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Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority 

updated 10:23am

Despite strides forward in recent months, the Juneau Access Project has now met a roadblock that can't be overcome easily. 

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Southeast by the (updated) numbers

Today, 3:05pm

Armed with informative graphics and a handful of jokes, Rain Coast Data owner Meilani Schijvens updated Juneau Chamber of Commerce members on Southeast by the Numbers, an economic publication Schijvens produced for Southeast Conference.

The long road south

Today, 12:00am

Not many people cycle across continents, but Seth McBride and Kelly Schwan are unique even in that small group.

Off the Beaten Path: 'Kayak Horizon'

Today, 12:01am

In late November, with the marine forecast looking decent, I loaded a kayak on the car and coaxed my girlfriend Mary Catharine into giving me a ride to False Outer Point before dawn.

Photo: Moving day

Today, 12:03am

Anthony Harding, left, and John Gregory move boxes of files into the finished second-floor offices of the Sealaska Heritage Institute in the new Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday.

High school clubs carry on holiday service tradition

Today, 12:04am

The Salvation Army in Juneau encountered a problem this holiday season - there were just as many families in need, but there was nobody to take on its Christmas meal box program.

PE benched with new requirements

Today, 12:07am

Juneau high school students may soon receive a break on their physical education requirements.

State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

Today, 12:05am

The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by 4.5 percent starting May 1, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced Thursday afternoon.
Tickets booked after Jan. 1 for travel after May 1 will reflect the new rates.

Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

Today, 12:04am

Gov. Bill Walker is reaching out to community and business leaders to help guide him through some tough times with the state budget.
In a speech to the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Dec.


Empire Editorial: Road Without End

The Road is dead. Long live the Road.
During his campaign, Gov. Bill Walker said he would look at every large project as a potential place to cut state spending.
Then oil prices crashed, and "potential" was removed from the sentence.

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Crimson Bears boys fall 76-61 to Thunderbirds

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team ran with the high octane East Anchorage Thunderbirds on Thursday, falling 76-61 in a T-Bird Classic Tournament game that featured eight lead changes and seven ties.

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Arts & Culture

Husband and wife named Alaska State Writer Laureate and Individual Artist for 2015

It's been a good week for Fairbanks writer Frank Soos and his wife, visual artist Margo Klass. First, Soos found out in a phone call that he'd been named the new Alaska State Writer Laureate as part of the Governors Awards for the Arts for 2015.

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'Silly girl' with not so silly dreams

When a dancer says they want to pursue a professional career, critics abound. Former Juneau-Douglas High School student and dancer Kaitlin Niewoehner is one of the exceptions for those able to make ends meet by being light on their feet.

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