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Price of gold falls to lowest level in five years

AP Business News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:49am
Price of gold falls to lowest level in five years Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:49-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Prices, Economy, Central bank interest rates, Inflation, Financial crisis, Central banking, Monetary policy, Economic policy, Government business and finance, Government and politics, Government policy, Financial markets, Banking and credit, Financial services, Industries People, Places and Companies: Janet Yellen, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

California bridge that collapsed in storm passed inspection

AP US News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:45am
California bridge that collapsed in storm passed inspection Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:45-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Weather forecasts, Weather, Storms, Bridge collapses, Property damage, Bridge construction, Structural failures, Transportation, Traffic, Transportation and shipping, Tropical storms, Accidents, Accidents and disasters, Heavy construction industry, Construction and engineering, Industrial products and services, Industries, Transportation infrastructure, Tropical cyclones, Natural disasters People, Places and Companies: California, Los Angeles, Riverside Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Death toll from Yemen rebel shelling doubles to nearly 100

AP Top news - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:43am
Death toll from Yemen rebel shelling doubles to nearly 100 Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:43-04:00 News Topics: General news, Rebellions and uprisings, War and unrest, Bombings, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Ali Abdullah Saleh, Abd al-Rab Mansur al-Hadi, Yemen, Sanaa, Saudi Arabia, Middle East Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

University of Michigan opens test "city" for autonomous cars

AP Technology News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:35am
University of Michigan opens test "city" for autonomous cars Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:35-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Technology, Driverless cars, Higher education, Automobile manufacturing, Automotive technology, Student testing, Industrial technology, Education, Social affairs, Consumer product manufacturing, Consumer products and services, Industries People, Places and Companies: Michigan, Ann Arbor Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Latest: South Carolina to review security at Guard sites

AP US News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:35am
The Latest: South Carolina to review security at Guard sites Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:35-04:00 News Topics: General news, Shootings, Armed forces, Violent crime, Navy, Military recruitment, State governments, Crime, Military and defense, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Nikki Haley, Chattanooga, Tennessee, South Carolina Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

US Pentagon chief tries to assure Israel after Iran deal

AP Politics - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:19am
US Pentagon chief tries to assure Israel after Iran deal Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:19-04:00 News Topics: Government and politics, International agreements, Nuclear weapons, War and unrest, Military and defense, International relations, Weapons of mass destruction, General news People, Places and Companies: Ashton Carter, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Syria, Middle East, Iran, Lebanon, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading; gold dips

AP Business News - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:18am
US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading; gold dips Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:18-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Stock prices, Precious metal markets, Gold markets, Stock indices and averages, Metals and minerals industry, Precious metals industry, Gold mining and refining, Financial markets, Stock markets, Leading economic indicators, Economy, Metal markets, Commodity markets, Materials industry, Industries People, Places and Companies: United States, Greece Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Planned Parenthood says video part of decadelong harassment

AP Politics - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:14am
Planned Parenthood says video part of decadelong harassment Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:14-04:00 News Topics: Health, Government and politics, Abortion controversy, Abortion, Reproductive rights, Human rights and civil liberties, Social issues, Social affairs, Women's health People, Places and Companies: United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in US

AP Politics - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:14am
New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in US Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:14-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, Embassies, International relations, Restoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, Diplomacy, Human rights and civil liberties, Legislature, Events, Social issues, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Bruno Rodriguez, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Fidel Castro, Patrick Leahy, Robert Menendez, Alan Phillip Gross, Raul Castro, Josh Earnest, Cuba, Havana, United States, Caribbean, District of Columbia, Latin America and Caribbean Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in US

AP Top news - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 7:14am
New era in ties begins as Cuba raises flag at embassy in US Associated Press - 20 July 2015 15:14-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, Embassies, International relations, Restoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, Diplomacy, Human rights and civil liberties, Legislature, Events, Social issues, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Bruno Rodriguez, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Fidel Castro, Patrick Leahy, Robert Menendez, Alan Phillip Gross, Raul Castro, Josh Earnest, Cuba, Havana, United States, Caribbean, District of Columbia, Latin America and Caribbean 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. 
Categories: Arts & Culture

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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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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