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Juneau schools improve district-wide

...two schools missed the mark by a tiny margin, he said. There are lots of things the schools can do to push them over the edge, Wilson said."One of the things they can look at is the participation rate on the (state) assessments," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/juneau-schools-improve-district-wide
Local
Candidates for governor's race plan their next moves

...It's a great way to meet a whole bunch of Alaskans," the 63-year-old Walker said.Political observers give Parnell the edge in the general election, even if Mallott and Walker pick off some of his support.One longtime political watcher, Stephen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/candidates-governors-race-plan-their-ne
State
Fairbanks couple adds giant moose trap to yard

...plywood as the base of the trap and an old spring and copper tubing for the metal frame. Dawson painted a red square around the edge of the trap and a big, red V at one end with a moose head drawn into it. The words "Moose Trap Alaska Style" are stacked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-18/fairbanks-couple-adds-giant-moose-trap-
State
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...by an excess of trust. We see no reason to view things differently now. If time has softened our emotions and rounded the edges of our memory, it cannot erase our logic: Big Oil has given Alaskans many reasons for distrust and few for trust.On...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/empire-editorial-vote-trust
Opinion
Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum in Valhalla

...being even better. He played the back nine first, and hit his tee shot right down the middle at No. 1, and right at the edge of a divot that wasn't entirely filled with sand."It was like caught or plugged," Westwood said. "So it would...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-08/westwood-mcilroy-ride-momentum-valhall
Sports
Today in History

...10,000 Maniacs) is 57. TV personality Deborah Norville is 56. Actor-singer Harry Crosby is 56. Rock musician The Edge (U2) is 53. Rock musician Rikki Rockett (Poison) is 53. Rapper Kool Moe Dee is 52. Rock musician Ralph Rieckermann...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08
Local
JIRPers present research

...Visitor Center. Some of the projects include studies of beetles on nunataks (exposed ridges not covered with ice in or at the edge of an icefield), ice flow dynamics and aspects of the Taku and Llewellyn glaciers. The Taku Glacier is the only glacier...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/jirpers-present-research
Outdoors
Ronaldo double clinches Super Cup for Real Madrid

...defender Antonio Barragan. United broke the deadlock shortly after the restart when Darren Fletcher slotted home from the edge of the area. Ashley Young's 49th minute corner eventually fell into his path and the Scottish international netted...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-13/ronaldo-double-clinches-super-cup-real
Sports
Robin Williams, manic comedy star, dead at 63

...he once likened his act to the daily jogs he took across the Golden Gate Bridge. There were times he would look over the edge, one side of him pulling back in fear, the other insisting he could fly."You have an internal critic, an internal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-11/robin-williams-manic-comedy-star-dead-6
State
Southeast Adventure: Observation Loop

...Though it's not quite a loop - more of a semi-circle - the route goes up Blackerby Trail, along Blackerby Ridge to the edge of the Juneau Icefield, past Lemon Glacier, up Cairn Peak and up Observation Peak. It then turns across Salmon Ridge...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/southeast-adventure-observation-loop
Outdoors

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