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Assembly passes equal rights ordinance 

updated 2:28pm

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly passed the city’s first anti-discrimination ordinance Monday night.

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Rep. Cathy Muñoz writes letters on behalf of defendants in two child sex abuse cases

08/21/16

In an attempt to avoid a possible 40-year prison sentence, a convicted child rapist is asking that a statewide panel of judges review his case. A Juneau state legislator has issued her support for his cause. Rep. Cathy Muñoz, and several others in Southeast Alaska, have sent letters to Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg, asking him to consider a lighter sentence for Thomas Jack Jr.

Cancer survivors share stories, find community at 'Beating the Odds' 5K

08/22/16

Speaking at Cancer Connection's 25th annual Beat the Odds 5K, Emily Ricci told her story of beating cancer to a group of 400 - survivors, family and volunteers. Then they went for a run.

Central Council abruptly reduces employment training, support services

08/23/16

Due to a $650,000 cut in federal funding, Southeast's largest tribal organization is discontinuing employment training and other services impacting more than 230 tribal citizens throughout the region.

Nikiski football falls to Thunder Mountain

08/23/16

NIKISKI - After spending last year blocking for and protecting his senior quarterback, Nikiski junior Ian Johnson is seeing the football field from a new perspective.


'Then the bear took down the lead guide': UnCruise owner tells the story behind bear mauling near Sitka

08/23/16

The brown bear mauling near Sitka last week that left two UnCruise Adventures guides injured took place in a matter of seconds, according to the CEO and owner of the small cruise line.

Video: Sculptor Skip Wallen talks about his whale's journey to Juneau

08/22/16

Sculpture artist R.T. "Skip" Wallen talks about his whale's journey in an interview with Empire photographer Michael Penn on Sunday. The six-and-a-half ton bronze whale sculpture was installed at Bridge Park on Sunday.

OK to grow, OK to go: Rainforest Farms puts pot in pots at Juneau's first cannabis farm

08/22/16

Each plant is only a few inches high, but the 262 sprigs of green in one Lemon Creek building are a sign that something big is coming.

Fairbanks to take sides on wolf hunting

08/23/16

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks officials plan to weigh in on a statewide dispute about wolf hunting rules near Denali National Park. A resolution from Fairbanks North Star Borough Assemblyman Van Lawrence urges Gov. Bill Walker to halt wolf hunting and trapping near a boundary on the park’s northeast side.

Tribal house to mark Huna Tlingit connection to Glacier Bay

08/23/16

ANCHORAGE - A tribal house years in the making will be dedicated on the shores of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve on Thursday, a physical acknowledgment that the area known for its rugged beauty is also the homeland of the Huna Tlingit.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: It takes a village to abuse a child

How a community cares for its children says a great deal about the values of its residents. Some in Juneau and Hoonah, including a member of the Alaska House of Representatives, are making us question their values.

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Sports

Cancer survivors share stories, find community at 'Beating the Odds' 5K

Speaking at Cancer Connection's 25th annual Beat the Odds 5K, Emily Ricci told her story of beating cancer to a group of 400 - survivors, family and volunteers. Then they went for a run.

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