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Being an 'adult' - Juneau Empire (subscription)

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Being an 'adult'
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Dancing in the middle of a street on a First Friday is my passion, but so is working with the Juneau Empire, the Alaska Legislature and with all of the causes I strongly believe in. Being 18 is odd because I know from this point onward I will be an ...

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Man arrested on assault, weapons charges after standoff - Juneau Empire (subscription)

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Man arrested on assault, weapons charges after standoff
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Juneau Police Department officers arrested a man on assault and weapons charges after a standoff Friday night reportedly precipitated by a domestic dispute. Officers responded to the incident in the 3000 block of Nowell Avenue late Friday evening ...

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Alaska Legislators try to put lid on 'eye wars' - Juneau Empire (subscription)

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Alaska Legislators try to put lid on 'eye wars'
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Mike Bennett is an optometrist in Juneau and the former president of the Alaska Optometric Association. “You kind of have to take the predictions of terrible things happening with a grain of salt,” he said. Bennett said dentists haven't caused problems ...

Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sat, 2017-03-25 19:05

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Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents
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Everyone knows the Purchase — its anniversary is a state holiday — but few people know what happened after Alaska was transferred. Americans and Russians needed to determine exactly what in Alaska was private property and what was public. In other ...

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Hope springs in DC; now how about Juneau - Alaska Dispatch News

Sat, 2017-03-25 19:02

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Hope springs in DC; now how about Juneau
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The Alaska Republican Party keeps throwing fits that Paul Seaton can't possibly be a real Republican because he doesn't come when they yank his chain. It's sort of adorable. The Senate? Wow. They are a hot mess. [Alaska Senate passes bill paving way ...

Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents - Washington Times

Sat, 2017-03-25 04:14

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Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents
Washington Times
In this March 13, 2017, photo, Seth Irwin, a paper conservator from Boston, shows cellophane tape he removed from historical maps, while working on Sesquicentennial documents that will go on display later this year at the State Library, Archives and ...

Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents - SFGate

Sat, 2017-03-25 04:07

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Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Everyone has enemies. Cats have dogs. Mice have cats. Dust mites have vacuum cleaners. Seth Irwin has Scotch Tape. For the past few weeks — and for a few more — Irwin is preserving and protecting some of Alaska's most ...

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News Briefs - Valdez Star

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:16

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News Briefs
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"The National Weather Service, Alaska Area Broadcasters, and the Alaska Division of Homeland Security will conduct a test of Alaska's tsunami warning system on March 29, 2017 at 10:15 a.m." NOAA said in a press release. "During this test the Emergency ...

FCC gives Australian couple okay to increase US radio interests - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Fri, 2017-03-24 09:39

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FCC gives Australian couple okay to increase US radio interests
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The Federal Communications Commission recently approved a request by Australians Richard and Sharon Burns to increase their interest in a number of radio stations, including those that broadcast from this site shown in Juneau, Alaska, to a full 100 ...

Alaska man faces federal murder charges, death penalty - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Fri, 2017-03-24 06:34

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Alaska man faces federal murder charges, death penalty
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ANCHORAGE — An Alaska man suspected of killing two people during a robbery has been indicted on murder charges by a federal grand jury and prosecutors say they may seek the death penalty. John Pearl Smith II, 30, is charged with attempting to rob ...

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Spring will come in Southeast Alaska - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Fri, 2017-03-24 06:28

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Spring will come in Southeast Alaska
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They say that if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb. It certainly came in fierce and bitterly cold this year. Still, signs of spring are there. The Juneau Community Garden board members were busy planting flats for the Annual Plant ...

Brewery expansion could indirectly aid Juneau recycling efforts - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Fri, 2017-03-24 06:20

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Brewery expansion could indirectly aid Juneau recycling efforts
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For more than a decade, Alaskan Brewing Company has looked to expand westward. It's inching closer to doing that, and that expansion could pay off for the City and Borough of Juneau in multiple ways. Besides providing Juneau's most recognizable ...

Defense Cries Double Jeopardy After Murder Trial Mistrial - U.S. News & World Report

Fri, 2017-03-24 05:18

Defense Cries Double Jeopardy After Murder Trial Mistrial
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys representing a man accused of fatally shooting another man in a Mendenhall Valley mobile home park are calling for a permanent end of any prosecution after the first trial ended in a mistrial. The Juneau Empire reports ...

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Alaska military commander concerned North Korea threat is increased - KTUU.com

Thu, 2017-03-23 21:56

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Alaska military commander concerned North Korea threat is increased
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JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) On Thursday the commander of the 11th Air Force told the Joint Armed Services Committee said the threat from North Korea has increased. “Certainly North Korea and the rhetoric that's coming from North Korea and the activity that ...

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A year ago, a woman went missing in Juneau. Her family hasn't given up hope. - Alaska Dispatch News

Thu, 2017-03-23 15:40

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A year ago, a woman went missing in Juneau. Her family hasn't given up hope.
Alaska Dispatch News
Lori Dee's disappearance falls into a wrenching gray area that's becoming increasingly familiar to law enforcement in Juneau and around the state as opioid addiction continues burning through Alaska communities: Adults with addictions who are suddenly ...

Alaska travelers, civilian military employees will soon need a passport unless Legislature passes REAL ID bill - KTUU.com

Thu, 2017-03-23 15:03

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Alaska travelers, civilian military employees will soon need a passport unless Legislature passes REAL ID bill
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JUNEAU, Alaska (KTUU) - The Department of Homeland Security has been warning Alaska policymakers for more than a decade to bring state law into compliance with the REAL ID Act, or else. The latest else will arrive on the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, ...
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Governor: 45K Alaskans Could Lose Health Coverage Under BillU.S. News & World Report
Legislative inaction on Real ID could be a real problem for Alaskans who travel or work on military basesAlaska Dispatch News
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Rosita Worl to step down from Sealaska board - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Thu, 2017-03-23 13:18

Rosita Worl to step down from Sealaska board
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JUNEAU — Southeast Alaska's regional Native corporation Sealaska is losing one of its longest-serving leaders. Rosita Worl will step down in June after 30 years on the Juneau-based corporation's board of directors, KTOO-FM reported Wednesday.

2017 Gold Medal Tournament Day 4 - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Thu, 2017-03-23 10:36

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2017 Gold Medal Tournament Day 4
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Juneau James Gang's Doug Drazkowski, right, and Yakutat's Ahpa Porter scramble for a loose ball during their C Bracket game in the Lions Club's Gold Medal Baseketball Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. 1 of 14 ...

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Git Hayetsk comes to Juneau - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Thu, 2017-03-23 09:19

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Git Hayetsk comes to Juneau
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This is Mique'l's first year as an assistant professor of Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska Southeast; she and Mike moved to Juneau from Vancouver before the start of the school year. Mique'l is Tsimshian and Tlingit, and she grew up in ...

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Juneau pride: LGBTQ chorus celebrates 20 years - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Thu, 2017-03-23 09:17

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Juneau pride: LGBTQ chorus celebrates 20 years
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In 1998, when the Alaska Legislature proposed the Alaska Marriage Amendment, it galvanized the group, Wood said. They sang in protest, and while the amendment passed, it did attract more members to the group, like Rachel Zahnd. She saw the Juneau ...

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