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Late-night fire burns the heart out of Harri Commercial Marine on Egan Drive 

updated 1:48pm

A Tuesday evening fire at Harri Commercial Marine sent a plume of chemical-laden smoke skyward and one man to the hospital.


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Pipeline bill sets up showdown with Walker

Today, 6:57am

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate passed legislation Tuesday to temporarily restrict participation by a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project proposed by Gov. Bill Walker.

Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

Today, 6:55am

ANCHORAGE - The Department of the Interior said Tuesday that it has affirmed corrections to an environmental analysis of a 2008 Arctic Ocean petroleum lease sale that brought in $2.7 billion for the federal government.

Photos: STEM

Today, 6:43am
Seventh-graders Aidan Hopson, left, Riley John, center, and Tucker Kelly see how a mailbox support they built looks like with a mailbox on top in teacher Alan Degener's Science, Technology, ...

The road less traveled turns to gravel

Today, 12:05am

New road requirements for subdivisions will clarify which streets in town are required to live up to city standards. The requirements are based on how often the roads are used.

Photos: Big check

Today, 6:59am
Robert Anderson, vice president of First Bank, presents a $5,000 check to Mandy O'Neal Cole, deputy director of AWARE, Inc., left, and Britta Tonnessen, community services manager, Tuesday to help ...

Bill that Walker says he will veto advances from Senate

Today, 2:36pm
JUNEAU — A bill temporarily restricting a state-sponsored corporation from involvement in an alternate gas pipeline proposal by Gov. Bill Walker has advanced from the Senate. Notice of ...

Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

Today, 2:33pm
JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee has included in its version of the state budget language rejecting monetary terms included in contracts for more than a dozen units for the upcoming fiscal ...

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

Today, 2:31pm
ANCHORAGE — A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that ...

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Empire Editorial: Don't be fooled by claims of a 'threat' from Russia

Today is April Fool's Day, and alongside Google's Pac-Man map, headlines from "The Onion" and the pranks on Facebook, you might run across a few true headlines. Some of those might even be about Russia.
Russia's been in the news a lot.

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Juneau Nordic Skiers brave Buckwheat

The Juneau Nordic Ski Club finished its competitive season with a strong showing at Saturday's 2015 Buckwheat Ski Classic at the Log Cabin Ski Trails between Skagway and Whitehorse. Athletes from the capital city were a part of over 400 entrants.

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Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part installment on Vitus Bering's last voyage and the author's ski traverse from Kluane Lake to Yakutat. Next week's Off the Beaten Path will conclude the narrative.

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Snow-carving team prepares for Buckwheat Ski Classic

It was about 15 years ago that Pete Lucchetti decided to help build a skier aid station for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, an annual cross country ski race on the trails just north of Skagway. “They ... Read More

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