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Lost hunter found 'dazed, hypothermic, confused but alive' 

updated 1:52pm

Searchers found a missing 20-year-old local hunter “dazed, hypothermic, confused but alive” wandering above the Last Chance Mining Museum on Mount Juneau at about 11:04 a.m. Monday, said Southeast Alaska Dogs Organized for Ground Search leader Bruce Bowler and Alaska State Troopers.

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Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case

09/22/14

JUNEAU - A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English.
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Regents nix UA tuition hike

09/22/14

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Board of Regents gave thumbs down to a proposal to boost tuition by 4 percent.

Fairbanks museum adds Alaska-only beetle to collection

09/22/14

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Museum of the North added a rare Alaska-only beetle to its collection this summer.

Volunteers spend night out for homeless awareness

09/22/14

FAIRBANKS - It had been a long time since Tracyann George had to spend a night on the street, but she did it once more recently.


Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

09/22/14

A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

09/22/14

A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

Commission: Alaska needs power improvements

09/22/14

ANCHORAGE - Alaska has an adequate power supply but an insufficient transmission system, which together could be strained by new Environmental Protection Agency requirements, according to Regulatory Commission of Alaska members.

Edna Bay will be Alaska's newest city

09/22/14

The small community of Edna Bay will soon be Alaska's newest incorporated city.
According to the Alaska Division of Elections, 30 votes have been received by mail in a special election deciding whether to incorporate Edna Bay as a second-class city.

Opinion

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down (Sept. 22)

Thumbs up to everyone who participated in the Juneau municipal candidate forum last week. More than 70 people showed up to hear candidates for the CBJ Assembly and school board share their views on the issues.

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Sports

JDHS sweeps Sitka cross-country meet

The Juneau-Douglas High School cross country teams are hitting their stride at the right time as the Crimson Bears boys and girls took the team titles Saturday at the Sitka Invitational.

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