‘Drawn to Alaska’ kicks off at the Canvas
It isn’t often that Canvas Program Developer MK MacNaughton finds time to indulge her creative appetites. Though surrounded by artistic opportunity at the downtown art gallery and studio where she works, MacNaughton is generally kept busy on the dispensing end of things.

Artist profile: Abstract expressionist painter Corlé LaForce hits her stride
Paint is undeniably a visual medium, but when local painter Corlé LaForce approaches a canvas, she doesn't rely on her eyes to guide her. The cues she responds to in creating her work are largely invisible, based on emotion and interior sensations rather than images from the physical world.

Leading Filipino jazz vocalist to serenade Juneau tonight
It took Charmaine Clamor three months to formulate and compose her first song. Laying in her crib in Subic Zambales, Philippines, Clamor seemed destined to show that singing was going to be more important in her expression of Filipino culture than speaking.

'Good, Bad, Weird' hits two out of three
I n the middle of the blockbuster season, it might be easy to forget about movies like "The Good, the Bad, the Weird." After all, it was made in 2008; it was made in South Korea; it has subtitles! Still, there are worse ways to spend a rainy Juneau afternoon than watching an Asian filmmaker's (Ji-woon Kim) take on the spaghetti western. Look at it as a way to expand your horizons beyond Hollywood's big budget. Or, look at it as a way to increase your reading speed.

New foreign language films on the shelves at the libraries
The Juneau Public Libraries are putting a bundle of new foreign language feature films on DVD out on the shelves. To find out which new films have been added, click on "New DVD" located in the bottom left-hand column of the library catalog. For a customizable search, click on "Advanced Search" just below the search bar: this allows you to narrow your search by branch, age level, spoken language, and even title keywords or subject. For instance, if you really don't like subtitled movies, select "English" in the language box or, if you want kids' movies about whales, type "whales" into the subject box and then choose "juvenile DVD."

Northwest Coast textile exhibit opens in Vancouver
A new textile and fibre art exhibit, "Time Warp: Contemporary Textiles of the Northwest Coast," opens Friday at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver. The exhibition celebrates 20 emerging, mid-career and internationally recognized Aboriginal artists from Alaska, the Yukon, and Washington state.

Ninth Circuit to hear road appeal
The state of Alaska is trying to resurrect the Juneau Access Project, a nearly half-billion dollar road from Juneau north toward Skagway along Lynn Canal, in a U.S. Court of Appeals challenge to a lower court ruling that blocked the project.

Photos: Eagles on the mud flats near DIPAC
The low tide mud flats along Gastineau Channel near DIPAC fisheries has been attracting numerous eagles over the past few weeks. The large raptors can be seen sitting in trees nearby, on the container vans of Northland Services, or especially along the waterfront vying for unsuspecting salmon and discarded salmon catch. They have become a stop of interest for tourists and locals alike looking to get a few photos, or just to observe some true Alaskan wildlife.

Bartlett Hospital board honing its plan, language
Members of a Bartlett Regional Hospital board committee formulating a plan to improve the hospital's working culture continued their discussion Tuesday in response to an independent evaluation released in late June.

Weather data does double duty
While some residents disdain Juneau's harsh, unpredictable weather, others are nearly obsessed with it. For those, there's nothing better than real-time data to get a fix.

APX security sales force in Juneau
It is a hard job selling door-to-door products. Weather, unleashed dogs and obnoxious homeowners are all obstacles for a salesman treading concrete, lawns, and pebbled paths.

Police & Fire
Juneau police and fire officials reported:

Photo: Keeping the cruiser clean
Juneau residents Stan and Angela Kartez wash and scrub their 20-foot cabin cruiser on Tuesday after a two-week excursion around the Southeast Alaska waters from Juneau to Sitka and back.

Drs. Mimi and Brian Benjamin join SEARHC's Juneau staff
JUNEAU - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau announced the addition of a husband-and-wife pair of family physicians, Dr. Mignon F. "Mimi" Benjamin and Dr. Brian J. Benjamin. Mimi started at the clinic in July, and Brian will join the staff in September.

Police & Fire
Juneau police and fire officials reported:

Photo: Fileting for family
Jim Jenkins, captain of the fishing vessel Michelle, filets some fresh-caught coho at a cleaning station in Harris Harbor on Tuesday. From Wrangell, Jenkins always makes sure to have some salmon to deliver to his sister in Juneau.

Photo: 12th Street coming along
Arete Construction employees Jason Sims, left, Cameron O'Neil, Brandon Ridle, Brandon Godkin, and Kurt 'Bear' Chamberlin (back hoe) set a basin on the 12th Street Reconstruction Project (Casey Shattuck Project IV) on Tuesday.

Patricia Berg
Patricia Berg passed away July 8, 2010. She was 90.

Jack O'Hair Asher
Jack O'Hair Asher of Paris died Friday, July 9, 2010 in Los Angeles, Calif., while he and his wife were visiting with their son, Bill Asher, and his family. He was 80.

Warren Everett Wild
Longtime Juneau resident Warren Everett Wild died July 12, 2010 at his home. He was 86.

Charles Thomas Maccagno
Charles Thomas Maccagno, a longtime Juneau resident, passed away at home July 3, 2010 while surrounded by his family and friends.

Outside editorial: Progress, though not enough, in Cuba
The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times:

Outside editorial: Stop making Supreme Court nominees duck and dodge
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune:

Who was LeBron James?
An open letter to 24th-century historians.

Larry King, a champ left behind as talk shows sank into vitriol
Larry King is leaving the cable world of professional 'rasslin.'

Patrick Henry's words instill a love of liberty in future generations
From Arlington National Cemetery to Appomattox Court House, Virginia is a veritable history lesson that illuminates how America became what it is today.

Want a real stimulus? Try permanent tax cuts
They're getting desperate in Obamaland. There's no other word for it. The recent jobless report was terrible - 125,000 payroll jobs gone.

The New START treaty deserves to be ratified
Here we go again.

Fisheries managers seek conservation on Yukon
FAIRBANKS - State and federal fisheries managers have asked subsistence fishermen on the middle and upper Yukon River to voluntarily cut back on the number of king salmon they catch.

Anchorage man dies in accidental shooting
ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man has died in an apparent accidental shooting.

Governor's office releases records regarding veto
JUNEAU - Records requested by a Republican challenger to Gov. Sean Parnell shed no new light on Parnell's decision to veto a change to Alaska's system of taxing oil and gas production.

Fairbanks mayor declares for re-election
FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks city Mayor Terry Strle will seek re-election in October.

Wiring may have caused Elfin Cove fire
JUNEAU - The state fire marshal says electrical problems likely started a fire that destroyed Cove Lodge in Elfin Cove.

Member of drug ring sentenced
ANCHORAGE - A 23-year-old Anchorage man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his role in a large ring that brought drugs including cocaine and methamphetamine to Alaska from California.

Fairbanks teen arrested in tattoo parlor theft
FAIRBANKS - Authorities arrested a Fairbanks teenager accused of stealing almost $4,000 from a tattoo and piercing studio.

Feds appoint Rarig to health care panel
JUNEAU - Juneau's Alice Rarig has been appointed by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to a federal committee reviewing and updating designations of areas needing more health care professionals.

Miller criticizes Murkowski debate picks
JUNEAU - Joe Miller, a Republican challenging U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in next month's primary, says he's not rejecting the debates she's proposed.

Storms wash out Taylor Highway in places
ANCHORAGE - Heavy rain storms over the weekend washed out parts of the Taylor Highway in Interior Alaska.

Gen. Palumbo takes command of Army in Alaska
ANCHORAGE - Brig. Gen. Raymond Palumbo took command of the U.S. Army in Alaska in a ceremony Monday at Fort Richardson.

Police: Man dies, brother injured in highway crash
ANCHORAGE - Police say one man has died and his brother has been injured in a one-car crash on the Seward Highway in Anchorage.

Man dies on beach near Ketchikan
JUNEAU - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 37-year-old man found on a Ketchikan beach.

Thieves tap Kodiak king salmon brood stock
KODIAK - A program to enhance king salmon fishing in Kodiak rivers suffered a setback when vandals went fishing within the program's brood stock.

SEARHC to host Denali KidCare pediatric dental clinic in Sitka
SITKA - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Dental Clinic in Sitka will host a special pediatric dental clinic the week of Aug. 2-6.

Dr. Peters joins Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital medical staff
SITKA - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Paul L. Peters to its medical staff as a radiologist.

Photo: Juneau Minors take District II crown
The Juneau Minors All-Stars pose for a team photo after winning the 9- and 10-year-olds Alaska District II championship with a 10-0 win over Prince of Wales on Monday.

Photos: Team Juneau wins Capital Cup
Seven tennis players from Juneau returned from Whitehorse after competing in the summer edition of the Capital Cup from July 9-11.

Photo: Juneau Majors All-Stars
The Juneau Majors All-Stars pose for a team photo in front of Mendenhall Glacier.

Photo: Juneau Juniors All-Stars
The Juneau Juniors League All-Stars pose for a team photo in front of Mendenhall Glacier.

Bristol, Levi say they're engaged
The tumultuous relationship between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston took another surprising turn Wednesday, when the couple announced they were back together and recently got engaged.

Coast Guard chopper crew honored at service
ANCHORAGE - Members of a Coast Guard helicopter crew killed in a crash off the coast of Washington state were honored Tuesday in the small southeast Alaska town where they were based.

Pebble Mine opponents score court victory
ANCHORAGE - A Superior Court judge has cleared the way for a legal fight over state-issued permits for a huge copper and gold mine near some of the world's most productive wild salmon streams.

Ethics complaint by Palin critic dismissed
ANCHORAGE - A critic of Sarah Palin said Wednesday that the state of Alaska has dismissed an ethics complaint alleging past aides of the former governor misused state resources during her 2008 run as the Republican vice presidential nominee.

Taylor Highway remains closed by washouts
ANCHORAGE - Much of the Taylor Highway will remain closed at least until Thursday as crews work to repair washouts and reach stranded drivers, the state Transportation Department said.

Judge extends order barring railroad herbicide
ANCHORAGE - A judge on Monday extended an order preventing the Alaska Railroad from spraying weed killers on a section of track until Alaska's high court can review the state-issued permit.

Wood heat use rising in Fairbanks borough
FAIRBANKS - A survey of households in Fairbanks North Star Borough shows an increase in the number of people using wood for heat.

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