Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature restaurant somewhere, the waitresses, and they're in a smoky environment," he said. "It's not fair to any other employee."? Contact news editor James Brooks at 523.2258 or at
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Sergia Obiscuro Sablada

...Ailene Jackson (Evan), Alenita Danner (Jim), Kamryn Brooks (Kendrick), and John Sablada; and 10 great-grandchildren...Isabel, and Jameson Danner; and DJ, Elijah, and Jacob Brooks; her sister, Lourdes Villasin; and numerous nieces and nephews...
Sergio Bonaldi, Holly Brooks win American Birkebeiner

...Italy won the 42nd American Birkebeiner for the men and Holly Brooks from Anchorage won the women's race.They had both won the...main race from Cable to Hayward before: Bonaldi in 2013 and Brooks in 2012. Bonaldi earned second place in 2014.In the 55-kilometer...
Police make arrest: Burglary wave may have crested

About 8 p.m. Tuesday, a Juneau Police Department detective arrested 33-year-old Berton A. Tullis for two of the recent string of burglaries in the capital city.
Minor earthquake rattles Juneau; no damage reported

A small earthquake rattled the windowpanes of Alaska's capital city early Wednesday afternoon. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 4.6 temblor was recorded at 1:15 p.m. 47 miles west of Gustavus.
First Friday photos

Juneau Empire City Editor James Brooks snapped these images of the First Friday Art Walk Friday, which included a farewell show for longtime Empire cartoonist TOE.All photos James Brooks / Juneau Empire
2015 'I-Did-A-Detour' start moved to Fairbanks

...Fairbanks in 2003, Norway's Robert Sørlie won the race in nine days, 15 hours, 47 minutes and 36 seconds. Healy's Ramy Brooks (9d 17h 37m 10s) and Denali Park's Jeff King (9d 23h 17m) also broke the 10-day mark. Zirkle finished 14th that year...
A big night in the arts

...Natural History, Vice Provost and Associate Provost for undergraduate studies, and chair of the art department at SUNY at Stony Brook. ? Allison Warden, Interdisciplinary Artist and Founder/Artistic Director at Uyalunaq, AnchorageInupiaq interdisciplinary...
NBA Capsules

...36-year-old guard extra rest this season. He scored 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting.NETS 103, KINGS 100SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Brook Lopez scored 22 points and blocked six shots, leading Brooklyn to its second win in the last 10 games. The Nets had a 23-point...
Infographic: Billion blocks

Welcome to the Alaska state budget. At the Juneau Empire, we're not numbers people ? that's why we're writers and photographers, not accountants. It's tough for us to get a sense of how big the state's budget really is and how its many parts stack up to each other. We suspect a lot of you are like us.
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