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Ryan M. Martin, left, and Dillon P. West appear in Juneau Superior Court for their change of plea hearings in connection to the June 19, 2012, Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park field fire. Martin pleaded guilty to a felony charge; West, to a misdemeanor charge.

Arson suspects avoid trial, take plea deals

Two Juneau men involved in the June 2012 arson at Adair Kennedy Memorial Park opted to forgo a jury trial and take plea deals instead.


The wrong kind of Halloween scare

You may want to read the fine print before you use this Halloween decor. The packaging on a 75-Watt Black Light Bulb, being sold for $1.47 at Walmart, specifically warns to not use the light bulb in an enclosed fixture or with a lamp shade.

A great time to fly

This year’s Permanent Fund Dividend checks are almost here, which means it's a great time to fly. Alaska Airlines on Tuesday announced their annual PFD sale, which features discounted airfare to major cities on both coasts.

Educators ask: 'What is career-ready?'

When educators, at the high school or post-secondary level, release students into the job market, employers want “career-ready” candidates — what does that mean, and how can educators better prepare students? A panel of HR specialists...

Margo Waring is appointed to nationwide redistricting task force

Living in Alaska may impart a person with many uniquely Alaskan experiences, but when it comes to redistricting, problems nationwide can be much the same.

Photo: Municipal forum

Juneau School District Board of Education candidates Brian Holst, left, and Sean O'Brien, center, listen to Tom Milliron during a candidate forum sponsored by the Juneau League of Women Voters in the Assembly Chamber on Tuesday.

District to pay breast cancer bracelet suit fees

EASTON, Pa. - An eastern Pennsylvania school district has agreed to pay $385,000 in attorneys' fees in the lawsuit over its efforts to bar students from wearing bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness.

Mission: Inform and inspire

The Juneau Empire is looking to spread a message of hope, perseverance and support to those who have, and still are, battling various forms of cancer.

Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 1

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Disabled vehicle •...


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