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State proposes its plan for 'The Road' 

JUNEAU - The state transportation department on Thursday proposed a roughly $570-million road project that would help connect Juneau to Alaska's main highway system.

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More ferries for less ridership


The Alaska Marine Highway System serves fewer people today with 10 ferries than it did in the early '90s when there were only six.
The ferry system hit its peak in 1992 when it took almost 400,000 people on trips.

Bruce, Josephine and the sea


Bruce Nelson and Josephine Purcell have been waiting their whole fishing lives to catch the 7-foot, 2-inch, 330-pound halibut they landed after an hour-long battle last Monday.

Discover Eaglecrest Day highlights ski hill history through new auction


At Eaglecrest Ski Area's annual pre-season open house Saturday, the soon-to-be finished Porcupine Lodge will be "front and center," said Eaglecrest general manager Matt Lillard.
It's a big topic of discussion," he said.

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Juneau time capsule


A celebration will be held at the U.S. Federal Building in Juneau to mark the 20th anniversary of the city's time capsule. The celebration will take place 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the lobby of the Federal Building, 709 W. 9th St.

Woman dives off dock, rescued by Coast Guard

Today, 12:04am

A 35-year-old Juneau woman who had been consuming alcohol jumped off a steamship dock into Gastineau Channel on Friday morning and was fished out of frigid waters by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Man charged for shooting, wounding bear

Today, 12:04am

A 42-year-old Douglas man is facing criminal charges for allegedly shooting a black bear that was rummaging through trash in his yard.
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Photo: Chamber election candidates


Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl, right, running unopposed for the District 1 seat, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

A camera that doesn't record


This week, the Juneau Police Department called the state of Alaska Department of Transportation, requesting footage from a traffic camera at the intersection of Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road.


Empire Editorial: Winter in Juneau is arts heaven

The sun is waning and the temperatures are dropping. The leaves are changing, and Eaglecrest lift tickets are on sale. These are signs that winter and the arts season are approaching. We have a lot to look forward to.

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Thunder Mountain swimmers host invitational meet

High school swim teams from across Southeast Alaska will converge on the Dimond Park Aquatic Center today and Saturday for the Juneau Invitational Swim Meet, bringing some of the fastest pool ... Read More

Arts & Culture

Local photographer Huff releases debut book, 'Last Road North'

“If one were to travel the Haul Road with Mr. Huff,” suggests the introduction to Juneau photographer Ben Huff’s debut book “Last Road North,” “topics like corporate rapaciousness, aggressive capitalism, peak oil or vanishing cultures of either men or animals wouldn’t much engage him… He seems more focused on what we do not know, on what we need to find out.”

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More than bows and tiaras

The word pageant sometimes brings to mind spoiled children in poufy hairstyles and expensive gowns. For a few community members, pageant means a chance to fundraise and to bring confidence to girls.

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