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UA system appoints new president 

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The fireweed is ready to go to seed. The leaves are beginning to turn. Creel surveys are reporting Silvers in healthy numbers.

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Teaching formline

07/29/15
This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most Northwest Coast ...

Quick to the gold

Today, 12:04am

Juneau's Christine Quick, 23, reached the pinnacle of athletic success on Wednesday at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, winning a gold medal and the title of Olympic champion.

'Nicest store in Alaska' gets some TLC in Tenakee

07/29/15
TENAKEE SPRINGS — If you’ve visited Tenakee Springs recently, you’ve probably noticed the work being done on the historic Snyder Mercantile Building, and if you remember what it looked like a few ...

Ketchikan shipyard to raise totem

07/29/15

Vigor Alaska's Ketchikan shipyard during the city's 40th annual Blueberry Arts Festival will raise a 12-foot totem pole indicative of the kind of company it aims to be.

Ketchikan's Blueberry Arts Festival celebrates 40 years

07/29/15

Ketchikan is gearing up to celebrate blueberries, the arts, and 40 years of the two combined at its 40th annual Blueberry Arts Festival.


Police share video of assault suspect near Capitol

Today, 7:50am

Police are still searching for an unidentified man who reportedly threatened a stranger outside the Alaska State Capitol with a gun and a baseball bat in the early morning hours of July 16.

The indictment that couldn't wait

Today, 12:02am

A Juneau grand jury failed to indict Brian Hogan for first-degree assault for allegedly burning his girlfriend with nail polish remover and a lighter at her Douglas home on July 7.

Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

Today, 12:02am

The Tongass will be roadless once more.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court today upheld a lower court ruling 6-5 that overturned the Tongass National Forest's exemption to the President George W.

Photo: One small leap

Today, 12:01am
A chum salmon leaps between yachts and fishing boats at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Tuesday.

Photo: Not your average boat

Today, 12:00am

Not your everyday fishing boat seen at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay, a helicopter sits on top of the Westport 164-foot megayacht Evviva on Tuesday. As of February, the yacht was for sale for $22.

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Opinion

My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

On July 16, despite low projected oil prices, an ongoing budget crisis, and warnings across the country about cost issues associated with Medicaid expansion, Gov. Bill Walker announced his intent to unilaterally expand Medicaid in Alaska.

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Sports

Ketchikan cools down Polar Little League

Southeast District 2 Junior League champion Ketchikan is one step closer to a state title after topping Anchorage's Polar Little League 17-2 in a game shortened to five innings via the 10-run mercy rule.

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Arts & Culture

Teaching formline

This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most Northwest Coast ... Read More

Neighbors

A job with a view Southeast Alaskan pilot opens up from the cockpit

On a Wednesday afternoon at work, Sean Kveum looks outside the window to his right and spots a bear, then another one. From the cockpit of his de Havilland Beaver bush plane, he loops around to get a better look.

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