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Photos: Costume sale 

updated 4:04pm
A boy finds some new shoes at the Perseverance Theater costume sale on Saturday.                                Read More

Young announces plans for 3 House debates, forums


U.S. Rep. Don Young has agreed to participate in three debates and forums in the lead-up to the November general election.

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

Today, 12:02am

JUNEAU - BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.

Suspicious tree fires puzzle Forest Service


The U.S. Forest Service is investigating a string of suspicious tree fires in Juneau.
Officials believe someone is intentionally burning trees by setting their leaking sap on fire. The agency has responded to at least five such calls this summer.

Man pleads guilty to abusing two girls


A 49-year-old convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing two Juneau girls in 2011 and is now facing 20 to 30 years in prison.

Refinery closure leads to higher asphalt expense

Today, 12:03am

ANCHORAGE - Road construction costs north of the Alaska Range have increased because of the higher cost of asphalt, a consequence predicted when the North Pole refinery stopped producing asphalt oil June 1.

Photos: Capital Brewfest

Tanna Peters pours a beer for Joe Comolli during the Capital Brewfest on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in the Juneau Art and Culture Center. Comolli, who admitted he's "a whiskey guy," said his friends ...

School year starts with bulging classrooms


Almost half of the Juneau School District's 80 elementary school classrooms are overcrowded according to the district's goal: 22.

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana


While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.


Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down

Thumbs down to a disgusting situation at the Waterside trailer park. We can understand the disgust with overflowing sewage pipes, but threatening large-scale DNA testing to find the culprit behind the clogs is going too far.

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Photos: Thunder Mountain faces Hawks

Thunder Mountain's Mason Kullander (52) and Kyrel Payne (38) tackle Houston's Noah Griffeth (21) during the Falcons 47-0 win over the Hawks at TMHS Field on Saturday night.  Read More


Wildlife Spy: A gathering of cranes

In a last, sunny blast of summer, this wildlife spy enjoyed the spectacle of sandhill cranes at the Tanana Valley Crane Festival at Creamer's Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks.

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Arts & Culture

Fall Arts Preview

The Empire's Fall Arts Preview -- our fifth annual -- provides a partial listing of upcoming arts-related events in the capital city, particularly those that have been planned as part of local organizations' fall seasons.

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More than bows and tiaras

The word pageant sometimes brings to mind spoiled children in poufy hairstyles and expensive gowns. For a few community members, pageant means a chance to fundraise and to bring confidence to girls.

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