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In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits 

updated 7:21am

No department is spared under Gov. Bill Walker's promised cuts to help balance a looming $3.5 billion state budget deficit, but some departments will have it worse than others.

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Photos: Puppet project

Today, 7:04am
Kindergarten students at Mendenhall River Community School sketch their favorite animals for a life-size puppet.

Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

Today, 12:04am

A diverse group of Tongass Forest stakeholders closed a four-day meeting Friday afternoon with a feeling that surprised many: optimism.

It's not just about the cookies

Today, 12:01am

Most people when hearing the words "Girl Scouts" immediately picture Thin Mints and Tagalongs, but there's much more to group than wearing badged sashes and selling cookies door-to-door.

NASA brings earthquake monitoring to Ketchikan

Today, 12:05am

It's not quite rocket science, but close enough, and closer to home - students in the Tribal Scholars Program began cutting-edge earthquake monitoring research in a partnership with NASA this past week.

Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old

Today, 12:03am
Terrie Ward, a mother of three in Kake, was stunned Wednesday when she learned that a Village Public Safety Officer had shocked her 11-year-old son and another boy with either a Taser or a stun ...

Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

Today, 12:04am

JUNEAU- Alaska lawmakers hope to fast track a bill that would decriminalize marijuana, but legalization advocates disagree with the way legislators propose going about it.

New DOT commissioner is an old one

Today, 12:04am

Marc Luiken, a Department of Transportation and Public Facilities commissioner under former Gov. Sean Parnell, has been appointed to the job once again.
Gov. Bill Walker's office announced the appointment Friday afternoon.

Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

Today, 12:03am

The will of the public and the fate of Juneau's public swimming pools is hanging in limbo nearly three months after voters approved a ballot measure allowing the Juneau Assembly to create an empowered pool management board.


Empire Editorial: An ounce of prevention

The 29th Alaska Legislature has the opportunity to right a serious wrong, something the Legislature before it failed to do.

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Satisfying his 'Jones' for swimming

He was a bit taller than most of the swimmers on Saturday at Augustus Brown Pool, a bit thicker and a bit older, but at 36 years of age (37 in April), Juneau’s Scott Jones had one thing in common ... Read More


Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

Wolverines have been mythologized and misportrayed so much so that when most people think of the species they envision actor Hugh Jackman's chiseled abs, pulsating pecks and ridiculously tight pants. This is a nasty example of reverse anthropomorphism.

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Arts & Culture

Remembering Pat Roppel

Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state — and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old ... Read More


Photos: Puppet project

Kindergarten students at Mendenhall River Community School sketch their favorite animals for a life-size puppet.  Read More

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