United Fisherman of Alaska advertising for new director

United Fishermen of Alaska, the largest commercial fishing industry representative group in the state, is calling for a new executive director.  A Sept. 1 press… Continue reading


Juneau businesses over voting incentive

JUNEAU — A trio of Juneau businesses will be discounting coffee drinks for all customers the day after the municipal elections. These discounts, however, come… Continue reading


19 ships blamed for 49 air quality violations

On Tuesday morning, the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel pulled into the port of Juneau, its white hull containing nearly 3,500 passengers eager to debark and… Continue reading


Cooper Landing fires expand

Two confirmed fires in the Cooper Landing area are expanding and causing problems for residents and responders. The Juneau Lake fire, located east of Juneau… Continue reading

Governor warns of layoffs without budget deal with lawmakers

JUNEAU — If the Alaska Legislature continues to stall on passing a fully funded state operating budget, 15,000 of about 16,000 state employees will be… Continue reading

Walker won’t fight with legislators over moving session to Anchorage

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker said Tuesday that he doesn’t agree with legislators about moving the special session from Juneau to Anchorage but won’t take… Continue reading

Legislators restore some funding to Alaska Marine Highway System

JUNEAU — The Alaska Marine Highway System was thrown a life preserver April 18 when a committee restored $1.75 million in spending. The conference committee,… Continue reading

Girls battle Juneau weather in soccer season’s openers

Last week girls of the Homer Mariners soccer team traveled to Juneau to compete in their first three games of the season against competitive Thunder… Continue reading

Juneau visit teaches valuable lessons

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action (AYEA) Civics and Conservation summit. Twenty-two kids from all over the state … Continue reading

Blame the rats in Juneau

After reviewing the Republican-controlled, House-proposed state budget cuts in regard to children, the poor and seniors, it is abundantly clear that any reasonable person using… Continue reading

Southeast Alaskans look to increase food production

JUNEAU — Where does your food come from? Where does your kid’s school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a… Continue reading

Artists can apply for residency

Alaska State Parks seeks artists to apply for its first-ever Artist-In-Residence Program to be held this June-August at the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park and… Continue reading

Daylight saving time bill springs forward

JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate daylight saving time and allow for consideration of another time zone in Alaska.… Continue reading

Lawmakers weigh getting Alaska off daylight saving time

JUNEAU — A state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time, a measure that its sponsor said would… Continue reading

Transportation chief asked to step down

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration asked for and received state transportation commissioner Patrick Kemp’s resignation Monday following Kemp’s defense of his department’s pursuit of… Continue reading

Juneau assembly studies raising tax on cigarettes

JUNEAU — The price of a pack of cigarettes in Juneau could increase if the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly raises the tax on… Continue reading

Initiative raises questions about legislative approval of Bristol Bay mine

JUNEAU (AP) — Questions have been raised about when the Legislature would get involved in approving a large-scale mine in the Bristol Bay region if… Continue reading

AMHS seeks public review of summer 2015 schedule

JUNEAU — The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule for the summer 2015 season has been placed on the AMHS website for public review. These… Continue reading

High school students invited to take part in poetry contest

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are presenting the 10th annual Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, in partnership with the… Continue reading

Rhubarb sherbet takes top spot in business competition

TURNAGAIN ARM — What is the quintessential Alaska food? Juneau resident Marc Wheeler would like it to be rhubarb sherbet, available at most cruise ship… Continue reading