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Fast action at polling places 

updated 2:59pm

Juneau and Douglas' 13 precincts were bustling with voters Tuesday, with several precincts blowing 2012's primary turnout out of the water before the end of the day. At 6:30 p.m., 818 people had cast regular ballots at Northern Light United Church.

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Man pleads guilty to embezzling labor union funds


The financial secretary of a local carpenters union pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling $40,000 of the union's assets over a six-year span.
Jonathan Henry Smith, 42, admitted to the felony during a hearing in U.S.

Convicted sex offender fails to register


A convicted sex offender from California pleaded guilty Tuesday to failing to register as a sex offender after he moved to Juneau nine months ago, a felony that can carry up to 10 years in prison.

Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines


As the debate over the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay continues to rage with public hearings held by the Environmental Protection Agency, D-Sen.

18 months for Wash. heroin dealer supplying Ketchikan


A Washington man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Tuesday for supplying heroin to a Ketchikan drug ring in 2011 and 2012.
Judge Timothy Burgess imposed the sentence for Wayne Gary Sherman, 43, during a hearing in U.S.

Anchorage considers new strategy for multimillion-dollar port project


ANCHORAGE - More than 50 people tied to the embattled effort to overhaul Anchorage's port will begin on Monday to consider another strategy, likely including a reduction in the scope of construction.

Poet, translator Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72


Southeast Alaska lost a poet, a translator, a scholar, a former poet laureate and a historian on Tuesday. Richard "Dick" Dauenhauer was all of these things and more in his lifetime, which ended after a battle with cancer.

Election Day turns into night of the Sullivans


It was a good night to be named Dan Sullivan.
It'll be former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan versus Sen. Mark Begich in November, while Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan will face off with Hollis French for lieutenant governor.

Man gets six years for drug-related shooting at Coho Apartments

A 45-year-old Juneau resident was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for threatening a man with a gun during an altercation over drugs at the Coho Park Apartments in December, an event ...


My Turn: BLM is right to award Redoubt Falls to Sitka Tribe

We are profoundly disappointed and frustrated that the trustees of the defunct Sheldon Jackson College have filed a notice to appeal a recent federal decision rejecting their claim to 160 acres by Redoubt Falls and surrounding areas near Sitka.

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Pure Sole: 5-for-5

One of Norm Staton’s favorite photos of his son Ryan shows the then 3-year-old sports junkie spread out on the living room floor, a mitt in one hand and baseball in the other, a small hat knocked ... Read More


Peterson Lake Trail sees continued improvements

Phase one of work on Peterson Lake Trail is complete, meaning the path is more easily walkable for the first ¾ mile, up to the scenic waterfall overlook. Trail Mix Inc. crews have also maintained the path's historic character as a mining trail.

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Arts & Culture

Design team to present free lecture and workshop

The Alaska Design Forum will host a lecture and workshop led by Boston-based design duo Nervous System on Wednesday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

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Photos: Spare time skate time

Michael Ibias, 12, left, watches Nick Daniels, 8, as he practices a jump at the Pipeline skate park on Thursday. The pair has spent 6 hours a day at the park this summer, and when school begins, ... Read More

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