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Urban Decay Part III: Downtown Juneau's progress 

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Some buildings need a new coat of paint. Some are mere shells. The parking meters are wrapped in shrouds, the cigarette butt bins sometimes catch fire, and it isn't always easy for business owners to improve their properties.

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Six inches from death


A 50-year-old Skagway man was sentenced Tuesday to serve seven years in prison for accidentally shooting his girlfriend during a suicide attempt last year.

Photo: Smiles at the Grind

Shelby Eyre accepts a tip from a customer while working at the Grind Coffee Company on Tuesday.

At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear


Even bear experts can be startled.
On July 25, the guest presenters at this year's Wrangell Bearfest walked through the woods of Anan Wildlife Observatory and came face-to-snout with a black bear sow and her cub.

UA president offered bonus as budget is cut


ANCHORAGE - University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has been offered a $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.

Juneau Vet: VA breaking the rules


When Richard Bailey retired from the United States Air Force in 1991 after 21 years of service, he didn't know he'd be spending the next 23 years fighting for the full benefits he was entitled to.

Study says shellfish could be doomed


JUNEAU - The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

Bearfest takes army of volunteers, one general


It is the first day of the fifth annual Wrangell Bearfest, and Sylvia Ettefagh is looking at the clock.
"Score! I have one more hour than I thought I did. What else can I do?" she said.


Empire Editorial: Hollow victory

Last week, state and federal officials marked the handover of thousands of territorial court and Alaska Railroad documents from the National Archives and Records Administration to the Alaska State Archives with a ceremony at the Alaska State Library.

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How to survive in the (Southeast Alaska) wilderness

You're returning from a walk in the woods, but you're running behind schedule.
It's getting dark.
The temperature is dropping.
One member of your group is not used to hiking and is extremely tired.

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Arts & Culture

Behind the camera

When Japanese-American photographer Seiki Kayamori died in 1941, he left behind a view of Yakutat and its residents that offers an intimate, surprisingly extensive visual record of the community he called home for nearly 30 years.

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Eloping in Alaska

"When you know, you know," is what many people have said in response to my sudden marriage, but only after they've sputtered out: "What? Really? You're joking."
It caught everyone by surprise.

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