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Firefighter leaps into harbor to rescue man 

updated 12:33am

An unidentified man was pulled from the ocean below the Alaska Steamship Dock on Tuesday evening after a Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter took a chilly leap to rescue him.

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Photo: Northern lights

Northern lights light up the sky over the mainland as seen from Douglas Island Monday morning.

'Fairbanks Four' wants convictions overturned


FAIRBANKS - Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 are seeking post-conviction relief in a civil trial that started Monday.

Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture


Even with major budget cuts, the state could see its credit rating dropped if it doesn't take steps to address revenues, Gov. Bill Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told state lawmakers on Monday.

Missing your Juneau Empire TV guide?


In this Sunday, Oct. 4 edition of the Juneau Empire, many readers noted the omission of the pages outlining television programming for the Juneau area.

Marijuana pesticide flap brings consumer lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER — Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed — a case that lawyers say is the first product ...

Behind the ballot


By Tuesday night, Juneau will have a newly declared mayor, Assembly representatives and school board members. But getting there is a huge undertaking. The process of putting on a municipal election is a massive time-consuming effort.

Teachers' union talks 'game day'


Wednesday could be the last time the Juneau School District and the Juneau Education Association meet to finalize a new teachers' contract. Both parties are calling it "game day" because finances are on the line.

Walker hires consultants ahead of Obama visit


JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker's administration spent $50,000 on Washington, D.C., consultants to help prepare them for a visit by President Barack Obama.
The expenditures were revealed in public records requests by The Associated Press.

Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting.

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Alaska Editorial: Forest management

This editorial originally appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, made an interesting point about the U.S. Forest Service last week during a congressional hearing on federal timber policy.

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Photo: Swim Talker

Swim fan Olivia Jarvill, age 3, talks to Juneau-Douglas High School junior Mia Ruffin during last weekend's Juneau Invitational Swim Meet at the Dimond Park Aqauatics Center. A slideshow of swim photos is online at juneauempire.

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Arts & Culture

'Shaped by the North: the influence of place on art

Non-Alaskans that watch reality television may have what they think is a clear idea of Alaska: scary bears, stormy seas, feuding hotel owners.

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