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From the halls of high school to the halls of Congress 

updated 5:19pm

Kevin Allen is not your typical teenager.

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'Moving On' and up: Juneau students mark last days of school year

05/26/16

Juneau fifth-grader Marlla Cabrigas-Blatnick beamed as she listened to teacher Thomas Schwartz make some personal remarks about her.
"Marlla is one of my most consistently positive students.

Planning Commission denies asphalt plant permit

05/26/16

After four meetings of discussion and gridlock, the commission denied a conditional use permit that would have allowed an asphalt plant to be constructed near the Rock Dump at its Tuesday night meeting.

Photo: A bright landscape

05/26/16

The sun shines on tulips at the Shrine of St. Therese on Saturday afternoon.

SHI releases three children's books

05/26/16

Sealaska Heritage Institute has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children's books that reflect the Native worldview.


Legislature considers measures providing health insurance to families of slain firefighters, police

05/26/16

The Alaska Legislature has begun considering a proposal to grant permanent health insurance to the spouses and children of firefighters and police who are killed in the line of duty.

Hydaburg man charged with assault with splitting maul

05/26/16

HYDABURG — A Southeast Alaska man has been charged with felony assault after a dispute at a home in the village of Hydaburg.

Corrections officer faces drug charges

05/26/16

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska Department of Corrections officer suspected of a heroin-distribution plot at a state prison has been arrested on federal drug charges.

Behind the scenes with Juneau's public art

05/26/16

Salmon transform as they make their way up Juneau's skyline. A miner painted on black velvet turns away to urinate against the wall.

A renaissance for public art in Haines

05/26/16

HAINES - Haines hasn't been known for its art scene, despite having more than 80 professional artists in a town of only 2,500.

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Opinion

Alaska Editorial: Burn with caution

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: Weekend showers have brought some much needed moisture to the Kenai Peninsula, knocking down some of the dust and pollen that has been blowing around and helping with the area’s wildfire risk.

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Outdoors

Optimism for salmon prices in 2016

A new market analysis has an optimistic outlook for the 2016 salmon season - and goes a long way in explaining why Bristol Bay sockeye salmon received a low dockside price for last year's catch.

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Neighbors

5 questions with retiring Juneau principal

Kathryn Milliron has been an educator for 26 years, but on May 27, she will call this year her last. She is set to retire from the Juneau School District where she presently works as the principal of Mendenhall River Community School.

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