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Juneau transportation heads for transformation 

updated 12:01am

Downtown bus riders are set to lose their routes while West Douglas residents will get their road, but not for another year.

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Teacher abuse lawsuit heads for mediation

Today, 2:06pm

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks school district and the family of a student who says he was sexually assaulted by a high school tutor will attempt to settle claims through a mediator.

Juneau grand jury indicts six

Today, 10:27am

Six people were indicted by a Juneau grand jury Friday for a variety of offenses, including drug misconduct, assault with a gun and theft.

Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

Today, 12:02am

ANCHORAGE - A superior court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.

Wasilla man gets 90 months on heroin charge

Today, 12:21pm
ANCHORAGE — A 38-year-old Wasilla man will serve 90 months in a federal prison for trafficking heroin. The U.S. attorney's office says in a release that Baretta Faatafuga was sentenced in U.S. ...

Gara to file legislation against attack ads

Today, 4:56pm

There were two surprises in the state's general election guide this year: a missing profile for Independent candidate for governor Bill Walker, and an Alaska Republican Party ad attacking Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska.

Merchants Wharf arson suspect strikes again

Today, 3:28pm

Capital City Fire and Rescue responded to a fire inside the women's bathroom on the first floor of the Merchants Wharf building once again Monday night.

Walker interviews for cabinet positions

Today, 12:02am

With his inauguration only days away, Governor-elect Bill Walker is in the process of interviewing candidates for the top positions in the state, including the person who will lead the work on Walker's budget.

JSD may remove offending books

Today, 12:01am

A special committee formed to shape the fate of four questioned texts ruled overwhelmingly in favor of removing the books from classrooms - from Juneau, even - and replacing them with texts which accurately depict Native experiences.


Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News: Ketchikan has seen better days when it comes to the state Legislature. Sitka Sen.

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Lindh scholarship looking for youth with spirit

Hilary Lindh has still got it. If "it" is a love of carving wide swaths in the snow and a passion for playing on the downhills and bowls of winter mountains from Utah to Norway.

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Mark Kelley gets photo in Smithsonian exhibit

Local photographer Mark Kelley has received the biggest award of his career, landing a photograph in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

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Food bank 101

Holiday spirit inspires many to give time, money and donations to organizations that help people in need. But if folks have higher oil bills or other unplanned expenses in the first few months of the new year, organizations like the Southeast Alaska Food Bank often comes up short.

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