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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down for Aug. 3, 2015

...ideal summer picture outside your window at work.Thumbs up to a continued border thaw. In 1989, the U.S. and Soviet Union signed an agreement that allows Natives living along the Bering Strait to cross the international border to visit family...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-03/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-a
Opinion
Some Natives allowed visa-free travel in Russia

...needed a visa under the program, which stems from a pact that was originally signed in 1989 by the U.S. and the Soviet Union.However, Alaska Natives were excluded in the past few years. For example, when about 25 Alaska Natives traveled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/some-natives-allowed-visa-free-travel-r
State
Empire Editorial: When the parachute has holes

...continue to fish even after a fishing boat sinks, or why Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is still open, even though the Soviet Union no longer exists. It's not only the reporters at fault but a system that puts them into an unwinnable situation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-12/empire-editorial-when-parachute-has-h
Opinion
Russia to add 40 new missiles

...of nuclear weapons in the former territories of the Soviet Union. And no one wants to see us step backwards."He said...arms show to publicize costly new weapons that even the Soviet Union couldn't afford.The navy revealed a project of an...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-17/russia-add-40-new-missiles
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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 25, 2015

...that it boosts energy and lowers stress - but apparently quite a few peer-reviewed studies were done on it in the Soviet Union (the plant comes from Siberia) only to be buried in Russian archives.If it pans out, it could be a pretty valuable...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Duke professor defends racial comments

...lists several degrees from Harvard University, including a doctorate, as well as a dozen books about Russia and the Soviet Union."Except for Schoenfeld's email, which I think hurts Duke more than me (it only helps me spread my ideas and maybe...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-19/duke-professor-defends-racial-comment
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Slack Tide: Mother's Day: It's more than Capri pants and guilt

...Mother's Day except with free public healthcare.As an alternative to the holiday's bald-faced capitalism, the Soviet Union and its satellites celebrated the more socialist-friendly "International Women's Day," which I'm guessing they...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-10/slack-tide-mothers-day-its-more-cap
Neighbors
Today In Sports History for May 8

...Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA championship in seven games.1984 - On the day the Olympic torch relay begins, the Soviet Union announces it will not take part in the 1984 Summer Olympics. The Soviet National Olympic Committee Union cites the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-08/today-sports-history-may-8
Sports
Today In Sports History for May 6

...as Grand Canyon College sets a college scoring record with a 45-15 victory over Denver.1991 - Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his world outdoor pole vault record and Seppo Raty of Finland smashes the world javelin record during the Toto...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-06/today-sports-history-may-6
Sports
Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise

...their own armies. Khan was one of the leaders of the "mujahedeen," the forces that fought the military of the then-Soviet Union during its 1979-1989 occupation of Afghanistan, then battled the Taliban after they came to power in 1996.Herat...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/afghan-warlord-warns-islamic-state-ri
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