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Home after the holidays 

For those experiencing homelessness, the Glory Hole is home. But patrons who rely on the downtown shelter have been displaced since a disastrous flooding incident earlier month when a frozen pipe ruptured.

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Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

12/26/14

While hunting in Douglas woods last week, Bryce Iverson and Matt Kern found a spruce tree growing the largest tree burl they - or anyone they talked to - had ever seen.

Audit: Systemic problems in Corrections Department

12/26/14

ANCHORAGE - An audit of the Alaska Department of Corrections has identified systemic problems, including an inadequate mechanism for reviewing inmate deaths and factors that could affect the quality of health of those incarcerated.

Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

12/26/14
After a motion failed at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council by a single vote with an Alaska delegate absent, another effort is underway to reduce halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea in the ...

Photos: Juneau gets into the Christmas spirit

12/25/14
The sights and lights of the holiday season around Juneau.


So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

12/26/14

Gov. Bill Walker has said he will give hiring preference to commissioner hopefuls who commit to living and working in Juneau. So far, only 3 of 14 are based in the capital city, and two of those are rollovers from the Sean Parnell administration.

A decade of violent deaths

12/26/14

State toxicology findings reveal substances involved in two-thirds of cases.

Off the Beaten Path: The Bigfoot blues

12/26/14

The other day I discovered a number of articles speculating that the Yeti, the elusive hominid cryptid of the Himalayas, is actually the Tibetan brown bear. This theory isn’t new — but a recent analysis of DNA from numerous supposed Yeti hair samples backs up the claim. My world was shattered ...

Capital City Classic tips off Saturday

12/26/14

The 2014 Capital City Classic Basketball Tournament will begin tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Opinion

My Turn: Driving away the formation of character

As a serious opponent of the road out of Juneau, I smiled when reading it won't be a funding priority during the upcoming legislative session. I'm hopeful that further funds won't be committed to the project, at least as long as Gov.

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Outdoors

Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

While hunting in Douglas woods last week, Bryce Iverson and Matt Kern found a spruce tree growing the largest tree burl they - or anyone they talked to - had ever seen.

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Arts & Culture

Bright moments in the Arts 2014

The Empire's annual Bright Moments in the Arts feature is designed to celebrate creativity in all its forms.

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Neighbors

Educator Spotlight: Janna Lelchuk

Editor's note: Educator Spotlight is a reccurring segment in partnership with the Juneau Education Association and Juneau Empire, which highlights a single educator in the Juneau School District.

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