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Candidates in Alaska governor's race join forces - m.juneauempire.com
ANCHORAGE — The independent and Democratic candidates for Alaska governor say they are merging their campaigns to give them a better shot at unseating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Independent Bill Walker said Tuesday that he has dropped his ...
Photo: $500,000 fill-up - m.juneauempire.com
One of the world’s largest private yachts, simply named “A,” appears after a $500,000 fuel-up Friday, Aug. 29 at Pier 90 in Seattle, Washington. The German-made, 394-foot mega yacht — owned by 42-year old Russian billionaire banker Andrey ...
Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths - m.juneauempire.com
JUNEAU — Television ads in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims. U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, began airing an ad last week trying to portray his ...
It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat - m.juneauempire.com
NEW YORK — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ...
Pure Sole: A poet reflects on the run - m.juneauempire.com
On October 29, 2003, Juneau-Douglas High School boy’s cross-country coach Guy Thibodeau and girls cross-country coach Merry Ellefson received a letter from former Poet Laureate of Alaska Richard Dauenhauer. The letter congratulated the team on a great ...
5 things to know about marijuana and its effects on driving - m.juneauempire.com
WASHINGTON — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What’s not clear is whether ...
Seattle Seahawks hope offensive roll will continue - m.juneauempire.com
RENTON, Wash. — Throughout the preseason, quarterback Russell Wilson and the starting offense of the Seattle Seahawks were never really stopped. Wilson was on the field for 13 possessions in the four preseason games. He directed Seattle to touchdowns on ...
Kenai Peninsula municipalities hope to host upcoming fish board meetings - m.juneauempire.com
KENAI — Municipalities across the Kenai Peninsula are slated to consider asking the Alaska Board of Fisheries hold the 2017 Upper Cook Inlet Finfish meetings on the Kenai Peninsula. Joint Resolution No. 1 is expected to come before the Kenai Peninsula ...
Coast Guard medevacs woman in Port Alexander - Juneau Empire
The Coast Guard medevaced an 87-year-old woman reportedly suffering from complications associated with a lower back injury aboard the fishing vessel Annie B in Port Alexander on Sunday. An Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the injured ...
Around Town for Tuesday, Sept. 2 - Juneau Empire
Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074. Yoga for Seniors, 10-11:30 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Carol, 463-6175 or [email protected]