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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down (Oct. 20, 2014)

Thumbs up to Alaska Day. As usual, Saturday's celebrations...reasons for Alaska's uniqueness.Thumbs up to the Coast Guard. The U.S. Coast Guard...Guard helping our Canadian friends.Thumbs up to the ferry Malaspina. While sailing east...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-20/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-o
Opinion
Saturday Challenge

...weather is bad, my first instinct is to hole up with a book and read all day. You might...kill a little bit of time to let them set up.I do two slow laps around the store...go over to the stand the Rollergirls set up near the exit doors and introduce myself...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-20/saturday-challenge
Local
Soldotna wins third-straight football championship

...Soldotna Stars started fast and didn't let up Saturday afternoon at Dimond's Alumni...scored a pair of touchdowns and racked up 146 yards on the ground to lead the formidable...said. "We did a good job of picking that up and were able to move the ball."On the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-20/soldotna-wins-third-straight-football-
Sports
Ferry Malaspina rescues one as two drown in sinking Canadian landing craft

The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Malaspina picked up an extra passenger in the waters off Vancouver Island on Saturday...nearby and responded to the distress call."The ferry picked up one person using their fast boat," Lt. Cmdr. Jones said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/ferry-malaspina-rescues-one-two-drown-s
State
Letter: We need more people like George McGuan

...has become one of my best friends.When I was laid off from KTOO in 2010, George was the first person to show up at my door to cheer me up, despite the fact that he had just broken his foot and was in a cast. And when the Packers won the Superbowl...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-20/letter-we-need-more-people-george-mcg
Letters
Arts benefactor donates $100K

...carpet, I'm going to Alaska! I came up here and fell in love with Juneau. I just...home and sold everything I had and came up, and here I am 54 years later."That...apart," he said. "My wife and I went up there and wintered with our kids and spent...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-20/arts-benefactor-donates-100k
Local | Art
Waiting for White Mountains? Good luck!

...hoping for a competitor to have a change of heart or not feel up to the task of the 100-mile human powered race across the Interior...terrain around me, but about once a month it's really fun to line up and push myself physically and mentally in conjunction with and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-20/waiting-white-mountains-good-luck
Sports
Hickok, Maake earn Player of Year honors

...only unanimous decision," Juneau-Douglas High School coach Kevin Hamrick said of Hickok. "I think they were all juniors put up in that category. He makes so many tackles and is a leader on the defense. He is a great kid and he fits the bill perfectly...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-20/hickok-maake-earn-player-year-honors
Sports
Eielson edges Nikiski for small schools championship

...interception on the next drive, setting Eielson up with 52 yards to work with, resulting in...Eielson went 64 yards in 10 plays, eating up nearly five minutes of the clock, ending...point, Nikiski still had one more trick up its sleeve.Anderson connected with Carstens...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-10-20/eielson-edges-nikiski-small-schools-ch
Sports
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...prohibit marijuana in the workplace will stand up if they are legally attacked, said Renee...said.Hash oil processing can bump this up to products with 50 percent THC, even as...becoming legal for medical use.Calls were up by 30 percent in states with legalized marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State

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