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In the Stacks: New books for beginning readers, it doesn't have to be all Dr. Seuss and Elephant and Piggie - look for these and other non-fiction titles in the J Prim section at each public library."Extreme Senses: Animals with Unusual Senses for Hunting Prey," by Kathryn Lay...
Empire Editorial: Senators promise more foreign workers for Alaska

...successfully inserted language reviving the J-1 visa program into a funding bill...State Department suspended much of the J-1 visa program in Alaska. The program...State Department reacted, shutting down the J-1 program for industrial work - including...
My Turn: We love Alaska Airlines

...delivered us safely and on time to our destinations. In fact, Alaska Airlines, for the seventh year in a row, has won the J.D. Power Award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Traditional Carriers in North America. In addition, Alaska...
Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

...Washington state waters. They primarily eat fish, rather than other marine mammals. They travel in three families, or the J, K and L pods. Whales from the same pod tend to spend most of their time together.
My Turn: Too many jobs, not enough Alaskans

...communities. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich recognize this as well, and we are grateful for their efforts to revive the J-1 visa program. Although helpful, it will only provide a fraction of the workforce we need. We are not afraid to ask...
J-Bird rises from the ashes

...popularity of another student publication, the J-Bird is back. The Juneau-Douglas...efforts in the previous school year.The J-Bird's first print edition in seven...2012 and leads with the bold headline "THE J-BIRD SOARS BACK!" The paper includes...
Alaska editorial: J-1 delay gives processors time to recruit Americans

...announced it is delaying implementation of changes to the J-1 visa program until November.That program brings...but only because processors have become reliant upon the J-1 program.Before the J-1 program became dominant, fish plants used hundreds...
Photo: Their day in the sun

...Kharkiv, Ukraine, spend time in the sun in downtown Juneau on Monday. The group is working for Alaska Glacier Seafoods on the J-1 Visa program. From left they are: Misha Ralduhin, Oleksander Balkashyn, Oleksander Ralduhin, Masha Lytova, Polina...
Pinochle club helps brighten winter days in Kasilof

...The club has been playing for years from varied locations around Kasilof, such as the Tustumena Lodge, the Roadhouse and the J Bar B Club. Tournament play started on Oct. 12 and will go weekly through April 26. The club has seen membership bounce...
Five good (Alaskan) reads

...essays about Bush life, powerful, lean and at times tragic and funny.? "Shopping For Porcupine" by Seth Kantner, the J.D. Salinger of Alaska, so creative with the English language, a master of character development. Born and raised in...


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