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In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel 

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KAKE - Isolated in the rainforest of Southeast Alaska, residents here are thinking of alternative energy. In that, they're not unlike the inhabitants of any other rural Alaska community. What makes Kake special is the way it's approaching the topic.

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The Forgotton Battle for Alaska: Part 2

12/28/14

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series about the battle for Alaska during World War II. Part two looks at the Japanese invasion of Attu. Part three, which will publish Jan. 5, details the U.S.'s counteroffensive to retake the village.

Photos: Watch out for black ice

12/28/14
Black ice conditions resulted in a red Jeep Cherokee’s driver losing control of the vehicle Saturday morning and sliding off Egan Drive near the Channel Drive intersection, through a light post ...

Thieves target donated goods

12/28/14

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage nonprofit that helps people with disabilities has been contending with thefts and vandalism during the Christmas season.

Aviation company inspires rural Alaska students

12/28/14

ANCHORAGE - A small helicopter company is hoping to expand its fledgling program designed to inspire Alaska village students into pursuing careers in aviation.


Gov. Walker halts megaprojects

12/28/14

In the face of plunging oil prices, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has ordered progress stopped on six major Alaska construction projects.

Tulsequah Chief Mine loses big investor

12/28/14

Chieftain Metals Corp., the company attempting to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine, has taken a financial hit.

North Pole hosts junior ice carving championships

12/28/14

NORTH POLE - Talen Bodda spent Saturday lifting heavy objects, enduring subzero temperatures and getting covered with a thick layer of ice shavings.
All in all, it was a pretty great day.

No endangered listing for prized pinto abalone

12/28/14

SEATTLE - The National Marine Fisheries Service has declined to list a prized 6-inch Pacific Ocean marine snail as an endangered or threatened species.

Opinion

Empire Editorial: Commissioner disappointment

T'was the day after Christmas, and all through the house, everyone was stirring - even the mouse.
Wrapping paper was strewn 'cross the floor without care, and ample were the signs that St. Nicholas had been there.

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Sports

Crimson topples Glacier in Bears boys battle

The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears boys basketball team dominated the Haines Glacier Bears 71-21 in its opening game at Saturday's 2014 Princess Cruises Capital City Classic Basketball Tournament in the JDHS gym.

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Outdoors

Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

While hunting in Douglas woods last week, Bryce Iverson and Matt Kern found a spruce tree growing the largest tree burl they - or anyone they talked to - had ever seen.

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Arts & Culture

Bright moments in the Arts 2014

The Empire's annual Bright Moments in the Arts feature is designed to celebrate creativity in all its forms.

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Neighbors

The Forgotton Battle for Alaska: Part 2

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series about the battle for Alaska during World War II. Part two looks at the Japanese invasion of Attu. Part three, which will publish Jan. 5, details the U.S.'s counteroffensive to retake the village.

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