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Mining for grants and striking gold 

updated 6:19pm

During its roughly 40-year lifespan, the Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Company pulled almost $70 million worth of gold out of the earth beneath Douglas Island.

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Assembly shoots down grocery sales-tax exemption question


The Juneau Assembly handily shot down a proposal that could have removed the 5 percent sales tax on groceries during a work session Monday night.

Hikers rescued on trip to 'Into the Wild' bus


ANCHORAGE - Officials say two hikers rescued after failing to return on time from a trip into the Alaska wilderness are the latest to be saved after trying to reach an abandoned bus made famous by the book and film "Into the Wild.

Photo: Selfie with an eagle


Elsa and Bret Light, of Washington D.C., take a selfie with an juvenile bald eagle on the shore near the DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday.

Living a dream and becoming an American


I grew up in a family of seven people - my mom, my three cousins, my two sisters and me. Six of them, having been born in Cambodia and immigrated to the United States in 1980, all went through naturalization ceremonies.

Walker names Anchorage lawyer as AG

Today, 12:02am

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Bill Walker has appointed an Anchorage lawyer as Alaska's top attorney.
Walker on Tuesday named Jahna Lindemuth as his new attorney general. She will begin in early August.

NOAA: Do not to touch, pick up seal pups

Today, 12:01am

SEATTLE - As harbor seals are being born in the Pacific Northwest, marine mammal advocates up and down the West Coast are urging people not to touch or pick up pups that come up on beaches and shorelines to rest.

Defendant draws out felony case with more verbal attacks


A Juneau jury sat through nearly three hours of recorded - and seemingly bland - phone calls Tuesday between an inmate and the woman he allegedly assaulted, but it's what the jurors didn't hear that continues to drag out a multi-felony case.

Driver arrested for murder after crash


ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police have arrested a 34-year-old man on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and other counts following the discovery of a dead woman in his car following a vehicle crash.

Rafting deaths highlight response problems


ANCHORAGE - The recent deaths of two women during a rafting excursion illustrate not only how unpredictably dangerous Alaska's wilderness can be, but also how limited resources are in the nation's largest state.

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Alaska Editorial: PFD divide a part of politics

It’s an election year. The state House — where all of the seats will be on the ballot — won’t touch the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend no matter what; right or wrong, it won’t touch it.

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Messi's retirement from Argentina could hurt his legacy

Lionel Messi's surprising decision to stop playing for Argentina could damage his legacy with the national team and fans back home.

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Arts & Culture

UFOs and rhubarb thieves: Crime and 'crime' in Skagway

A UFO report in Dyea, a sightseeing sign slapped on a city garbage truck, two penitent rhubarb pilferers — “Best of the Skagway, Alaska Police Blotter,” published by Jeff Brady, former owner of The Skagway News, features the best of small town crime and “crime.”

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Love won a year ago

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my phone buzz on my desk, the message previewing: "love won" in all caps, accompanied with an unreasonable amount of exclamation marks. I was mid-sentence in an email at work and tried to ignore my phone.

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