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Bird Bits: The larger, local cousin: Northern goshawk

...high-speed risk-taker crashes through limbs and determinedly skitters afoot under the brush after its prey. The short accipiter wings allow for rapid acceleration. The long tail provides agile maneuverability. Look at http://www.arkive.org for videos...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/bird-bits-larger-local-cousin-northe
Outdoors
5 things to know about the primary

...2 million has been spent against Begich, according to the web-based Influence Tracker, with millions more waiting in the wings heading toward the general election.? SENATE SLATE: Begich's only primary opposition is from a Brooklyn, New York...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/5-things-know-about-primary
State
5 things to know about the Alaska primary

...2 million has been spent against Begich, according to the web-based Influence Tracker, with millions more waiting in the wings heading toward the general election.2. SENATE SLATE: Begich's only primary opposition is from a Brooklyn, New York...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-18/5-things-know-about-alaska-primary
State
Davis inspires girls to dream with Little League star-power

...hope. It's best to ask a simple question:"Why not?"It's true that pigs will never fly. But don't count out the possibility of girls soaring in MLB one day, giddy with boundless potential.Mo'ne Davis has given them wings.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-21/davis-inspires-girls-dream-little-leag
Sports
Mo'ne trying to find some peace amid all the attention

...the driver, before Mo'ne could answer. "We're late."Davis was, in fact, late for the team dinner at a local chicken wing restaurant. Her Taney Dragons Little League team ate at the same chain during the regional tournament in Bristol, Conn...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/mone-trying-find-some-peace-amid-all-a
Sports
Avian rescue at the Empire

...my neck and tried to grab the crow the way you would a chicken - wings pinned to the bird's side to avoid more chaos. I grabbed a little far back and had the bird under the wings so he started flapping wildly and, screeching - one can only assume...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/melissa-griffiths/2014-08-22/avian-rescue-empi
Bird Bits: Bullet of a hawk

...long legs, belongs to a particular group of hawks called accipiter. Accipiters are slender hawks with short, broad, rounded wings and a long, thin tail as well as a good diagnostic aerial outline. That physique enables them to agilely maneuver through...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/bird-bits-bullet-hawk
Outdoors
Tragedy on the track a result of auto racing culture

...senses. You can't believe what you are seeing.A car is run into a wall. It's one of those small sprint cars with the wings on top. It's a dirt track at night. You see the driver step from his wrecked car onto the dimly lit track as other cars...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-13/tragedy-track-result-auto-racing-cultu
Sports
Thank you from SAIL

...Fitness, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 262, Safeway, Sheinberg Associates, Specs in the City, The Alaska Club, Wings Airways, McDonalds, Super Bear, Allen Marine Tours, the Alaska Fudge Company, the Alaskan Brewing Company and Costco all...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-10/thank-you-sail
Neighbors
Bulldogs bite Falcons

...defending small-schools state champions ousted Thunder Mountain 42-19 Saturday at Nikiski High School, using their feared Wing-T offense to near perfection."It bodes well for us, knowing we can play well at that level," said Nikiski coach Ted Riddall...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-17/bulldogs-bite-falcons
Sports

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