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What's out there for the kids? 

updated 11:45am

An in-the-works Discovery Southeast survey of organized outdoor recreational activities for Juneau youth shows gaps, especially for kids above elementary school age.

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Tipsters help ID suspected credit card thief

07/31/15

Juneau police say tipsters have helped them identify a man suspected of stealing a credit card from the State Office Building and using it to withdraw $500 from a Wells Fargo ATM.

A taste of sustainability

07/31/15

Concern for the future of clean water in Southeast Alaska brought together two seemingly unlikely groups - chefs and activists. Naturally, food was involved.

Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

07/31/15

ANCHORAGE - A preliminary inspection conducted after the emergency landing of a Cathay Pacific flight at a remote air base in the Aleutian Islands indicates that an equipment cooling fan failed, the Hong Kong-based airline said Thursday.

Appeals court affirms conviction of woman in hot sauce case

07/31/15

JUNEAU - An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the conviction of an Anchorage woman whom prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her son to try to get on the "Dr. Phil" show.

New ruling on protective orders for Alaska Native tribes

07/31/15

FAIRBANKS - Alaska Native tribes will no longer be forced to go the extra mile to have their domestic violence restraining orders enforced by the state.


CBJ Finance Committee debates senior sales tax

07/31/15

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee voted Thursday to move its proposed changes to the senior sales tax exemption on to the Assembly for consideration.

Murkowski revenue sharing bill advances

07/31/15

A measure to give Alaska a share of oil and gas revenue from federal waters off its coast is advancing in the U.S. Senate.

Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt

07/31/15

Greenpeace USA must immediately get its activists out of the way of a vessel contracted to work in the Arctic Ocean for Shell or face fines ramping up each day until it does.

Doctor gets prison for Medicaid fraud

07/31/15

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage physician convicted of defrauding the government of Medicaid funding has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. Dr. Shubhranjan Ghosh was sentenced Wednesday for Medicaid fraud and tampering with evidence.

NTSB: No reported problems at takeoff

07/31/15

JUNEAU - The small plane that crashed during a scheduled commuter flight bound for the southeast Alaska community of Hoonah earlier this month took off with no reported problems, according to a preliminary report on the incident.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: Whale sculpture a worthy endeavor

In the past, this newspaper has stated its support of the Whale Project — the effort to put a bronze whale sculpture on Juneau’s waterfront as a way to beautify our city, enhance an adjacent micro-ecosystem and draw tourists farther along our historic waterfront. Today, this paper again throws ...

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Sports

Kenai nicks Juneau at American Legion state tourney

Juneau’s Post 25 baseball team fell by the score of 3-2 to Kenai Post 20 and was eliminated from the American Legion Alaska State Tournament on Friday at Anchorage’s Mulcahy Stadium. Kenai will play Chugiak for the State Championship on Saturday at 3 p.m. with the winner advancing to the ...

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Post 25 eliminated by score of 3-2 in classic game on the diamond
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Arts & Culture

Teaching formline

This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most Northwest Coast ... Read More

Neighbors

A job with a view Southeast Alaskan pilot opens up from the cockpit

On a Wednesday afternoon at work, Sean Kveum looks outside the window to his right and spots a bear, then another one. From the cockpit of his de Havilland Beaver bush plane, he loops around to get a better look.

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