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Mendenhall River raft tour capsizes 

updated 7:18pm

A group of tourists rafting the Mendenhall River on Thursday afternoon with a local tour company were plunged into the glacier-fed waters when their raft capsized.

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Super Bear to get new owners

05/29/15

The Washington-based company that purchased Alaskan and Proud is in the process of purchasing a second grocery store, this time in the Mendenhall Valley.

Police seek thief who took $3K in silver coins

05/29/15

Juneau police are searching for a man who stole $3,000 worth of silver dollar coins and several tablet computers from a downtown store earlier this week.

SE Adventure: A trip down the the under-rated Stikine River

05/29/15

Here in Juneau, people talk about floating the Tatshenshini and Alsek rivers, but they don't talk about floating the Stikine, and I can't really figure out why.

Off the Beaten Path: Dear Patagonia, please hire me as a fashion designer

05/29/15

Dear Patagonia,
It was once believed that people who went out of their way to travel into the wilderness did so to ponder the depths of their souls, test their mettle and write flowery poetry. This is not true.


House agrees on budget

Today, 2:00am
Right before 1 a.m. Saturday morning, something remarkable happened. Republicans and Democrats in the Alaska House of Representatives came together and voted on an operating budget for the ...

Dirt Girl: No space is too small for gardening

05/29/15

Growing up in Wisconsin, I assumed you needed a lot of land in order to have a garden. Even in Green Bay, our back yard was large enough to have an extensive garden even though it was small compared to my grandparent's acreage.

Photos: Eighth grade promotion

05/29/15
Lijo Wilson celebrates receiving her eighth grade promotion certificate during ceremonies at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Thursday.

Housing First gets over $4M in grant funding

05/29/15

Juneau's Housing First project just received the funding organizers had been praying for - nearly $3 million in capital funding and an additional $1.2 million in the form of an operating grant from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

Woman's good intention nets bad result

05/29/15

One night at the Lucky Lady Pub in late January, one of Linda Egger's friends confessed a terrible secret: she was in an abusive relationship. It was so bad she hadn't been home in seven-straight days.
The women concocted a plan.

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Opinion

Alaska Editorial: Reserve transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

The following editorial first appeared Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Necessity, according to the old saying, is the mother of invention.

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Sports

Crimson Bears boys nearly pitch perfect against Wolverines

Sometimes the smallest of scores can have the greatest action. Such was the case in Friday’s Alaska School Activities Association boys state soccer semifinal at Bartlett High School. Two of the ... Read More

Arts & Culture

Juneau actor, playwright's script wins prestigious reading, workshop

Juneau actor Frank Kaash Katasse grew up hearing stories, and a year ago he began using some of those stories, and his father's narrative technique, to help write his play, "They Don't Talk Back.

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