves who broke into a safe deposit in London's diamond district...to carefully remove the contents of the safe used by jewelers in the Hatton Garden district...store valuable gems in the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit facility overnight and on weekends...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/scotland-yard-arrests-9-major-london-
Not For Web
Paul protests Patriot Act for hours

...questions and getting support from a handful of House members seated at the back of the chamber."I don't think we're any safer looking at every American's records," Paul said.Officials said it was possible the White House contender would hold sway...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/paul-protests-patriot-act-hours
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Rainy Day Reads: Let books take you place. No, really.

...If you could only find you're way to Weathertop on October 6, you can reenact Frodo's stabbing by a Ringwraith (or, safer, reenact Aragorn saving the hobbits.) October 25 is the Council of Elrond, Gandalf falls from the bridge of Khazad-dum...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2015-05-20/rainy-day-reads-let-boo
My Turn: $1.5 million means much in quest to defeat domestic violence

...1989, joining the struggle to keep Alaskan women and children safe, elders told me about a saying "healing will come from the...small remaining sparks to say it can be different, and we can be safe. Sheltering victims and working with communities to ensure there...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/my-turn-15-million-means-much-quest-d
Opinion
Louisiana black bear takes his leave

...a city of 5,700, for about eight days.When mating season gets near, mother bears chase off yearling cubs to keep them safe from big males that may come looking for a female in heat. The 1¬?-year-old males weigh about 150 pounds; adult males...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/louisiana-black-bear-takes-his-leave
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