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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 (Sept. 4, 2014) after four months in the Arctic, and the captain graciously gave the Empire a one-on-one tour of the ship...

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...

A Real Juneau Hiker

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Most of the low lying trails around Juneau involve hiking out and back. We are surrounded by saltwater on one side and the Juneau Icefield on the other, with glacier carved valleys hemmed in by...

Rainy Day Reads: I bought an ereader

Randi Spray's Blog

I was one of those people who said they’d never get an ereader. It was like...

Rainy Day Reads: 'Girls of Atomic City'

Randi Spray's Blog

They were not told where they were going. They were...

Summer Hikes: Part II

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Summer Hikes, continued-

Summer Hikes: Part I

Betsy Fischer's Blog

Ah, what a summer it’s been so far. My goal this year as a newly retired person is to get outside and do something active every day, rain or shine. At first I had this crazy idea that I would be...

Avian rescue at the Empire

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

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...

Winning the Weather Lottery: Kayaking in Berner's Bay

Betsy Fischer's Blog

The weather towards the end of June was cloudy and rainy, with not much hope for improvement any time soon. We squeezed in some good bike rides and hikes when we got the chance, but for the most...


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