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First special session concludes 

updated 3:13pm

Just as legislative leadership hinted over the past week, the Alaska Senate ended Gov. Bill Walker's special session Thursday morning and called a new one right away, this time in Anchorage.

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See the future in flowers

Today, 12:01am

See tomorrow's flowers today - or tomorrow - at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

On the Trails: Cruisin' to Berners Bay

Today, 12:00am

Every year, the Juneau Audubon Society offers several spring cruises to Berners Bay, not far north of town. There is always a hope that the cruise might happen to arrive in the bay during the time when the hooligan (a.k.a.

Run like a child

Today, 12:10am

As adults we don't behave nearly as spontaneously as we did as children.
We adults typically need to decide that we are going to do something. As children we just did it: no preparation; no lead up; no agonizing.

Anatomy of the worst fire year

Today, 12:01am

During this year's gorgeous and warm May, we have not yet sniffed the bitter scent of flaming spruce. When we do, many of us will think back to a year that still haunts us.
In summer 2004, a Vermont-sized patch of Alaska burned in wildfires.


In pursuit of excellence: The life of P.J. Paparelli

Today, 5:29pm

Paul Joseph Paparelli knew how to push people's buttons, whether it was the cast he was directing or those in attendance at his shows.

Senate Finance: We can't work until House reaches agreement

Today, 5:55pm

The House and Senate Finance committees both met Friday, but with much different results. The House Finance Committee heard three hours of public testimony on the operating budget.

Getting (more) outdoorsy

Today, 12:00am

Last weekend at Echo Ranch, about 120 women from Southeast Alaska and beyond gathered to kayak, fly fish, pack raft, chainsaw and forage for wild game. They fired .22s, harvested Dungeness crabs and learned the basics of deer hunting.

Budget bill introduced

Today, 6:36am

Vetoed portions of the operating budget Gov. Bill Walker signed this week were packaged into new legislation, House Bill 2001, and introduced to the House Finance committee during its first meeting of the second special session.

Celebrate Juneau grads this weekend

Today, 12:08am

Sunday is a day for celebration for many in Juneau as all three high schools celebrate graduation commencement.
Yakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School will hold its ceremony at 1 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: Don't sacrifice tomorrow for tonight

This weekend hundreds of Juneau high school graduates will have much to celebrate. We're sure they will in a variety of ways, and in all likelihood alcohol will be involved in at least a few instances.

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Sports

Lady Kings shut out Crimson Bears

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls softball team dropped a much-needed game against the visiting Ketchikan Lady Kings on Thursday at Melvin Park, falling 5-0 in the first of a two-game Southeast Conference series with state tournament implications.

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Outdoors

Getting (more) outdoorsy

Last weekend at Echo Ranch, about 120 women from Southeast Alaska and beyond gathered to kayak, fly fish, pack raft, chainsaw and forage for wild game. They fired .22s, harvested Dungeness crabs and learned the basics of deer hunting.

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Arts & Culture

'Monumental' art unveiled at Soboleff Building

‘The three art pieces created for the Water Soboleff Building were described by Sealaska Heritage Institute as “monumental,” an adjective that applies not only to their size -- all three are ... Read More

Neighbors

Tasty Treats becomes Juno FroYo

The frozen yogurt shop "Tasty Treats" was recently bought by its number one customers. What started as a joke quickly became a new reality to Tonja and Robert Petersen, who became the owners of Juno FroYo. on April 11.

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