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Photos: Spring Salmon Derby kicks off 

updated 6:08am
Greg Isturis fishes for returning king salmon off the rocks at False Outer Point on Tuesday during the annual Spring King Salmon Derby sponsored by the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida ... Read More

Alaska Aerial Media flies Anchorage's first drones

Today, 12:10am

ANCHORAGE - Drones are flying commercially for the first time in Anchorage under hobbyist-turned-businessman Ryan Marlow.

Teen pleads guilty to local cyclist's hit-and-run death

Today, 12:10am

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage teen is facing a three-year sentence instead of the decade possible in exchange for pleading guilty to driving under the influence last summer and killing popular local cyclist Jeff Dusenbury.

Fourth Street closed today

Today, 12:08am

The City and Borough of Juneau will close 4th Street between Franklin Street and Seward Street to pave and patch the road. The Rainbow Foods parking lot will remain available for parking.
The closure is expected to last until the early evening hours.

Nation wide food drive

Today, 12:08am

The United States Postal Service will be doing their Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that happens Nationwide on May 9. The donations will be collected and delivered to the Helping Hands food bank.

Juneau passenger traffic expected to reach a million visitors in 2015

Today, 5:53am

Juneau may welcome a million passengers to shore from cruise ships this year, industry groups predict.


Riverbend preparing AVID learners

Today, 12:11am
Is a fourth-grader ready to learn the fight song to her future alma mater? Should a fifth-grader be plotting out his next career move? The answer is no, not really — but that doesn’t mean students ...

School receives another threat

Today, 7:23am

Another threatening phone call was made to a Juneau school Tuesday afternoon, prompting Juneau-Douglas High School to go into "stay-put mode" shortly before classes were scheduled to end.

Juneau woman survives plane crash

Today, 12:11am

Ellen Pavitt broke several bones and injured her spinal cord, leaving her unable to move her legs, when a small plane she was on crashed in Hawaii three weeks ago.

AMPed over new testing

Today, 12:11am

Pencils down. Paper tests are done in Alaska. Alaskan students completed the first round of a new assessment on May 1, done entirely on computers and reflecting changes to state standards of education.

Juneau king salmon limit remains 1 fish

Today, 12:08am

In an email Friday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminded residents that while Southeast waters farther away from Juneau may have higher bag limits, Stephens Passage and other waters near Juneau have lower king salmon limits.

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Opinion

My Turn: The view from the Democratic side of the House

Following a 103-day combined regular and special session, I have returned from Juneau. Actually, the special session is ongoing, although the Legislature is transitioning away from the capital city.

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Arts & Culture

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival begins Friday

The 29th annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival kicks off this weekend with the modern gospel, soul and R&B sounds of the Jones Family Singers Friday night at Centennial Hall, and ... Read More
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