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US stocks post a 4th straight gain; Micron soars

AP Business News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:05am
US stocks post a 4th straight gain; Micron soars Associated Press - 14 July 2015 17:05-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Financial crisis, Stock indices and averages, Precious metal markets, Government spending, Crude oil markets, Brent crude markets, Stock prices, Government and politics, Motor fuel markets, Heating oil markets, Gasoline markets, Natural gas markets, Stock markets, Lead markets, Copper markets, Silver markets, Gold markets, Financial markets, Economy, Metal markets, Commodity markets, Fiscal policy, Economic policy, Government business and finance, Government policy, Energy markets, Leading economic indicators, Refined petroleum product markets, Base metal markets People, Places and Companies: Alexis Tsipras, United States, New York City Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet

AP Top news - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:04am
Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet Associated Press - 14 July 2015 17:04-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Government and politics, Rebellions and uprisings, Legislature, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Greece, Europe, Athens Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet

AP Business News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:04am
Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet Associated Press - 14 July 2015 17:04-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Government and politics, Rebellions and uprisings, Legislature, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Greece, Europe, Athens Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Review: Allen's latest is a meditation on meaning and murder

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:59am
Review: Allen's latest is a meditation on meaning and murder Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:59-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Music, Entertainment, Movies, Meditation, Homicide, Self-improvement, Lifestyle, Violent crime, Crime People, Places and Companies: Woody Allen, Jackson Pollock, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

After months of anticipation, new Harper Lee novel released

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:56am
After months of anticipation, new Harper Lee novel released Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:56-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Books and literature, Children's books, Entertainment, Children's entertainment People, Places and Companies: Harper Lee, Dan Brown, London, New York City Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Pluto up close: Spacecraft apparently makes successful flyby

AP US News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:54am
Pluto up close: Spacecraft apparently makes successful flyby Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:54-04:00 News Topics: Science, Pluto, Solar system, Space exploration, Dwarf planets, Planets, Space industry, Astronomy, Planetary systems, Aerospace and defense industry, Industrial products and services, Industries, Business People, Places and Companies: John M. Grunsfeld, Stephen Hawking, Florida, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Goldberg stands down as Cosby defender

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:52am
Goldberg stands down as Cosby defender Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:52-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Television programs, Entertainment, Talk shows, Statutes, Legislation, Legislature, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Lower oil prices may trickle out of Iran deal

AP Business News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:41am
Lower oil prices may trickle out of Iran deal Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:41-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Oil and gas industry, Oil and gas exploration and extraction, Energy industry, Industries People, Places and Companies: Iran, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Actor Jesse Eisenberg compares Comic-Con to genocide

AP Entertainment News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:40am
Actor Jesse Eisenberg compares Comic-Con to genocide Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:40-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Celebrity, Entertainment, Comic-Con International, Genocides, Events, War and unrest People, Places and Companies: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, David Foster Wallace Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

5 questions Fed Chair Yellen will face from Congress

AP Business News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:38am
5 questions Fed Chair Yellen will face from Congress Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:38-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Economy, Central bank interest rates, Inflation, Financial crisis, Employment figures, Legislature, Government and politics, Central banking, Recessions and depressions, Monetary policy, Economic policy, Government business and finance, Government policy, Prices, Financial markets, Labor economy, Leading economic indicators, Banking and credit, Financial services, Industries People, Places and Companies: Janet Yellen, China, Greece Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Iran nuclear deal: Fine 'new chapter' or 'historic mistake'?

AP Politics - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:35am
Iran nuclear deal: Fine 'new chapter' or 'historic mistake'? Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:35-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, International incidents, International relations, Nuclear weapons, Sanctions and embargoes, War and unrest, Diplomacy, Legislature, General news, Weapons of mass destruction, Foreign policy, Government policy People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani, Benjamin Netanyahu, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, John Boehner, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Mohammed Javad Zarif, Bashar Assad, Ali Khamenei, Yukiya Amano, Tehran, United States, Iran, Israel, Vienna, Middle East, District of Columbia, Saudi Arabia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Iran nuclear deal: Fine 'new chapter' or 'historic mistake'?

AP Top news - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:35am
Iran nuclear deal: Fine 'new chapter' or 'historic mistake'? Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:35-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, International incidents, International relations, Nuclear weapons, Sanctions and embargoes, War and unrest, Diplomacy, Legislature, General news, Weapons of mass destruction, Foreign policy, Government policy People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani, Benjamin Netanyahu, Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, John Boehner, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Mohammed Javad Zarif, Bashar Assad, Ali Khamenei, Yukiya Amano, Tehran, United States, Iran, Israel, Vienna, Middle East, District of Columbia, Saudi Arabia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Cuba: Mariel port, economic zone attract 1st foreign firms

AP Top news - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:30am
Cuba: Mariel port, economic zone attract 1st foreign firms Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:30-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Hiring and recruitment, Restoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, Economy, Port and harbor construction, Personnel, Events, Heavy construction industry, Construction and engineering, Industrial products and services, Industries, International relations, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Raul Castro, Havana, Cuba, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Embattled Israeli leader faces tough task fighting nuke deal

AP Top news - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:28am
Embattled Israeli leader faces tough task fighting nuke deal Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:28-04:00 News Topics: General news, Nuclear weapons, Sanctions and embargoes, Legislature, Government and politics, International agreements, War and unrest, Weapons of mass destruction, Foreign policy, Government policy, International relations People, Places and Companies: Benjamin Netanyahu, Barack Obama, Ashton Carter, Hassan Rouhani, Yair Lapid, Isaac Herzog, Israel, United States, Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Iranians welcome nuclear deal, hope for brighter economy

AP Top news - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:27am
Iranians welcome nuclear deal, hope for brighter economy Associated Press - 14 July 2015 16:27-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sanctions and embargoes, Economy, Government and politics, Foreign policy, Government policy, International relations, Business People, Places and Companies: Hassan Rouhani, Mohammed Javad Zarif, Ali Khamenei, Barack Obama, Tehran, Iran, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Alaska Shorts: "Sex on a Glacier," by David Marusek

49 Writers - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 5:00am


from the chapter "Trash Run"
CASEY WAS AT Mail Day when he overheard a couple of locals talking about Orion Beehymer’s great grandnephew’s car accident. Beehymer was the area’s eldest old-timer. He had come to McHardy in the 1960s, well before the establishment of the park. His great grandnephew, who lived down in Oregon, had been texting while driving and caused a serious traffic accident.
Beehymer volunteered to cover the boy’s attorney fees and needed to sell off a town lot or two in a hurry to pay them. He owned more of the townsite than anyone else; he’d been buying up the McHardy Monopoly board since 1971.
An impending land sale qualified as headline news in McHardy. Small subdivision lots inside the national park were rare enough, but McHardy townsite lots never came on the market. Casey knew what he had to do with this intel — inform his boss, the park superintendent. Despite ANILCA, the federal law governing public lands in Alaska, the park’s long-term bias was to extinguish private inholdings whenever possible. So Casey called park headquarters in Copper Center and dutifully reported what he’d heard. Superintendent Rogers thanked him but said that because of budgetary sequestration, the park would be unable to take advantage of the Beehymer family’s bad luck in Oregon.
Casey wasn’t sure what sequestration was, but he took it for a no.
Not that Beehymer would have sold land to the park service in any case.
A couple of days later, Casey happened to run into the elderly land baron in person on the narrow footbridge across the Caldecott River. “Heard you’re selling town lots,” he said to him.
“Just one lot, ranger.”
“How much you asking?”
“How is that any of the park’s business?”
“I don’t suppose it is. I’m just curious, you know, as a private citizen, not as a park employee.”
Beehymer looked him over. Apparently, all he’d seen of Casey before they spoke was his uniform. “I never heard of a flat hat with a pony tail. Just what kind of parkie are you anyway?”
“A backcountry ranger. We grow beards too. And yodel.”
Beehymer studied him again, this time with a calculating squint. “Forget it. I’d never sell to the likes of you — whatever the likes of you are.”
“I don’t blame you, but I’m not in the market anyway. I was just curious how much a lot goes for in McHardy these days.”
“It’s a lot with a house.”
“Really? It’s got a house on it?”
“That’s what I said. And two sheds and a functioning well. The only functioning well on that whole block.”
“So, how much you asking?”
“Fifty-six thousand US dollars, with owner financing.”
Casey didn’t have a handle on real estate values, but it seemed to him you couldn’t buy a house anywhere for that little money, let alone a house inside the largest national park in the country. A mob of possibilities crowded his mind.
Like most of the other male rangers at Caldecott, Casey lived in the men’s bunkhouse. He shared sleeping quarters with five other park and concessionaire employees. This total lack of privacy had put a major crimp on his love life. A national park in Alaska in the summer was an incredibly girl-rich environment. Besides the steady stream of exotic foreign girls visiting from every corner of the globe, there were the seasonal workers, including his female colleagues in grey and green. More than 200 seasonal workers, at least half of them college girls, came up to McHardy and Caldecott each summer to bus the tables, serve the ice cream, interpret the Nature, drive the vans, row the white waters, and lead the glacier hikes. And on the mind of every college girl embarking on her Alaska adventure was the possibility of a summer romance with a tall, strapping, handsome, tree-hugging, 420-friendly, educated, gentle but firm and studly park ranger in his faux-military-style NPS uniform.

At least that was Casey’s observation. The problem was finding a little love nest under the Midnight Sun to call his own. A house, his own house in the ghost town of McHardy, would solve that problem big time.
Author David Marusek writes science fiction full time in his low-maintenance cabin near Fairbanks, Alaska. According to Publisher's Weekly, “Marusek's writing is ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny, as he forces readers to stretch their imaginations and sympathies.” His work has appeared in Playboy, Nature, MIT Technology Review, Asimov’s, and other periodicals and anthologies and has been translated into ten languages. His two published novels and clutch of short stories have won the Theodore Sturgeon and Endeavour awards and earned numerous nominations. 
Marusek is currently at work on an epic science fiction trilogy about love, faith, and space alien invasion in the Alaska bush. Upon This Rock: Book 1 — First Contact is set in the southeast corner of central Alaska in the largest national park and preserve in the U.S. The action is contemporary and involves a large, troublesome family living in a remote compound within the park boundaries. The following excerpts introduce us to one of the book’s young human protagonists and his star-crossed house. McHardy is a ghost town located in the middle of the park with public access only by footbridge. To read more of the excerpt, download a free copy of the Alaska Sampler 2015.
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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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