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Friday Sep 12 | KTOO-TV Juneau
Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and his wife, Sandy, live in the Governor's Mansion in Juneau. That matters to a number of people in the community, particularly when talk of a possible capital move arises.
Friday Sep 12 | Alaska Journal of Commerce
"Surprised and disappointed" was the reaction by Sen. Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an Oct. 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. It is the second time this year that Sullivan has declined to participate in the Chamber of Commerce event that has been an election year tradition since 1990.
Friday Sep 12 | Anchorage Daily News
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks at a lunch with about 160 servicemen from the Army, Navy, Marines and Seabees, August 3, 1944, at the Naval Operating Base Adak. In August 1944, with a year of hard fighting left until the end of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt visited Alaska as part of a three-week journey to the Pacific, the only trip he ever made here.
Juneau residents marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Thursday with a ceremony at Riverside Rotary Park in the Mendenhall Valley. About 100 people gathered around the park's Sept.
Dr. Richard Nelson and Hank Lentfer will be on the show to talk about their Evening at Egan lecture titled "Voices of Glacier Bay: Listening through the Art of Recording"; Members of the Brew Crew, Wayne Stevens and John Blasco, will be on the show to tell us about the 3rd annual Capital Brewfest on Saturday,
The Canvas's Brandon Howard and Kathryn Kell were on A Juneau Afternoon on Thursday with host Shona Strauser and spoke about the Tiles and Fire community art project. "You put whatever you want on the tile and you don't really have complete control of what comes out.
A Juneau man could be sentenced to spend as much as five years in prison after a high-speed accident that seriously injured his cousin over a year and a half ago. Silver Maake, 24, pled guilty to a charge of felony assault in the third degree during a change of plea hearing in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday.
A gift to the Juneau Community Foundation from the former president of the city's power utility will be about $48 million. Alaska Electric Light & Power owner Bill Corbus and his wife, Katie, in November promised to donate 90 percent of their shares in the company to the foundation that supports southeast Alaska charitable groups.
Delta Air Lines ended their summer run between Juneau and Seattle on August 31. An airline official says the season went well, and residents of the capital city can expect to see Delta back next year. This summer was the first time in almost 20 years when Alaska Airlines did not have a monopoly in Juneau.
A ship strike killed a protected 30-foot , 25-ton female humpback whale off Kodiak on July 26, but an investigation could not conclude whether a state ferry was responsible JUNEAU Alaska - A ship strike killed a protected humpback whale off Kodiak, Alaska, but an investigation could not conclude whether a state ferry was responsible and no charges will be filed, federal officials said on Wednesday. The state ferry Kennicott hit the 30-foot , 25-ton female whale as it was coming into harbor on July 26, and the probe had sought to determine if the giant mammal was already dead at that point.
A regional committee tasked with advising the National Forest Service on how to manage logging in the Tongass begins three days of meetings in Juneau today. The committee's work is part of a yearslong process to rewrite the federal rules for what can and cannot be done in the Tongass National Forest.
Rep. Cathy Munoz and Education Commissioner Mike Hanley thank the school board and administration for taking hazing seriously. Members of the public criticized how the Juneau School District handled a hazing incident in May that involved seven seniors paddling six incoming freshmen.
The Juneau Empire reports a homeowner Monday spotted the injured animal as it dragged itself through a backyard along the Douglas Highway on Douglas Island. Police department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara says the police officer determined the bear could not use its hind legs and euthanized it.
It's often pointed out that Alaska's road system is sorely lacking, with only a tiny percentage of our vast state accessible by motor vehicle.
When it began, the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival was timed to happen in May, the same time as the Shorebird Festival.
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Updated: Fri Sep 12, 2014 01:38 pm
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