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Photo: Economic Forecast Luncheon

Greg Wolf, Executive Director of World Trade Center Alaska, speaks during the annual Economic Forecast Luncheon for the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Hangar Ballroom on Thursday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/photo-economic-forecast-luncheon
Local
Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

...the market for shipping goods to Hawaii.""The Jones Act was originally meant to protect the shipping industry and maritime trade, but almost a century has gone by and it's easy to see that the law does not serve its original purpose," Slom said in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hawaii-lawmakers-seek-exemption-maritim
State
Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

...interviewed 40 Alaska sex workers.Because the bill only provides a defense for trafficked people who have been forced into the sex trade, trafficked people who have not been considered forced wouldn't be able to use this defense, she said.And those who do...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/former-sex-workers-advocates-testify-ag
State | AK legislature
Writers Weir: Grand Camp (Elizabeth Peratrovich poem)

Elders speak of a time when glaciers rose high and water was life to the landOf prosperous trade and plentiful game, when love was rich in the ClansTheir eyes tell stories of Tribal journeys for eyes are the truest of booksThe...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-18/writers-weir-grand-camp-elizabeth-peratro
Art
Local economy overlooked in international trade spat

The recent trade war over who makes the steel for the renovation of the Alaska Marine Highway...which needs to be sourced from U.S. fabricators. Our international trade minister, Ed Fast, called the provision "an affront to Canadian sovereignty...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-11/local-economy-overlooked-internationa
Letters
Coffee & Collections Program: Historical Research for Dummies

...from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sandy Harbanuk, Jim Geraghty and Mark Whitman will be sharing resources and "tricks of the trade" with attendees, as well as telling stories of discoveries, dead ends and eureka moments."Listening to Jim, Mark and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-18-2
Art
The Pacific Northwest Bestseller List

...Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast10. Yes Please by Amy Poehler TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. The Martian by Andy Weir2. The Rosie Project...Gaiman9. The Son by Jo Nesbi10. The Circle by Dave Eggers TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION1. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-18/pacific-northwest-bestseller-list
Art
High hopes at Mariners spring training

...disappointment after being acquired from Detroit before the trade deadline last summer. He struggled in making the midseason...just .229 with six extra-base hits in 54 games after the trade last July.Shortstop showdownThe biggest position battle during...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-20/high-hopes-mariners-spring-training
Sports
Fixing the Broken-down

...It also wouldn't hurt to have a skill that's always in demand, Williams said."The big problem around here is having a trade you can go out and make some money with," he said."It's the first time we've had a career track for the university...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19
State
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Coppa

...Southeast Alaska and become more sustainable by going organic.They've already made the switch to serving all organic, fair trade and locally roasted coffee. They'd like to start purchasing ingredients, such as spruce tips and rhubarb, growers in rural...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-19/i-scream-you-scream-we-all-scream-coppa
Local

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