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Juneau police arrest man who allegedly robbed Northrim Bank branch with bomb threat 

updated 12:06am

The Juneau Police Department has arrested a man it says is the person behind the robbery of the Mendenhall Valley branch of Northrim Bank on Friday.

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Winds and strings and pianos, oh my!

04/17/15

No, the tourist season did not begin early. The governor has not put the legislature out on the streets.

Pinks predicted to carry season, again

04/17/15

In 2013, pink salmon returns in Southeast Alaska broke records, leading commercial fishermen to catch more than 100 million salmon from all five species for the first time ever in the region.

Runner Ostrander chooses Boise State

04/17/15

KENAI - An elite Alaska high school runner has made her choice for higher education.
The Peninsula Clarion reported Kenai Central High School senior Allie Ostrander will attend Boise State University this fall.

Celebrate Earth Day at the glacier

04/17/15

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a community Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Big Thorne timber injunction denied

04/17/15

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an injunction requested by environmental groups, allowing the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island to move forward Saturday.


Legislature's special session could take place away from Juneau

Today, 12:07am

Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said before the start of session that he would introduce a bill to move the Legislature from Juneau.
Weeks turned into months, and he never followed through. (Gov. Bill Walker said he would veto such a bill.

Capital budget includes $25 million in federal money for Juneau Road

Today, 12:07am

In the latest turn on the bumpy road to funding the Juneau Access Improvement Project, the newest version of the state capital project budget includes $25 million in federal funds for the controversial highway extension.

Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

Today, 12:08am

An attempt by Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, to keep a state forester in Haines was defeated 6-14 in the Alaska Senate on Friday.

My enemy: the buzz of the bird

04/17/15

The yellow house. It was beautiful. Way out Rink Creek in Gustavus. As if Gustavus isn't small enough as is, I lived seven miles outside the center of town. In the winters we were isolated down the long dirt road.

Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

Today, 12:05am

The Alaska Senate has approved a new tax on refined fuel to pay for a spill prevention and response program run by the Alaska Division of Environmental Conservation.

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Opinion

Empire Editorial: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

A group of lawmakers are looking to gorge themselves one more time before notching new holes and tightening their belts. Instead, we recommend a no-spending diet. If that's what is good for the rest of the state, surely it must apply to them as well.

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Sports

Runner Ostrander chooses Boise State

KENAI - An elite Alaska high school runner has made her choice for higher education.
The Peninsula Clarion reported Kenai Central High School senior Allie Ostrander will attend Boise State University this fall.

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Outdoors

Pinks predicted to carry season, again

In 2013, pink salmon returns in Southeast Alaska broke records, leading commercial fishermen to catch more than 100 million salmon from all five species for the first time ever in the region.

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