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Empire Editorial: Don't be fooled by claims of a 'threat' from Russia

...with the United States, well, it doesn't. Alarmist talk about Russia "taking over the Arctic" isn't anything more than the words of someone trying...most of the latest Arctic movements aren't purely military. "One person can look at...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-01/empire-editorial-dont-be-fooled-claim
Opinion
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

...using land food and what they find can't replace lipid-rich ringed or bearded seals...make a living on land, and that if we don't save the sea ice, polar bears will indeed...much is that going to benefit them? I don't know. It's got to benefit them some...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/scientists-say-polar-bears-wont-thrive-
State
The Eagle Tree, lowered by a crane, has landed

...new museum by crane.The new tree isn't real - that's against modern museum regulations...has snapped off, to explain why it doesn't have a full canopy. Its bark varies, as does its color."Real trees aren't perfect," she said. "You've got to...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-01/eagle-tree-lowered-crane-has-landed
Art
Bring on the Music: Folk Fest begins Monday

...guitars, mandolins, voices: the 41st annual Alaska Folk Festival starts Monday, April 6, and for the next week there won't be many in Juneau who spend a day without tapping their feet or just getting up and dancing ? or, of course, performing...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-01/bring-music-folk-fest-begins-monday
Art
On Writing: Omitting needless words

...writing about. All you notice is that the writing doesn't get in the way of your getting the information you need...rules about writing are expressed as proscriptions: don't do this, don't do that. Bad writing is just so much easier to see. Indeed...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-01/writing-omitting-needless-words
Art
Michigan State's Izzo emulates Krzyzewski but is still playing catch-up

...Kind of?" he interrupted. "You can't have a rivalry when it's 8-1."Izzo...even longer," Izzo said. "That isn't easy to do, either. Expectations get so...would do," Krzyzewski said. "They don't have a team. They have a program. As he...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-01/michigan-states-izzo-emulates-krzyzews
Sports
Pipeline bill sets up showdown with Walker

...sponsor of the bill, told reporters he wasn't concerned about reaching 40 votes, though...predecessor, or he might see something he doesn't like and then have a right to try to negotiate...R-Nikiski, said the Legislature wouldn't be doing its job if it allowed the AGDC money...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/pipeline-bill-sets-showdown-walker
State | AK legislature
Short-handed Miami rallies to beat Temple 60-57 in NIT semis

...wrist injury, 7-footer Tonye Jekiri didn't return after he was inadvertently struck...freshman Obi Enechionyia said. "We just didn't make them today."After missing six of...of passive," McClellan said. "Wasn't being as aggressive as we normally are...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-01/short-handed-miami-rallies-beat-temple
Sports
Vehicles of Sudanese refugees vandalized

...crime.Police spokeswoman Anita Shell said the vandalism doesn't fit the definition of a hate crime, defined as "discrimination...perception may be that this crime is racially motivated, but we can't prove that the intent of the vandalism was racially motivated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/vehicles-sudanese-refugees-vandalized
State
Sometimes, you need a sense of humor

...addition of a nice tour of the Capitol and the Legislature on their first visit.The negative comments about Stolpe's "didn't seem like he'd ever been to a hockey game before" or "tried to learn any of the backstory to some of the parents' reactions...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-01/sometimes-you-need-sense-humor
Letters

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