Empire Editorial: Whale sculpture a worthy endeavor

...Completion of the State Library, Archives and Museum building will do the same. The pursuit of a large-scale sculpture on the edge of Juneau's waterfront is a worthy endeavor. We believe the generosity of private donations toward the creation of...
After 10-hour wait for wind, Dustin Johnson leads championship

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Even with 155 years of history, the British Open can still serve up some strange twists at St. Andrews. Dustin Johnson gave Saturday some semblance of order.
'Blowing my mind': Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

...area on the surface of Pluto the Tombaugh Reggio. American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh spied the frozen, faraway world on the edge of the solar system in 1930.Thanks to New Horizons, scientists now know Pluto is a bit bigger than thought, with...
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Halibut anger lands on wrong target

In Tuesday's 'My Turn' feature, Mr. Grutter states that the North Pacific Fishery Management Council halibut bycatch reductions approved in June are a 'non-action.
'Mind blowing' flames destroy homes in Washington state

WENATCHEE - From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee.
Blackhawks shut out Lightning for another Stanley Cup title

...was an appropriate conclusion to a series full of near misses and close calls that had fans in Chicago and Tampa Bay on the edge of their seats for almost two weeks. It was only the second final to begin with five one-goal games, and no team...
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Investigators believe prison employee was in on escape plot

DANNEMORA, N.Y. - Investigators believe a female prison employee had agreed to be the getaway driver in last weekend's escape by two killers but never showed up, a person close to the case told The Associated Press on Thursday.
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Helping Alaska's future

...boards, staff and communities are working to meet these challenges with less and less support and are now teetering on the edge. School districts have continued to reduce teaching and administrative staff as well as supplies, custodial services...
My corner of Alaska: Old age and old boats

...We'll jump ahead to the last scene. My friend, his wife and a small clutch of old friends are standing together on the edge of a large open field. Arms are around shoulders. They are telling stories about boats and harbors and water. A bottle...
Rival forces fight over key sites in Burundi's capital

BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Gunfire and explosions rang out Thursday as military forces backing an attempted coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza battled troops loyal to him over key sites in Burundi's capital, while his office reported he had returned to the country.Weeks of turmoil in this impoverished Central African country boiled over Wednesday when an army general announced that Nkurunziza was being ousted.
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