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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference after the House approved an annual defense bill, Friday, July 14, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Standing behind McCarthy are House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., left, and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Peltola votes against Republican defense bill limiting abortion access and halting diversity efforts

The Alaska Democratic Rep. calls decision “one of the most difficult votes I’ve ever had to take.”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference after the House approved an annual defense bill, Friday, July 14, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Standing behind McCarthy are House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., left, and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Craig George leads Ned Rozell on a snowmachine trail north of Utqiagvik in May 2010. (Photo by Ned Rozell)

Alaska Science Forum: Craig George’s remarkable northern legacy

I was sad to learn recently that Craig George was missing and presumed dead when a raft he was floating upon hit a logjam in… Continue reading

Craig George leads Ned Rozell on a snowmachine trail north of Utqiagvik in May 2010. (Photo by Ned Rozell)
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Police calls for Wednesday, July 12

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Police call for Tuesday, July 11

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
George, a two-year-old poodle in Juneau, is slated to receive cataracts surgery to restore his sight following a successful GoFundMe campaign that raised the necessary funds in less than 24 hours. (Courtesy of Angela Noon / GoFundMe)

Fundraiser gives dog the gift of sight in less than 24 hours

Poodle brought to Juneau Animal Rescue because he was going blind will receive cataracts surgery

George, a two-year-old poodle in Juneau, is slated to receive cataracts surgery to restore his sight following a successful GoFundMe campaign that raised the necessary funds in less than 24 hours. (Courtesy of Angela Noon / GoFundMe)
Larry Persily

My Turn: Pistachio donuts, saddle shoes and the Law of Bladders

There are many joys of aging, such as discounts at stores and services, using it as a convenient excuse for being forgetful, and smiling that… Continue reading

Larry Persily
Scientists Jake Shaffer and Jared Clance collect samples on the Juneau Icefield earlier this month as part of a collaborative project between NASA and the Juneau Icefield Research Program. Participants hope the data and techniques will aid an upcoming mission to study the Jupiter ice moon Europa. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Holmes)

Juneau Icefield may be key to unlocking secrets of Jupiter ice moon

Researchers probe far beneath ice for clues to aid their search for extraterrestrial life

Scientists Jake Shaffer and Jared Clance collect samples on the Juneau Icefield earlier this month as part of a collaborative project between NASA and the Juneau Icefield Research Program. Participants hope the data and techniques will aid an upcoming mission to study the Jupiter ice moon Europa. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Holmes)
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Solar storm on Thursday expected to make northern lights visible in Juneau, elsewhere in U.S.

A solar storm forecast for Thursday is expected to give skygazers in some states along the U.S.-Canada border, including Alaska, a faint glimpse of the… Continue reading

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Tents and various items are scattered across the Mill Campground in August of 2022.

My Turn: Alaska Legislature should play a major role in addressing the root causes of homelessness

The government’s solution to solving the homeless crisis in America, including in Alaska, could be compared to someone with a leaky roof adding more pans… Continue reading

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Tents and various items are scattered across the Mill Campground in August of 2022.
The Boney Courthouse building in Anchorage holds the Alaska Supreme Court chambers. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Nonattorney advocates to represent Alaskans in court under new waiver

This story has been updated to correct a numerical and an organization title. Alaska’s Supreme Court, with support from the state’s bar association, approved a… Continue reading

The Boney Courthouse building in Anchorage holds the Alaska Supreme Court chambers. (Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)
The offices of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. are seen June 6 in Juneau. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

New estimate shows Alaska’s Permanent Fund could be out of spendable money in 3-4 years

Annual transfer from the fund pays for more than half of Alaska’s general-purpose government spending

The offices of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. are seen June 6 in Juneau. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
Interstate 25 in Wyoming. (Public domain photo CC BY-SA 4.0)

Living and Growing: The Road to Freedom

As a teenager growing up in Colorado, I was eager for my freedom. There was nothing wrong in my household. I was blessed with loving… Continue reading

Interstate 25 in Wyoming. (Public domain photo CC BY-SA 4.0)
Marjorie Menzi and William “Bill” Heumann discuss their 50,000-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the world aboard their sailboat, Second Wind, on Sunday at Statter Harbor. (Therese Pokorney / Juneau Empire)

Around the world in 17 years

Learning to sail from scratch, a Juneau couple circumnavigated 50,000 nautical miles

Marjorie Menzi and William “Bill” Heumann discuss their 50,000-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the world aboard their sailboat, Second Wind, on Sunday at Statter Harbor. (Therese Pokorney / Juneau Empire)
Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Dawson, a Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force member from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, chats with a representative at a fuel facility in St. Michael, Alaska, during an inspection July 28, 2022. Teams comprised of six Coast Guard marine inspectors visited a total of 15 communities and inspected approximately 55 bulk fuel storage facilities in the Bering Strait Region July 25-Aug. 2, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn)

Alaska environmental department plans to repeal regulation of some fuel-storage tanks

Thousands of aboveground tanks that store diesel fuel and other petroleum products would no longer be regulated by the state, under a proposal from the… Continue reading

Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Dawson, a Coast Guard Marine Safety Task Force member from Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, chats with a representative at a fuel facility in St. Michael, Alaska, during an inspection July 28, 2022. Teams comprised of six Coast Guard marine inspectors visited a total of 15 communities and inspected approximately 55 bulk fuel storage facilities in the Bering Strait Region July 25-Aug. 2, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police call for Monday, July 10

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
The Odess Theater is seen on May 22, 2019, on the campus of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, which operates the former home of Sheldon Jackson College. (Photo by Flickr user Jasperdo/Creative Commons)

Sitka Fine Arts Camp files rare immigration lawsuit in support of theater manager

The camp, which operates the campus of Sheldon Jackson College, was seeking a technical expert

The Odess Theater is seen on May 22, 2019, on the campus of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, which operates the former home of Sheldon Jackson College. (Photo by Flickr user Jasperdo/Creative Commons)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Sunday, July 9, 2023

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Saturday, July 8, 2023

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Police calls for Thursday, July 6, 2023

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Friday, June 7, 2023

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)