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Photo: Meet Bryce 

updated 12:05am

Bryce, a blind harbor seal pup, is shown feeding at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Bryce was the last pup rescued in 2014 after being found at Land's End in Homer.

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Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

Today, 12:06am

On Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly's Committee of the Whole was confronted with the price tag of the most likely fix to the city's sewage problem.

Electrifying eco-tourism

Today, 12:02am

Robert Varness' wife was worried he might get bored in retirement, but the former Alaska Communications general manager has kept himself more than busy designing what he thinks could be the future of eco-tourism.

In search of snow, ski team flies south

Today, 12:04am

Most of the elements of a downhill ski race were present Sunday as roughly 20 members of the Juneau Ski Club navigated past flexing poles on Eaglecrest Ski Area's Sneaky alpine course.

Tribe criticizes Walker for support of reserve drilling plan

Today, 12:01am

ANCHORAGE - Leaders of an Alaska tribal government are criticizing Gov. Bill Walker for promoting a ConocoPhillips petroleum drilling project within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska that they say will hurt subsistence fish and wildlife resources.

Walker administration won't revisit SB21

Today, 12:07am

The administration of Gov. Bill Walker will not be revisiting SB21, despite a recent opinion piece written by the governor blasting the oil tax structure pushed by former Gov. Sean Parnell and Republican members of the House and Senate.

Delta plans long-term return

Today, 12:07am

Delta Airlines is coming back to Juneau. This time, it's not going to be a summer tourist.
Juneau International Airport manager Patricia deLaBruere announced Monday that Delta will inaugurate year-round service in Juneau starting May 15.

Man indicted for dealing heroin in Juneau

Today, 12:02am

A grand jury on Friday indicted a 36-year-old man for dealing heroin in Juneau.
Anthony A. Parr faces second- and fourth-degree drug misconduct charges for allegedly delivering heroin to a confidential informant on three occasions in December 2014.

New version of pot bill scrapped

Today, 8:03am

After hearing from the state's Public Defender Agency, the House and Senate judiciary committees will most likely scrap a version of a new bill that would provide a defense for using and possessing marijuana, rather than simply making it legal.


In search of snow, ski team flies south

Most of the elements of a downhill ski race were present Sunday as roughly 20 members of the Juneau Ski Club navigated past flexing poles on Eaglecrest Ski Area's Sneaky alpine course.

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Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

Wolverines have been mythologized and misportrayed so much so that when most people think of the species they envision actor Hugh Jackman's chiseled abs, pulsating pecks and ridiculously tight pants. This is a nasty example of reverse anthropomorphism.

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Arts & Culture

Remembering Pat Roppel

Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state — and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old ... Read More


Photos: Puppet project

Kindergarten students at Mendenhall River Community School sketch their favorite animals for a life-size puppet.  Read More

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