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Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...000 for each office."I would contrast that with the Eagle River offices, which were over $21,000 a copy," he said.According to Hawker, the Senate president and House speaker will be in charge of their own furniture selections.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/lawmakers-approve-500k-furniture-budget
State
Voting officials knew of poor translation

...but what the heck, it's a similar word and hope that it goes right over their heads! :-)" Wassilie, a Yup'ik speaker, wrote to Growden. Growden, who does not speak Yup'ik, responded: "I too think it should be fine."Instead of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/voting-officials-knew-poor-translation
State
Empire Editorial: Another election, another frivolous complaint

...May 19 so he could attend his in-laws' 60th wedding anniversary. NCAI event programs had Parnell listed as the opening speaker, and when rumors swirled that the governor was a no-show, Fleener saw an opportunity to help out running mate and Independent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-29/empire-editorial-another-election-ano
Opinion
Native speakers focus of voting rights trial

...arrange for translations was in 2008.She said she contacted the Native Language Center this time around, and a Gwich'in speaker agreed to do the job, then backed out. Growden said the language of the oil-tax referendum on the August ballot was so...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/native-speakers-focus-voting-rights-tri
State
Celebration thank you from Sealaska

...Thomas, William (Bill) Thomas, Ralph Wolfe and Lisa Worl.Other onstage talent: Juried Art Show Juror David R. Boxley and speaker David Katzeek; Story Time participants Lily Hudson Hope, Sondra Simone Segundo, and Hannah Lindoff and Clarissa Hudson...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/celebration-thank-you-sealaska
Neighbors
Drink up, NYC

...appeal, but the case doesn't raise federal issues that would make it a likely choice for the Supreme Court.City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said in a statement that the big-soda ban would get a hearing if it were brought up in the council...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/drink-nyc
Not For Web
JWAC speaker to focus on poverty Thursday

The Juneau World Affairs Council will host a presentation by visiting speaker Alex Counts titled "Combating Rural Poverty Through 'Last Mile' Solutions" at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at the Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-15/jwac-speaker-focus-poverty-thursday
Art
Airline's upgrades include new seats, high-tech features

...airlines has in store for the future.Marilyn Romano, regional vice president of Alaska for Alaska Airlines, was the featured speaker at Thursday's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon. As part of her update, Romano reviewed the growing presence and commitment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-30/airlines-upgrades-include-new-seats-hig
Local
A gift of land, music and food

...Native Village.While it rained in Anchorage, the weather was perfect in Eklutna, sunny with a slight breeze (This, one speaker said with a laugh, was a sign of the gods blessings the event).And the Pow-wow did feel blessed. The mood was languid...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-15/gift-land-music-and-food
Neighbors
Prince of Wales Marathon results

...Marathon. It was Cheney's first time running a marathon in Alaska. He placed 10th in a time of 7:35:04.The guest speaker Larua Skladzinski, 28, of Brookfield, Colorado, became the youngest woman to run a marathon in all 50 states in 2010 at...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-01/prince-wales-marathon-results
Sports

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