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On the Trails: Ralston Island

...white adder's tongue. A single leaf sits at the base of the flowering stem. There are no adders involved here, except in somebody's overactive imagination! We also noticed several rattlesnake plantains, which are not plantains at all. Nor do they have...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/trails-ralston-island
Outdoors
Serena Williams' mystery ailment punctuates bizarre day

WIMBLEDON, England - Staid old Wimbledon got bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries.Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-02/serena-williams-mystery-ailment-punctu
Sports
Full hearts welcome Empty Chair memorial

...stakeholders."It's very emotional," Shackelford said. "We've all been in tears now and then just thinking about what somebody's done, some kindness we didn't expect, the fact it's all come true ... Sometimes it seems overwhelming."Some...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-06/full-hearts-welcome-empty-chair-memoria
Local
'Warriors' a portrait of Alaska Natives in combat

...like they did," Hunsaker said. "Some of the Vietnamese also noticed that - 'same-same' is an expression I heard from somebody."Hunsaker's informal research for the play has been going on since the 1970s, when he had an opportunity to interview...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/warriors-portrait-alaska-natives-combat
Art
Nuchalawoyya celebrated in Tanana

...but to remember why we have the good things ... to encourage each other to be strong, to be kind to one another, to help somebody who looks like they're really messed up."The gathering, like the paths of the rivers and the salmon runs that flow through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-22/nuchalawoyya-celebrated-tanana
State
The prom they always wanted

...sixth or seventh grade that she was attracted to women, knew she'd need a male date to the prom. "I had to look around for somebody, a guy to invite," Davis said. "He was from another school. His only activity during the junior prom - he did take the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-20/prom-they-always-wanted
Local
Meet the hopeful House representative next door

...reasons the valley needs a new voice when the Legislature convenes next year."When I realized she would go unopposed if somebody didn't step up - I couldn't let that happen," McGuan said.He said his top priorities, should he be elected, would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-10/meet-hopeful-house-representative-next-
State | Local
My Turn: What about school safety?

...School safety/student safety directly impacts student learning.Now that we have selected a new superintendent, I hope that somebody will mention to him that safe schools and safe learning environments for our children are a high priority here in Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-17/my-turn
Opinion
Spurs take 3-1 lead, top Heat 107-86

...defend San Antonio's precision ball movement for the full 24 seconds, and time after time the Spurs ended up with a shot from somebody who didn't have a defender nearby.Not quite as sharp as when they shot a finals-record 75.8 percent in the first half...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-13/spurs-take-3-1-lead-top-heat-107-86
Sports
The 'Why?' questions of life

...finally learned to accept the things that he couldn't understand. It was okay, because even though he didn't understand, somebody older and bigger than he - someone he trusted - did understand. Life has a lot of why questions. Might we consider that the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-01/why-questions-life
Neighbors

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