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Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

AP Politics - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:27am
Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill Associated Press - 18 August 2015 17:27-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Legislature, International agreements, Campaigns, Executive vetoes, Legislation, Political defections, International relations, Elections People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Robert Menendez, Charles Schumer, Jack Reed, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, John Boehner, Richard Lugar, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Joe Lieberman, United States, Israel, Iran, District of Columbia, New Jersey Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Florida man pleads guilty to role in cybercriminal exchange

AP Technology News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:25am
Florida man pleads guilty to role in cybercriminal exchange Associated Press - 18 August 2015 17:25-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology, Corporate legal affairs, Legal proceedings, Crime, Spamming, Corporate news, Law and order, Technology issues People, Places and Companies: United States, Florida Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Holt maintains NBC's lead in news ratings

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:16am
Holt maintains NBC's lead in news ratings Associated Press - 18 August 2015 17:16-04:00 News Topics: Business, Arts and entertainment, Television programs, Entertainment, Television ratings, TV news, Television industry, Television, Media, News media, Media industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries People, Places and Companies: Lester Holt, Brian Williams, Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 10-16

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:16am
Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 10-16 Associated Press - 18 August 2015 17:16-04:00 News Topics: Business, Arts and entertainment, Television programs, Entertainment, Television ratings, Reality TV, TV news, Broadcast television, Television, Media, News media Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Alaska fire crews head south to help lower 48 peers

AP Alaska News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:13am
Alaska fire crews head south to help lower 48 peers Associated Press - 18 August 2015 17:13-04:00 News Topics: General news, Wildfires, Natural disasters, Fires, Accidents and disasters People, Places and Companies: Alaska Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Spain: Jewish singer's concert axed over Palestinian issue

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:12am
Spain: Jewish singer's concert axed over Palestinian issue Associated Press - 18 August 2015 17:12-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Music, Entertainment, Concerts, Celebrity, Fairs and festivals, Recreation and leisure, Lifestyle People, Places and Companies: Matisyahu, Spain, Palestinian territories, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

2 women pass Army Ranger School, first female graduates

AP Politics - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:11am
2 women pass Army Ranger School, first female graduates Associated Press - 18 August 2015 17:11-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Military facilities, Military affairs, Armed forces, Army, Graduation, Special forces, Military and defense, Education, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: John McHugh, United States, Georgia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

2 women pass Army Ranger School, first female graduates

AP US News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 9:11am
2 women pass Army Ranger School, first female graduates Associated Press - 18 August 2015 17:11-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Military facilities, Military affairs, Armed forces, Army, Graduation, Special forces, Military and defense, Education, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: John McHugh, United States, Georgia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

US stocks fizzle as Wal-Mart falls and China slumps

AP Business News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:57am
US stocks fizzle as Wal-Mart falls and China slumps Associated Press - 18 August 2015 16:57-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Stock prices, Precious metal markets, Heating oil markets, Motor fuel markets, Gasoline markets, Stock indices and averages, Retail industry, Financial markets, Stock markets, Leading economic indicators, Economy, Metal markets, Commodity markets, Refined petroleum product markets, Energy markets, Retail and wholesale, Consumer services, Consumer products and services, Industries People, Places and Companies: China, United Kingdom, East Asia, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

New limbs and new hope for Africa's hunted albino children

AP US News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:50am
New limbs and new hope for Africa's hunted albino children Associated Press - 18 August 2015 16:50-04:00 News Topics: General news, Health People, Places and Companies: Africa, Tanzania, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

6 migrants drown off Turkish coast trying to reach Greece

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:44am
6 migrants drown off Turkish coast trying to reach Greece Associated Press - 18 August 2015 16:44-04:00 News Topics: General news, Drownings, Marine transportation industry, Accidents, Accidents and disasters, Transportation and shipping, Industrial products and services, Industries, Business People, Places and Companies: Turkey, Greece, Europe Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Zimbabwe man charged for helping to kill lion illegally

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:39am
Zimbabwe man charged for helping to kill lion illegally Associated Press - 18 August 2015 16:39-04:00 News Topics: General news, Animal attacks, Lions, Animals, Accidents, Accidents and disasters, Mammals People, Places and Companies: Walter James Palmer, Jan Casimir Seski, Zimbabwe Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

AP US News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:37am
Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources Associated Press - 18 August 2015 16:37-04:00 News Topics: General news, Government and politics, Property damage, War and unrest, Disaster planning and response, Accidents and disasters People, Places and Companies: John Day, Washington, Boise, Idaho Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Antique Chilkat Robes in Santa Fe

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:22am

Lily Hope with her youngest daughter, Ella at the show opening of Chilkat Robes featured at the Antique Native American Art Show at the El Museo de Santa Fe in the Railyard District – August 17, 2015

Two months ago, when my daughter Lily called me and asked if I wanted “Chilkat Child” to be featured in a Chilkat exhibit featuring antique robes in Santa Fe directly before the Santa Fe Indian Market, at first I thought it impossible to get together an exhibit in that short amount of time, yet I jumped in anyway, because I’ve learned that in an artist’s life, anything can happen!

“Diving Whale” Chilkat robe – I understand the whales depicted in this manner are the humpback whales as opposed to the killerwhales of Southeast Alaska

According to the producers/directors of this annual exhibit of Antique Native American Art Show and Sale, all proceeds from the sales in this specific exhibit of Chilkat robes are donated to the New Mexico PBS station in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The Chilkat exhibit was a special feature during the Antique Native American Art Show held at the El Museo de Santa Fe in the Railyard District.

Clarissa’s interpretation of this robe: the unusual black background lends itself to show the diving “White Raven” amongst the floating entities

16 Chilkat and 2 Ravenstail weavings were exhibited in this show, 4 of which were contemporary pieces created in the past 10 years including:  1 Ravenstail robe woven by Delores Churchill, 1 Chilkat tunic and 1 Chilkat/Ravenstail robe by Cheryl Samuel, 1 child-size Ravenstail ensemble by Lily Hope, and 1 child-size Chilkat ensemble by myself.  The other 13 were antique Chilkat robes most of them in great condition.

As opposed to all the other antique Chilkat robes in this exhibit which were collected in the 1800’s, these two Chilkat robes were collected in the early 1900’s

Lily and Ella Hope stand with Lily’s Ravenstail/button robe ensemble “Little Watchman”

Clarissa has seen at least two other renditions of this robe; this one being in the best condition than the others

Canadian Chilkat and Ravenstail Weaver, Cheryl Samuel’s latest Chilkat robe (left) and Chilkat tunic (right) – Bill Holm wears the Chilkat tunic in the small photograph between these two weavings

Clarissa demonstrates Chilkat weaving opening night of the Chilkat Weaving Exhibit featured at the Antique Native American Art Show & Sale

Lily Hope and mother Clarissa Rizal demonstrate weaving at the Chilkat Weaving Exhibit

Weavers Cheryl Samuel and Clarissa Rizal discuss a passionate subject: keeping our health as we get older!

Close-up of “White Raven” amongst the floating entities

Clarissa Rizal’s demonstration space with Chilkat robe, drum and elk-hide chair

Lily Hope’s “Little Watchman” and Clarissa’s “Chilkat Child” 5-piece woven ensemble had the honor of standing amongst 18 antique Chilkat robe “relatives”

Kim Martindale and John Morris were the Curators of the “Chilkat Blankets – Artistic Masterpieces” exhibit during

 

Categories: Arts & Culture

FBI seeking help to find 2 of 6 stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:19am
FBI seeking help to find 2 of 6 stolen N.C. Wyeth paintings Associated Press - 18 August 2015 16:19-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Crime People, Places and Companies: Los Angeles, Boston, Massachusetts, Maine, California Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

UN: Some sexual abuse charges against peacekeepers ignored

AP Top news - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 8:13am
UN: Some sexual abuse charges against peacekeepers ignored Associated Press - 18 August 2015 16:13-04:00 News Topics: General news, Child abuse, Sexual assault, Peacekeeping forces, Abuse and neglect of children, Crime, Sexual abuse, Crimes against children, Violent crime, Armed forces, Military and defense, Government and politics, Child welfare, Human welfare, Social issues, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Ban Ki-Moon, Samantha Power, Cameroon, Central African Republic, West Africa, Central Africa Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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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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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Categories: Arts & Culture

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