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Trash pickup prices to rise 

updated 12:01am

Garbage collection will soon have a higher price tag for Arrow Refuse customers in Juneau.
Arrow Refuse, a subsidiary of Alaska Pacific Environmental Services, will increase its total monthly fees by as much as $9.16 starting next fall.

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Study: World's most acidic water in Bering Sea

Today, 12:01am

ANCHORAGE - The world's most acidic ocean waters are found during the cold winter months in the Bering Sea, according to a new study.

Age appropriate?

11/23/14

Tauni Duncan, a 40-year-old stay at home mom, was more than a little surprised when her 12-year-old daughter came home from school on Tuesday knowledgeable about how to cook and smoke methamphetamine.

Food bank 101

11/23/14

Holiday spirit inspires many to give time, money and donations to organizations that help people in need. But if folks have higher oil bills or other unplanned expenses in the first few months of the new year, organizations like the Southeast Alaska Food Bank often comes up short.

Juneau's late snow is uncommon but not unprecedented

Today, 12:01am

Buffalo hasn't stolen Alaska's snow. It only feels like it.
Through Sunday, the National Weather Service station at Juneau International Airport has measured only a trace of snowfall thus far this winter.


Walker names first Cabinet picks

Today, 12:01am

JUNEAU - Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks - Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner.

State budget director to retire

11/23/14

Once he's sworn in Dec. 1, Governor-elect Bill Walker will have two weeks to submit his proposed state budget to the public and the Legislature. He may have to develop it without the help of Office of Management and Budget Director Karen Rehfeld.

City officials launch daycare reform

11/23/14

Local politicians are banding together to start the process for change in city code so Israa Kako-Gehring, and other Juneau daycare providers can operate at a cost-effective capacity.
Kako-Gehring met with Sen.

NASA: No excessive methane emissions from Alaska

Today, 12:01am

ANCHORAGE - Though Arctic Alaska is warming and permafrost is thawing, the area so far has been spared from the scourge of excessive methane emissions, according to data collected by a NASA-managed research project.

Opinion

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Nov. 24, 2014

Thumbs up to governor-elect Walker's transition strategy. This past weekend, Walker gathered more than 250 people at the University of Alaska Anchorage to discuss policy ideas for his new administration.

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Sports

Photos: 3v3 World Cup

Local youth soccer players in the junior and senior divisions took to the turf at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse on Sunday for the second day of the 10th annual Juneau Soccer Club 3v3 World Cup Soccer Tournament.

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Outdoors

Mark Kelley gets photo in Smithsonian exhibit

Local photographer Mark Kelley has received the biggest award of his career, landing a photograph in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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Neighbors

Food bank 101

Holiday spirit inspires many to give time, money and donations to organizations that help people in need. But if folks have higher oil bills or other unplanned expenses in the first few months of the new year, organizations like the Southeast Alaska Food Bank often comes up short.

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