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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for April 27, 2015

Thumbs up to disclosure. On Friday afternoon, the state...along the coast. We should be ready.Thumbs up to a happy ending. On Sunday morning, two...there can be too much of a good thing.Thumbs up to a filling fundraiser. The Glory Hole is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-a
Opinion
Arlene Judy Jewell

...by Cannery Point in Hoonah. Arlene was born October 16, 1944 to Frank & Ruth (Dalton) Jackson in Juneau, Alaska. She grew up in Juneau and had lived in Hoonah most of her life. Arlene worked as the ANS Pull Tab Shoppe Manager for several years and had...

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Robert Golding Dwyre

...wilderness and adventure could offer. His favorite pastime was fishing and hunting of which he was still talking about right up until the day he left for his final hunt. Bob proudly shared that he was the last person of 24 people selected in the hunting...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174608299
Speak up for safety in honor of Workers' Memorial Day

...Alaska. Employees need to be empowered by management to speak up about unsafe working conditions and have the training and knowledge...foster cultures of safety so workers feel comfortable speaking up about safety concerns.Safety is a collective endeavor. In unionized...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/speak-safety-honor-workers-memorial-d
Opinion
Session continues, budget vote pending

...state spending plan.Senate President Kevin Meyer said Sunday that Senate minority leader Berta Gardner wanted to wait to take up the budget. Under legislative rules, the conference committee report on a budget is to sit for at least 24 hours before being...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/session-continues-budget-vote-pending
State
Local Sports Calendar for Monday, April 27.

...Tour de Skagway, 24K Road Race (down and up) between Canadian Customs and U.S. Customs...de Skagway, 20K Hill Climb, from Dyea up to summit where food, drink and awards...Road Race (Empire Cup Race), 0.9 miles up Eaglecrest Road. Distance of 10, 5 and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-27/local-sports-calendar-monday-april-27
Sports
Society for Creative Anachronism spins wool as part of medieval re-enactment

...turns, loose fibers are pulled into the twisting wool, caught up in the twist and wound into the strand of yarn."It's not...dark purple yarn that Clary has been spinning will probably end up as socks, she said."(Spinning) is a fun craft on its own...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/society-creative-anachronism-spins-wool
State
Bethel team envisions gray water recycling

...of deliveries and ultimately make water more affordable for people," Lefferts said.Many families on small haul systems end up rationing and use a fraction of what's needed to get the health benefit.A gray water system involves routing plumbing so waste...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/bethel-team-envisions-gray-water-recycl
State
1 million passengers expected on Alaska cruises in 2015

...Commerce about how passenger fees are being spent, specifically a long-planned dock expansion to allow more Panamax ships to tie up downtown. The cruise line wanted an entirely new dock built, not an extension.The first two cruise ships of the year are due...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/1-million-passengers-expected-alaska-cr
State
Four-time Iditarod winner champions literacy

...to sleep," Buser said. When Buser isn't mushing, it seems his other favorite way to travel is with a book. "Books open up the world to you," he said. "Even on the smallest of budgets you can travel by means of books."Books, whether used for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-27/four-time-iditarod-winner-champions-lit
Local

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