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A blend of tradition and the unexpected

Longtime local artist Fumi Matsumoto is known for her experimentation with unusual materials: found objects and ordinary things she's altered for an artistic purpose.
Local author Jean Rogers dies at age 93

Longtime Juneau resident Jean Clark Rogers died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at her home in Juneau at age 93.
Empire editorial: 'State of Denial'

...scientists, educators, local residents and industry people. William Libby, a professor of forestry at the University of California at Berkeley makes this framing statement: "We consume like mad and we preserve like mad. We Californians are really...
Feds must help troubled states now or face worse problems ahead

In the best of times, the federal government shouldn't ever consider bailing out profligate state governments whose unwise spending has pushed them into an economic black hole.
This Day in History

In Alaska, the nation, and the world.
Pipeline withstood quake as designed

ANCHORAGE - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was designed to withstand an 8.5 magnitude earthquake, but could it? When a team of structural and geo-technical engineers came up with the pipeline design in the early 1970s, they didn't expect it to be tested in their lifetimes. They were wrong.
This Day in History

In Alaska, the nation and the world
State Briefs

Fairbanks man dies of hypothermia; Anchorage fire displaces six families; Anchorage man arrested in robbery; Utility grants available for rural communities; UAA debate coach honored by foundation; Troopers get $2 million to fight drugs; Quake shakes Interior
Outside editorial: Was Padilla subjected to illegal torture?

...a former lawyer in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel and now a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, should be held personally responsible because he provided the legal and policy guidance that allowed...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

But in an experiment in Princeton, N.J., physicists sent a pulse of laser light through cesium vapor so quickly that it left the chamber before it had even finished entering. The pulse traveled 310 times the distance it would have covered if the chamber had contained a vacuum.


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