Frances Beth Chase Lawrence

...until the Funeral Service begins, 1:00 p.m. at Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA. Please share your thoughts and sign the online guest register at> . Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne...
California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious climate change bill on Wednesday, aiming to increase the state's use of renewable electricity to 50 percent and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient by 2030.
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Affordable housing still planned for Juneau

...too early in the process to say where the land GMD could buy is, or what nonprofits are on board to help. But she said all signs point to housing for moderate-income earning seniors in the near future."I think this is going to be a great project for...
Coast Guard ends search for 33 missing crew members

...over tens of thousands of square miles turned up one unidentified body in a survival suit and a heavily damaged lifeboat but no sign of survivors from the 790-foot El Faro, which was last heard from nearly from a week ago as it was being tossed around in...
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Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating

...authority to initiate the cheating," said retired General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz. "They would want someone senior to sign off on it."VW has admitted that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide have software that turns pollution controls on when...
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Anchorage library loans out skulls, furs

...come with a little more responsibility for the user than your average book. Rozen said anyone who checks out the pieces has to sign a statement of responsibility. Mounts must stay in Plexiglas cases the library provides, the tags can't be removed, and...
Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil

...C-sections are designed to temper Brazilians' view of the procedure with a stiff dose of reality. Mothers opting for cesareans must sign a document stating they're aware of health risks for themselves and their infants. Insurance companies must provide cesarean...
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My Turn: Responsibility for abandoned and derelict vessels in Alaska

...the Challenger was anchored about 200 yards from my house, easily visible day or night. It had no navigation lights, no sign of lights aboard at night, I saw no one going aboard, starting the engine or tending to maintenance of the vessel in the past...
Around town for Thursday, Oct. 8

...Activity Center. Details: 586-1161.Karaoke, 9 p.m., McGivney's Sports Bar and Grill, 9107 Mendenhall Mall.Open mic night with C. Scott Fry, 9 p.m.-close, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Sign up at 8:30 p.m. Details: 586-1000.
Fisk unseats incumbent Sanford for mayor

...he added.Many predicted that Greg Fisk was going to defeat incumbent Sanford. The signs were everywhere - in this case, literally. Fisk, whose signs and advertisements could be seen throughout town, ran a much more visible campaign than...


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