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Music lessons return to Angoon's schools 

It's been a while since kids in Angoon have had regular music classes, but Salvation Army Major Cathy Quinn is volunteering in the schools to try and fix that.

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Haines business crafts locally sourced skis


A few years ago in a November blizzard, Ian Seward picked up Graham Kraft and Lindsay Johnson, his new neighbors, as they were hitchhiking into Haines. It was the first time they'd met, and they soon found they had a lot to talk about.

Man arrested for two burglaries is suspected of seven more

Today, 2:11pm

The 33-year-old man arrested for burglarizing two small businesses in Juneau is suspected of burglarizing seven more.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen in the national spotlight


A world away from Alaska, music is being made that echoes inspiration absorbed here years ago.

Opera to Go opens 'Cunning Little Vixen'

Today, 10:11am
Leoš Janáček’s opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” (“Příhody lišky Bystroušky”) is somewhat difficult to describe, said Opera to Go's artistic director William Todd Hunt. Based on a serialized comic ...

Bicknell spurns CBJ land swap

Today, 8:55am

Bicknell Inc. has rejected a proposed land swap with the City and Borough of Juneau for the "Field of Fireweed" property at Honsinger Pond.

Photos: Glory Hole

Today, 8:09am
Father Gordon Blue sprinkles holy water on Executive Director Mariya Lovishchuk, left, and Jon Pollard in her office during a Rededication Service of the Glory Hole Shelter on Wednesday.

Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

Today, 7:39am

Marijuana is old news. A pair of bills gathering support in the Alaska Legislature promise significant changes to limits on tobacco smoke in the 49th state. HB40, sponsored by Rep.

Asia-bound cargo ship held in Alaska harbor amid inquiry

Today, 2:51pm
ANCHORAGE —A cargo ship picking up seafood to take back to Asia has been detained in an Alaska harbor amid an environmental crimes investigation, federal prosecutors said. The Coast Guard ...


Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

There's been a lot of talk lately about marijuana. We'd like to talk to you about tobacco instead.
We know: It's not as sexy a topic, but it's even more important. Each year, 40,000 Americans die from secondhand smoke-related illnesses.

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Juneau sandlot player 'mining' baseballs in the valley

Juneau-Douglas High School graduate (2004) Matt Greely is joining the snowbird set, spending summers on the baseball diamonds in Alaska and then heading south for more baseball action in the winters.

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Alaska Science Forum: A yearly flood into the Gulf of Alaska

Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico each year.

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