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Capitol hosts controversial Medicaid speaker 

updated 8:40am

In a presentation funded by conservative group Americans For Prosperity Alaska, a representative of the Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability spoke Wednesday at the Capitol against expanding Medicaid in the state.

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Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

Today, 8:40am

The Legislature proposed a budget cut last week that would almost eliminate the state's timber sale program, upon which Southeast's timber industry says it is clinging for dear life.

Photos: Archery in the schools

Today, 8:15am
Juneau Community Charter School eighth-grader Miranda Hirst lets her arrow fly during a National Archery in the Schools Program tournament at Gastineau Elementary School on Wednesday.

Perseverance opens ‘The Odd Couple’

03/04/15

Perseverance opens 'The Odd Couple' Perseverance Theatre will open the Tony Award-winning play "The Odd Couple," by Neil Simon, on March 6.

Rare Shakespeare book to visit Juneau in 2016

Today, 12:03am

William Shakespeare is coming to Juneau.


Man's 'terrorizing' break-in ends with a guilty verdict

Today, 8:45am

A 27-year-old man was convicted of burglary, criminal trespass and assault Tuesday for violently breaking into the homes of two city employees and scaring them.

Tips lead police to arrest 2nd burglary suspect

Today, 8:45am

Juneau tipsters on Wednesday helped police find and arrest a second suspect in the burglary wave that has troubled the capital city in recent months.

 

Guard taps Dunbar to help rewrite military justice code

Today, 12:03am

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's Democratic nominee for U.S. House last year has been hired to help overhaul Alaska's code of military justice.
Alaska National Guard Adjutant General Col. Laurie Hummel has hired U.S. National Guard Lt.

VPSO who Tased Kake kids will not be charged

Today, 8:42am

A Village Public Safety Officer will not be charged with a crime for tasering two boys in Kake who wanted to know what it felt like to be shocked by the device. But it may have cost him his job.

Opinion

Empire Editorial: Lynching by Facebook

"If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him."
So said Cardinal Richelieu, the de facto ruler of France in the early 17th century.

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Outdoors

Building a legacy of remembrance

If Dick and Candy Behrends could choose their legacy, they'd want it to be that the world remember their son, McKinnon Behrends.
They've established multiple scholarships in his name.

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Arts & Culture

JDHS drama takes state

It’s awards season for Hollywood and also for Juneau-Douglas High School’s drama team, which took first at the state Drama Debate and Forensics competition held recently in Anchorage. In addition ... Read More

Neighbors

The unexpected winter

As Alaskans, preparing for winter can be exciting whether we're buying our Eaglecrest season passes, prepping our snowmachines, or bundling up for an adventure deep in the Alaskan snow.

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