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Photo: The president has arrived 

updated 2:18pm
The President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska around 2:15 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Read More

Kerry talks tech as a solution to climate change woes

08/31/15

In a half-hour talk with Alaska newspaper reporters Sunday evening, Secretary of State John Kerry put forward a technology-focused view of fighting climate change that is expected to be on display today in Anchorage.

Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

08/30/15
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 ...

Photos: Growing peace

08/31/15

The Juneau Veterans for Peace gather at Bishop Michael H. Kenny Memorial Peace Park on Saturday to dedicate the sculpture "Growing Peace" by Jim Fowler.

Caulfield: Amidst challenges, 'UAS will thrive'

08/30/15

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

08/30/15

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.


Jewell: Denali name change is final

Today, 12:02am

By JAMES BROOKS
JUNEAU EMPIRE
Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S.

As president comes to Anchorage, spots of Juneau rise to surface

08/31/15

ANCHORAGE — It may have been Anchorage, but there were signs of Juneau in the state's largest city on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit. At the Dena'ina Convention Center, Beth Kerttula walked in the door with the president's science adviser, John Holdren.

Police nab wanted fugitive

Today, 12:00am

The Juneau Police Department arrested a wanted man late Sunday after contacting him in a Mendenhall Valley home.
Gregory Dewayne Crowley, 30, was taken into custody around 11 p.m.

From Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

Today, 12:01am

ANCHORAGE - North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Mount Denali, more than a century after the Alaskan peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in Alaska.

Denali's name restored

08/31/15

In the weeks before President Barack Obama's Monday afternoon arrival in Anchorage, he promised Gov. Bill Walker and Sen. Lisa Murkowski that there would be "no surprises" during his trip. He didn't say anything about the day before.

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Photos: Learning To Play Hockey

First time hockey players learned how to put on gear and skate during the Juneau Douglas Ice Association's Learn To Play Hockey day at Treadwell Ice Arena on Saturday.

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Outdoors

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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