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History teacher Jamie Marks introduces Alaska Legislature candidates to about 130 eighth grade students at Floyd Dryden Middle School on Tuesday. From right: Sen. Dennis Egan, Rep. Cathy Munoz, Matt McGuan sitting in for his brother, George, Sam Kito III and Peter Dukowitz.

Local students vet state office candidates

Floyd Dryden Middle School held a forum for approximately 130 students from four classes Tuesday to grill candidates running for state offices.

by STEPHANIE SHOR

School Board audit clean

The Juneau Board of Education met at Thunder Mountain High School Tuesday night to discuss proposals to balance the district's budget, and unlike past years it will be going through the process alone.
STEPHANIE SHOR

REACH promotes success in Southeast

The local chapter of REACH, an outreach center for the developmentally disabled, has laid a foundation for clients based on employment, education and art therapy. Executive Director Millie Ryan explained on Thursday that State Rep.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Photo: Campaign trail

Deb Bonito, the wife of Sen. Mark Begich, left, joins high school students and other supporters to wave signs on Egan Drive on Tuesday. Bonito spent the day campaigning in Juneau for her husband to keep his U.S.

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct.

Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 22

Joint Meeting - Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, American Water Resources Association, Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership, all day at the Centennial Hall in Juneau.

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Mendenhall River students name their new wingman

Mendenhall River Community School held an election Wednesday to choose the name for their new mascot.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Today, Oct. 23

Joint Meeting - Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, American Water Resources Association, Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership, all day at the Centennial Hall in Juneau.

Police & Fire for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

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Correction

The names of Mike Heiman and Andi Story were misspelled in a Wednesday article about a Juneau Board of Education meeting.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Understaffing the culprit in RALLY enrollment drop

Both full and part-time students were dropped from Gastineau Elementary's RALLY program late last week as a result of understaffing, Site manager Brittany Howell said Wednesday.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Photo: Bears going for a stroll

A black bear sow and her cub walk along the Trail of Time at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday.

Two Coast Guard members cited for wasting game

Two U.S. Coast Guard officers were cited Friday for failing to salvage game meat after they illegally dumped a deer and four whole ducks on Montana Creek Road earlier this month.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Wrangell doctor indicted for child porn

A federal grand jury in Anchorage indicted a Wrangell family doctor Wednesday for possessing and distributing child pornography on his personal computer.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Community encouraged to attend economic development workshops

Two town hall meetings will be held this month to gather community input on the Juneau Economic Plan for the next 10 years. The first will be held at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Willoughby ...
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Around town for Tuesday, Oct. 21

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074. Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

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Expensive carvings stolen from church thrift store

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church officials can't help but feel a little frustrated that someone stole three beautiful, and expensive, carvings from their church's nonprofit thrift store.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police chase results in hit-and-run

A police pursuit of a man with warrants out for his arrest ended after his car collided with an 82-year-old driver outside of Juneau-Douglas High School.
By KATIE MORITZ

Wrangell doctor appears in court for child porn

A Wrangell doctor arrested last week on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography made his first public court appearance in Juneau on Monday. U.S.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Assembly celebrates new members

Mayor Merrill Sanford bid farewell to outgoing Assembly members Carlton Smith and Randy Wanamaker on Monday, and then swore in two newly-elected members to great applause.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Juneau students dropped from RALLY program

The RALLY program at Gastineau Elementary School informed parents on Thursday that due to staffing issues some students would be dropped from the after-school program.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Around town for Monday, Oct. 20

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Toddlertime, 10 a.m., downtown library; 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Life Ring meeting, ...

Police blotter for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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Saturday Challenge

When the weather is bad, my first instinct is to hole up with a book and read all day. You might feel the same way, but it's not the wisest approach in a place where the rain is constant and skies ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER
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