Photos: Honoring women who served their country

In photo: Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, right, and Gov. Sean Parnell present Diane Kaplan, President of the Rasmuson Foundation, with a Blue Star service plaque during a ceremony by the Joint Veterans Caucus to honor Women Veterans for their service in the military. Kaplan announced the Rasmuson Foundation would endow the newly formed Women Veterans Fund with $500,000 in honor of Mary Louise Rasmuson, former board member, 20-year U.S. Army veteran, and the fifth director of the Women's Army Corps.


Fri, 01/20/2017 - 08:54

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 20, 1987

On Jan. 20, 1987, lawmakers and Alaskans prepared to hear Gov. Steve Cowper’s State of the State address. With Alaska’s budget deficit running higher than ever, legislators were hoping to hear a comprehensive budget plan for the next two years.

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Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:17

Police & Fire for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to

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