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Childcare 'crisis' hits close to home, but with silver lining

...were completely unprepared for the extremely tight child care market in both cost and availability. I had our son on a couple wait lists around town so I could get a job, but it took between 14-16 months for any spots to open up for him. And this was before...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-05/childcare-crisis-hits-close-home-silv
Letters
A history of charity: The story of Juneau's Hurlock family

...daily Mass or the weekend Mass. Even though her husband Roger was not a Catholic, he would lovingly bring her to church and wait for her, day in and day out."In 1996, the Hurlocks donated the final plot of their farm in the Mendenhall Valley to save...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-04/history-charity
Local
Sex offender gets 1 year for failing to register

...One of the most troubles cases in the past is a 1986 case where Bourdon was convicted of attempted sexual assault. He had laid in wait and tried to grab two girls walking home from a Sitka middle school. The girls were able to struggle away.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-04/sex-offender-gets-1-year-failing-regist
Local
Young and hungry

...Torres has cooked for the Rookery and ran El Zarape's kitchen in the past."Jose would make us a family meal, for the wait staff," Schooler explained. "His Mexican food was better than anything else in town. I had joked we would open a taco shop...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-01/young-and-hungry
Local
Photos: Giant puppets

Eighth-grader Nikki Box, right, waits in her cosume titled "The Great One of the Sky" as students prepare eighth-grader Hope Carpenter in her costume combining a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-12/photos-giant-puppets
Local
Rainy Day Reads: Making us wait

...far so good, right? I mean, we can wait two years for a book when it tops 500...That seems reasonable. But then the waits get longer: "A Feast for Crows" came...author,' I said.'We can't can't wait until the third book,' they say...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2015-02-26/rainy-day-reads-making-
Kodiak animal shelter seeks pets from other communities

...of locals looking for pets."If you come in and get on the wait list and have a specific breed in mind, we'll take that into consideration," Lilly said. "We'll try to fulfill our wait list as much as possible while helping the kill shelters so another...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-22/kodiak-animal-shelter-seeks-pets-other-
State
More Montessori in Juneau

...being added mean 24 more slots for the children's house and 26 additional slots for the lower elementary level. Usually the wait list is about 30 students."With the new classrooms we will have a capacity of 181 students from Kindergarten to eighth grade...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/more-montessori-juneau
Local
My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

...the parties. So the Utah legislature approved $2 million to pursue a lawsuit against Uncle Sam.Wouldn't it seem wise to wait and see how it plays out in court before pushing Alaska in the same direction? Of course, that'll take years. So even if...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-27/moniak-column-folly-chenaults-federal
Opinion
Representative rushed to ER after floor speech

...asked for prayers of support for "one of my favorite people in this building.""He's a lively, wonderful man and I can't wait to see him soon," she said.House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, had good news to share in a statement he released...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/representative-rushed-er-after-floor-sp
State

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