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Chad Bentz, Hall of Fame inductee, reflects on career 

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Nobody fits the bill of a Juneau hometown hero quite like former Major League Baseball pitcher Chad Bentz.

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Moda Health leaving Alaska individual health market in 2017

Today, 3:54pm

JUNEAU - One of the two companies offering individual health insurance policies for Alaskans announced Monday that it will not be participating in that market next year.

Coghill says he's recommending lawmakers drop Medicaid suit

Today, 3:53pm

JUNEAU - Alaska Senate Majority Leader John Coghill said Monday that he has recommended that lawmakers drop their lawsuit challenging Gov. Bill Walker's authority to expand Medicaid on his own.

Fairbanks Detox Center

Anchorage, Fairbanks detox centers close beds for opiate addiction


Alaska's only residential detox facilities for opiate addiction have closed its beds, according to the Alaska State Opioid Treatment Authority.

8 killed in 1982 Investor murders remembered

Today, 12:00am

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Does the time ever come when a community stops remembering a murdered group of its own? In the case of Blaine, possibly not.

Heroin addiction hooks Homer

Today, 12:00am

Homer has a heroin problem, and it is growing.

Twice the victim of a rapist

Today, 6:27am

It's been six years since Angelica Curtis gave birth to a child she conceived through statutory rape, and she still remembers the name she wanted to give her baby boy. "I had a different name picked out for him," she said. "Jeremy."

Another hoop rat to play at next level

Today, 12:01am

Fresh off a state championship season, Juneau-Douglas High School basketball star Kaleb Tompkins won't have much time to reflect on his accomplishments - he's just earned a scholarship to Warner Pacific University.

Iditarod bans musher from '17 race

Today, 12:00am

ANCHORAGE - A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska.

Mallott: Less confrontation on timber

Today, 6:28am

KETCHIKAN - Alaska should rethink its relationship with environmentalists and its approach to long-term timber policy, said Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Wednesday.

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Empire Editorial: One team makes more sense than two

One of the promises made by supporters of building a new high school were more opportunities for Juneau's students to become engaged through sports and activities. In recent years, those promises have not held true.

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NOAA's Whale SENSE reaches one-year anniversary

Whale watching operators have noticed more communication, less crowding, fewer complaints and more awareness of speed and time spent with whales, according to feedback given at NOAA's pre-season Whale SENSE meeting.

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Arts & Culture

Juneau Jazz & Classics teams with the trees

When you’re talking about Juneau Jazz & Classics it can be hard to know where to start, what with two weeks of music, 14 musical groups and performers, 29 events and 30 years of history.

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Japanese-American internment: 'Ignorance of such stories may mean we repeat them'

Hailing from Kenmore, Washington, Newberry Honor-winning author Kirby Larson will be visiting Juneau to speak at local schools and to attend a book signing for her young adult, historical novel "Dash," which won the Scott O'Dell for historical fiction.

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