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You can open a book or you can open the nozzle on a firefighter’s attack hose to learn about water pressure — which is more likely to get kids excited about science, technology, math and ... Read More

Questions raised about Bristol Bay mine initiative

Today, 12:03am

JUNEAU - Questions were raised Tuesday about when the Legislature would have to get involved in authorizing a large-scale mine in the Bristol Bay region if a ballot initiative passes this November.

Extending policies creates divided pool

Today, 12:03am

JUNEAU - It doesn't make sense for Moda Health to continue to extend health insurance policies that are not in compliance with the federal health care overhaul, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.

Port shifts focus to modernization

Today, 12:03am

ANCHORAGE - The Port of Anchorage is turning its focus from expansion to modernization and efforts to improve existing infrastructure.

Photo: Shoes on parade

Today, 8:29am
Miss Alaska Malie Delgado displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Parnell announces 2014 dividend

Today, 10:58am

Gov. Sean Parnell announced the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend would be $1,884 live on television during a 10:30 a.m. broadcast from Anchorage.

Juneau man facing felony sex abuse charge

Today, 12:02am

A 19-year-old Juneau man is facing a felony sex offense charge for having sex with a 13-year-old girl last month.

UAF to receive $1M gift

Today, 9:40am

In memory of Juneau hatchery founder Ladd E. Macaulay, Douglas Island Pink and Chum is giving an endowment of more than $1 million to the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater

Today, 10:16am

The Coast Guard announced Wednesday morning that they have suspended their search for a missing boater near Auke Bay.


Pure Sole: Dear Mr. Corbus

Dear Mr. Corbus, There are 12 overhead lights out in the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium. I noticed a tear in the web of a volleyball net last weekend.

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Wildlife Spy: A gathering of cranes

In a last, sunny blast of summer, this wildlife spy enjoyed the spectacle of sandhill cranes at the Tanana Valley Crane Festival at Creamer's Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks.

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Arts & Culture

Fall Arts Preview

The Empire's Fall Arts Preview -- our fifth annual -- provides a partial listing of upcoming arts-related events in the capital city, particularly those that have been planned as part of local organizations' fall seasons.

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More than bows and tiaras

The word pageant sometimes brings to mind spoiled children in poufy hairstyles and expensive gowns. For a few community members, pageant means a chance to fundraise and to bring confidence to girls.

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