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Canadian, UK teams claim top spots at Yukon River Quest
For the second year in a row, Yukon Wide Adventures finished first overall at the Yukon River Quest. The six-person canoe team made up of… Continue reading
‘Give me your tired, your hungry’: Juneau protesters rally against family separation
The Families Belong Together Rally on Saturday drew an estimated 400 people.
Parcel of land being logged along Eaglecrest road, purpose unclear
A significant land-clearing operation is under way on a parcel near the road leading to Eaglecrest Ski Area, and the purpose of the clearing could… Continue reading
Six-figure donation saves Perseverance Theatre
An “outpouring of support” will help Perseverance Theatre pull out of a cash crisis.
Police arrest man for punching ex-girlfriend, stealing her car
A man was arrested on felony charges on Friday for reportedly trying to take his ex-girlfriend’s cellphone, punching her in the head and driving off… Continue reading
Sealaska announces Alaska Native language summit
Sealaska Heritage Institute on Thursday announced it will be hosting an Alaska Native language summit, geared toward fluent elders speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and… Continue reading
Unexplained sockeye dropoff shuts down Yakutat fishery
Add Yakutat’s wild sockeye run to a growing list of struggling Alaska salmon stocks.
Yearlings must learn how to survive, even if it’s heart-breaking to watch
It’s normal for mother black bears to “kick their cubs loose” in June.
Curious by Nature: What is glacial flour?
The short answer is that it’s ground up rock. And no, you can’t cook with it (it’s ground up rock).
Police and fire for Friday, June 29, 2018
This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading
‘A lot of potential’: Eaglecrest general manager talks future plans, goals at ski area
Summer at Eaglecrest Ski Area means working and planning for the future. Dave Scanlan, general manager of the city-owned operation, spoke about the past year… Continue reading
Celebrate your Alaskan Fourth of July
As Alaskans, we treasure our uniqueness along with the common history that defines all Americans. We see ourselves as self-reliant, independent people with an intense… Continue reading
Opinion: Alaskans should be free to join unions that can fix an unfair economy
Greedy special interests have rigged our economy and democracy against working people for little cost to their bottom line.
I’ve never been in one of those phone booths with the $100 bills flying around, but summer time in Alaska feels a lot like it sometimes.
Photos: Hiking to Cropley Lake
This past weekend, my friend Zach Gianotti was back in town for a summer visit, which means I had new company for this week’s adventure.… Continue reading
Junior all-stars prep for district tournament
The Gastineau Channel Little League Junior Softball all-star team begins the District 2 Junior Softball Tournament on Monday in Ketchikan. The Juneau team will play… Continue reading
Aukeman camp gearing up
It’s not too late to get in shape for August’s Aukeman Triathlon. High Cadence Triathlon Training, headed up by Jamie Bursell, is putting on the… Continue reading
As funding dries up, Alaska seeks new way to pay for rural power
The Alaska Energy Authority is considering a major change to the way it supports rural power projects, and customers are likely to pay more as a result.
Mark Begich makes campaign stop in Juneau
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich made a campaign stop Thursday in Juneau, speaking to about 45 people at the local IBEW union hall. As attendees… Continue reading
Cruise industry’s lawsuit against city of Juneau is headed to trial
It’s official: the cruise ship industry and the City and Borough of Juneau can’t work it out. Court filings Thursday showed that mediation efforts failed,… Continue reading