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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Mile 0 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System that starts in Deadhorse on the Arctic Ocean and travels 800-miles to the tidewater terminal at Valdez in Prince William Sound.

ConocoPhillips: Oil prices won't impact investments

Oil company ConocoPhillips recently announced a 2015 budget reduced by more than a $3 billion from this year's, but the cutbacks won't be coming from its Alaska projects.

by KATIE MORITZ

City slashes funding requests

Juneau's state funding requests are being axed after the state of Alaska recently announced an unexpected $3.5 billion deficit due to plummeting oil prices.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Photo: Native studies

Fourth-graders Cedar Johnson, left, and Taryn Wright look at dolls dressed in traditional Tlingit blankets Wednesday at Mendenhall River Community School.

Superintendent addresses media training

The controversial media training sessions for coaches, principals and administrators held earlier this month was briefly discussed at the regular school board meeting Tuesday night.

Students learn about tribal traditions

Alaskan Native culture came to life for students and parents Wednesday at a cultural luncheon showcasing art and notebooks filled with research.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Photo: Early morning glow

A pedistrian walks along Egan Drive as the sun rises to clearing skies on Wednesday.

Police blotter for Thursday, Dec. 18, 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. Burglary • At 1:23...

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 18

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

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Around town calendar for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

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

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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 ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Today in History

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 ...

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.

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. It didn't make Gov.
By KATIE MORITZ

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.
By KATIE MORITZ

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 ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Photo: Turkey transfer

Kevin Jainese, left, and Albert Lord pickup some of the 75 frozen turkeys to be transfered on Tuesday to the Salvation Army Church to be given out for the shelter's annual Christmas dinner boxes.

Health center faces staffing challenges

When Front Street Community Health Center raised the necessary funds to continue serving its patients after parting with former parent agency SEARHC in April, it seemed the downtown clinic could ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Litterbirds

Seeing a handful of black, plastic bags strewn beneath the dispenser in Capital Park, Will Ryan was appalled at some person's careless behavior - until he discovered the culprit was not human.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Students take charge of learning, anti-bullying

Students and teachers addressing the Juneau Board of Education on Tuesday gave good grades to anti-bullying and learning programs.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Around town for Wednesday, Dec. 17

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 ...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

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Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Slam dunk against bullying and drugs

Harlem basketball came to Juneau this week for tricks, tournaments and some life lessons on staying off drugs and in school.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Bustin' Out the new bras

Hollis Kitchin learned the hard way that not all bras are created equal. For years, she squeezed into the wrong size, handed to her off the shelves of generic brand-name lingerie stores.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Looking for robotic gold

Tyler Tice, left, Hunter Hill, center, and Ely Douglas of Ear(t2)h of Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School celebrate moving into first place during the robotic missions competition of the First Lego ...

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

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Around town for Tuesday, Dec. 16

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074. Open Lab Computer Training, 9-11 a.m., The Learning ...

Skagway man indicted for tampering with witness

A 46-year-old Skagway man has been indicted for tampering with a witness for allegedly calling the woman he is accused of assaulting from jail and trying to persuade her from testifying in court.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Dog owner demands answers after pug is electrocuted

After working a long day, Cheryl Buchanan decided to take her dog, a 3½-year-old pug named Siri, for a stroll downtown as she searched for a late-night bite to eat. The walk was cut short when ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police & Fire for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

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