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A blend of tradition and the unexpected

Longtime local artist Fumi Matsumoto is known for her experimentation with unusual materials: found objects and ordinary things she's altered for an artistic purpose.
Local author Jean Rogers dies at age 93

Longtime Juneau resident Jean Clark Rogers died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at her home in Juneau at age 93.
Jean Rogers' 'sense of delight'

Even from a distance, Jean Rogers' presence was unmistakable: with her oversized glasses, broad smile, hand-made Marimekko-patterned dresses, blunt cut and perpetually ungray hair, Rogers was a highly active and visible member of the arts community.
Empire editorial: 'State of Denial'

The Sacramento Bee has published another brilliant report authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tom Knudson. Knudson spent a year traveling thousands of miles researching background for "State of Denial." The report explores the global environmental impact of California as a consumer state.
Feds must help troubled states now or face worse problems ahead

In the best of times, the federal government shouldn't ever consider bailing out profligate state governments whose unwise spending has pushed them into an economic black hole.
This Day in History

In Alaska, the nation, and the world.
Pipeline withstood quake as designed

ANCHORAGE - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was designed to withstand an 8.5 magnitude earthquake, but could it? When a team of structural and geo-technical engineers came up with the pipeline design in the early 1970s, they didn't expect it to be tested in their lifetimes. They were wrong.
This Day in History

In Alaska, the nation and the world
State Briefs

Fairbanks man dies of hypothermia; Anchorage fire displaces six families; Anchorage man arrested in robbery; Utility grants available for rural communities; UAA debate coach honored by foundation; Troopers get $2 million to fight drugs; Quake shakes Interior
Outside editorial: Was Padilla subjected to illegal torture?

Jose Padilla, the onetime alleged dirty-bomb plotter, this month sued John Yoo, the onetime Bush legal adviser who played a key role in crafting the so-called torture memos.


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