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

updated 6:39pm

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

09/27/16

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

09/27/16

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

09/27/16

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

09/27/16

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

09/27/16

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

09/27/16

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

09/27/16

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

09/26/16

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

09/27/16

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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Opinion

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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Sports

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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Outdoors

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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