Empire Editorial: Can Juneau still afford all its schools?

In 2008 when Thunder Mountain High School opened its doors to students, many in Juneau questioned if the city needed two high schools. Today, we wonder not IF Juneau needs two...
Will high school activities make the grade?

...150,000 for activities, Wagner said. The contribution was cut to $75,000 and that was the operating cost until TMHS opened. After TMHS, coaches' salaries were shfited to the activities fund. New teams started up, and the activities budget ballooned...
Thane Road Campground opens for the season

JUNEAU - Thane Road Campground opened this week, according to a release from the City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department. The campground is located...
My enemy: the buzz of the bird

...the gallon of nectar from the counter."You're ridiculous," he said.I watched in fear as he parted the curtains and opened the window, theatrically cautious. I watched as he poked his blue-capped head out into the evening air. The hummers were...
Refunds could liquidate ski area's cash reserves, manager says

...regurgitated between 40 and 75 percent of sales."That could be a loss of about $500,000," he said.Since Eaglecrest opened in 1976, Juneau has rarely seen a winter quite so warm and with so little white.Lillard said Eaglecrest last offered refunds...
Militants seize Iraqi villages near Ramadi

...Iraqi troops. Iraqi security officials could not immediately be reached for comment.Around noon Wednesday, the militants opened another front with government troops on three other villages to the northeast of Ramadi, the residents added.An Iraqi intelligence...
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...subsequently took up positions in Nisoor Square in downtown Baghdad to secure an evacuation route.According to prosecutors, Raven 23 opened fire on a small car that had approached the intersection, killing the driver. Heavy machine-gun fire continued from the...
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Crimson Bears soccer boys eye Spokane

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team opened their four-game road swing in Washington on Wednesday with...on us. Nothing out of the ordinary."JDHS 0, MEAD 0JDHS opened the road trip on Wednesday with a 0-0 tie against the Mead...
Rugrats rage for daycare reform

...mamas packed in around the table to support the Gehring Nursery School.Israa Kako-Gehring and her husband Loren tentatively opened their education-based daycare for three children at the renovated Praise Chapel in January with hopes they they'd be able...
Afghan soldier kills one U.S. soldier, wounds two

...U.S. official had left, suddenly an Afghan army soldier opened fire on the U.S. soldiers who were present in the compound...uniforms to stage attacks on the international troops. Others have opened fire apparently on the own accord, like an Afghan soldier who...
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