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Photos: Memorial Day salute 

updated 4:56pm
Dick Hand, commander of American Legion Post 25, salutes memorial wreaths placed Monday, May 25, 2015 at the veterans memorial in Alaskan Memorial Park. The cemetery in the Mendenhall Valley ... Read More

Wood bison bulls take barge to meet transplanted herd

Today, 4:54pm

FAIRBANKS - A barge carrying 16 wood bison is making a four-day trip down the Tanana and Yukon rivers to reunite the animals with a herd transplanted earlier this spring near Shageluk.

Juneau Whale Watch pays $12,900 fine for pestering whales in 2013

Today, 12:06am

Federal wildlife monitors have fined Juneau Whale Watch almost $12,000 for harrassing whales in 2013.
The fine was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration late last week.

Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest

Today, 9:43am

The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.

Frank, Ward win Salmon Creek Trail run

Today, 12:08am

Greg Frank, 28, won the five-mile race in the Salmon Creek Trail Fun Run and Walk, a fundraiser for the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, and Aurora Ward, 13, took the one-mile run.


House introduces bill for Perm Fund draw

Today, 6:51pm

The Alaska House Finance committee introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow a multibillion-dollar draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve as a stepping stone to a complete operating budget.

Tuck: Budget deal doesn't seem any closer

Today, 4:45pm

JUNEAU - House Minority Leader Chris Tuck says he doesn't believe lawmakers are any closer to a budget deal, with days to go before notices are sent to state workers warning of possible layoffs.

Federal, state estimates agree: Juneau's population is dropping

Today, 12:53pm

A pair of reports from the Alaska Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the population of the City and Borough of Juneau is on the decline.

LaSalle man accused of timber thefts arrested in Alaska

Today, 4:43pm

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana officials say a LaSalle Parish man accused of timber thefts worth more than $100,000 was arrested in Alaska where they say he was planning to flee to Canada.

Agitated bear lingering with cubs near Dredge Lake

Today, 12:06am

Though the U.S. Forest Service has reopened the trail where she once roamed, a mother black bear and her three cubs are still active in the Mendenhall Valley.
The bear, named No.

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Opinion

My Turn: EPA is at it again

While Juneau is working on its economic development plan, the federal government is back at adopting costly and burdensome new regulations at the expense of sustainable growth.

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Outdoors

Wood bison bulls take barge to meet transplanted herd

FAIRBANKS - A barge carrying 16 wood bison is making a four-day trip down the Tanana and Yukon rivers to reunite the animals with a herd transplanted earlier this spring near Shageluk.

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Arts & Culture

'Monumental' art unveiled at Soboleff Building

‘The three art pieces created for the Water Soboleff Building were described by Sealaska Heritage Institute as “monumental,” an adjective that applies not only to their size -- all three are ... Read More
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