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Arson suspects avoid trial, take plea deals 

updated 12:30pm

Two Juneau men involved in the June 2012 arson at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park opted to forgo a jury trial and take plea deals instead.

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A great time to fly

Today, 4:13pm

This year’s Permanent Fund Dividend checks are almost here, which means it's a great time to fly. Alaska Airlines on Tuesday announced their annual PFD sale, which features discounted airfare to major cities on both coasts.

No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

Today, 10:10am

The manager of Alaska's infectious disease program says it wouldn't be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected soon in Alaska.

Mission: Inform and inspire

Today, 12:00am

The Juneau Empire is looking to spread a message of hope, perseverance and support to those who have, and still are, battling various forms of cancer.

Educators ask: 'What is career-ready?'

Today, 12:02am
When educators, at the high school or post-secondary level, release students into the job market, employers want “career-ready” candidates — what does that mean, and how can educators better ...

The wrong kind of Halloween scare

Today, 4:43pm

You may want to read the fine print before you use this Halloween decor.
The packaging on a 75-Watt Black Light Bulb, being sold for $1.47 at Walmart, specifically warns to not use the light bulb in an enclosed fixture or with a lamp shade.

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

Today, 1:42pm

U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

Today, 2:30pm

A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species — caribou.

Iditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman Channel

Today, 10:22am

Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain.



Alaska Editorial: Despite UA's recent veto of 4 percent hike, price of higher education is rising

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
The reasons were varied, but the outcome was clear: no tuition increase in the 2015-16 academic year for University of Alaska students.

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Tennis team set to love state tournament

Juneau-Douglas High School seniors Sam Bibb and Jasper MacNaughton will have a chance to relive their sophomore years, or rather, two athletic hours from that year.
The duo will represent JDHS as a doubles team in the Oct.

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A Trip North

A Gustavus-grown scientist recently completed a 2,000 mile journey by foot and kayak from Stanford, California to Southeast Alaska, aiming to raise money for a science institute he plans at the Inian Islands location known as "the Hobbit Hole.

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Arts & Culture

Community invited to Gajaa Hit pole raising

Two totem poles will be raised at the Gajaa Hit building in the Willoughby District today, an event that will be celebrated with a formal ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

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