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Writers Weir: Life with my Grandparents

...go berry picking with my mom until she felt she had enough. She loved gardening and spent part of her time watering the plants. The things they always did together was prep the fish, so they can smoke and jar them. The process was too long for...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/writers-weir-life-my-grandparents
Art
California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought

...power-hungry flops that will create greenhouse gases and worsen the continent's climate-change woes. Supporters say the plants will protect the country from the next inevitable drought.CALIFORNIA: Brown has called for conservation while focusing...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/california-looks-australia-tips-survi
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 25, 2015

...boosts energy and lowers stress - but apparently quite a few peer-reviewed studies were done on it in the Soviet Union (the plant comes from Siberia) only to be buried in Russian archives.If it pans out, it could be a pretty valuable crop that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
See the future in flowers

...schedule and with all the sunshine, the plants are bigger too. "All of the Primula...Jensen has some young plants back in "the plant factory." One specimen from the...left for the care of her garden - the plants aren't the only things growing...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/see-future-flowers
Outdoors
On the Trails: Being a flower

...do destructive weevils, leaving the plant in a tight spot: make big flowers...for flower color and the ability of the plant to defend itself, or perhaps the...associated with the competitive ability of the plant. Flowers are certain colors where...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/trails-being-flower
Outdoors
Transmission line planned for Air Force station

...15 million diesel oil-fired steam plant for heating the station is expected to be completed at about the same time. The plant is under construction by ASRC Builders.Power requirements could change at the station. Clear is under consideration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-11/transmission-line-planned-air-force-sta
State
Riverbend Elementary School thankful for Science Night help

...cooperative extension, NOAA, Discovery Southeast, Gastineau Guiding, falconer John Eiler, Goldbelt Inc. and the Riverbend staff. Thank you Home Depot and Glacier Gardens for the building supplies and the plants. Riverbend Elementary School

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-10/riverbend-elementary-school-thankfu
Neighbors
Fire at power plant leaves Emmonak in dark

...to assess the damage and restore power.Meera says a power plant operator stepped out to begin a fuel transfer when he noticed smoke.The generator is one of four in Emmonak. Three others operate in separate modules away from the plant.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-30/fire-power-plant-leaves-emmonak-dark
State
From greenhouse to ground, city crew is dedicated to beautifying Alaska's capital city

...sure if people notice when they're driving by at 45 miles per hour or not, but it's fun for us."The crew start the plants from seed in February each year and tend the roughly 17,000 individual plants in the greenhouse until it's time to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-27/greenhouse-ground-city-crew-dedicated-b
Local
Investigators: Suspect tampered with slain troopers' guns

...racking of the other gun," Dunford said. "One male voice refers to the other as 'Dad.' Then they leave after moving the plants."Dunford said he heard what sounded like Johnson's pistol hitting keys on his duty belt. The belt was moved and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/investigators-suspect-tampered-slain-tr
State

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