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Off the Beaten Path: The journeys we make

...wild places around the world, worked as a CIA agent, co-founded The Paris Review and was a pioneer user of psychedelic substances before evolving into a student of Buddhism and a Zen priest. The subjects of his books vary widely, but most revolve around...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/beaten-path-journeys-we-make
Outdoors
My Turn: Marijuana and the developing human brain

...marijuana (a long chemical name with the initials THC) works by binding with receptors in the brain, shutting out natural substances in the body. They knew marijuana affected adolescent brains, but didn't yet know precisely what the changes were.Scientists...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-04/marijuana-and-developing-human-brain
Opinion
UAF investigates injections given to students

...attention for the affected students.The university is using an independent lab to determine whether the solution contains substances that would be harmful to humans. Early tests have so far shown two bacteria strains in at least some vials. The newspaper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/uaf-investigates-injections-given-stude
State
My Turn: If pot becomes legal, we'll all pay

...if we won't save money, what about taxing marijuana? Nobody pretends alcohol or tobacco taxes pay for the harm those substances cause, and that would be true of marijuana. Colorado estimates it will collect $98 million this year in marijuana tax...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-03/my-turn-if-pot-becomes-legal-well-all
Opinion
More wild cards crop up in murder trial

...jury earlier that Kowalski tested negative for THC, the active ingredient of marijuana, and any other illicit controlled substances. Kowalski voluntarily gave his blood to police to be tested when he reported the shooting to them about nine hours afterward...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-30/more-wild-cards-crop-murder-trial
Local
MLB hopes for new drug deal this week

...said in a telephone interview. "It probably is the best policy in professional sports."For use of a limited group of substances, the sides were discussing giving the arbitration panel that hears appeals grievances the authority to reduce suspensions...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-27/mlb-hopes-new-drug-deal-week
Sports
For natural dyes, look to the yard or kitchen

...books from the '60s, '70s and '80s are plentiful, experts warn that books from that period often recommend using toxic substances like chrome, copper or even lead as mordants."You just don't want to be inhaling that kind of thing," said Duerr...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-23/natural-dyes-look-yard-or-kitchen
Neighbors
Alex Rodriguez deserves no one's support, needs to quit playing the victim

...Saturday, there had been no life sentence for major league baseball players found guilty of using performance-enhancing substances.But baseball was more than willing to set a precedent in Alex Rodriguez's case.He is done now. All but dead as far...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-14/alex-rodriguez-deserves-no-ones-suppor
Sports
Former crime lab employee charged with six felonies

...in two criminal cases in which Palmer had analyzed seized substances.He also concluded that in another seizure handled by Palmer...had a skiing accident and had become addicted to controlled substances, according to Bittner. The investigators seized a letter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/former-crime-lab-employee-charged-six-f
State
Passport to STEM success

...several small containers of clear liquid.The liquids and powders aren't labeled, so the students experiment to see which substances react. "I think it's fun because it's hands-on," Thompson said."They test it to see what makes change," she...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-06/passport-stem-success
Local

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