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Zuill Bailey returns to Juneau for Labor Day Concert Sept. 6

...He has been featured with symphony orchestras across the nation and overseas. In addition to his extensive touring engagements...As soloist he has performed with symphonies across the nation, toured Japan four times, performed throughout Europe...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/zuill-bailey-returns-juneau-labor-day-con
Art
End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units - warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/end-boy-scouts-ban-gays-prompts-elati
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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

WASHINGTON - The nation's respite from accelerating health...Spending on health care will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the...policy expert.Health care as a share of the nation's overall economy is projected to grow...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/health-care-spending-accelerate-us-re
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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...Southeast Alaska. Opponents of the rule have argued it blocks the state from millions of dollars of economic development in the nation's largest national forest. Proponents say the rule is needed to protect wildlife and natural habitat.In actuality...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

...government's $700 million price tag for what is considered by many to be the worst animal disease disaster to hit the nation, Vilsack said. The government has spent $400 million on cleaning up dead birds and disinfecting and is paying to research...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-07-29/us-expects-pay-farmers-191-million-b
Regional News
Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...one of us."Obama barely knew his father, who was born and is buried in Kenya. The younger Obama wouldn't visit the nation of his father's birth until he was in his 20s, yet his political rise has been cheered enthusiastically throughout...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/obama-delivers-frank-words-about-afri
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Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

...ignore."He cited an announcement by the BSA's New York City chapter in early April that it had hired Pascal Tessier, the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout, as a summer camp leader. Gates also cited broader gay-rights developments and warned...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/boy-scout-board-approves-end-blanket-
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Sitka makes big plans for 150th Alaska Day

...exploration - the transfer of Alaska from Russia has continued to play a significant role in the world - not just in the nation - and it started right here," he said.Sitka Historical Society hopes its early groundwork will lead to a successful...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-27/sitka-makes-big-plans-150th-alaska-day
Local
Empire Editorial: Stepping beyond No Child Left Behind

...Left Behind was rolled out with the promise that all the nation's children would meet benchmarks in English and math...making their way through Congress look to supplant NCLB as the nation's blueprint to educational success, and they show...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/empire-editorial-stepping-beyond-no-c
Opinion
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...federal benchmarks based on state-developed standardized testing of students. The goal had been to make 100 percent of the nation's children "proficient" in all subjects by 2012. Federal funding to school districts is based on these test scores...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/replacement-no-child-left-behind-passes
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