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Fish guts to meow mix 

updated 12:04am

Two major Juneau fish processors are giving back to the cats and dogs with their fish waste.

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March indictments

03/29/15

The Juneau District Attorney's Office presents cases to a grand jury just about every Friday. Copies of the indictments are usually available to the Empire the following Monday.

Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

03/29/15

Heli-skiing is nothing if not a quintessential Alaskan experience.

Runners race at the glacier

03/29/15

An event-high total of more than 150 runners participated in Saturday's Glacier 10K and Mile race.
The Empire Cup series race started and finished at the Mendenhall Glacier parking lot.

Educator Spotlight: Jenna Wiersma

03/29/15

Jenna Wiersma has worked with children her entire life, helping them learn new skills that are essential in life. She teaches at Auke Bay Elementary School in the Developmental Communications Program for students in grades K-3.


As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

03/29/15

Alaska's oil is running out. Now, so is the money. In Arctic Village, a town of 192 people in the southern foothills of the Brooks Range, tribal administrator Tiffany Tritt-Yatlin faces a powerful problem.

Cyber-watchful parent stops Facebook hookup

03/29/15

Here's another reason why parents of young children and teens should be monitoring their activities online.

Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

03/29/15

Juneau-based conservation group Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and other environmental organizations have taken their lawsuits against the U.S. Forest Service to a higher court.

Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

03/29/15

With most Senate Finance subcommittees cutting millions on top of the House's reductions, the University of Alaska system saw a healthy add-in of almost $7 million this week.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: When it comes to a gas pipeline, Alaska should carry a backup plan

In the back of your car, buried under the dog blankets, jumper cables and old newspapers, is your spare tire. If all goes well, you'll never look at it. It will sit there, gathering dust and sitting in the way until you sell your car.

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Sports

Runners race at the glacier

An event-high total of more than 150 runners participated in Saturday's Glacier 10K and Mile race.
The Empire Cup series race started and finished at the Mendenhall Glacier parking lot.

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Outdoors

Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part installment on Vitus Bering's last voyage and the author's ski traverse from Kluane Lake to Yakutat. Next week's Off the Beaten Path will conclude the narrative.

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Arts & Culture

Snow-carving team prepares for Buckwheat Ski Classic

It was about 15 years ago that Pete Lucchetti decided to help build a skier aid station for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, an annual cross country ski race on the trails just north of Skagway. “They ... Read More

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