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Football great Warren Moon speaks at Pillars 

updated 10:29am
As the first African-American quarterback inducted to the NFL Hall of Fame — and the middle child of seven from a single-parent home — the only thing ever handed to Warren Moon was a ... Read More

Sealaska's 2015 annual report shows net income of $12 million

Today, 10:07am

Stability in motion - that's the message Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott wants to get across to its nearly 22,000 shareholders in its 2015 annual report that came out this morning.

Photo: Slow day for tours

Today, 12:02am

Nick Millonzi, a tour broker for M&M Tours, shows his work ethic by manning his sales booth downtown on a rainy start to the cruise ship season Monday.

House spends third day debating crime bill

Today, 12:02am

The Alaska House has voted to prohibit probation officers from searching the homes of Alaskans under electronic monitoring as a result of criminal charges or convictions.

Couple forced daughters to live in basement, face child neglect charges

Today, 12:03am

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska couple faces child neglect charges after authorities said their two teenage daughters lived in the basement of a filthy, mold-filled house without heat or power while the couple stayed in a camper in the driveway.


Trailer at Thunder Mountain Mobile Park total loss after Wednesday fire

Today, 7:00am

Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters worked Wednesday morning to extinguish a mobile home fire in the Mendenhall Valley.

Soapy Smith's parlor museum reopens with a bang

Today, 6:48am

Skagway’s legendary outlaw, Jefferson Randolph Smith, gained his fame for cons like telling newly arrived Gold Rush stampeders that a family member had just telegraphed in distress and required quite a bit of money. The newcomers, unaware that Skagway’s “telegraph cable” ended just offshore, would rush to pay Smith.

JDHS brings "spunky" Junie B. Jones to stage

Today, 6:44am

On a recent evening at Juneau Douglas High School, assistant director and high school junior Lydia B. Smith gave a cast of around 30 high students tips on delivery and timing before they jumped back into the thrills and the horrors of first grade, as lived through Junie B. Jones, a character many of them got to know as a kid. 

Single vote dooms new restrictions on sex education

05/04/16

A bill that would have required local school districts to approve sex education courses in Alaska schools has failed by a single vote in the Alaska House.

Mining tax increase gets hearing in House Finance

Today, 12:02am

The Alaska House Finance Committee has begun considering a 1 percent tax hike on the state's most profitable mining operations.
House Bill 253 is one of several measures proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to address the state's $4 billion annual deficit.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: Draft women

If a woman can be president, she should be eligible for the draft, too.
Last week, the Armed Services Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 32-30 on an amendment that would mandate women to register for the military draft.

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Outdoors

NOAA's Whale SENSE reaches one-year anniversary

Whale watching operators have noticed more communication, less crowding, fewer complaints and more awareness of speed and time spent with whales, according to feedback given at NOAA's pre-season Whale SENSE meeting.

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Arts & Culture

Soapy Smith's parlor museum reopens with a bang

Skagway’s legendary outlaw, Jefferson Randolph Smith, gained his fame for cons like telling newly arrived Gold Rush stampeders that a family member had just telegraphed in distress and required quite a bit of money. The newcomers, unaware that Skagway’s “telegraph cable” ended just offshore, would rush to pay Smith.

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Neighbors

Japanese-American internment: 'Ignorance of such stories may mean we repeat them'

Hailing from Kenmore, Washington, Newberry Honor-winning author Kirby Larson will be visiting Juneau to speak at local schools and to attend a book signing for her young adult, historical novel "Dash," which won the Scott O'Dell for historical fiction.

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