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Roger Wharton (Courtesy Photo)

Living Growing: First friend

Dogs are very common special friends of people in Southeast Alaska.

Roger Wharton (Courtesy Photo)
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Police calls for Thursday, Jan. 12

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

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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Opinion: MLK Day clinics offered in the ‘spirit of service and advocacy for equality and social justice’

If the pandemic has taught us anything it is how much we need each other. Businesses need workers. Children need teachers. The sick need doctors… Continue reading

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Opinion: COVID relief funds help homeless children in Alaska

We need to sustain this kind of investment.

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State Supreme Court to hear arguments in residency case

The Alaska Supreme Court plans to hear arguments on Friday.

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Police calls for Wednesday, Jan. 11

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

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
A trail cam photo shows a beaver emerging from its snowy lodge and went foraging for branches in December (Courtesy Photo / Jos Bakker)
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Mild temperatures and busy beavers

I noticed two uncommon things that this beaver did…

A trail cam photo shows a beaver emerging from its snowy lodge and went foraging for branches in December (Courtesy Photo / Jos Bakker)
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A Carnival cruise ship is berthed Juneau's cruise ship docks during the summer of 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire FIle)
A Carnival cruise ship is berthed Juneau's cruise ship docks during the summer of 2022. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire FIle)

Death Notice: Celia Zagars

Celia Marie Zagars, 62, formerly of Juneau died Jan. 7, 2023, in Kihei, Hawaii. An obituary and funeral details will follow.… Continue reading

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Anchorage Democrat meets residency rules, judge says

“The result of the November 2022 election is accepted…”

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Tuesday, Jan. 10

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

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Opinion: ‘Well regulated’ and the Second Amendment

“A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be… Continue reading

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In this photo made available by NASA, the space shuttle Challenger launches the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite in 1984. On Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, the U.S. space agency said the 38-year-old NASA satellite is about to fall from the sky, but the chance of wreckage falling on anybody is “very low.” It's expected to come down Sunday night, give or take 17 hours. (NASA via AP)

Old NASA satellite falls harmlessly from sky off Alaska

It was placed in orbit in 1984 by astronaut Sally Ride.

In this photo made available by NASA, the space shuttle Challenger launches the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite in 1984. On Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, the U.S. space agency said the 38-year-old NASA satellite is about to fall from the sky, but the chance of wreckage falling on anybody is “very low.” It's expected to come down Sunday night, give or take 17 hours. (NASA via AP)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 photo, a black bear checks out his surroundings in Granite Basin in Juneau, Alaska. The National Park Service is proposing a rule that would prohibit bear baiting in national preserves in Alaska, the latest in a dispute over what animal rights supporters call a cruel practice. The park service said Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 it is proposing a rule barring bear baiting in national preserves in Alaska. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Hunter bear bait ban proposed for Alaska national preserves

Agency will be taking public comments on the proposal.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 photo, a black bear checks out his surroundings in Granite Basin in Juneau, Alaska. The National Park Service is proposing a rule that would prohibit bear baiting in national preserves in Alaska, the latest in a dispute over what animal rights supporters call a cruel practice. The park service said Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 it is proposing a rule barring bear baiting in national preserves in Alaska. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Saturday, Jan. 7

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

(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stands as he is nominated for a twelfth time in the House chamber as the House meets for the fourth day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

McCarthy elected House speaker in rowdy late-night vote

Changed votes from conservative holdouts

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., stands as he is nominated for a twelfth time in the House chamber as the House meets for the fourth day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Sullivan’s irrelevance in defense of democracy

Two years ago this week, supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol…

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Birth announcement

Calvin Kautz was born at 6:53 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Bartlett Regional Hospital. Calvin measured 19.5 inches and weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces.… Continue reading

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks with Rep. Andy Ogles, R-Tenn. Before the eighth round of voting for speaker as the House meets for the third day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

McCarthy makes big gains for speaker, but still falls short

House adjourned until 6 p.m. Alaska time.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks with Rep. Andy Ogles, R-Tenn. Before the eighth round of voting for speaker as the House meets for the third day to elect a speaker and convene the 118th Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)
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Slack Tide: Out-dated, again

Learning guitar took a little patience.

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