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Condemned UAS cabin torched for fire training 

updated 6:57am

It didn't take long for the Ellsworth House to burn Saturday. Orange flames poured from the log cabin's bedroom windows, shattering glass and torching the roof and siding. A huge plume of gray smoke, visible from miles away, billowed above the property.

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City committee weighs in on proposed pot rules

07/26/15

For the past month, the state's Marijuana Control Board has been fielding public comments regarding its proposed regulations.

A job with a view Southeast Alaskan pilot opens up from the cockpit

07/26/15

On a Wednesday afternoon at work, Sean Kveum looks outside the window to his right and spots a bear, then another one. From the cockpit of his de Havilland Beaver bush plane, he loops around to get a better look.

UAS names interim provost to replace Caulfield

07/27/15

The University of Alaska Southeast has named Priscilla Schulte interim provost of the university in the coming school year. The search for the permanent provost is expected to begin in August, the University wrote in an email Friday.

Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

07/27/15

Legislation that would replace many components of 2001's controversial No Child Left Behind Act handily passed the U.S. Senate last week with both Alaska senators voting in favor of the bill.

Jury balks at big felony

07/26/15

A Juneau grand jury was asked to indict Brian Hogan on two felony charges on Friday: First-degree assault and third-degree assault.


Mallott ejects elections director

Today, 12:04am

It didn't take a vote of the people to oust Alaska's Division of Elections director. Only one vote was needed.
Gail Fenumiai turned in her resignation Friday at the request of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, who oversees the division.

Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

07/27/15

ANCHORAGE - Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.

Tune in to nature

07/27/15

There may not be an elegant British man narrating it, but Juneau kids are finding that the best nature show is the one in their own back yard. U.S.

Photo: Caught one

07/27/15

Damien Thorne carries up a king salmon he caught in the Fish Creek Pond on Wednesday.

ADF&G figures show commercial pinks slow to arrive in Southeast

07/27/15

Southeast Alaska fishermen have pulled in almost 10 million salmon so far this summer even as the pace of fishing remains below five-year averages, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. On Sunday, ADF&G reported seiners had hauled in 4.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

Thumbs up to debate. Tradition or terror? Eyesore or artistic? We could be talking about the Mississippi state flag, or we could be referring to the sculpture named Nimbus. We could even be speaking of a certain bronze whale. You decide.

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Sports

Photo: Batter Up For State

Juneau Post 25 batter RJ Markovich connects on a pitch against Valley Post 35/15 during recent American Legion baseball action at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park.

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Neighbors

A job with a view Southeast Alaskan pilot opens up from the cockpit

On a Wednesday afternoon at work, Sean Kveum looks outside the window to his right and spots a bear, then another one. From the cockpit of his de Havilland Beaver bush plane, he loops around to get a better look.

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