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Move-in day comes for new UAS dorm 

New students, meet your dorm. New dorm, meet your students.

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Washington state lauded for cautious approach to pot sales

08/28/14

WASHINGTON - After voters in Washington state and Colorado made history by legalizing marijuana in November 2012, Colorado hit the finish line first, opening its pot stores to big fanfare on Jan. 1 of this year.

Top 5 races to watch in the West

08/28/14

If Republicans can win the Alaska Senate race, they would be in strong position to win that chamber's majority. And picking up a House seat or two in California would likely be the icing on a very good night for Republicans.

Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

08/28/14

Richard Dauenhauer has been described by many titles: poet, translator, scholar, linguist, anthropologist historian, editor, educator, anthologist. And in Juneau, his home since 1983, also: mentor, colleague, neighbor, friend.

Case closed on dog shooting death

08/28/14

Police have concluded their investigation of the shooting death of an allegedly aggressive 6-year-old mixed-breed dog on North Douglas.


Coffee stand robbed - again

Today, 12:08am

Twenty-year-old Sarah Solberg, a barista at the drive-through Heritage Coffee stand on Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, didn't immediately realize she was being robbed.

JSD identifies 7 hazers, 6 victims

08/28/14

Seven male high school seniors have been identified as the perpetrators in a late-May hazing incident in which upperclassmen abducted a group of incoming freshmen and beat them with a paddle in the woods.

Some Alaskans could lose health care coverage

08/28/14

About 500 Alaskans who have signed up for health care marketplace coverage may find that coverage canceled at the end of September if they don't submit requested documents.

Gunman arrested outside Nugget Mall after hours

08/28/14

A 43-year-old man was arrested early this morning after reportedly pointing a rifle at a pedestrian walking past Nugget Mall, according to police.

Opinion

Empire Editorial: Protect Alaska seafood by banning Russian imports

There's a cold war brewing in your freezer.
On Aug. 7, in retaliation for American sanctions, Russia banned the importation of most foreign food products. Russia imports salmon roe and smolt, hake, pollock and other fish products caught here in Alaska.

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Sports

Local Sports Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 30
RUNNING
Home, 9 a.m., Mount Roberts Tram Run (Empire Cup). 3.5 miles, start at Mt. Roberts Lower Tram parking lot, race ascends 1,800 feet - finishes at the Cross. Contact Dirk Miller, 463-6751, foymil@gci.net.

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Outdoors

Deer outlook, reports positive

A little more than three weeks into Southeast Alaska's Sitka black-tailed deer season, hunters and biologists report a healthy deer population and a positive outlook.
Juneau-based hunter Darrel Wetherall hunted on Admiralty Island on opening day.

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Arts & Culture

Dauenhauer: 'Songs of vision and experience'

Richard Dauenhauer has been described by many titles: poet, translator, scholar, linguist, anthropologist historian, editor, educator, anthologist. And in Juneau, his home since 1983, also: mentor, colleague, neighbor, friend.

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