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Pistons welcome Reggie Jackson back with new contract

AP Sports News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:10pm
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Less than a month ago, Stan Van Gundy said bringing back point guard Reggie Jackson was his top offseason priority. 2015-07-20T16:13:00-04:00 2015-07-20T20:13:36-04:00

Stealthy jet ensures other war-fighting aircraft survive

AP Politics - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:07pm
California interstate collapse reverberates to 2 states Associated Press - 21 July 2015 03:45-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Bridge collapses, Highway, bridge and tunnel operation, Traffic, Weather, Structural failures, Accidents, Accidents and disasters, Transportation infrastructure, Transportation and shipping, Industrial products and services, Industries, Transportation People, Places and Companies: California Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

APNewsBreak: Mayors at Vatican seek 'bold climate agreement'

AP Top news - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:05pm
APNewsBreak: Mayors at Vatican seek 'bold climate agreement' Associated Press - 21 July 2015 03:05-04:00 News Topics: General news, Municipal governments, Climate, Religion, Local governments, Government and politics, Environment and nature, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Pope Francis, Vatican City Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Poll: Majority of Americans favor diplomatic ties with Cuba

AP Top news - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:04pm
Poll: Majority of Americans favor diplomatic ties with Cuba Associated Press - 21 July 2015 03:04-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, International relations, Public opinion, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Fidel Castro, Barack Obama, Cuba, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top official: South Korea needs to better protect investors

AP Technology News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 6:46pm
Top official: South Korea needs to better protect investors Associated Press - 21 July 2015 02:46-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, International investing, Personal investing, Personal finance People, Places and Companies: South Korea Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Israeli leader's household spending facing criminal probe

AP Top news - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 6:45pm
Israeli leader's household spending facing criminal probe Associated Press - 21 July 2015 02:45-04:00 News Topics: General news, Criminal investigations, Law and order, Crime, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Jerusalem Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Texas prosecutor says too soon to say how woman died in cell

AP US News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 6:45pm
Texas prosecutor says too soon to say how woman died in cell Associated Press - 21 July 2015 02:45-04:00 News Topics: General news, Criminal investigations, Homicide, Suicides, Violent crime, Arrests, Crime, Law and order People, Places and Companies: Texas Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Dry California shows it's serious about enforcing water cuts

AP US News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 6:32pm
Dry California shows it's serious about enforcing water cuts Associated Press - 21 July 2015 02:32-04:00 News Topics: General news, Droughts, Water utilities, Water rights, Water conservation and preservation, Crop farming, Natural disasters, Accidents and disasters, Utilities, Industries, Business, Water management, Water environment, Environment, Environment and nature, Natural resource management, Environmental conservation and preservation, Agriculture People, Places and Companies: California, San Francisco Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WELCOME to Julie Jackson!

Parks and Recreation Special Events - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:57pm
Date of Event: Monday, Jul 20 - Please WELCOME our NEW Aquatics Manager, Julie Jackson! Julie brings a wealth of program development, marketing, event planning and management experience to our awesome aquatics facilities staff. Please be sure to say Hi!
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Cheryl Lovegreen: Anchorage Remembers—It Takes a Village to Create a Book

49 Writers - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:00am

In the fall of 2013, I met with Linda Ketchum, Executive Director of 49 Writers at the time, to discuss a project called Anchorage Remembers. In a 49 Writers blog post, she’d mentioned the project, asking for volunteers, and I was one of the first to raise my hand. To celebrate Anchorage’s centennial, 49 Writers was going to submit a grant proposal to create writing workshops for community members to help them write their memories of Anchorage. From their submissions and others, an anthology would be published. Being a longtime Anchorage resident, a history buff, and former writing teacher, I was excited about the possibilities. Linda offered me the job of Anchorage Remembers Coordinator, and I accepted.
My contract was to run from January of 2014 to the end of that year, but my commitment carried me voluntarily to the present, as it did many of the others who became involved. While a few stipends were paid, the project was genuinely a labor of love. The grant was approved and we became an official Anchorage Centennial project, sponsored by the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Rasmuson Foundation, and the Anchorage Centennial Celebration. I attended meetings held by the municipality that led to networking and support from other groups as well. My main duty was to communicate with people throughout the process and keep things moving along.
Our core committee members were Judith Conte, Susan Pope, Becky Saleeby, and Louise Freeman Toole. These 49 Writers members crafted the curriculum and led the writing workshops, making sure we were as inclusive as possible in reaching out to community residents. Workshops were offered at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, the Pioneer School House, and the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior center, with support from the Anchorage Women’s Club and the senior centers. 49 Writers member Lizzie Newell took photos for us. I don’t have space here to list all 47 people who registered for workshops, or all 44 who submitted stories for the anthology. We opened the submission process to participants in the workshops and the general public. Sixty-one percent of the submissions selected were written by participants in the Anchorage Remembers workshops.
Volunteers Marilyn Borell, Lynn DeFilippo, Kellie Doherty, Sherry Eckrich, and Cindi White mentored the writers in revising and editing their work. A blog was set up for showcasing certain selections. Linda Ketchum’s leadership continued under Morgan Grey, who helped with editing the forty selections slated for print. Louise Freeman-Toole did additional editing and is coordinating the book distribution as well as the blog. Vered Mares completed the interior design and cover. Interim Assistant Deb Vanasse helped with the finishing touches, and volunteers Alex Kramarczuk and Kate Partridge are assisting with our book launch. (If I have missed any volunteers, it was my error— please accept my apologies.)
So I’m not kidding when I say it took a community to make this book. Thanks to everyone involved. And now our release day is finally here! We are proud to announce a Crosscurrents reading and book launch event this Thursday. You are all welcome to attend on July 23rd, 7-9 pm, at the Anchorage Museum to celebrate with us. You’ll hear some of our authors read from their selections and you’ll have an opportunity to meet with many others involved in this worthy project. Please, come join our party!
Anchorage Remembers can be ordered through your local independent bookstore. It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The print edition sells for $14.95. E-book editions will soon be available for Kindle, Kobo, and Nook readers.

Cheryl Lovegreen has been an Alaskan for forty-six years and a member of 49 Writers for five years. She writes young adult historical romance under her pen name. 
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DPAC July swim schedule

Parks and Recreation Special Events - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 8:36am
Date of Event: Friday, Jul 10 -
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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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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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