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'Tragic situation': Searchers find body of missing hiker on Roberts 

updated 12:47pm

Juneau searchers have found the body of a Florida man who went hiking alone on Mount Roberts on the Fourth of July and was later reported missing, bringing a tragic end to the seven-hour search on Sunday.

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June finishes warmer, wetter than normal, but with no records


The first four months of 2015 were among the wettest on record. May was Juneau's driest in recorded history.
After that start, even the fourth-wettest June on record is fairly unremarkable.

Photos: Fourth of July

Fourth of July fireworks burst above the lights of Juneau on Friday night, July 3, 2015.

Douglas Fourth of July parade and contest results


The organizers of this year's Douglas Fourth of July parade on Sunday released their list of award winners for the parade and holiday contests.
The winners:

Parade winners
• Juneau-Douglas Ice Association
• Filipino Community Inc.

Photos: Fourth of July athletes

Some of the best athletes from across the City and Borough of Juneau, and some from just outside the boundaries, competed in a multitude of Fourth of July sporting events during Saturday’s annual ...

2015 Juneau parade award winners


The Juneau Fourth of July Parade Committee announced this year's award winners.

Photos: New old time fun


Musicians and dancers in the New Old Time Chautauqua perform "Teddy Bears' Picnic" Friday at Centennial Hall.

Marijuana board holds first meeting, wants laws changed


FAIRBANKS - Alaska's newly appointed Marijuana Control Board has proposed four changes to state marijuana laws.
The board held its first meeting Thursday in Fairbanks.

Volunteers build new homes for Sockeye Fire victims


WILLOW - A group of volunteers is working to build homes for those who lost theirs in the Sockeye Fire. Krista Fee started the Willow Community Rebuild Project after learning that several of her friends had their homes destroyed in the fire.

Housing commission: Less talk, more action


After poring over a draft housing action plan on Thursday, Juneau's Affordable Housing Commission and other attendees of a meeting overwhelmingly asked for more action.

Alaska pipeline inspected by tiny WALL-E look-alike


ANCHORAGE - It's not just humans watching over the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline, making sure oil continues to pump across the state.

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My Turn: Honesty is the best policy

In order for government and public institutions to work, there has to be trust in them. This is rarely achieved by keeping the key parts of the process hidden from public view.

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GCLL junior girls begin district series

The Gastineau Channel Little League Junior Division Softball All-Stars will play Ketchikan in a best-of-five District 2 championship series beginning at 6 p.m. today at the Melvin Park Field.
"We are ready to play," Manager Scott Balovich said.

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JIRPers start 68th summer on the Juneau Icefield

JUNEAU ICEFIELD, CAMP 17 — At the Juneau Icefield Research Program’s Camp 17 this week, 32 students — and more faculty — got comfortable on skis, started ecological surveys, and settled in after ... Read More

Arts & Culture

A soldier's - and a poet's - wilderness station

Juneau writer Aleria Jensen’s first experience with poetry in wild places was an unexpected and “magical” one as she was hiking in Maryland’s Shenandoah Mountains with her mother.

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Gimme a Smile: Life lessons from Alaska

On July 4, we celebrated the birthplace of our nation, but it's the day after that holds a special place in my heart.
On July 5, 1993, at 2 a.m. my husband and I arrived in Juneau on the ferry.

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