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As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...gas pipeline through a handful of state game refuges, parks and recreation areas. HB142Alaska Elders' Day is the winter solstice each year. HB143The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority can loan up to $120 million for construction...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
Living & Growing: The Wheel of the Year has taken another turn

On Feb. 2 the cross-quarter, roughly the midpoint between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox, was commemorated by many the world over. The ancient Celtic calendar highlights the natural turning points...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-08/living-growing-wheel-year-has-taken
Neighbors
Off the Beaten Path: Not just a pretty pelt: marten in Southeast Alaska

...Southeast, except for glaciated regions. I've seen sign from the edge of the ocean to the tops of mountains. One winter solstice, I followed the tracks of a marten along the ridge of Mount Bullard. It bypassed the summit by a few feet and headed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-09/beaten-path-not-just-pretty-pelt-mar
Outdoors
Photo: Solstice solace

Mike Meersman, left, and Brad Campbell enjoy a beach fire in Auke Bay for the Winter Solstice on Sunday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/photo-solstice-solace
Local
Alaska Science Forum: Northern Alaska joins the cryosphere

...later warm above freezing, showing that the sun still has some punch. But the snow will stay, and the countdown to winter solstice has begun.Near the lake, a spider looks out of place on the snow. A touch does not inspire it to move. The spider...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/alaska-science-forum-northern-alaska
Outdoors
Alaska Science Forum: The last intact ecosystem on Earth

Back from the bottom of the world - where she had just experienced her second winter solstice in six months - Kristin O'Brien parked her shopping cart at the fish counter of a Fairbanks grocery.The biologist who studies...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-17/alaska-science-forum-last-intact-eco
Outdoors
Winter Solstice issue of Cirque is now available

The latest issue of Cirque: A Literary Journal for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest is now available. The Winter Solstice Issue can be purchased in hard copy or viewed online at www.cirquejournal.com.This issue includes an interview...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-08
Art
Winter Solstice issue of Cirque is now available

The latest issue of Cirque: A Literary Journal for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest is now available. The Winter Solstice Issue can be purchased in hard copy or viewed online at www.cirquejournal.com.This issue includes an interview...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-02/winter-solstice-issue-cirque-now-availabl
Art
Suicide prevention resources abound in Juneau

...the church's first nondenominational service for people struggling during the holiday season - on Dec. 21, the winter solstice and longest night of the year.The service brought people together for uplifting words and "beautiful music...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-31/suicide-prevention-resources-abound-jun
Local
Photo: Capturing the solstice

Kari Fenske photographs the late afternoon sun hitting the Mendenhall Glacier and surrounding mountains on Friday. Saturday was the winter solstice.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-22/photo-capturing-solstice
Local

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