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The final Boeing 747 lands at Paine Field following a test flight, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Everett, Wash. Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, when it delivers the jumbo jet to cargo carrier Atlas Air. Since it debuted in 1969, the 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial aircraft capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers, and the Air Force One presidential aircraft, but it has been rendered obsolete by more profitable and fuel-efficient models. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times)

Boeing bids farewell to an icon, delivers last 747 jumbo jet

SEATTLE — Boeing bid farewell to an icon on Tuesday: It’s delivering its final 747 jumbo jet. Since its first flight in 1969, the giant… Continue reading

The final Boeing 747 lands at Paine Field following a test flight, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Everett, Wash. Boeing bids farewell to an icon on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, when it delivers the jumbo jet to cargo carrier Atlas Air. Since it debuted in 1969, the 747 has served as a cargo plane, a commercial aircraft capable of carrying nearly 500 passengers, and the Air Force One presidential aircraft, but it has been rendered obsolete by more profitable and fuel-efficient models. (Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times)
Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)

Opinion: Psychiatric patient care report could be catalyst for improvements

Will good suggestions get lost in state bureaucracy?

Faith Myers stands at the doors of API. (Courtesy Photo)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023

This report contains information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
President Joe Biden talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, after returning from an event in Baltimore on infrastructure. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)

Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

The move would formally restructure the federal coronavirus response.

President Joe Biden talks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, after returning from an event in Baltimore on infrastructure. (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)
The Aurora Borealis glows over the Mendenhall Glacier in 2014. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Aurora forecast

Forecasts from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute for the week of Jan. 29

The Aurora Borealis glows over the Mendenhall Glacier in 2014. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Death Notice: Clinton Kearney

Clinton Kearney, 51, died Jan. 8, 2023, in Cordova.… Continue reading

In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, endangered orcas swim in Puget Sound and in view of the Olympic Mountains just west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson File)

Opinion: Southeast trollers aren’t ‘starving’ orcas

The WFC lawsuit is a contagion of extremist judicial activism that must be stopped.

In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, endangered orcas swim in Puget Sound and in view of the Olympic Mountains just west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson File)
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Uncovering the mysteries of Delta – 10 THC cartridges

There are over 100 different types of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. In the past few years, researchers have discovered delta-9 isomers that cause a… Continue reading

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This distinctive peak overlooks Herbert Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Superb reader-submitted photos of wildlife, scenery and/or plant life.

This distinctive peak overlooks Herbert Glacier. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023

This report contains information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
An Alaska blackfish that once lived in a tank at the Fairbanks office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
An Alaska blackfish that once lived in a tank at the Fairbanks office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)

Coming Out: Busting a move at Mudrooms

Doubts are only natural, I guess.

Jane Hale (Courtesy Photo)
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Gimme a Smile: I have a ridiculous amount of…

A bona fide packrat answers.

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U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka and former President Donald Trump stand on stage during a July 2022 rally in Anchorage. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Tshibaka’s insincere defense of democracy

Kelly Tshibaka claims to understand why voter turnout for the 2022 general election was the lowest in the state’s history. According to Preserve Democracy, a… Continue reading

U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka and former President Donald Trump stand on stage during a July 2022 rally in Anchorage. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)
(Courtesy Photo / Gwen Baluss)

Opinion: The Mendenhall Wetlands — a Juneau treasure

Juneau is very fortunate to have this rich biological resource…

(Courtesy Photo / Gwen Baluss)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

This report contains information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski prepares to meet officials at the Sealaska Heritage Institute during a visit to Juneau in November 2022. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau stands to benefit significantly from the 117th Congress

The last Congress was one of the best for our state in recent memory…

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski prepares to meet officials at the Sealaska Heritage Institute during a visit to Juneau in November 2022. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire File)
This photo available under a Creative Commons license shows a Glock17 with a cable lock.

Opinion: Bill that would have Alaskans secure guns in their homes would save lives

I’m a grandma and I have trigger-locks on the guns in my house.

This photo available under a Creative Commons license shows a Glock17 with a cable lock.
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Living & Growing: Our spiritual teachers

The cat is the most perceptive and graceful of all animals.

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Thursday, Jan. 26

This report contains information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)