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Some high school sports, activities may merge 

updated 5:01pm

Juneau now has two high schools, but some of their sports and activities may soon merge.

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Cuts after cuts: Facing a $75 million budget gap, UA president discusses plan


It's the dead of winter in Fairbanks, and it's 40 below. There's a car stranded on the side of the road, its hazard lights intermittently lighting the dense ice fog enveloping it. Fortunately, the marooned vehicle and its driver are only metaphorical.

In uncertain budget times, local philanthropy comes through


Twenty-three Juneau organizations and nonprofits are getting an influx of almost $1.9 million in funding through Juneau Community Foundation. The money will help the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Crime bill advances to the House floor


House lawmakers are expected to hear one of the biggest changes to Alaska's criminal justice system since statehood, on the floor today.

Three sports open their home schedules


Both Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School soccer play games against Service High School this weekend.
The weekend's matches are big tests for both Juneau teams. Many think Service's girls squad is the best in the state this year.

Drunk driver arrested after driving into Governor Mansion's garage door


Police arrested a drunk driver who allegedly struck the back of the Governor's Mansion with his vehicle, damaging the historic house's garage door Thursday night in downtown Juneau.

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Police search for shoplifter who carried out $500 worth of clothes, camping gear


Police are asking for help identifying a man seen in a surveillance video walking out of a store with more than $500 worth of merchandise.

Expect wet weather this weekend


A stream of subtropical moisture will splash Southeast Alaska this weekend, the National Weather Service expects.

Controversial sex ed measure stays alive in Legislature


A controversial measure requiring all sex ed programs in Alaska schools to garner the approval of local school boards has been assigned to a conference committee in the Alaska Legislature.

Before move on budget, Legislature moves itself


The Alaska Legislature is moving slowly to address the state's $4 billion annual deficit, but it will move quickly this weekend as proceedings are displaced from the Alaska Capitol to the Bill Ray Center in the Juneau Flats.

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My Turn: Death and taxes

"Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes." — Benjamin Franklin, 1789

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NOAA's Whale SENSE reaches one-year anniversary

Whale watching operators have noticed more communication, less crowding, fewer complaints and more awareness of speed and time spent with whales, according to feedback given at NOAA's pre-season Whale SENSE meeting.

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Arts & Culture

Juneau Jazz & Classics teams with the trees

When you’re talking about Juneau Jazz & Classics it can be hard to know where to start, what with two weeks of music, 14 musical groups and performers, 29 events and 30 years of history.

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Photo: Captive to a good cause

At Gastineau Elementary School, students taped Principal Brenda Edwards and Juneau Youth Services employee Ryan Larson to the gym wall to celebrate earning $3,016 during their Pennies for Patients campaign.

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