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Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer is a leading authority on ocean currents, thanks to his “obsession” with drifting trash. He says science really has no other tool to determine currents than to track debris as it moves across the oceans. He’ll speak at 7PM Thu Aug 15 in Rasmuson Hall on tsunami debris, as part of this year’s Paths Across the Pacific Conference. With KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.
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Ebbesmeyer’s ocean is half predictable, half chaos
Author and former hospice nurse Cathy Cuenin has personal experience living with cancer and transplant. She's developed a tool for helping people manage overwhelming situations. She's giving a workshop today (8-27-14) at Brave Heart Volunteers (Noon, Pioneer Home Manager's House, lunch provided. Suggested donation $45, scholarships available). more
The Sitka School Board will consider asking the state legislature for almost $2-million in the coming year, in order to help the district meet newly-adopted standards. The board convened in its first regular session of the new school year Monday night (8-25-14). Meeting state education standards is the first of several costly priorities in Sitka’s schools this year. Also a possibility: A $1.5-million upgrade of Vilandre Field. more