Paul Ballard

...loved him with all they could possibly muster. Paul is survived by his brother Robert Williams, cousin Deron Clark, nephew Q'on W. Bear-Clark, and cousin-in-law Rhonda F. Jackson-Bear. All who loved Paul will smile to themselves when they...
Japan's secret campaign against the U.S.

...Last week, the Empire organized an online Q&A with Ross Coen, a University of Alaska...Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America." The Q&A took place on the social networking site...below for your convenience. For the full Q&A, visit
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Q & A with Hoonah fisherman Vernon Hill

...excerpts from a recent conversation with him.Q: What does herring season look like? just coming alive again after winter.Q: Hoonah to Sitka is a long trip, the labor...realize that the hard part of winter is gone.Q: What is the community of Hoonah like...
An Intimate Journey: Author DiCamillo visits Juneau

...members' questions ranged from the personal (Q: Do you have a dog? A: She does!) to the writerly: (Q: What do you think of writer's block? A...writer's block.) to the Southern Californian: (Q: What's the next movie that will be made...
Ten questions for Jeff Brown

...Bill Hudson and Ken Burch in 1983. The first issue of "Real Alaskan" came out in 2010 on April Fool's Day. Here's a Q&A with Brown about the latest issue.What's the story behind this year's cover shot of the giant crab?Several of the...
The full Q&A with blogger Libby Bakalar, who is freeing the nipples of Juneau

Here's the full transcript of the Q&A I had this afternoon with Juneau's Libby Bakalar, author of the the "One Hot Mess" blog, or O.H.M for short. Read...
Addicted to Detox

...The interview has been edited for length.Q: You've been doing drag for more is but I'm excited to visit Alaska.Q: We're like 30,000 people.A: That's...ever done before but I'm really excited.Q: Why do you think it's important for small...
New UAS chancellor takes reins

...The interview has been edited for length.Q: You've been the UAS provost - the school's...higher education and UAS as an institution.Q: You're both a graduate of the University...UAS that really makes it the crown jewel.Q: Before coming to UAS, you were a professor...
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What's next for Kake's snapped totem pole?

...helping Kake "recapture its culture."Q: How did the pole come to be?A: They...beaver, the eagle, the raven and more.Q: Who carved the pole?A: When the tree...the World Fair. It came to us in 1971.Q: What is the significance of the totem pole...
Becoming Alaskan: The state, the myth, the legend

...questions I've ever been asked about Alaska:Q: How do you clean your glaciers?A: We...would clog a vacuum cleaner pretty quick.Q: Do you have polar bears there?A: Up...bears (and an occasional lost brown bear).Q: Can you really see Russia from Alaska...


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