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Empire Editorial: Meet the Alaska Legislature's new restriction on free speech

...cameras of Gavel Alaska - which broadcasts Legislative hearings - obediently panned away from the prostrate Nageak, and Empire reporter Katie Moritz kept her cellphone camera off.When Nageak was taken off the floor and into an adjacent office, Gavel...
Mount Roberts Tram record survives another year

...mark in 2005 beat his own record set in 2004, when he finished so fast he beat the official timers to the cross. An Empire reporter covering the race had timed from the start and was at the finish line when Bursell reached the cross. Race officials...
Letter: Issues with fireweed editorial

...fireweed, given previous coverage, information provided in interviews and in writing within the last week to an Empire reporter, and even the primary document used in the Assembly decision, the Planning Commission's Findings of Fact.Patricia...
Empire Editorial: Canada can say 'no' to mining

...consequences down stream.Pacific Booker Minerals was denied an Environmental Assessment certificate not once but twice, as Empire reporter Mary Catherine Martin wrote in an article published in today's Outdoors section. The second came after the mining...
Pride week events June 12-21 party with DJ Manu. $10 suggested donation at the door. See this week's Arts for a Q&A with Detox by Empire reporter Katie Moritz.Reel to Real Film Series presents "Pride," 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, Goldtown Nickelodeon. "Pride...
Empire Editorial: Beer, carrots and salmon skins

...with five key employees, and its promising line of work is turning fish processing byproducts into usable items. Empire reporter Melissa Griffiths has been following the company's story and published an update in Wednesday's newspaper.Tidal...
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty

...Council (SEACC) in an email.SEACC was one of the leading organizations behind a lawsuit that prompted the state to revise its environmental assessment of the project.? Empire reporter Katherine Moritz contributed to this report.
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Empire Editorial: Commissioner disappointment

...for the gifts they sent us, but our minds frequently turn to the things we hoped for but didn't get.Last week, Empire reporter Katie Moritz examined Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet choices to see how well he was sticking to a campaign pledge...
Ferry breakdown strands many Haines brewfest visitors

...aboard the Alaska Fjordlines fast catamaran, which made two runs between Juneau and Haines after the Taku breakdown.Empire reporter Melissa Griffiths, attending the fair, said attendees seemed to take the breakdown in stride. While her group found...
'Wisdom of the Grandmothers' film debuts

...Television/360 North.The film was created over the past 10 years by Susan Stark Christianson, a former Juneau Empire reporter and a longtime Juneau businessperson. It is based on an indigenous teaching shared with her by a Tlingit elder...


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