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Juneau scientist helps discover new whale species 

updated 10:15am

When a mysterious beaked whale washed ashore on St. George Island in June 2014, Michelle Ridgway was already on her way there.

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Stormy weather: Check your vessels

Today, 2:34pm

City officials are encouraging all boat owners in the Juneau area to check their vessels due to stormy weather.

394-year-old Shakespeare volume goes on display in Juneau


Walk in the doors of the room that holds the First Folio, and the dim room resembles nothing more than a theater before the curtain rises.

Walker signs two bills into law

Today, 12:04am

Gov. Bill Walker has signed into law bills intended to help foster youths and ease adoption in Alaska.

Chum run blocks highway


A truck loaded with fish totes rolled over on Egan Drive on Monday afternoon, spilling thousands of pounds of chum salmon onto the highway and blocking inbound traffic for almost three hours.

Senior housing options soon to grow

Today, 6:34pm

Juneau's housing market is tight for everybody, including senior citizens. But seniors soon may have more housing options, which is good for everybody.

City celebrates Jackie Street dedication

Today, 6:20pm

The intersection of Jackie and Renninger Streets is a special place.

Deadline comes for bill restricting sex education

Today, 1:39pm

A controversial bill passed by the Alaska Legislature will reach its day of decision on Thursday. House Bill 156, sponsored by Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla and significantly amended by Sen.

Murkowski raises more than $730K during latest quarter

Today, 5:29pm

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski brought in more than $730,000 during the latest fundraising quarter. As of June 30, the Republican had nearly $3.1 million available.

Assembly holds equal rights ordinance for second work session

Today, 12:04am

The Juneau Assembly will take an equal rights ordinance through another work session before it takes the ordinance up for public hearing and consideration.

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Alaska Editorial: Gov. Walker is the one leading in the fiscal crisis. Legislators? Not at all.

The following editorial first appeared in The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: There really is only one adult in the messy room of Alaska's finances. 

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Maier Marathon registration still open

The Frank Maier Marathon and Douglas Island Half Marathon will be held Saturday at Savikko Park.

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Leave it to beavers: Live cameras offer glimpse into nature

At 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, a beaver slept in its den on Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier, its furry face aimed at an infrared camera streaming on Youtube. Seven users tuned into the cam to watch the peaceful rodent recoup on its straw bed.

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Arts & Culture

Northern Edge Craftworks highlights local trees' unique stories

Burls, whorls, knots, spalting — the creations of Reid Harris, co-owner of Northern Edge Craftworks, highlight a story unique to each tree he hand-crafts into a table, a bench, or another piece of furniture.

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Menzi, Heumann celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

Marjorie Menzi and Bill Heumann celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 23-28, 2016, at the Wapato Resort at Lake Chelan, Washington. Joining them were their 25 immediate family members.

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