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Jewish group sends Spain's leader letter about Matisyahu

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:15pm
Jewish group sends Spain's leader letter about Matisyahu Associated Press - 19 August 2015 06:15-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Music, Entertainment, Concerts, Celebrity, Boycotts, Fairs and festivals, Political and civil unrest, Recreation and leisure, Lifestyle People, Places and Companies: Matisyahu, Mariano Rajoy, Spain, Palestinian territories, Israel, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Hackers claim to have exposed Ashley Madison users on Web

AP Technology News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:09pm
Hackers claim to have exposed Ashley Madison users on Web Associated Press - 19 August 2015 06:09-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Hackers claim to have exposed Ashley Madison users on Web

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:09pm
Hackers claim to have exposed Ashley Madison users on Web Associated Press - 19 August 2015 06:09-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Hackers claim to have exposed Ashley Madison users on Web

AP Business News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:09pm
Hackers claim to have exposed Ashley Madison users on Web Associated Press - 19 August 2015 06:09-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:57pm
Sierra Leone awaits countdown to Ebola-free declaration Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:57-04:00 News Topics: General news, Ebola virus, Islam, Ramadan, Fencing, Hemorrhagic fever, Infectious diseases, Diseases and conditions, Health, Religion, Social affairs, Holidays, Occasions, Lifestyle, Sports People, Places and Companies: Ernest Bai Koroma, Sierra Leone, Freetown, West Africa Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

IS bomb in Kurdish town in northeast Syria kills at least 11

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:54pm
IS bomb in Kurdish town in northeast Syria kills at least 11 Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:54-04:00 News Topics: General news, War and unrest, Bombings, Suicide bombings, Terrorist attacks, Terrorism, Archaeology, Militant groups, Human rights and civil liberties, Cultural preservation, Accidents and disasters, Political activism, Science, Social issues, Social affairs, Cultures, Political issues, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Syria, Middle East, Beirut, Damascus, Iraq Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Police release sketch of Bangkok bomb suspect, offer reward

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:51pm
Police release sketch of Bangkok bomb suspect, offer reward Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:51-04:00 News Topics: General news, Bombings, Accidents and disasters, War and unrest, Travel, Lifestyle People, Places and Companies: Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand, Bangkok Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Latest on Bangkok: Thai police release suspect's sketch

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:46pm
The Latest on Bangkok: Thai police release suspect's sketch Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:46-04:00 News Topics: General news, Bombings, Prayer, Accidents and disasters, Crime, Religion, Social affairs, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand, Bangkok, Southeast Asia, Malaysia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Russia hits French chain Auchan with food inspections

AP Business News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:46pm
Russia hits French chain Auchan with food inspections Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:46-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Government and politics, Ethnic food, Cuisines, Food and drink, Lifestyle People, Places and Companies: Moscow, Russia, France, Europe Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Russia sends Estonian security officer to prison for spying

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:36pm
Russia sends Estonian security officer to prison for spying Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:36-04:00 News Topics: General news, International relations, Smuggling, Espionage, Government and politics, Crime People, Places and Companies: Taavi Roivas, Federica Mogherini, Estonia, Moscow, Russia, Europe Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thai blast strikes blow to tourism, pillar of ailing economy

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:34pm
Thai blast strikes blow to tourism, pillar of ailing economy Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:34-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Travel, Lifestyle, Economy, Bombings, Leisure travel, Travel safety, Accidents and disasters, Government and politics, Travel restrictions and advisories People, Places and Companies: Prayuth Chan-ocha, China, Thailand, Bangkok, Southeast Asia, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Thai blast strikes blow to tourism, pillar of ailing economy

AP Business News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:34pm
Thai blast strikes blow to tourism, pillar of ailing economy Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:34-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Travel, Lifestyle, Economy, Bombings, Leisure travel, Travel safety, Accidents and disasters, Government and politics, Travel restrictions and advisories People, Places and Companies: Prayuth Chan-ocha, China, Thailand, Bangkok, Southeast Asia, Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explosion demolishes part of Washington state motel

AP US News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:33pm
Explosion demolishes part of Washington state motel Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:33-04:00 News Topics: General news, Building explosions, Occupational accidents, Explosions, Accidents and disasters, Oil and gas industry, Evacuations, Accidents, Energy industry, Industries, Business People, Places and Companies: Washington, Bremerton, Seattle Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

SA Justice department could prevent Pistorius prison release

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:30pm
SA Justice department could prevent Pistorius prison release Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:30-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports People, Places and Companies: South Africa, Cape Town Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Shanghai index cuts losses, other global markets lower

AP Business News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:30pm
Shanghai index cuts losses, other global markets lower Associated Press - 19 August 2015 05:30-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Stock prices, Economy, Stock indices and averages, Crude oil markets, Brent crude markets, Financial markets, Leading economic indicators, Stock markets, Energy markets, Commodity markets People, Places and Companies: China, Shanghai, South Korea, East Asia, United Kingdom, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Poems wanted for Poetry OmniBus Competition

What Turtle Blood Tastes Like - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:30pm

The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition. Winning poems will be read at a to-be-announced celebration and then displayed on Capital Transit buses for a full year.

The deadline for submissions is October 15. There are two age categories: fifth through twelfth grades and adults over 18 years old. Poems can be on any subject, but must be suitable for public display and not exceed ten lines. One poem may be submitted for free and additional poems may be submitted for $3 each. Entry forms, which contain complete rules and instructions for submitting, are available at local public libraries, the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, and the Canvas Community Art Studio.

Questions may be directed to juneaupoets_AT_gmail.com


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Categories: Arts & Culture

Spotlight on Alaska Books: The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea by Rosemary McGuire

49 Writers - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 5:00am

Long after dark, they got the last crab pot strapped down. Jim climbed over the load checking the lashings that held the stack, though it was dark already, the deck slick with sleet and more rain falling on the wind that rolled in off the Bering Sea. The lights of town pricked through the night. The red and blue lights of the Unisea Bar. Music drifted over the water, from where the big crabbers lay rafted up. “Season ain’t even open for three days,” his deckhand said. What was his name? They all looked much the same in their greasy sweatshirts and fatty bodies, the permanent deckhands of the world. He never hired the good ones, the workers or the college kids. He got the ones the other men rejected, dumber than a box of smashed assholes. (from “The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea,” Rosemary McGuire) In Rosemary McGuire’s new story collection, a man witnesses a tragic accident that calls his own life into question. A young woman meets her high school sweetheart after many years and seeks to make sense of the separate paths they’ve taken. A soldier home from Iraq tries to rebuild his life in a remote Alaskan village.
These are fishing stories, told as such stories are meant to be: simple, often coarse, and tinged with the elemental beauty of the sea. They reflect rugged lives lived on the edge of the ocean’s borders, where grief and grace ride the same waves. McGuire, a fisherman herself, captures the essential humanity at the heart of each tale. No one comes through unscathed, but all retain a sense of hope and belief in earthly miracles, however humble. A dazzling debut, The Creatures at the Absolute Bottom of the Sea will leave readers with a sense of the fragility and beauty inherent in eroded lives spent in proximity to danger."Make way for a terrific new voice from Alaska!  Rosemary McGuire’s short fictions are as authentic as they come—drawn from a life steeped in rural Alaska and commercial fishing, deeply imagined.  Her language is luminous, and her characters—rough, innocent, tragic, fully human—are unforgettable.”--Nancy Lord, former Alaska Writer Laureate and author of FishcampBeluga Days, and The Man Who Swam with BeaversRosemary McGuire was born and raised in coastal Alaska. She has worked there as a commercial fisherman for fifteen years, and has also worked in Antarctica and in field camps across Alaska. “The Creatures at the Bottom of the Sea” is her first collection of short stories. It can be purchased through the University of Alaska Press, www.alaska.edu/uapress, or at www.amazon.com.
Categories: Arts & Culture

At Least One Kidney

What Turtle Blood Tastes Like - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 5:46pm

a token
or two
scavenged from
the wild

gone feral
friday
night

two hours
pacing dark
tide creeping
beach bisected
by creeks
ribbons of
black ice

come
morning
a whole
frozen liver
at least one
kidney
on the
rug

saturday
sickday
deer fur
hide
signs
of what’s
to come

monday
i know
a leash could
prevent this
the hours
wondering
what will
be brought back
if he will
even come
back

lunacy
the wild one
nearly feral
for so long

he always
comes back
this time
with a four
point buck

its head
at least
frozen tongue
sticking out
of ice clenched jaw

the dog
i share the bed
with sometimes
gnawing
spinal column
pearls
ribbons
of nerve
and thawed
flesh

i put
the dog
inside
take up
the heavy
coal shovel
and with the
toe of my
boot, rock
the death
head into
the shovel’s flat blade
go to the garage
and dump
it in the bottom
of the trash
can


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Categories: Arts & Culture

Superintendent speaks out about student privacy rights

Juneau School District Announcements - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:40pm

Supe's On  - Welcome to the Superintendent's Blog

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Categories: Arts & Culture

School District Report on Investigation into Hazing

Juneau School District Announcements - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:35pm

The Juneau School District has concluded our investigation into allegations that on or about May 30-31 of this year a group of incoming senior boys hazed/initiated a group of incoming freshmen boys by paddling them multiple times.

These events were first brought to our attention in early June. At that time the district began an initial investigation, which, due to an active police investigation and summer vacation, was put on hold. When we were informed that the police had concluded their investigation we resumed our efforts.

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