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  • Capital budget 1 of last big pieces pending 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:44 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - One of the last big pieces to be resolved before lawmakers wrap up their work is the capital budget.

  • Woman gets probation for 55 pot plants 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:04 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A prosecutor said he was giving a Juneau woman the "deal of a lifetime" when she was sentenced for a misdemeanor instead of a felony after officials found 55 marijuana plants in her home.

  • Lawmakers plan to power through on education 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:37 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - After blowing past midnight on what was supposed to be the last day of session, Alaska lawmakers planned to plow on with their work on Monday in a bid to resolve their differences on education.

  • Carnival cancels 15 port calls in Ketchikan 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:05 am
  • KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Ketchikan will have about 30,000 fewer cruise ship passengers this summer after technical issues will prompt one line to cancel 15 port calls.

  • Legislature presented with origami peacock 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:55 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - An exchange student from Palestine joined by art students of Thunder Mountain High School presented the Legislature with an origami peacock Monday at the Capitol. The peacock, a symbol of peace in Palestine, took a total of three months to complete and about 150 hours of folding paper.

  • Bill designates house for lieutenant gov lodging 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:35 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Senate passed a bill Friday that would designate an historic house in downtown Juneau as the official residence of the state's lieutenant governor.

  • State won't seek retrial in Yakutat cold case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:19 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The state won't seek a retrial on a first-degree murder charge for a man accused of killing his girlfriend in Yakutat in 1996.

  • Public meeting set for new superintendent search 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:00 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A public meeting is set to take place with a company hired to help the Juneau School District in a search for its next schools superintendent.

  • Man escapes with minor injuries in Juneau incident 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:19 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A worker at the Juneau International Airport was treated and released after a small explosion involving a de-icing machine.

  • Gov handles range of questions in online town hall 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:43 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sean Parnell said repealing the state's oil tax system would "kill" oil production.

  • Lack of starter homes still a problem for Juneau 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:55 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A lack of affordable housing for young families continues to be a problem in Alaska's capital.

  • Juneau's cruise-ship stage overhaul near complete 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:58 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A $3 million overhaul of the staging area for Juneau's cruise ship docks is nearly complete and should be ready when the season begins in early May.

  • Local fish served in Alaska schools 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:31 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Forget the days of "mystery meat" in school lunch, it's easier than ever to get fresh fish from local waters on the menu, thanks to the Fish to Schools program founded in Sitka.

  • Fire at Juneau church investigated as arson 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:14 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A Juneau church fire that was deemed suspicious is now being investigated as arson.

  • Coast Guard schedules Alaska change of command 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:14 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Coast Guard has scheduled a change of command for the Alaska district.

  • Bill would allow landlords to garnish PFDs 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:50 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Landlords would be entitled to garnish the Permanent Fund dividends of renters under a bill approved by a House committee.

  • Suspicious fire at Juneau church investigated 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 10:59 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Fire authorities in Juneau are investigating a suspicious fire at a church.

  • Juneau firefighters win 960 rolls of toilet paper 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:05 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau firefighters got an unexpected delivery: 960 rolls of toilet paper.

  • Alaska Editorials 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:29 pm
  • Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:

  • Historians gain some ground in records fight 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:40 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's archivists and historians are gaining ground in a fight to keep federal records in the state, but the Anchorage office of the National Archives and Records Administration is still set to close by the end of the year.

  • Alaska Vietnam vets get belated 'welcome home' 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:32 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaskan Vietnam Veterans were honored last month at the Capitol as part of the first annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony. Veterans were recognized and presented with certificates by the Joint Legislative Veterans Caucus, made up of state senators and representatives. Five members of the Discovery preschool kicked off the ceremony by presenting "Welcome Home" signs they made to the veterans being honored.

  • Hoonah carvers make their marks with tribal house 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:53 am
  • HOONAH, Alaska - In a former auto shop beside Hoonah High School, three carvers are busy restoring signs of Huna Tlingit ancestry, genealogy and history to the land cleared by an advancing glacier more than 250 years ago.

  • Sailings of ferry LeConte canceled 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:32 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Sailings of the Alaska state ferry LeConte have been canceled because of a mechanical problem.

  • Juneau police treating crash fatality a homicide 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:25 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Juneau police say they are treating a fatal car crash as a homicide investigation.

  • Feds: No listing for Southeast herring 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:36 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - There's an abundant number of Southeast Alaska Pacific herring, and the species doesn't warrant a listing under the Endangered Species Act, a federal agency announced Wednesday.