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Mayor Fisk found dead in his home 

updated 9:09am

Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk is dead. Fisk's son, Ian, found his 70-year-old father collapsed on the floor of the Kennedy Street home where he lived alone. A 911 call reported Fisk's death to the Juneau Police Department about 3:30 p.m.

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Assembly releases statement about Fisk

Today, 11:48am

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has released an official statement mourning the loss of Mayor Greg Fisk, who was found dead in his home Monday afternoon.

Check maps before cutting down Christmas trees

Today, 8:15am

During the month of December, Juneau residents can harvest one evergreen tree per household on city or state-owned land.

Santa coming to Juneau, Douglas, Auke Bay on a fire truck

Today, 12:02am

Santa Claus will be coming to the capital city on a fire truck next Friday, passing out candy canes to the boys and girls of Juneau and Douglas alongside Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters and elves.

US Park Service releases report on climate change response

Today, 12:03am

ANCHORAGE - As world leaders began talks in Paris on solutions to global warming, the National Park Service on Monday released a report detailing agency efforts to address threats to national parks from climate change.

JPD: Fisk's body found with injuries, no conclusive cause

Today, 3:38pm

Juneau's police chief said Tuesday there were "some injuries" on the body of Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk when he was found dead inside his Starr Hill home Monday afternoon, which may explain why investigators could not immediately rule out foul play.

Photos: Feeding frenzy

Today, 6:37am

An adult humpback whale swims next to the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday.

Nominate local families for 'Shop With A Cop'

Today, 12:02am

The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association is asking Juneau residents to nominate local families for the upcoming 'Shop With a Cop' holiday event.

Alaska gains nearly 2,600 jobs during first 6 months of 2015

Today, 1:06pm

JUNEAU - Alaska gained nearly 2,600 jobs in the first half of the year, or a .8 percent gain from the same time in 2014.
The state labor department released the figures Tuesday.

SHI welcomes found Chilkat robe to Juneau

Today, 12:04am

George Blucker found it in an Illinois flea market. Now, it's coming back to Alaska.
This afternoon, Sealaska Heritage Institute will formally take possession of a sacred Chilkat robe in a ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Building.

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Working together

This editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News on Nov. 28:
Neither Alaska nor British Columbia succeed by harming the other's environment or economy.

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Local sports calendar for Nov. 29

Friday, December 4
Home, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts West Valley at Treadwell Arena (JV 2:15).
Away, JDHS/TMHS at Sitka.

Saturday, December 5
Home, 8 p.m.

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Eaglecrest's Rail Jam postponed

Eaglecrest Ski Area’s Downtown Rail Jam, which was scheduled to happen Saturday, Nov. 28, has been postponed. In an email sent Friday, Eaglecrest's Marketing and Events Coordinator Charlie ... Read More


Fairbanks Reverend Scott Fisher recalls life of service to church, Alaska

FAIRBANKS - In October 1970, a young man landed in Fairbanks on a 24-hour layover between his old life and a life that would come to touch countless people throughout Alaska. That man was Scott Fisher, known to most now as "Father Scott" of St.

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