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Some of the best articles from the past week's editions

Giving voice to the past: Local writers provide depth to ANB history

 

By AMY FLETCHER

The Alaska Native Brotherhood is celebrating 100 years this month, a milestone that, among other things, offers an opportunity for Alaskans to find out more about an organization that has played an important role in our state history.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-10-18/giving-voice-past-local-writers-provide-depth-anb-history

 

Glory Hole seeks to fill employment gap

By RUSSELL STIGALL

Juneau’s homeless have a way to earn some cash and develop connections and work skills as part of the Glory Hole’s new community works program.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-17/glory-hole-seeks-fill-employment-gap


Harborview Elementary denied additional teacher

By MARK D. MILLER

Faced with class sizes well above the districtwide target at Harborview Elementary School and a group of concerned parents clamoring for remedy, the Juneau School District Board of Education moved at its meeting Tuesday not to fund an additional teacher at the school from the district’s budget reserve, which is already below target for the year.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-17/harborview-denied-additional-teacher

 

Men must become extra tough to stop violence against women

By KLAS STOLPE 

Alaska ranks in the top five in the nation for domestic and sexual violence.

Even if it were in the top 50, that still would be too high.

On Saturday, community members came out to reinforce the travesty of that statistic with participation in Walk a Mile In Her Shoes one-mile walk and 5K run, an annual event hosted by AWARE (Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies), Juneau Violence Prevention Coalition and Southeast Alaska Board of Realtors.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-15/men-must-become-extra-tough-stop-violence-against-women

 

The patron saint of the American Wilderness

By JACK MARSHALL

There are some individuals whose lives are so full and who have given so much of themselves that a short article might do them no justice at all. Such was John Muir, probably one of the greatest American naturalists and authors, and an early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-10-14/accumulated-fragments-patron-saint-american-wilderness

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