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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned 

updated 3:51pm

The Tongass will be roadless once more.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court today upheld a lower court ruling 6-5 that overturned the Tongass National Forest's exemption to the President George W.

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Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

Today, 9:34am

Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward that end.

Quick, Umbs have another strong Olympic day

Today, 12:15am

Juneau's CJ Umbs and Christine Quick continued to impress at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Umbs put in a heavy workload in the pool with three events, two of which garnished medals.

Program expands Southeast scope

Today, 12:12am

In Tenakee Springs and other rural towns in Southeast Alaska, medical specialists think they've found a way to replace medevac flights.
It comes on a little cart.

Finance Committee to talk tax exemptions

Today, 12:11am

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee will meet Thursday to discuss the senior sales tax exemption, among other things, according to the meeting agenda.

Chamber plans golf luncheon

Today, 12:11am

At noon Thursday, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce will honor the winners of its annual golf tournament.
The program takes place in the Alaska Room of Juneau International Airport. Doors open at 11:30.
Chamber members may attend for $20.

UA system appoints new president

Today, 12:46pm

The University of Alaska system has named its new president. After searching for months, the university's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to appoint Dr. Jim Johnsen as president.

Activists rappel off Oregon bridge to stop Shell icebreaker

Today, 10:25am

PORTLAND - Environmental activists rappelled off Portland's tallest bridge early Wednesday in an effort to stop a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving the city. Thirteen protesters dangled from the St.

Jury convicts doc in child porn case

Today, 7:02am

It only took a federal jury two and a half hours to convict a Wrangell family doctor on child pornography charges. The 12 Southeast Alaskan jurors hearing the case against Greg Alan Salard announced their guilty verdicts about 1:15 p.m.

Gastineau Gang claim District title

Today, 12:15am

Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Major Division All Stars topped Sitka 6-0 on Tuesday to claim the District 2 Championship on the road at Sitka's Moller Field, sweeping the two-of-three series in consecutive days. Juneau won on Monday, 8-1.

Families welcome Japanese students

Today, 8:43am

Holding a wrinkled yellow Post-It Note, Joey Roters waited Tuesday at the Westmark Baranof Hotel to meet the Japanese exchange students he would take home for three days. 

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My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment to the Social Security Act. Most people who will become eligible for Medicare this year were in high school when this legislation was authorized.

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Quick, Umbs have another strong Olympic day

Juneau's CJ Umbs and Christine Quick continued to impress at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Umbs put in a heavy workload in the pool with three events, two of which garnished medals.

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Arts & Culture

Teaching formline

This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most Northwest Coast ... Read More


A job with a view Southeast Alaskan pilot opens up from the cockpit

On a Wednesday afternoon at work, Sean Kveum looks outside the window to his right and spots a bear, then another one. From the cockpit of his de Havilland Beaver bush plane, he loops around to get a better look.

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