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'Pray. Vote. Engage': Franklin Graham prayer rally in Juneau Friday 

updated 7:04pm

As the Juneau Assembly considers a city ordinance that would protect the rights of all, including those in the LGBTQ community, a religious group that thinks homosexuality is "sinful" is holding a prayer rally in the capital city Friday.

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Man gets six months for soliciting sex online from 13-year-old girl

06/29/16

A 20-year-old man will spend six-months in prison after asking a 13-year-old girl multiple times online to meet him for sex.

Photo: Tug of war

06/29/16
Juvenile bald eagles fight over a remaining scrap of salmon near the DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday.

Photo: Selfie with an eagle

06/29/16

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

Assembly shoots down grocery sales-tax exemption question

06/28/16

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.


Gov. Walker limits oil checks to $1,000

06/29/16

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska governor has cut funding in half for oil checks given to every resident but kept enough money in place so everyone will still get a $1,000 payout amid the budget deficit.

With vetoes, Walker slashes into city budget

06/29/16

Wielding his veto pen like a set of spurs, Gov. Bill Walker cut into the state's budget Wednesday to the tune of about $1.

NOAA: Do not to touch, pick up seal pups

06/29/16

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.

Mining for grants and striking gold

06/28/16

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.

Hikers rescued on trip to 'Into the Wild' bus

06/28/16

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.

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Opinion

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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Sports

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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Neighbors

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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