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February finishes warm, dry after wet January 

updated 9:09am

There's an old truism that says March "comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb." In Juneau, that was true in February. After a wet and warm January and a snowless December, February started with snow but finished drier and warmer than average.

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Police arrest man suspected of stealing gun from Rayco


The Juneau Police Department on Saturday announced the arrest of a man suspected of stealing a revolver from Rayco Sales, a troubled local gun shop.

A taste of black history

Today, 9:08am

A feast for the tastebuds and ears, the annual soul food dinner hosted by Juneau's Black Awareness Association and Juneau Cabaret was one to remember. More than a hundred Juneau residents came together at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Feb.

DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' goes to safety school


KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Department of Transportation has a dinosaur, and it visited Houghtaling Elementary School this past Friday.

Air traffic controller to be honored

Today, 12:02am

An air traffic controller who guided a disoriented pilot on a flight to Juneau last summer will be honored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association on Wednesday.

Young and hungry


How seasoned does a chef need to be to start a business or receive an award? Some might consider the culinary and entrepreneurial minds behind some of Juneau's hippest restaurants green, but they're ready to prove otherwise.

Photos: Governor's retreat

Today, 6:31am
Gov. Bill Walker hold his six-week-old grandson, Walker Linderman, as his daughter, Tessa, stands by during a break from the Governor's Cabinet Retreat at the Governor's Mansion on Friday .

Three things to watch

Today, 6:25am

JUNEAU - This week marks the halfway point in the scheduled 90-day session. It also marks the week when some legislators head to Washington, D.C., for meetings related to energy, economic issues and the Arctic.

Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

Today, 10:26am
ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed when he was crushed by a large piece of ice that broke from a glacier. Troopers say Alexander Hellweger died Sunday ...


Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 3, 2015

Thumbs up to endurance. On Saturday afternoon, Scott Faeo and Eric Quam rode their snowmachines across the Iron Dog finish line in Fairbanks, ending a grueling 2,000-mile competition that earned them a $50,000 top prize.

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Photo: Training run

Houston Laws trains for an April 100-mile ultramarathon with a run at the top of Eaglecrest towards Mt. Ben Stewart on Saturday with golden retriever Barque. Read More


Building a legacy of remembrance

If Dick and Candy Behrends could choose their legacy, they'd want it to be that the world remember their son, McKinnon Behrends.
They've established multiple scholarships in his name.

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Arts & Culture

Opera to Go opens 'Cunning Little Vixen'

Leoš Janáček’s opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” (“Příhody lišky Bystroušky”) is somewhat difficult to describe, said Opera to Go's artistic director William Todd Hunt. Based on a serialized comic ... Read More


The unexpected winter

As Alaskans, preparing for winter can be exciting whether we're buying our Eaglecrest season passes, prepping our snowmachines, or bundling up for an adventure deep in the Alaskan snow.

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