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Photo: Northern lights 

updated 9:37am
Northern lights light up the sky over the mainland as seen from Douglas Island Monday morning. Read More

'Fairbanks Four' wants convictions overturned

Today, 12:06am

FAIRBANKS - Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 are seeking post-conviction relief in a civil trial that started Monday.

Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

Today, 6:53am

Even with major budget cuts, the state could see its credit rating dropped if it doesn't take steps to address revenues, Gov. Bill Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told state lawmakers on Monday.

Missing your Juneau Empire TV guide?

Today, 12:04am

In this Sunday, Oct. 4 edition of the Juneau Empire, many readers noted the omission of the pages outlining television programming for the Juneau area.

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

Today, 7:55am
DENVER — Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed — a case that lawyers say is the first product ...

Behind the ballot

Today, 6:41am

By Tuesday night, Juneau will have a newly declared mayor, Assembly representatives and school board members. But getting there is a huge undertaking. The process of putting on a municipal election is a massive time-consuming effort.

Teachers' union talks 'game day'

Today, 12:07am

Wednesday could be the last time the Juneau School District and the Juneau Education Association meet to finalize a new teachers' contract. Both parties are calling it "game day" because finances are on the line.

Photo: Checking out (and in) the new library

Today, 8:04am
Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.

Zion National Park investigates run-up to deaths of 7 hikers

SALT LAKE CITY — Zion National Park officials are retracing what led up to the deaths of seven people in a flooded canyon last month before a panel convenes to assess what can be done to keep a ...

Couple brings fresh goat milk to market

Today, 7:51am

PETERSBURG - Fresh dairy products are a rarity in southeast Alaska, but one family is trying to change that.
Victor Nelson and his wife, Tabitha, have been supplying raw milk from their dairy goats to people in Petersburg, reported KFSK-FM.

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Alaska Editorial: Forest management

This editorial originally appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, made an interesting point about the U.S. Forest Service last week during a congressional hearing on federal timber policy.

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Photo: Swim Talker

Swim fan Olivia Jarvill, age 3, talks to Juneau-Douglas High School junior Mia Ruffin during last weekend's Juneau Invitational Swim Meet at the Dimond Park Aqauatics Center. A slideshow of swim photos is online at juneauempire.

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Arts & Culture

'Shaped by the North: the influence of place on art

Non-Alaskans that watch reality television may have what they think is a clear idea of Alaska: scary bears, stormy seas, feuding hotel owners.

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