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Haven House offers serenity to first tenants 

updated 12:02am

After almost two years of legal battles, Haven House opened its doors to its first resident this month.

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British Columbia approves another gold mine upstream of Southeast Alaska

Today, 6:57am

British Columbia has given environmental approval to the first new transboundary mine green-lighted since the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse.

NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

Today, 12:01am

ANCHORAGE - The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction.

Capital city cannabis celebration to be pot-free

Today, 12:02am

The only thing that will be missing from an upcoming cannabis celebration in Juneau is cannabis.

Youth skiers battle at state championships

Today, 12:01am

Juneau Ski Club's Gabrielle Griggs and Cam Skaggs finished second in the U14 slalom race at the Alaska State Championships on Saturday at Girdwood's Alyeska Ski Resort.

Photo: Cabinet meeting

Today, 7:03am
Gov. Bill Walker meets with students in teacher Ann Marshall's third-grade class at Faith Community School in his conference room at the Capitol on Monday. Rep. Cathy Muñoz, left, supervised the ...

No sign of person who shouted for help at glacier

Today, 12:02am

Searchers found no sign of a seemingly distressed person who was heard yelling for help Monday on East Glacier Trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.
Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Richard Etheridge and Alaska State Trooper Sgt.

Juneau turns out for budget plea

Today, 7:01am

Juneau residents had a chance for some face time with the Senate Finance committee Monday to ask for adjustments to the state operating budget.

Senate keeps pot edibles on the table

Today, 6:59am

In a rare upset, most Senate Republicans voted against one of their own to smoke out a measure that would have outlawed the use of marijuana concentrates in the state. Fairbanks Republican Sen.

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Alaska Editorial: Setting aside donations for nonprofits and children is good use of dividend

Time is drawing near to file an application for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend - the deadline to do so is today.

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Youth skiers battle at state championships

Juneau Ski Club's Gabrielle Griggs and Cam Skaggs finished second in the U14 slalom race at the Alaska State Championships on Saturday at Girdwood's Alyeska Ski Resort.

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Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part installment on Vitus Bering's last voyage and the author's ski traverse from Kluane Lake to Yakutat. Next week's Off the Beaten Path will conclude the narrative.

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Arts & Culture

Snow-carving team prepares for Buckwheat Ski Classic

It was about 15 years ago that Pete Lucchetti decided to help build a skier aid station for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, an annual cross country ski race on the trails just north of Skagway. “They ... Read More

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