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'Moving On' and up: Juneau students mark last days of school year 

updated 12:02am

Juneau fifth-grader Marlla Cabrigas-Blatnick beamed as she listened to teacher Thomas Schwartz make some personal remarks about her.
"Marlla is one of my most consistently positive students.

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Planning Commission denies asphalt plant permit

Today, 6:37am

After four meetings of discussion and gridlock, the commission denied a conditional use permit that would have allowed an asphalt plant to be constructed near the Rock Dump at its Tuesday night meeting.

Photo: A bright landscape

Today, 6:38am

The sun shines on tulips at the Shrine of St. Therese on Saturday afternoon.

SHI releases three children's books

Today, 7:00am

Sealaska Heritage Institute has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children's books that reflect the Native worldview.

Police expand patrols for holiday weekend

Today, 6:30am

The Juneau Police Department plans to increase its presence across town this weekend in anticipation of Memorial Day and graduation festivities.


Corrections officer faces drug charges

Today, 12:01am

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska Department of Corrections officer suspected of a heroin-distribution plot at a state prison has been arrested on federal drug charges.

Behind the scenes with Juneau's public art

Today, 6:58am

Salmon transform as they make their way up Juneau's skyline. A miner painted on black velvet turns away to urinate against the wall.

A rennaisance for public art in Haines

Today, 6:57am

HAINES - Haines hasn't been known for its art scene, despite having more than 80 professional artists in a town of only 2,500.

State briefly suspends Medicaid payments to doctors

Today, 9:26am

The state of Alaska has suspended Medicaid payments to hospitals and clinics amid a continuing budget impasse in the Legislature, but the state's director of health care services said the two events are unrelated.

Adoption bill gets hearing in Senate

Today, 12:02am

One of the few non-budget items on Gov. Bill Walker's special-session agenda received its first hearing in the Alaska Senate on Wednesday afternoon.

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Opinion

Alaska Editorial: Burn with caution

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: Weekend showers have brought some much needed moisture to the Kenai Peninsula, knocking down some of the dust and pollen that has been blowing around and helping with the area’s wildfire risk.

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Outdoors

Optimism for salmon prices in 2016

A new market analysis has an optimistic outlook for the 2016 salmon season - and goes a long way in explaining why Bristol Bay sockeye salmon received a low dockside price for last year's catch.

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Neighbors

5 questions with retiring Juneau principal

Kathryn Milliron has been an educator for 26 years, but on May 27, she will call this year her last. She is set to retire from the Juneau School District where she presently works as the principal of Mendenhall River Community School.

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