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Recent and upcoming Alaska books

In honor of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 3-10, here's a partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past few months, or due to be published soon.
Juneau man is temporary Haines schoolmaster

Rich Carlson, a Juneau retiree, has been named the interim superintendent of the Haines Borough School District. The news was first reported by the Chilkat Valley News in its July 9 edition.
More on Kake's totem

Following the publication of a June 10 article on Kake's totem pole, the Capital City Weekly received additional information on the carvers who worked on the project, provided by Alaska Indian Arts in Haines.

HEATHER LENDE FINDS THE GOOD BY MARY CATHARINE MARTIN CAPITAL CITY WEEKLY It turns out writing about death can offer quite a bit of insight into life.
Empire Editorial: Legislature's logjam puts control in hands of cities, boroughs

During this year's abbreviated session of the Alaska Legislature, lawmakers couldn't pass a complete budget. The Alaska House didn't have enough votes to tap the state's Constitutional Budget Reserve.
Haines author Heather Lende launches book tour

HEATHER LENDE LAUNCHES BOOK TOUR CCW staff report Heather Lende will launch her Southeast book tour this week to spread the word about her newest work: "Find The Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer.
Haines author Lende in Juneau this weekend

Haines author Heather Lende will be in Juneau this weekend as part of her Southeast book tour following the publication of her latest work, "Find The Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer.
What's happening this week

...The Good" is about the lessons Lende has learned from investigating people's lives as an obituary writer for the Chilkat Valley News in Haines. Details:
Southeast news agencies claim awards from Alaska Press Club

Radio, print and Internet news agencies from across Southeast Alaska collected a wide range of awards at the annual Alaska Press Club ceremony, held Saturday in Anchorage.
Pair of unusual dog injuries raises more questions than answers

On March 5 in Haines, as reported by the Chilkat Valley News, a dog on a daytime walk with its owner was attacked and eaten by a wolf that appeared to be starving.In the last month in Juneau...


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