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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...evening for lawmakers he assembled a task force of committee chairmen to bring refugee legislation to the floor as soon as this week."This is a moment where it's better to be safe than to be sorry," he said. "So we think the prudent, the responsible...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/republicans-rush-shut-border
Nation and World
College football capsules

...earlier, the Tigers were unbeaten and ranked second by the College Football Playoff committee. They were No. 9 in the CFP this week.LSU running back Leonard Fournette had 127 yards from scrimmage and scored his 17th touchdown this season, but that...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-11-15
Sports
Black students complain of casual racism

...recent days, inspired by those of the protesters at Missouri, who brought down the university president and chancellor this week over what they saw as a sluggish response to racial slurs and other incidents on campus.Among other things, the student...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-13/black-students-complain-casu
Nation and World
Push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

...how the Syrian government operates and how it manages elections," Ford wrote in an article published by the think tank this week. "As hard as those negotiations surely will be, rushing to elections without serious, perceptible progress on the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-12/push-end-syria-war-seen-most
Nation and World
Online threats against blacks net arrest at Missouri campus

...terrorist threat, adding to the racial tension at the heart of the protests that led two top administrators to resign earlier this week.Hunter M. Park, a 19-year-old sophomore studying computer science at a sister campus in Rolla, was arrested shortly...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-12/online-threats-against-black
Nation and World
What's happening this week, Nov. 11-17

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSAn Evening with John Straley, 6:30?8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, Hangar on the Wharf Ballroom. The Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host their public annual meeting at the Hangar Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Featured speaker John Straley will present "The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but a Story: The Art of Writing Historical Fiction," at 7 p.m. Free to FoJDCM members or $5 per person for nonmembers. See story on page 5. Details: http://juneaumuseumfriends.org/

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-11/whats-happening-week-nov-11-17
Art
21st annual Bald Eagle Fest runs Nov. 9-15 in Haines

The 21st Alaska Bald Eagle Festival is this week in Haines.The festival started Monday, Nov. 9. The celebration focuses on the thousands of eagles that flock to in the Chilkat...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-11/bald-eagle-festival
Art
Ellis: Narcan bill means 'life or death'

...Capitol."A lot of the legislation we deal with in the Legislature is not life or death," he said in a phone interview this week. "This bill is life or death."Senate Bill 23 deals directly with increasing access to a life-saving heroin antidote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-08/ellis-narcan-bill-means-life-or-death
State | Local | AK legislature
What's happening

WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK EVENTS Woosh Kinaadeiyi Open Mic, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. The event will be hosted by Dee Jay DeRego, with the Woosh Kinaadeiyi Band.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/whats-happening
Art
'Dire' need as giving season commences

This week marks the start of the Glory Hole's annual Turkey Box giveaway for families in need this holiday season. Unfortunately, it...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-18/dire-need-giving-season-commences
Local

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