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Photo: Scouting the route 

updated 12:16am

From left to right, Jeff Machakos, Matt Callahan, Geoff Roes and John Nagel look for a route down into the Perseverance Trail basin on Tuesday morning.

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Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker

Today, 12:17am

JUNEAU - State Revenue department officials told lawmakers Monday that the tax credits that were a source of contention in an opinion piece by Gov.

Snow today in Juneau, gone tomorrow

Today, 7:03am

Colder temperatures are expected to bring the second significant snowfall of the year to Juneau today, though the snow is expected to be short-lived.

City officials weigh fines, regulations for marijuana

Today, 12:18am

Although the state has banned marijuana use in public, Juneau officials are taking their own steps to clarify regulations covering recreational pot in the capital city.


Man charged with child sex abuse

Today, 7:05am

A 39-year-old Juneau man was arrested Saturday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, indecent photography and possession of child pornography, according to court documents. Police took Michael J.

District considers deficit atop deficit

Today, 12:15am

The Juneau School District is expected to take another blow, as reports from the Alaska Legislature and Gov. Bill Walker's draft budget suggest it will receive much less money than previously expected.
With the school district already facing a $2.

Police bust middle schoolers for drugs

Today, 12:17am

Students at Floyd Dryden Middle School encountered the law last week when a couple of their classmates were arrested on drug charges.

Innovation Summit opens today

Today, 12:08am

The Innovation Summit, a two-day event hosted by the Juneau Economic Development Council, will begin today in Centennial Hall and conclude Thursday.

Opinion

Empire Editorial: Climate change - it's 'a thing'

Climate change and whether or not it's real comes down to wording, apparently.
Last week, U.S. senators voted on an amendment during a debate on the Keystone Pipeline and, in doing so, found themselves agreeing climate change is "a thing.

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Outdoors

Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

Wolverines have been mythologized and misportrayed so much so that when most people think of the species they envision actor Hugh Jackman's chiseled abs, pulsating pecks and ridiculously tight pants. This is a nasty example of reverse anthropomorphism.

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Arts & Culture

Remembering Pat Roppel

Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state — and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old ... Read More

Neighbors

Photos: Puppet project

Kindergarten students at Mendenhall River Community School sketch their favorite animals for a life-size puppet.  Read More

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