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Tourism trends: The Selfie Stick

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Bulky cameras swinging from straps around the neck for taking photos of majestic mountains or breaching whales? So last season. This season is all about mobile phone photos with the tourist as...

Traveling to Nepal on a wing and a prayer

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Since the April 25 quake that devastated Nepal, Yasmine Habash has wondered desperately where her mother might be. Dawn Habash was on a trek in near the Langtang National Park when it struck....

The bronze whale isn't gobbling up schools' funding

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The bronze whale isn't gobbling up local schools' funding. The new library isn't paved with children's dreams of new textbooks. The City and Borough of Juneau isn't blowing money for schools on...

Budget cuts cut vulnerable populations the deepest

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Budget cuts!

It's hard to say if hearing the phrase one more time or hearing the consequences of said budget cuts is more likely to make a reader rage-cry these days. 

I've been...

Almost famous

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After missing out on an opportunity to attend a star-studded fundraiser concert featuring Willie Nelson, I decided that when opportunities arise, I should take them, however weird the...

We've got a win, but don't stop now

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Congratulations to everyone who has the opportunity to get married! Maybe I'm still in the honeymoon phase, but I think marriage is great. 

I was in a rental car between Seattle and...

Tight housing in Juneau

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Housing in Juneau is notoriously expensive, whether renting or buying a single-family home, but paying Juneau's high prices might be worth it when you consider the alternative — dressing as a...

Avian rescue at the Empire

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On sunny days in the Empire newsroom we often open the doors to let in a cool breeze — but this afternoon we got a little more than fresh air — we got a live bird.

We often have crows...

A mod revue

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Mod Carousel founder The Luminous Pariah, aka Seneca Harper, has returned to Juneau once again with his troupe of "boylesque" performers to entertain and...

#YesAllWomen should be on all of our minds

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#YesAllWomen is a hashtag that started trending following the Isla Vista shooting, but it's not just about the shooting, or shootings in general, or those women — it's about the experiences of all...

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