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Mount Ben Stewart avalanche 'a spooky phenomenon'

A large avalanche apparently triggered by a group of skiers on Monday left behind crowns more than seven feet tall as it ripped down Mount Ben Stewart, beyond the boundary line of Eaglecrest Ski Area.
Maple Leafs beat Red Wings in snowy Winter Classic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey. Light snow swirled down in the Big House, making it tough to push the puck through piles of the white stuff on a sheet of ice where football is usually played.
State gives land sought by Juneau to Petersburg

A new Petersburg Borough won approval from the Local Boundary Commission Friday, including in the new borough land that had been sought by Juneau.
Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault found not guilty

An Anchorage-based Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault was found not guilty Friday afternoon. A court-martial panel, made up of five officers and three enlisted Coast Guard members, announced the verdict at about 2 p.m.
Larson finds volleyball enlightenment abroad

A year ago, Aaron Larson had never played organized volleyball. But Wednesday, after returning from a recent European volleyball tour, Larson is enamored with the sport.
SE leaders to meet in B.C.

Transportation and electricity will be among the big topics discussed when government and business leaders from around Southeast meet this week in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Sitkan tabbed to replace Taylor

Gov. Frank Murkowski said Saturday that Sitka businessman Bert Stedman is his new choice to fill the state Senate vacancy created by the resignation of Wrangell Republican Robin Taylor.
The 'F' word

Webster's dictionary defines "poison" as "a substance which has inherent tendency to destroy life or impair health."
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Appointments to the new board, formally known as the Redistricting Planning Committee, were completed Tuesday. One of the members is Juneau civil litigator Michael Lessmeier. Since statehood, the task of redistricting had been the governor's, which made Alaska unique.
My Turn: Bill better than an initiative to ensure change in Senate process

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof..." (Article I, Sec. 3 United States Constitution - Adopted 1787, Ratified 1788)


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