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Glacier Swim Club hosts Olympic athletes

Three of the country's elite swimmers will be leading local pool sharks, and those who want to be even better in the water, in two days of valuable lessons for all levels of swimmers looking to improve technique and drop time.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-09/glacier-swim-club-hosts-olympic-athlet
Sports
Big dreams for Alaska in Alberta's tar sands

Could a $15 billion railroad project reduce the cost of living in Alaska overnight? Matt Vickers, a lead member in the startup group G7G Railway Corp., thinks it can.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-02/big-dreams-alaska-albertas-tar-sands
State
The Challenge of college affordability: University of Alaska is a bargain

The canvas is epic. Over the last decade, student debt in America has skyrocketed to more than $1 trillion (per the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau) which will lead to a total lifetime wealth loss of $4 trillion for indebted households without accounting for the impact of defaults. The average student debt is circa $26,600 (the average University of Alaska student debt is circa $24,000).

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-05
Opinion
AP All-America team

NEW YORK - Alabama is No. 1 when it comes to All-Americans. The second-ranked Crimson Tide placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday. Among them was center Barrett Jones, who became a two-time first-team selection.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-12-12/ap-all-america-team
Sports
Packers release defensive back Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson is on the market. The Green Bay Packers released the 36-year-old defensive back Friday with two years left on his contract.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-02-17/packers-release-defensive-back-charles
Sports
Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

WASHINGTON - It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-03/decades-old-question-antibacterial-so
Not For Web
Russian anti-gay laws impact Olympics, vodka sales

NEW YORK - Russian vodka and the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-07-30/russian-anti-gay-laws-impact-olympics-
Sports
UAA professor to give clarinet recital Tuesday at JDHS auditorium

Mark Wolbers, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will present a concert for Juneau audiences at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the JDHS auditorium.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-09-23/uaa-professor-give-clarinet-recital
Neighbors
Longtime Public Defender Meachum dies

A prominent criminal defense attorney, who served the Alaska Public Defender Agency in Juneau for 26 years, has died. Robert Francis Meachum died Tuesday from a combination of a heart attack and stroke, according to family members. He was 57.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-01-04/longtime-public-defender-meachum-dies
Local
My Turn: Black History Month - A eulogy for Rob Meachum, an African-American man

Rob Meachum, 57, a resident of Juneau, died on Jan. 1, 2013. Rob, an African American, born in Chicago on Feb. 27, 1955, grew up in Detroit and was the eldest of seven children born to Dr. Floyd T. and Mrs. Bobette Meachum.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-02-28/my-turn-black-history-month-eulogy-ro
Opinion

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