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Capitol flag thieves turn themselves in 

updated 12:08am

The three unidentified men who scaled the Alaska State Capitol building and stole the U.S. and Alaska flags have turned themselves in to police.

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City seeks more control from state marijuana board


The City and Borough of Juneau Committee of the Whole voted without objection Monday to send a letter to the state Marijuana Control Board requesting more room for municipal regulation of the marijuana industry.

Juneau sees record-high temperature Monday


A few days removed from the end of a record-wet month, Juneau has set another weather record, and this one is quite a bit brighter.
On Monday, buoyed by strong sunshine and limited wind, the temperature reached 80 degrees in the capital city.

Alaska not included in new federal emission-cutting rule


JUNEAU - State political leaders welcomed the announcement Monday that Alaska was not included in a new federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Three men scale Capitol, steal flags


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.

Weldon wins judo medals


Incoming Juneau-Douglas High School student Cody Weldon has added another top sport to his wrestling, skiing and track resume.
Weldon, 16, is a purple belt and has been a member of the Capital City Judo Club for seven years.

A year later, suspect confesses to robbing coffee stand


Juneau police have long suspected Joseph R. Lofstrom of robbing the Heritage Coffee drive-thru stand in Lemon Creek last August. Now, they say they can prove it.

Murkowski staff to tour Southeast


The office of Sen. Lisa Murkowski is hitting the road this month, with scheduled stops in six Southeast Alaska communities beginning next week before heading north.

Nude cabbie loses more than just clothes


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.

Senators vote to advance Planned Parenthood talks


JUNEAU - U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan voted to advance for debate legislation that would halt federal aid to Planned Parenthood.
The effort failed, falling seven votes shy of the threshold needed.

Meet the crew working behind the scenes


Today is the 225th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard, and it promises to be a busy day for the Waterways Management crew in Juneau.

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Empire Editorial: Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guardsmen and their families today celebrate the 225th birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. On this date in 1790, the U.S.

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Quick, Umbs return with medals

With smiles as bright as the multicolored medals they wore off Alaska Airlines Flight 74, Juneau's Christine Quick and CJ Umbs entered the Juneau International Airport to a throng of waiting fans on Monday night.
"I had fun," Umbs said. "Good times.

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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


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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