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Chum run blocks highway 

updated 6:43pm

A truck loaded with fish totes rolled over on Egan Drive on Monday afternoon, spilling thousands of pounds of chum salmon onto the highway and blocking inbound traffic for almost three hours.

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Sitkan hopes to be crowned America's next best seafood chef


A Sitka chef representing Alaska in a national seafood competition will be transporting the key ingredient - a white king salmon - in a violin case.

Getting on board to help Juneau's skate park


It's was an especially rainy day on Saturday, but that didn't stop dozens of skateboarders from hitting the ramps to raise money for their local skate park.

Pet snake survives winter outside in Sitka


SITKA - A Sitka woman has been reunited with her pet snake after it slithered out the door almost a year ago.

Accident on Egan sends both drivers to hospital, one vehicle carried five children


First responders took two drivers involved in a Saturday motor vehicle collision on Egan Drive near Fred Meyer to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Police search for 'brazen' thieves


A man and woman went looking for Jet Ski parts earlier this month, but they opted out of actually paying for those parts and the Juneau Police Department wants the community's help identifying the pair.

Alaska party spokesman: No plant in Sanders camp


JUNEAU — A spokesman for the Alaska Democratic party says the party did not have any plants among Bernie Sanders' supporters ahead of an event earlier this year with Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Miller, Hall top Blackgoat Memorial Race


Saturday's Ben Blackgoat Memorial Race turned out 68 people in a downpour on Perseverance Trail. Course options were for 2, 4 and 7 mile distances.

Alaska officials investigate Bethel-area salmonella outbreak


ANCHORAGE - Alaska environmental regulators collected test samples from a Bethel facility that serves food, following a salmonella outbreak that sickened six people in the region.

Troopers find body in Tongass Narrows in Ketchikan


KETCHIKAN - Authorities say the body of a man has been found floating in water off Ketchikan.

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My Turn: The mining industry wants it both ways

The Pebble Partnership has grabbed headlines recently, attacking an Environmental Protection Agency scientist and claiming EPA somehow violated federal law by communicating with Alaskans.

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Leave it to beavers: Live cameras offer glimpse into nature

At 4:30 p.m. on a Tuesday, a beaver slept in its den on Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier, its furry face aimed at an infrared camera streaming on Youtube. Seven users tuned into the cam to watch the peaceful rodent recoup on its straw bed.

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Arts & Culture

Northern Edge Craftworks highlights local trees' unique stories

Burls, whorls, knots, spalting — the creations of Reid Harris, co-owner of Northern Edge Craftworks, highlight a story unique to each tree he hand-crafts into a table, a bench, or another piece of furniture.

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Menzi, Heumann celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

Marjorie Menzi and Bill Heumann celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 23-28, 2016, at the Wapato Resort at Lake Chelan, Washington. Joining them were their 25 immediate family members.

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