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Six inches from death - Juneau Empire
A 50-year-old Skagway man was sentenced Tuesday to serve seven years in prison for accidentally shooting his girlfriend during a suicide attempt last year. Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg also ordered Carl Timothy Forester’s firearms be ...
7 years for botched suicide attempt that injured girlfriend Gunshot victim dismayed, thinks sentence is excessive - Juneau Empire
A 50-year-old Skagway man was sentenced Tuesday to serve seven years in prison for accidentally shooting and seriously injuring his girlfriend during a suicide attempt last year. Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg also ordered Carl Timothy ...
Urban Decay Part III: Downtown Juneau's progress - Juneau Empire
Some buildings need a new coat of paint. Some are mere shells. The parking meters are wrapped in shrouds, the cigarette butt bins sometimes catch fire, and it isn’t always easy for business owners to improve their properties. But residents, artists, city ...
My Turn: Fracking: Poster child for the corporate welfare state - Juneau Empire
Just about every week another story comes to my attention confirming the complete and total government-dependency of fracking — beloved of so many self-proclaimed “free market” advocates on the libertarian right. Something about eminent domain to ...
My Turn: A wake-up call in Alaska's waters - Juneau Empire
A new study shows (for the first time) that ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s commercial fisheries and traditional subsistence way of life. As one of our planet’s most under-recognized challenges, ocean acidification is ...
Empire Editorial: Hollow victory - Juneau Empire
Last week, state and federal officials marked the handover of thousands of territorial court and Alaska Railroad documents from the National Archives and Records Administration to the Alaska State Archives with a ceremony at the Alaska State Library.
Bearfest takes army of volunteers, one general - Juneau Empire
It is the first day of the fifth annual Wrangell Bearfest, and Sylvia Ettefagh is looking at the clock. “Score! I have one more hour than I thought I did. What else can I do?” she said. It seems a typical expression for the hard-charging Bearfest ...
At Wrangell, the cause for a grin is a bear - Juneau Empire
Even bear experts can be startled. On July 25, the guest presenters at this year’s Wrangell Bearfest walked through the woods of Anan Wildlife Observatory and came face-to-snout with a black bear sow and her cub. The cub clambered up a tree, briefly ...
Around Town for Wednesday, July 30 - Juneau Empire
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 donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380. Senior ...
Juneau Vet: VA breaking the rules - Juneau Empire
When Richard Bailey retired from the United States Air Force in 1991 after 21 years of service, he didn’t know he’d be spending the next 23 years fighting for the full benefits he was entitled to. Bailey, perhaps best known around Juneau for his ...