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Slack Tide: Alaskanukkah

...still stands - by lighting one day's worth of oil that miraculously lasted eight until more could arrive from neighboring traders. Hence, lighting a ceremonial eight-candled Hanukkah menorah. Point is, aside from providing the first documented warning...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-14/slack-tide-alaskanukkah
Neighbors
Campaign begins to honor Alaska Native actor in Hollywood

...a movie.The effort is to honor Ray Mala, who was born in 1906 to an Inupiat woman, and whose father was a Russian Jewish trader. He grew up in Candle, and lived and worked in Hollywood from 1925 until his death in 1952, KTVA reported.He starred in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-11/campaign-begins-honor-alaska-native-act
State
Slack Tide: Alaska vs. Lower 48

...you can expect to relieve yourself in a bucket.The Lower 48 has Jamba Juice; Alaska has Pilot Bread. The Lower 48 has Trader Joe's; Alaska has Mattress Ranch. The Lower 48 has wild snakes; Alaska does not have wild snakes. In the Lower 48, motorists...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-14/slack-tide-alaska-vs-lower-48
Neighbors
On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...named for a relative of Joe Juneau of local fame. Reported to be Joe's cousin, Solomon Juneau was a French-Canadian fur trader, who settled in the Milwaukee area, helping found the new city and its newspaper, and briefly serving as mayor, among other...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/trails-hiking-granite-basin
Outdoors
The Wild West: (Un)true grit

...accounts, a female grizzly bear sprang from the bushes along a tributary of the Yellowstone River and tore into a trapper and fur trader named Hugh Glass. She slashed his face, munched his scalp and removed a fist-sized hunk from his posterior. Members of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-08-24/wild-west-untrue-grit
Not For Web
JAHC Gallery: "Tlingit Octopus Bags" by Shgen George

...ideas. Based on what I have learned about octopus bags, I envisioned octopus bags migrating across North America with the traders. I see almost identical bags among the Iroquois, Cree, and Athabascan nations, along the same routes that the Hudson Bay...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-29/jahc-gallery-tlingit-octopus-bags-shgen-g
Art
August First Friday Art Walk

...ideas. Based on what I have learned about octopus bags, I envisioned octopus bags migrating across North America with the traders. I see almost identical bags among the Iroquois, Cree, and Athabascan nations, along the same routes that the Hudson Bay...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-31/august-first-friday-art-walk
Art
Good reads

...fair, when Rezanov first visited the colony, there were many. Nor is much attention given to the governors, or the fur traders who, unlike the Russians, sold the Natives guns and ammunition, making the area far more dangerous.But this carping is...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-08-14/good-reads
Art
Fish Factor: Frankenfish labeling advances in Congress

...5 million people have written in opposition to FDA approval and 65 supermarkets (including Safeway, Kroger, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Target) have pledged not to carry it. Salmon farmers also are distancing themselves from the fish; both the International...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-06/frankenfish-labeling-advances-congress
State
Outside Editorial: Congress members must abide by insider trading laws

...following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune:Everyone knows Congress has its share of wheeler-dealers, but stock traders? Yes, maybe more than we thought. Media reports have raised questions about whether elected representatives, along with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-06/congress-members-must-abide-insider-t
Opinion

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