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Housing commission: Less talk, more action

...the commission, noted. "If we don't dive in, it doesn't matter how many small things we do. We can work around the edges forever - which is what we've been doing - but without a radical shift in priority, in focus ... we're not going...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-06/housing-commission-less-talk-more-actio
Local
Gimme a Smile: Life lessons from Alaska

...and learn gun safety at the shooting range in sixth grade. When you see someone wearing camouflage and striding along the edge of the highway with a rifle slung over one shoulder, you don't think twice - you know it's just a duck hunter...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-05/gimme-smile-life-lessons-alaska
Neighbors
On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

...sooty grouse and a tiny chick from the dense ground cover. Mama grouse clucked and fussed, and they both took refuge at the edge of a willow thicket fringed with dense ferns. Mama kept peeking out to check on the "monsters" that had entered her...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/trails-out-and-about-mid-june
Outdoors
Swimming to altitude

...few places as wet; few places where the trails are as steep; few places with so much wilderness accessible right from the edge of town; and few comparable sized cities that have as many races as we do here in Juneau. There is something else altogether...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-03/swimming-altitude
Sports
JIRPers start 68th summer on the Juneau Icefield

...saxifrage. She did research for her PhD on the vegetation of nunataks - rock outcroppings or exposed ridges on or at the edge of glaciers and icefields - and first came to JIRP 17 years ago, as a student."I really value the program and...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-03/jirpers-start-68th-summer-juneau-ice
Outdoors
'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

...stopped just short of irrigated apple orchards and residential subdivisions.Officials know the fire started in brush on the edge of town, but they are still trying to determine what sparked it. Sweltering heat above 100 degrees, tinder-dry brush...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/mind-blowing-flames-destroy-homes-washi
State
Wildfires grow in number, but no new evacuations

...homes, she said. Fire crews have cut a protective line at the edge of the fire."Today it's kind of calm because we had...Athabascan village, Tanana, which is about 4 miles from the edge of a fire nearly 59 square miles in size. The organization...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/wildfires-grow-number-no-new-evacuation
State
Blackhawks shut out Lightning for another Stanley Cup title

...was an appropriate conclusion to a series full of near misses and close calls that had fans in Chicago and Tampa Bay on the edge of their seats for almost two weeks. It was only the second final to begin with five one-goal games, and no team enjoyed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-16/blackhawks-shut-out-lightning-another
Not For Web
Alaska's 'most controversial sculpture' gets a new home

...together, it's 12 feet across, between 18 ½ and 19 feet tall, and weighs ten tons.The parts of the sculpture with the edges perpendicular to the ground "act as a foil to the more free-flowing elements," Murray said.Recently the artist...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-24/alaskas-most-controversial-sculpture-gets
Art
Helping Alaska's future

...boards, staff and communities are working to meet these challenges with less and less support and are now teetering on the edge. School districts have continued to reduce teaching and administrative staff as well as supplies, custodial services...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-26/helping-alaskas-future
Letters

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