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My PFD Came One Day Early On Blackerby Ridge

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Every time I looked at the weather forecast, I had to rub my eyes. The rain followed by showers followed by more rain was easy to believe. But what was this sunny weather predicted in the middle...

Booker season: Not this one

Randi Spray's Blog

I really can’t recommend “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan. The other Man Booker Prize shortlisted books so far had their sad parts, but they always had some...

Booker season: There's a chimp in it

Randi Spray's Blog

I confess this one made my teary-eyed. The Man Booker Prize shortlisted “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler is simultaneously heartbreaking and humorous.

It’s the...

The story behind this JPD-Palin photograph

Emily Russo Miller's Blog

By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Juneau Empire

The Juneau Police Department is having fun with their...

Booker season: It's complicated in Calcutta

Randi Spray's Blog

“The Lives of Others” by Neel Mukherjee is exactly what I’d expect from a Man Booker Prize shortlistee. It’s deep, it’s complicated and it’s rather exuberant with the commas.

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Tight housing in Juneau

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

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...

Booker season: For those who don't want to read

Randi Spray's Blog

A tough choice is before you. You want to have an opinion on the Man Booker Prize nominees  (your own opinion, not mine) but you don’t want to read all six books in the next five weeks. How...

Booker season: Dentistry, love and religion

Randi Spray's Blog

It starts out well enough. Right on page  -2 (before the page numbers),...

For military ship, civilian science is the mission

Emily Russo Miller's Blog

The U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker Healy stopped in Juneau on Thursday after four months in the Arctic, and the captain graciously gave the Empire a one-on-one tour of the ship on Friday. Here's...

Like Shark Week for book-lovers

Randi Spray's Blog

Yes, that’s right people — it’s Booker season.

As in the Man Booker Prize for those of you who don’t follow books like you follow Twitter. It’s a literary award. An august and popular one...

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