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KLAS STOLPE | JUNEAU EMPIRE
Juneau Skating Club's Ema Jessen performs on the Treadwell Arena ice in this 2013 photo. The Juneau School District is considering changing its physical education requirement to allow students to earn credit by participating in club and school athletics. Juneau is currently the only major Alaska school district that does not offer any kind of waiver options for its PE requirement.

PE benched with new requirements

Juneau high school students may soon receive a break on their physical education requirements.

by STEPHANIE SHOR

Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

Despite strides forward in recent months, the Juneau Access Project has now met a roadblock that can't be overcome easily. 
KATIE MORITZ

State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by 4.5 percent starting May 1, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced Thursday afternoon. Tickets booked after Jan. 1 for travel after May 1 will reflect the new rates.
JAMES BROOKS

Photo: Moving day

Anthony Harding, left, and John Gregory move boxes of files into the finished second-floor offices of the Sealaska Heritage Institute in the new Walter Soboleff Center on Thursday.

Southeast by the (updated) numbers

Armed with informative graphics and a handful of jokes, Rain Coast Data owner Meilani Schijvens updated Juneau Chamber of Commerce members on Southeast by the Numbers, an economic publication Schijvens produced for Southeast Conference.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

High school clubs carry on holiday service tradition

The Salvation Army in Juneau encountered a problem this holiday season - there were just as many families in need, but there was nobody to take on its Christmas meal box program.
KATIE MORITZ

Correction

In an article called “Skagway man indicted for tampering with witness” published in the Empire on Tuesday, the Empire reported that electronic court records show that prosecutors also tried to indict Michael McLoone on multiple unlawful...

Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Today is Friday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2014. There are 12 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 19, 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as the 41st vice president of the United States in the U.S.

Around town for Friday, Dec. 19

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.

Police & Fire for Friday, Dec. 19, 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.
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