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Jon Stewart heads into home stretch at 'Daily Show'

AP Entertainment News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:09am
Jon Stewart heads into home stretch at 'Daily Show' Associated Press - 20 July 2015 13:09-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Government and politics, Television programs, Elections, Entertainment, Talk shows, Celebrity People, Places and Companies: Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, Judd Apatow, Seth MacFarlane, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, David Letterman, Steve Martin, David Halberstam, Paul Rudd, Jake Gyllenhaal, Trevor Noah Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover

AP Entertainment News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:04am
Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover Associated Press - 20 July 2015 13:04-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Government and politics, Libraries, Museums, Political scandals, Executive branch, Education, Social affairs, Recreation and leisure, Lifestyle, Leisure travel, Travel, Political issues People, Places and Companies: Richard Nixon, California Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

SPIN METER: Sketchy claims for high-tech health fraud buster

AP Politics - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:02am
SPIN METER: Sketchy claims for high-tech health fraud buster Associated Press - 20 July 2015 13:02-04:00 News Topics: Health, Government and politics, Government-funded health insurance, Medicare, Technology, Fraud and false statements, Government programs, Crime, General news People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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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Shares of PayPal rise on 1st day of trading

AP Technology News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:00am
Shares of PayPal rise on 1st day of trading Associated Press - 20 July 2015 13:00-04:00 News Topics: Business, Technology, Stock price movements, Stock prices, Stock performance, Corporate stock, Corporate news, Leading economic indicators, Economy Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Family: Tennessee shooter fought depression, substance abuse

AP US News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:56am
Family: Tennessee shooter fought depression, substance abuse Associated Press - 20 July 2015 12:56-04:00 News Topics: General news, Violent crime, Employee drug testing, Crime, Alcohol abuse, Shootings, Addiction and substance abuse, Drug abuse, Labor issues, Social issues, Social affairs, Human welfare People, Places and Companies: Chattanooga, Tennessee, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

AP Exclusive: 'Breaking Bad' actor runs for Albuquerque seat

AP Entertainment News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:55am
AP Exclusive: 'Breaking Bad' actor runs for Albuquerque seat Associated Press - 20 July 2015 12:55-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Government and politics, Television programs, Elections, Entertainment People, Places and Companies: Albuquerque Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

AP Business News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:53am
Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars Associated Press - 20 July 2015 12:53-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Long-term care costs, Personal spending, Elder care insurance, Elder care, Elderly welfare, Nursing homes, Housing rental, Seniors, Skin care, Dementia, Government programs, Personal insurance, Government-funded health insurance, Medicaid, Aging and disability services, Medicare, Major medical expenses, Personal finance, Personal health insurance, Human welfare, Social issues, Social affairs, Health, Residential real estate, Lifestyle, Personal care, Beauty and fashion, Neurological disorders, Diseases and conditions, Seniors' health, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Elizabeth Taylor, New York, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Lawyer: Post reporter's next hearing in Iran likely the last

AP Top news - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:52am
Lawyer: Post reporter's next hearing in Iran likely the last Associated Press - 20 July 2015 12:52-04:00 News Topics: General news, Newspapers, Espionage, News media, Media, Crime People, Places and Companies: Jason Rezaian, Tehran, Iran, United States, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

New Harper Lee book already million seller

AP Entertainment News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:37am
New Harper Lee book already million seller Associated Press - 20 July 2015 12:37-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Book retail, Books and literature, Retail industry, Retail and wholesale, Consumer services, Consumer products and services, Industries, Business, Entertainment People, Places and Companies: Harper Lee, Michael Crichton, Veronica Roth, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Florida's Jeb Bush vows to cut spending, Washington lobbying

AP Politics - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:32am
Florida's Jeb Bush vows to cut spending, Washington lobbying Associated Press - 20 July 2015 12:32-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, United States Presidential Election, Events, 2016 United States Presidential Election, Presidential elections, State taxes, State governments, Legislature, Political parties, Lobbying, National elections, Elections, Government taxation and revenue, Government finance, Government business and finance, Business, Political organizations, Political issues People, Places and Companies: Jeb Bush, Barack Obama, Marco Rubio, John Thrasher, Tallahassee, Florida Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

GOP presidential hopeful Walker signs abortion ban bill

AP Politics - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:20am
GOP presidential hopeful Walker signs abortion ban bill Associated Press - 20 July 2015 12:20-04:00 News Topics: General news, Government and politics, United States Presidential Election, Events, Abortion controversy, Presidential elections, Public opinion, 2016 United States Presidential Election, Women's health, Violent crime, State governments, Sexual assault, Campaign advertising, Campaigns, Crime, Laws, Political parties, Reproductive rights, Human rights and civil liberties, Social issues, Social affairs, National elections, Elections, Health, Legislation, Legislature, Political organizations People, Places and Companies: Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, United States, Wisconsin, Oshkosh Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Coroner: Pregnant woman, 2 children killed in Ohio flooding

AP US News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am
AP Exclusive: Gulf oil wells lingering with temporary seals Associated Press - 18 July 2015 15:26-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Oil and gas industry, Drinking water quality, Oil spills, Animals, Energy industry, Industries, Water quality, Water environment, Environment, Environment and nature, Pollution, Environmental concerns, Industrial accidents, Accidents, Accidents and disasters People, Places and Companies: Gulf of Mexico, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Clarissa’s 1st TV Interview — New Mexico’s PBS “Colores”

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Sun, 07/19/2015 - 11:01pm

Clarissa takes a photo of herself on KTOO Public Radio station’s monitor – Juneau, Alaska

who sponsors the weekly TV series called  “Colores” at PBS New Mexico.

When show organizer John Morris contacted me about being a part of the Antique Native American Art Show in Santa Fe, New Mexico opening August 17th, I did not know it would involve doing my first public television interview airing on Saturday, August 8th in Albuquerque, NM.  Modern technology made it so that the interviewer, who was in the television station in Albquerque, could interview me while I sat in the KTOO television sound room.  Technology sent the visual interview via internet along with me providing about 100 images of my work to the TV company who sponsors the weekly TV series called  “Colores” at PBS New Mexico in Albuquerque.

The interview will broadcast on the following dates:

Clarissa in the TV recording studio of PBS’s local station at KTOO in Juneau, Alaska

The episode with my segment will broadcast on Saturday, August, 8th at 4:00pm on Channel 5.l  PBS New Mexico who sponsors the weekly TV series called  “Colores”.

It will also repeat as follows:

Monday, August 10th at 9:30pm on Channel 9.1.
Friday, August 14th at 10:30pm on Channel 5.1.

Just a reminder that this is a segment not the entire show.  The way Colores! works is that each show is made up of approximately 3 segments.  Clarissa’s segment is about 5 minutes.  They will mention the Santa Fe Antique Native American art show during the program.

Thank you Tara Walsh and Joan Rebecchi at PBS New Mexico and the folks at Juneau’s KTOO for getting this interview together.

Categories: Arts & Culture

DPAC July swim schedule

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

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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