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Catching 'chromers' in Yakutat 

To fly to Yakutat in April or early May is to become acquainted with a certain fishy sense of anticipation.

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Facelift coming downtown

05/01/15

The people spoke and the city listened - and it would like to do some more listening to understand what Juneau residents want in a downtown Juneau reconstruction project.

Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

05/01/15

The bear fell to all fours; the hair on her hump stood up as she cautiously nibbled greens. The two tiny cubs didn’t share their mother’s agitation. One picked up a shell, sat and rolled over on its back as its sibling pounced, perhaps at a small fish, in the water’s shallows. I remained crouched and motionless.

On the Trails: Findings on dredge islands include a stranded octopus

05/01/15

On a fine low tide in late April, I headed out to some of the dredge islands in Gastineau Channel, along with two friends. Before we even got to the islands, we found several interesting things.

JPD receives more fake quarter rolls

05/01/15

A Juneau business owner was surprised to find the roll of quarters he received from Wells Fargo in the Mendenhall Valley earlier this month did not have quarters in it at all.

What's in Bloom: 'Tweety Bird'

05/01/15

Over the years, I've grown many Narcissus, more commonly known as daffodils. One that has recently captured my attention is N. "Tweety Bird." Their bright, pure yellow color simply glows on Juneau's overcast spring days.


Traditional healing for a healthy self

05/01/15

Health students at Yakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School are learning about social, emotional, mental and physical health, which includes use of a prickly plant native to Southeast Alaska - devil's club.

Legislature OKs break

05/01/15

JUNEAU - The Alaska Legislature passed a resolution Thursday authorizing a recess in floor sessions until May 12 while the House and Senate Finance committees continue to meet.

Anchorage bear family relocated away from city

05/01/15

ANCHORAGE - Officials say a family of five black bears that were frequenting an Anchorage neighborhood has been relocated away from the city. Anchorage television station KTUU reported the relocation of the Government Hill bears was announced Friday.

Celebrate with us, Juneau

05/01/15

Juneau Appreciation Day, which celebrates locals before the summer season begins, is almost here.

Anchorage School District proposal lays off 20 teachers

05/01/15

ANCHORAGE - About 20 teachers may be looking for new jobs under a proposal that would reduce the Anchorage School District budget by $16.7 million for the coming school year.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: Empowered enough to get the job done

American author Alice Walker once said, "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
This statement rings true for those who will be tapped to serve on Juneau's aquatics board once it is formed.

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Sports

Falcons earn first ever conference softball win

The Thunder Mountain High School girls softball team won their first ever Southeast Conference game on Thursday, rallying from three deficits to earn an 11-10 win over the Ketchikan Lady Kings at Dimond Park.

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Arts & Culture

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival begins Friday

The 29th annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival kicks off this weekend with the modern gospel, soul and R&B sounds of the Jones Family Singers Friday night at Centennial Hall, and ... Read More
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