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'Compassionate' volunteers needed for homeless survey 

Juneau's downtown homeless shelter and soup kitchen is looking for "compassionate people" to help them conduct a survey of Juneau's vulnerable homeless population.

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Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit

09/04/15

In Washington, D.C., attorneys for the state of Alaska are arguing the most important Indian Law case to hit the justice system from Alaska this century.
Back in Alaska, few believe the state will win.

Sitkans help give soldiers survival lessons

09/04/15

A group of soldiers recently learned how to survive in the wilds of Southeast Alaska, with training by local experts - some with thousands of years of experience to call on.
A group of about 50 soldiers from the U.S.

Invasive plant spreads to Interior Alaska beyond Fairbanks

09/04/15

FAIRBANKS - An invasive plant species previously thought to only have invaded Interior waterways around Fairbanks has been spotted north of Nenana.

Dirt Girl: Pushing back fall

09/04/15

The fireweed hasn't been our indicator this year; it bloomed out early while everything seemed to ripen sooner in this strange year. Instead, it is the rain, the wind and the light that are telling us that the summer season is over.

On the Trails: Recent sightings around Juneau

09/04/15

Here's a collection of small discoveries from recent walks.
Along the road to the Eagle's Nest and Pittman Ridge, there was a small stand of fireweed that stood out from the rest.


Taku Glacier's advance stagnates

09/04/15

Most glaciers around the world and on the Juneau Icefield are receding, but as a tidewater glacier, the Taku is different. Since around 1890, the glacier has advanced about four and a half miles, changing the landscape around it.

With soggy August, Juneau stays on track for wettest year on record

09/04/15

After almost 9 inches of rain fell on Juneau in August, the city remains on course for its wettest year on record.
Through Sept. 2, Juneau has had 51.8 inches of precipitation (rain and melted snow).

Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband

09/04/15

ANCHORAGE - A woman suspected of stealing an Alaska State Troopers patrol car that held her handcuffed husband in the back seat was arrested on suspicion of theft and other charges.

Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users

09/04/15

KENAI - An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities may cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent.

Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count down by 13 to 864

09/04/15

HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by 13 to 864.

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Empire Editorial: Juneau can have its whale and more housing

Someone get Coogan Construction Company some land - quick. Juneau needs 60 more housing units, at the least.

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Sports

Local Sports Calendar for Thursday, Sept. 4

Saturday, September 5 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Away, TBD, Juneau-Douglas at Fairbanks' West Valley. Away, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain at Fairbanks' North Pole. HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY Away, JDHS & TMHS at Haines Invitational.

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Outdoors

Taku Glacier's advance stagnates

Most glaciers around the world and on the Juneau Icefield are receding, but as a tidewater glacier, the Taku is different. Since around 1890, the glacier has advanced about four and a half miles, changing the landscape around it.

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