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Gastineau Apartments fire: Arson or accident?

The Gastineau Apartments were supposed to have been shuttered after a fire caused by an unattended candle ripped through the building two years ago.
UAS under the budget knife

Twenty-four of 35 the University of Alaska Southeast year-to-year faculty members have been given notice that their contracts might not be renewed next year in light of anticipated cuts to the school's budget.
Empire Editorial: Thank you for toking (responsibly)

...will partially be up to those of you who plan to celebrate today, tomorrow and each day after.There's still a lot up in the air about how marijuana will be regulated and by whom, what is considered public - and that's not considering the whole...

'GONE GIRL' ON DISC, MORE HOME VIDEO RELEASES BY RICH HELDENFELS AKRON BEACON JOURNAL As we sit in the depths of winter (and what looks like deepening snow), it's a good time to watch movies at home.
New version of pot bill scrapped

After hearing from the state's Public Defender Agency, the House and Senate judiciary committees will most likely scrap a version of a new bill that would provide a defense for using and possessing marijuana, rather than simply making it legal.
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Maintenance is top priority for city fund

Repairs to city facilities are taking top priority in next year's capital improvement projects fund.
Gasol brothers to start NBA All-Star game; Lowry gets spot

...first Warriors player elected to consecutive starts since Chris Mullin in 1991-92.His partner in the backcourt is up in the air after the Lakers revealed Bryant's injury earlier Thursday. Though the severity of the injury is unknown, many rotator...
The best books of 2014

Why do we do this to ourselves? Why must we annually compile top 10 lists when there are clearly more than 10 worthy books published every year? More books than we can get to even if we are avid readers? Because we're human, and we love lists.
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

SITKA - Just a few decades ago, researchers were repurposing kitchen timers to test how deep marine mammals can dive. Now they can track the same animals in real time.
Glory Hole shut down

What happens when Juneau's emergency homeless shelter faces an emergency? After a pipe burst and extensive flooding Sunday just before midnight, 21 patrons of the Glory Hole found out. Shelter Manager Jamie Raymond was on duty when the disaster struck.


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