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Harbor seal pup returns to wild 

The male Pacific harbor seal pup found just eight days old beneath a boat in Auke Bay swam off into the waters of Auke Recreation Area yesterday, cheered by around 75 well-wishers from Juneau and beyond - some of whom were there at the beginning.

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Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

08/29/14

KODIAK - The three major candidates for Alaska governor focused on just one topic - fish - during a debate in Kodiak.

Youth robotics teams need more coaches

08/29/14

Juneau kids are eager to be part of a robotics program sweeping the state. The materials and funding are available. All the program is missing is coaches.

Kasaan's West named VPSO of the year

08/29/14

In rural Alaska, it's not uncommon for one person - the Village Public Safety Officer - to handle law enforcement and emergency medical services, serve as fire chief or, when needed, help raise a totem pole.

Photo: Up close and too personal

Photo: Up close and too personal

08/29/14
A photographer breaks Denali National Park and Preserve regulations on approaching a bull moose inside of 25 yards on Wednesday in Denali Park. The photographer was one of three that followed, ...


JSD boots hazers from football

Today, 5:24pm

The Juneau-Douglas football team will play nonconference Railbelt power Colony on Saturday without four of the Crimson Bears' 12 seniors.

Mayors conference urges no vote on pot initiative

08/29/14

The Alaska Conference of Mayors is taking a stand on the marijuana initiative before voters in November.

To raise revenue, Juneau Assembly targets tax exemptions

08/29/14
In the ongoing push to whip Juneau’s city budget into better shape, the Assembly’s tax exemption committee has turned its focus to three of Juneau’s tax breaks: those for senior citizens, the ...

Heritage coffee stand robbed

08/29/14

Twenty-year-old Sarah Solberg, a barista at the drive-through Heritage Coffee stand on Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, didn't immediately realize she was being robbed.

Opinion

Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream

When your head is in the clouds, it's easy to lose track of your feet.
On Monday, the 17th rocket since 1998 lifted off from the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island. Four seconds after leaving the launchpad, the rocket exploded.

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Sports

Freewheelers take Treadwell Trail

The Juneau Freewheelers Bike Club mountain bike division held a Treadwell Trail race or ride event on Wednesday evening. This was the first mountain bike race in several years, according to race director and Freewheelers vice president Jack Kreinheder.

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Outdoors

Harbor seal pup returns to wild

The male Pacific harbor seal pup found just eight days old beneath a boat in Auke Bay swam off into the waters of Auke Recreation Area yesterday, cheered by around 75 well-wishers from Juneau and beyond - some of whom were there at the beginning.

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Arts & Culture

Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

Richard Dauenhauer has been described by many titles: poet, translator, scholar, linguist, anthropologist historian, editor, educator, anthologist. And in Juneau, his home since 1983, also: mentor, colleague, neighbor, friend.

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