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American who contracted Ebola arrives at Maryland hospital

AP US News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:31am
American who contracted Ebola arrives at Maryland hospital Associated Press - 13 March 2015 12:31-04:00 News Topics: General news, Health, Ebola virus, Hemorrhagic fever, Infectious diseases, Diseases and conditions People, Places and Companies: Maryland, Sierra Leone, Guinea, West Africa Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Stocks drop as oil prices decline, rate worries persist

AP Business News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:27am
Stocks drop as oil prices decline, rate worries persist Associated Press - 13 March 2015 12:27-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Stock prices, Prices, Central bank interest rates, Stock indices and averages, Brent crude markets, Crude oil markets, Economy, Leading economic indicators, Monetary policy, Economic policy, Government business and finance, Government and politics, Government policy, Stock markets, Financial markets, Energy markets, Commodity markets People, Places and Companies: United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

In Tikrit fight, Iraq Sunni preacher urges militia restraint

AP Top news - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:26am
In Tikrit fight, Iraq Sunni preacher urges militia restraint Associated Press - 13 March 2015 12:26-04:00 News Topics: General news, Religious strife, Militant groups, War and unrest, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Saddam Hussein, Haider al-Abadi, Ali al-Sistani, Baghdad, Iraq, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Politics spills over water's edge on foreign policy _ again

AP Politics - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:22am
Politics spills over water's edge on foreign policy _ again Associated Press - 13 March 2015 12:22-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, Foreign policy, Legislature, International relations, War and unrest, Government policy, General news People, Places and Companies: Daniel Webster, Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Bashar Assad, Jim McDermott, Saddam Hussein, Jim Wright, Daniel Ortega, Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Richard Lugar, Scott Walker, Syria, United States, District of Columbia, Middle East, Nicaragua Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Study: Carbon emissions stabilize despite growing economy

AP Technology News - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:20am
Study: Carbon emissions stabilize despite growing economy Associated Press - 13 March 2015 12:20-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology, Environmental policy, Economic growth, Economy, Alternative and sustainable energy, Climate, Climate change, Air pollution, Environmental concerns, Environment, Environment and nature, Government policy, Government and politics, Energy and the environment, Air quality, Pollution People, Places and Companies: France, Paris Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Using Leftover Chilkat/Ravenstail Weft Yarns

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:09am

The Hope grandchildren, Bette, Louis, Mary and Eleanor  model hats made by  Grandma Rissy!

After 20+ years of weaving Chilkat and Ravenstail robes, I have accumulated left over weft yarns in shades of whites, blues, yellows and blacks, not quite enough for any significant weavings, so I decided to put these yarns to use.

Grand-daughters Violet, Simone and Amelile–Chilkat hats made by Clarissa Rizal – Winter 2014-15

Nearly 40  years ago, instigated by the need for beautiful, ear-flap hats to keep the wind, rain/snow and cold out  for my own children,  I became a hat maker and there are a few folks out there who still have their winter hats that I made.  Those hats back then have my design trademark at the top of the hats:  the star or starfish, as shown in these photos.  Now that I have grandkids, I am back to making these hats…happily, I have come full circle…!

Grandma Rissy has nicknames for all her grand-children: SikiKwaan, Ajuju, Wasichu, and Inipi — Chilkat hats by Clarissa Rizal – Winter 2014-15

 

Categories: Arts & Culture

Poems in Place event

What Turtle Blood Tastes Like - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:39pm

Hey folks, I’m co-hosting a poetry event next Tuesday to help drum up interest during this year’s call for submissions. Checkout out the Poems in Place Project and I hope you’ll join Emily and I for a night of poetry.

Poems in Place
February 24, 2015 – 06:30
A Conversation Between Alaskan Landscapes and Poetry hosted by Emily Wall and Jonas Lamb. Readers and writers of poetry! Please come to the library to help us discover nominees for this year’s Poems in Place project. The Poems in Place project places poems by Alaskan writers in outdoors in two of Alaska’s State parks each year. To begin, Emily Wall will present images and background about this year’s two Alaskan State Parks: Caines Head State Recreation Area and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Park. Then Jonas and Emily will guide participants through a structured poetic response exploring the relationship between place and poem. Participants will have an opportunity to read these or other poems. You’re welcome to bring your books to share.


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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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