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The Observatory targeted by burglar while owner is out ill, police say 

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Betsy Longenbaugh remembers taking a trip through the Netherlands with her mother, The Observatory bookstore owner Dee Longenbaugh, and on that trip her mother tried using a map from the medieval time period to get around.

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Police seek person of interest after theft at Best Western


The Juneau Police Department has named a 20-year-old Juneau man as a person of interest following an early morning robbery Tuesday at the Best Western Country Lane Inn in the Mendenhall Valley.

Tracy's King Crab Shack moves out of waterfront location


The signs are gone. The windows are papered. The outdoor seating area has been dismantled. After 11 seasons, Tracy's King Cab Shack is officially closed - at least in its S. Franklin Street location.

Trial begins in case that will decide winner of August Legislative primary


Attorneys for Rep. Benjamin Nageak began their campaign in court Tuesday as the Barrow Democrat challenges the results of the August primary election that saw him unseated by a Democratic challenger from northwest Alaska.

One Senate debate so far to feature four main candidates


JUNEAU - Just one debate so far will feature the four main candidates for the U.S. Senate seat, with participation in three others unclear.

Preserving a scar: Seward statue debate exposes differing views on history


It's far from a whale of controversy, but a statue proposed for a plaza in front of the Alaska Capitol is causing some discomfort by literally putting a 19th century imperialist on a pedestal.

Assembly approves Native culture center for old Ore House site


The Juneau Assembly on Monday did its part to turn the abandoned Thane Ore House, which has been boarded-shut for years, into a Native cultural immersion park.

Hunting guide involved in bear mauling is well-known state bear researcher


The bear guide involved in Thursday's bear mauling on Admiralty Island was LaVern Beier, a well-known bear researcher with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

'Road' connects Juneau and Haines with 28,800 lanes


HAINES - On a cloudy Friday morning, in a tent on a windblown beach near the ferry terminal here, Rick Chislett delicately fed a glass fiber the thickness of a human hair into a piece of electronic equipment.

Approximately $170,000 in property missing from Douglas home, business


A North Douglas business and residence were left in disarray after a reported burglary this past weekend, and approximately $170,000 worth of property is now missing.

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Alaska Editorial: Despite veto, governor not to blame for state's fiscal woes

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
The announcement of the amount of this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend amount - $1,022 - came with considerably less fanfare than most years.

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Region V tennis tournament results

JDHS sophomore Erica Hurtte and junior Jacob Dale each completed a 2016 tennis trifecta by winning three titles each at the Region V tennis tournament held at the Alaska Club in Juneau on Sept. 22-25.

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Alaska Science Forum: Living on a glacier, thinking about rocks

This summer, Sam Herreid has slept for 12 nights on these rocks that ride slowly downhill on a mass of ice. For a few days at a time during the last six summers, the 28-year-old has lived on this ephemeral landscape in the eastern Alaska Range.

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