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Medicaid expansion sees small increase 

updated 9:40am

The first day of Medicaid expansion wasn't Black Friday. For Alaska's Public Assistance Offices, it was just a slightly busier Tuesday in the office.

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First president to enter the Arctic

Today, 6:54am

KOTZEBUE - President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.

Living her dream: Linda Rosenthal reflects on 30 years of Jazz & Classics

09/02/15

Linda Rosenthal vividly remembers the day she made a lifetime commitment to music. It was late summer in her home town of South Bend Indiana, and she had just turned 6 years old.

"Fairy tale" romance, partnership for Juneau dance teachers

09/02/15

About 15 years ago, the San Francisco Ballet was touring Spain when principal dancer Julie Diana's partner fell and broke his foot.

Restoring the 'Center of Kasaan'

Today, 6:33am

On Prince of Wales Island, beside a trail west of the small community of Kasaan, sits Náay I'waans.

Boxley, students help language of Tsimshian people live

09/02/15
Every other summer when she was a child, Jerry Ann Gray would visit her maternal grandparents in Metlakatla and listen to them sing Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people. “It sounds ...


How to move a library

Today, 12:05am

Moving an entire library collection, especially one like the Mendenhall Valley library containing 44,000 adult and children's books and DVDs on Mendenhall Mall Road, is a daunting task.

Tsimshian artist Boxley teaches formline at Juneau jail

Today, 10:37am

A group of inmates at the Juneau jail received an incredible opportunity last week — to learn the basics of Northwest Coast art and formline design from the nation’s most renowned Tsimshian artist, David Boxley.

Subdivision made easier

Today, 7:57am

More predictable and less expensive. In short, this is how the subdivision process should function under the newly amended Land Use Code, according to city officials.

Mat-Su Assembly approves $1.75M sale of Susitna ferry

Today, 9:49am

ANCHORAGE - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough's big boat nightmare might finally be over.
Borough Manager John Moosey got approval from the Mat-Su Assembly late Tuesday night to sell the M/V Susitna ferry for $1.75 million to the Philippine Red Cross.

State economist says ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

Today, 10:56am

ANCHORAGE - In wake of the announcement by energy company ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist said the damage could have been worse.

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Opinion

My Turn: It's not too late to move whale sculpture

I think it's fair to say that Juneau has yet to voice enthusiastic support for city plans to build a park near the Juneau-Douglas Bridge as a location for the planned whale sculpture.

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Sports

Local Sports Calendar for Thursday, Sept. 3

Saturday, September 5
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Away, TBD, Juneau-Douglas at Fairbanks' West Valley.
Away, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain at Fairbanks' North Pole.
HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Away, JDHS & TMHS at Haines Invitational.

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Outdoors

Alaska Science Forum: Spillways of an ancient Alaska lake

Many years ago, geologists stood on the bank of the Copper River and watched Childs Glacier thunder icebergs straight into the river. Using a little imagination, one researcher remarked how an advance of the glacier could seal off the big river.

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