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JDHS senior earns 10 scholarships - Juneau Empire
Ciera Kelly received 10 scholarships during the recent Juneau-Douglas High School senior scholarship awards ceremony. The scholarships she received are: Alaska State Employees Association; Glacier Valley Rotary College Scholarships; June Nelson Memorial ...
Empire Editorial: Time for a legislative remodel - Juneau Empire
The Legislature needs some remodeling, and not the kind that took place at legislative information office in Anchorage. State government is broken, clearly, seeing as how we’re a month past the scheduled end of the 90-day sessions and there’s still no ...
My Turn: Government shutdown won't happen - Juneau Empire
On Monday, Gov. Bill Walker sent an email to 15,000 state employees warning them about a government shutdown starting July 1. He told these Alaskans it was the Legislature’s fault for not passing a fully-funded budget. Shutting down the government is his ...
Two people chained to Shell ship - Juneau Empire
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Two people have chained themselves to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s exploratory oil drilling plans and currently moored in Washington state. Eric Ross of the Backbone Campaign said on Saturday morning that Matt ...
Letter: Planned Parenthood's mission - Juneau Empire
It is clear the author of a recent letter about abortion detests the act. He is, of course, entitled to his opinion. However, my objection is to his other observations. He is obviously allowing his abortion detestation to infect his idea of Planned Parenthood.
Around town for Sunday, May 24 - Juneau Empire
Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap shooting year-round on Wednesdays and Sundays. Loaner shotguns are available. Details: 789-9844. Adult Children of ...
Welling leads Falcons to track titles - Juneau Empire
The fastest time in the state. Ever. That was the buzz by announcers after Thunder Mountain High School junior Naomi Welling won the 4A girls 300 hurdles on Saturday at the Region V Track and Field Championships on the TMHS Falcons Field, rounding the oval ...
The path of an Eagle Scout - Juneau Empire
The path to becoming an Eagle Scout isn’t easy, something five local boys know all to well. Thunder Mountain High School students Jamie Barnhill, Maxwell Suzuki, Michael Lohrey, Trevor Jones and Rick Johnson, who are all in Troop 6, recently became Eagle ...
Beyond Cheech and Chong - Juneau Empire
Though he opened with humor when presenting at Thursday’s Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl takes the legalization of cannabis very seriously, and he asks that others who take the issue seriously get in touch. Kiehl was tasked ...
First special session concludes - Juneau Empire
Just as legislative leadership hinted over the past week, the Alaska Senate ended Gov. Bill Walker’s special session Thursday morning and called a new one right away, this time in Anchorage. The House majority put out a press release soon after that said ...
Track teams geared up for big weekend - Juneau Empire
Don’t let the hot weather fool you. There will be no lethargic athletic performances as the Southeast Region V Track and Field Championships begin today on the Thunder Mountain High School Falcons Field. “It is going to be exciting,” TMHS “I am not ...
1A/2A/3A Region V Track & Field Championships - Juneau Empire
1. Marjo Vidad, Daniel Wendell, Josh Goeden, Brandon Tulcey 47.56a SIT 2. Tell Tripple, Josh Robertson, Quinn Slayton, Titus Tripple 49.14a TB 3. Stuart Medalen, John Brooks, Andrew Duddles, Nathaniel Lenhard 51.49a PSG
Mother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on plane - Juneau Empire
HONOLULU — A mother pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Honolulu. Samantha Leialoha Watanabe allegedly cursed at the toddler, smacked ...
The business of beer - Juneau Empire
HAINES — As Rosie Ainza finished handing medals to the winners of the 23rd annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival, she was confronted with a surprise. Her boyfriend, Logan Lott, had climbed onto the Klondike Stage at the Southeast Alaska ...
Crimson Bears heading to state - Juneau Empire
The Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears girls soccer team played their biggest game of the season Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Falcons Field, and Crimson Bears freshman keeper Hailley Jones stood tallest of all. Jones saved six shots on goal ...