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Three men scale Capitol, steal flags 

updated 12:05am

Thirty-year-old activist Brittany "Bree" Newsome made national news when she climbed a flagpole on the South Carolina state Capitol grounds and removed the Confederate battle flag.
This is not that case.

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Coast Guard invades Juneau for 'roundup'

08/02/15

The Coast Guard is coming.
Starting today, expect to see Juneau's downtown waterfront crowded with ships bearing the crossed anchors and red stripe of the U.S. Coast Guard.

When the landing gear won't go down

08/03/15

Imagine the dread.
You're in a car, sitting at a stoplight. In your rearview mirror, you notice an oncoming truck. It's moving quickly - too quickly. It won't stop in time.

Photos: Fun in the sun at the Southeast Alaska State Fair

08/03/15

Teegan McNeel, 3 of Juneau, dances as the Wet City Rockers perform at the 47th Southeast Alaska State Fair on Saturday in Haines.

Meals with moms

08/03/15

Matilda Higdon visits her mom almost everyday at work for lunch. It's a tradition they've had for most of her life, all eight months of it.

William Morris IV named CEO of Morris Communications

08/03/15

Augusta, Ga. - William S. (Will) Morris IV has been named chief executive officer of Augusta-based Morris Communications Co. Morris is the parent company of the Juneau Empire. The appointment was announced Saturday by his father, William S.


Finance Committee debates senior sales tax

08/02/15

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.

Nude cabbie loses more than just clothes

Today, 12:04am

A naked taxi driver spotted - and photographed - in the parking lot of the Nugget Mall on Sunday morning has been fired, his employer confirmed Monday.

Ketchikan teen trap shooter takes state

08/03/15

KETCHIKAN - Brooke Mickel's victory as the girls junior varsity state champion in trap shooting was classic Ketchikan.

Soggy July sets wet record in Juneau

08/03/15

July started with a bang. It ended with a fizzle.

Expanse of warm water dubbed 'the blob' consumes North Pacific

08/03/15

PORTLAND, Ore. - Weird things are happening off the Pacific Coast.
And at the center of the action is a warm-water mass that scientists call "the blob."
It's turning the coastal ecosystem on its head.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down for Aug. 3, 2015

Thumbs down to domestic violence. Last week, Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards announced that Alaska police must uphold protective orders issued by tribal courts just the same as protective orders issued by state courts.

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Sports

RJ Markovich swings a big stick

Juneau's Midnight Suns Post 25 American Legion first baseman/outfielder/pitcher RJ Markovich won the 2015 American Legion Alaska State Tournament's Big Stick award after hitting an impressive .

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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

Photo: Ranger tag

Zoie Branch, right, runs from Paige Kirsch, Caitlin Sanders and Anna Haggerty, left, as group leader Hannah Wilson watches during a game of Park Ranger while attending the weeklong Discovery ... Read More

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