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On Writing: Painting by numbers

...word "outrageous" apart and shove an expletive in the middle. We had used the expletive alone so often that it had lost its shock value, so we had to jazz it up a bit. We thought we were pretty clever jamming it inside another word. We thought we were...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/painting-numbers
Art
Seniors prepare for tax exemption cuts

...next two years, and seniors will be affected the most by the tax change if it's approved."It's going to be a sticker shock, but based on the numbers, we can't continue to do what we're doing now," said Assemblyman Jerry Nankervis.All agreed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/seniors-prepare-tax-exemption-cuts
Local
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...south slopes of the Brooks Range. At an estimated cost of around $400 million, the road doesn't have quite the sticker shock as bigger-ticket items like Susitna and the gas line projects. But it also would have less financial benefit to the state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-10/alaska-editorial-dwindling-appetite-m
Opinion
Hope releases his first book of poetry

...call 'what is,' of being and even nothingness, just the raw experience of being alive, which Bringhurst also called 'the shock of the real.'"Hope said he's learned a great deal from Bringhurst, a writer whose in-depth study of Haida stories and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/hope-releases-his-first-book-poetry
Art
Alaskan 'Ghostwalker' speaks against smoking

...and cope in damaging ways, he said.Patterson said using "shock treatment" on these kids through graphic images and shocking...from the heart is what really sways young people. "If you shock me, I'll get over it. If you touch my heart, it will really...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-18/alaskan-ghostwalker-speaks-against-smok
Local
KC Chiefs Eric Berry feared to have lymphoma

...issued a release through the team, thanking his family, friends, fans and everyone with the Chiefs."At first I was in shock with the diagnosis on Saturday and did not even want to miss a game," he said in the statement, "but I understand that right...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-25/kc-chiefs-eric-berry-feared-have-lymph
Sports
Keeping your health law plan may mean a premium hike

...to subsidize their premiums.Those existing customers will be renewing coverage for the first time. Some could face sticker shock.The following example uses actual premiums from HealthCare.gov, and was provided by the Kaiser Foundation:Take a hypothetical...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/keeping-your-health-law-plan-may-mean-p
State
Lauren Hill unlikely to play game again amid cancer fight

...treatment - far more than Hill had imagined."That's a lot," Hill said. "I don't even have a reaction. I'm still in shock. It's kind of like walking through a dream. I mean, it's a good dream."As the inoperable tumor squeezes her strength...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-19/lauren-hill-unlikely-play-game-again-a
Sports
What's next for Sean Parnell?

...some tough decisions about spending less ... and created a five-year spending plan. At the time, we used savings as a shock absorber to fill in that gap. That's historically what we've done (and) we're going to have to do it again at this...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-30/whats-next-sean-parnell
Local
Gov. Parnell signs Native languages bill

...Tlingit language. When she left home at age 14 to attend the school for five years until her graduation, she was met with shock. Students at Sheldon Jackson were forbidden from speaking their own languages on the campus.She's wiped the memories of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/gov-parnell-signs-native-languages-bill
State

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