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Juneau woman accused of embezzling $500K from Juneau Bone and Joint 

For seven years, an office manager at the Juneau Bone and Joint Center did a lot more than restock on pens and legal pads with the business credit card - she cremated her cat, went to a Tim McGraw concert and booked 48 flights, prosecutors say.

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Stolen shields: Native art stolen from elementary school

08/27/16

Alaska Native artwork goes missing from a Juneau elementary school — again.

Higher than expected school enrollment - blessing or curse?

Today, 12:36am

On the first day of school, Thunder Mountain High School vice principal Rhonda Hickok went around the school to count how many students were there. "I think we were at 719 that were actually here, and that blew us away.

Full classrooms, half-empty schools

Today, 12:02am

Juneau schools are seeing an increase this year of about 200 students compared to the 2015-16 school year, leading to the largest student body population since 2013.

Grim news for gas pipeline

Today, 12:03am

Tough global competition and low natural gas prices have Alaska's partners in a multibillion-dollar trans-Alaska pipeline preparing to give up - at least for now.


50 shades of weed: Juneau's cannabis growers are planning variety on store shelves

Today, 12:03am

You know wine. You're about to learn cannabis.
Earlier this month, Rainforest Farms became Juneau's first working cannabis farm. Among its 240-some plants are 55 different varieties of pot.

Kenai hands rising Falcons first loss

08/27/16

Sometimes slow and steady wins the race.
Up 12-0 just seven minutes into Saturday's game at the Thunderdome, the surging Falcons looked poised to ride their aerial attack to a 3-0 record.

Study: Huge spike in Hepatitis C cases

Today, 12:02am

The Alaska Section of Epidemiology is reporting an enormous spike in the number of young Alaskans infected with Hepatitis C, possibly because of rising drug use.

Rie Muñoz's memoirs: Coming to Alaska, and an artist's beginnings

Today, 12:44am

Rie Muñoz, the well-known Alaskan artist, died on April 6, 2015. Although she’s gone, her experiences are not lost, from her first memories in Holland and assisting with the Allies’ WWII efforts, to journeying to the Last Frontier and blossoming into the beloved artist so many Alaskans have come to know. During the last five years of her life, Muñoz penned “Rie’s Memoirs” to relive all her old adventures and keep her memories sharp.

Engine power loss causes pilot to land half a mile shy of Juneau runway

08/27/16

No fatalities were reported Friday evening after a Cessna commercial aircraft arriving from Hoonah landed in the wetlands, a few thousand feet east of the Juneau International Airport.

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Opinion

My Turn: The Legislature is even more broken than we thought

Sadly, it has come to light this week that the Legislature is even more broken than many of us had imagined. Our Republican Representative, Cathy Muñoz, has demonstrated where her values are. Her misplaced priorities and demonstrably poor judgment are emblematic of the failure of leadership in the Legislature.

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Sports

Kenai hands rising Falcons first loss

Sometimes slow and steady wins the race.
Up 12-0 just seven minutes into Saturday's game at the Thunderdome, the surging Falcons looked poised to ride their aerial attack to a 3-0 record.

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Outdoors

National Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities' support

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.

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Neighbors

Rie Muñoz's memoirs: Coming to Alaska, and an artist's beginnings

Rie Muñoz, the well-known Alaskan artist, died on April 6, 2015. Although she’s gone, her experiences are not lost, from her first memories in Holland and assisting with the Allies’ WWII efforts, to journeying to the Last Frontier and blossoming into the beloved artist so many Alaskans have come to know. During the last five years of her life, Muñoz penned “Rie’s Memoirs” to relive all her old adventures and keep her memories sharp.

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