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Alaska is beating drunk driving 

updated 5:55am

The good old days weren't. By almost all measures, Juneau - and Alaska as a whole - is safer today than it has been at most points in the last 40 years. While the population of the state and borough have grown, crime has fallen.

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Police seek shoplifter who threatened Safeway employee, stole car

Today, 12:04am

The Juneau Police Department and Juneau Crime Line are asking the public to help them identify a shoplifter who threatened a Safeway employee and drove away from the grocery store in a stolen vehicle.

JIRPers start 68th summer on the Juneau Icefield

Today, 12:01am
JUNEAU ICEFIELD, CAMP 17 — At the Juneau Icefield Research Program’s Camp 17 this week, 32 students — and more faculty — got comfortable on skis, started ecological surveys, and settled in after ...

Swimming to altitude

Today, 12:08am

There are a lot of things that are unique about trail running in Juneau.

One 'pot puppy' given new duties

Today, 2:48pm

A drug-sniffing dog that worked for the Alaska State Troopers has a new gig tracking contraband in prisons.

University of Alaska Southeast director won't take job

Today, 12:04am

SITKA - According to University of Alaska Southeast officials, the newly named director of the Sitka campus will no longer be taking the position. The news comes a little less than a week before Chris Gilmer was supposed to begin.


Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

Today, 12:06am

John Venables, a man who loved Juneau, the 49th state and its history, died early Thursday in Delta Junction. He was 75.

Pot sales may spark fire code updates

Today, 12:07am

The City and Borough of Juneau Marijuana Policy Committee met Thursday night to discuss how commercial growing operations will affect - and be affected by - fire-code regulation.

This year's pallet bonfire still anyone's guess

Today, 12:07am

For those wondering what sort of pallet creation Dean Guaneli and Paul Voelckers will come up with this year, you'll just have to wait until Friday to find out.

Holiday closings

Today, 12:07am
The following offices and facilities will be closed in observance of July 4 festivities: • Augustus Brown Pool and Diamond Park Aquatic Center, closed July 4 • Capital Transit and Care-A-Van, ...

New Old Time Chautauqua: For the love of community

Today, 12:03am

A community enrichment program has reached Juneau to spread a message of togetherness, and to once and for all teach Juneauites how to fold that pesky fitted sheet.

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Opinion

My Turn: The liberal contribution to freedom, justice for all

"All men are created equal." These are words we celebrate this week in the wake of two nationally significant events.

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Outdoors

JIRPers start 68th summer on the Juneau Icefield

JUNEAU ICEFIELD, CAMP 17 — At the Juneau Icefield Research Program’s Camp 17 this week, 32 students — and more faculty — got comfortable on skis, started ecological surveys, and settled in after ... Read More

Arts & Culture

A soldier's - and a poet's - wilderness station

Juneau writer Aleria Jensen’s first experience with poetry in wild places was an unexpected and “magical” one as she was hiking in Maryland’s Shenandoah Mountains with her mother.

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Neighbors

Outstanding employee recognized for years of service

Shattuck & Grummett Insurance is honored to recognize Kenneth Grummett for his 25 years of service with the company. This anniversary is significant and is a testimony to his loyalty to Shattuck & Grummett Insurance.

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