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2 large cruise ship to sail Alaska waters starting in summer - KTUU.com

Thu, 2017-12-14 05:45

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2 large cruise ship to sail Alaska waters starting in summer
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Two cruise ships larger than ones Alaska residents are used to seeing will begin visiting the state this summer. CoastAlaska News reported Wednesday that the "megaships" are part of a trend that's sending more tourists to Alaska ...

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Police calls for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 - Juneau Empire

Thu, 2017-12-14 05:41

Police calls for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Juneau Empire
At 4:47 p.m. Monday, JPD assisted with a death investigation in the Juneau area. The death is not considered suspicious. Domestic violence. • At about 8:40 p.m. Monday, Juneau-based Alaska State Troopers arrested a 32-year-old man in Kake who allegedly ...

Rock show will benefit Thunder Mountain music program - Juneau Empire

Thu, 2017-12-14 05:41

Juneau Empire

Rock show will benefit Thunder Mountain music program
Juneau Empire
Four rock bands are performing at 8 p.m. Friday in an event called Thunder Fest, looking to raise money for the Thunder Mountain High School music program. The show will take place at TMHS, and admission is $10. Dankrupt, who is also headlining the ...

2 Large Cruise Ship to Sail Alaska Waters Starting in Summer - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 2017-12-13 22:21

2 Large Cruise Ship to Sail Alaska Waters Starting in Summer
U.S. News & World Report
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two cruise ships larger than ones Alaska residents are used to seeing will begin visiting the state this summer. CoastAlaska News reported Wednesday that the "megaships" are part of a trend that's sending more tourists to Alaska ...

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SHI seeks goat horns to help revive traditional art - Capital city weekly

Wed, 2017-12-13 12:43

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SHI seeks goat horns to help revive traditional art
Capital city weekly
Sealaska Heritage Institute is reaching out to hunters to help revitalize the endangered art of Tlingit mountain goat horn spoon carving. Davina Cole is the art project coordinator at Sealaska Heritage Institute, based in Juneau. She's hoping to find ...

Southeast in Sepia: A short history of alcohol and bars in Alaska - Capital city weekly

Wed, 2017-12-13 12:43

Capital city weekly

Southeast in Sepia: A short history of alcohol and bars in Alaska
Capital city weekly
“Last Days of Frontier Pass Away,” the Juneau Alaska Daily Empire reported January 1, 1918. Describing the party in Juneau the night before, “Several of the bars in the city were completely out of liquor or 'suds' early in the afternoon, but the ...

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Juneau's shelter for women to open its doors to men - KTUU.com

Wed, 2017-12-13 07:06

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Juneau's shelter for women to open its doors to men
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Juneau's domestic violence shelter for women will soon open its doors to men. The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the AWARE shelter plans to allow all genders to stay there starting Jan. 1. AWARE Deputy Director Mandy O'Neal ...

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Juneau domestic violence shelter expands services to men - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Wed, 2017-12-13 06:38

Juneau domestic violence shelter expands services to men
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Starting next month, men will be allowed to stay at Juneau's domestic violence shelter. The AWARE shelter plans to allow all genders to stay there starting Jan. 1, the Juneau Empire reported Tuesday. AWARE Deputy Director Mandy O ...

There's no better gift than a great education - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2017-12-13 05:39

Juneau Empire

There's no better gift than a great education
Juneau Empire
It's the gift of a good education — a gift that too few Alaska students receive. This year, less than 40 percent of the state's public school students met grade-level standards in English and math. Most alarmingly, just 14.7 percent of our tenth ...

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Alaska will not prosecute state senator who slapped a reporter - Juneau Empire

Wed, 2017-12-13 05:31

Juneau Empire

Alaska will not prosecute state senator who slapped a reporter
Juneau Empire
Wilson subsequently said he intended the slap to be playful, but Herz subsequently filed a report with the Juneau Police Department. “I still think that reporting it was the right thing to do,” Herz said by phone on Tuesday. Not long after the slap ...

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Juneau domestic violence shelter expands services to men - Bryan-College Station Eagle

Wed, 2017-12-13 05:31

Juneau domestic violence shelter expands services to men
Bryan-College Station Eagle
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Starting next month, men will be allowed to stay at Juneau's domestic violence shelter. The AWARE shelter plans to allow all genders to stay there starting Jan. 1, the Juneau Empire reported Tuesday. AWARE Deputy Director Mandy O ...

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Juneau's shelter for women to open its doors to men - Seattle Times

Tue, 2017-12-12 22:20

Juneau's shelter for women to open its doors to men
Seattle Times
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau's domestic violence shelter for women will soon open its doors to men. The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the AWARE shelter plans to allow all genders to stay there starting Jan. 1. AWARE Deputy Director Mandy O'Neal ...

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Juneau's Shelter for Women to Open Its Doors to Men - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 2017-12-12 22:20

Juneau's Shelter for Women to Open Its Doors to Men
U.S. News & World Report
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau's domestic violence shelter for women will soon open its doors to men. The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the AWARE shelter plans to allow all genders to stay there starting Jan. 1. AWARE Deputy Director Mandy O'Neal ...

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Alaska Lawmaker Refuses to Resign Amid Misconduct Claims - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 2017-12-12 19:07

U.S. News & World Report

Alaska Lawmaker Refuses to Resign Amid Misconduct Claims
U.S. News & World Report
Dean Westlake, D-Kotzebue, talks with another legislator during a break in the opening session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau, Alaska. The rural Alaska lawmaker has refused calls that he resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior from seven ...
Westlake will not heed calls to resign over misconduct allegationsAlaska Dispatch News

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Investigator says state senator did not 'upskirt' staffer - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2017-12-12 17:22

Juneau Empire

Investigator says state senator did not 'upskirt' staffer
Juneau Empire
Lobaugh concluded that Wilson's actions “did not fit the definition of hostile work environment sexual harassment,” and did not violate the policies set by the Legislative Council, which sets the rules for the Alaska Legislature. While the incident ...
Lawmaker won't be charged with slapping reporterKTUU.com
State prosecutor decides not to charge Sen. Wilson in reporter slappingAlaska Public Radio Network
Reports Clear Alaska Lawmaker in Harassment CasesU.S. News & World Report

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Cause of fatal fire still undetermined after investigation - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2017-12-12 17:18

Juneau Empire

Cause of fatal fire still undetermined after investigation
Juneau Empire
Four firefighters were also sent to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. The blaze was reported at 4:14 a.m. on Sept. 17, when a man called dispatchers and said his home was on fire. The building, used as a bed and breakfast-style lodging ...

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Reports clear Alaska lawmaker in harassment cases - Merced Sun-Star

Tue, 2017-12-12 14:06

Merced Sun-Star

Reports clear Alaska lawmaker in harassment cases
Merced Sun-Star
An Alaska lawmaker was cleared but not totally exonerated Tuesday for his actions in separate allegations of sexual and physical harassment at the state Capitol in Juneau. The Senate Rules Committee released a report from the legislature's human ...
Investigatior says state senator did not 'upskirt' stafferJuneau Empire
Lawmaker won't be charged with slapping reporterKTUU.com
State prosecutor decides not to charge Sen. Wilson in reporter slappingAlaska Public Radio Network
Alaska Dispatch News
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Community foundation awards grants to trio of elementary programs - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2017-12-12 12:16

Juneau Empire

Community foundation awards grants to trio of elementary programs
Juneau Empire
The money will support three elementary schools in Juneau with training and tools to better aid students dealing with trauma. JCF has teamed up with the state of Alaska, the Juneau School District and Washington State University to bring the program to ...

Juneau physician secures three licenses for cannabis operation - Alaskajournal.com

Tue, 2017-12-12 11:25

Juneau physician secures three licenses for cannabis operation
Alaskajournal.com
Editor's note: The story has been updated with a correction from Dr. Perez's attorney Jana Weltzin about her statements to the board on whether Perez has ever issued a prescription for medical marijuana. Weltzin stated incorrectly that Perez had never ...

Walker names members of climate change advisory panel - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2017-12-12 11:16

Juneau Empire

Walker names members of climate change advisory panel
Juneau Empire
Kimmel is on the faculty of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage. • Meera Kohler of Anchorage. Kohler is president and CEO of the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative and was a member of Gov. Sarah Palin's ...

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