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Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy 

WASHINGTON — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska this week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he ... Read More

Caulfield: Amidst challenges, 'UAS will thrive'


I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Rick Caulfield, the new chancellor for the University of Alaska Southeast.

Becoming Alaskan: Surviving the Klondike Road Relay


Let's talk for a minute about running. From the outset, we should address why this column is not featured in the Sports section.
The way I do running, it should really be called surviving; if anything this column belongs in the Outdoors section.

Crimson Bears win friendly

Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Bubba Stults connected on four touchdown passes and ran in another to help the Crimson Bears top the combined visiting Canadian teams, the Hugh Boyd Trojans ...

Sitka offers free counseling in wake of deadly landslide


JUNEAU - Officials are urging residents of Sitka who may be suffering disaster stress and grief in wake of the recent landslide to seek mental health counseling.

Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law'


FAIRBANKS - Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to keep campaign signs compliant with the billboard law.

Medicaid moves forward


Medicaid expansion will go forward Tuesday, Sept. 1.
It's been five years since the Affordable Care Act became law and three years since Medicaid expansion effectively became a state option.

Beacon leads searchers to stranded hiker


Juneau searchers quickly located a stranded hiker near Sunny Cove in Taku Inlet Friday morning after the 23-year-old activated his personal locator beacon, which sent out an emergency assistance request and broadcast his GPS coordinates.

30-year-old hotel guest dies at the Alaskan


A 30-year-old man died at the Alaskan Hotel & Bar in downtown Juneau on Friday afternoon, according to police.
Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in an email that the death is not suspicious and foul play is not suspected.

Juneau road construction roundup


In a city with more miles of hiking trails than miles of paved road and a seven-month construction season, drivers are bound to run into street construction at some point during the summer.

Whale tour turnaround no cause for concern


For those concerned there was an accident aboard a whale watching tour Friday afternoon, the tour company says there's no need.

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Empire Editorial: We wish you were here, Mr. President

Welcome to Alaska, President Obama!
We wish you were here.
Sure, we're happy to send a reporter and photographer to welcome you to Anchorage, but we think you'd be much happier here in Juneau.

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Crimson Bears win friendly

Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Bubba Stults connected on four touchdown passes and ran in another to help the Crimson Bears top the combined visiting Canadian teams, the Hugh Boyd Trojans ... Read More


Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.

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