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Two new pot shops approved for Juneau

In its three-day Fairbanks meeting this week, the board approved retail licenses for the Alaskan Kush Company (159 S. Franklin St.) and Thunder Cloud 9 (5310 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 2B). Also approved was North Star Gardens, a marijuana farm that will be located beneath Thunder Cloud 9 in a buil

JUNEAU EMPIRE - 2018-08-17 16:47:00

Did the blob drive humpbacks out of Southeast Alaska? Some scientists think so.

The whales come to Southeast Alaska every summer to feast on herring and krill in the nutrient-rich northern waters. The same individuals return year after year. Some become local celebrities, like Sasha, whose fluke has a mark that resembles the letters “A” and “K.” Down in Hawaii, where humpbacks

KTOO.ORG - 2018-08-17 02:12:18

Local OfficeMax donates $10,000 in supplies to Juneau schools

The Juneau OfficeMax donated $10,000 worth of school supplies to the Juneau School District on Thursday.Superintendent Bridget Weiss accepted the donation at the OfficeMax at the Nugget Mall.Store manager Adam Dordea said the supplies came from the store. Individuals in the community also made donat

KTOO.ORG - 2018-08-17 01:31:41

Goldbelt's first CEO reflects on lifetime of involvement

In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Joe Kahklen, a retired President & CEO of Goldbelt, Inc., speaks about his time with the Juneau-area Alaska Native corporation during an interview in Juneau, Alaska. Today, Goldbelt Inc. is a booming Alaska Native corporation that owns lands throughout southeas

SFGATE - 2018-08-18 14:10:21

2018 Golden North Salmon Derby live blog

8:45 a.m.Back at the Auke Bay weigh station, Derby official Kami Bartness said a total of 436 ticket holders have validated so far this morning. Over half the derby participants so far are leaving from Auke Bay: 222 validated there, 43 at Tee Harbor, 69 at Fishermen’s Bend, 22 at Aurora Harbor, 28 a

JUNEAU EMPIRE - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Report: Chinese hackers targeted Alaska networks | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A cybersecurity firm has found that Chinese hackers scanned Alaska computers for vulnerabilities before, during and after a state trade mission to the country.

KFQD.COM - 2018-08-17 18:29:35

Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's elections director says the state is ready for Tuesday's primary, including having a supply of questioned ballot envelopes.

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-08-17 23:44:00

Last-minute entries join crowded Assembly race

A pedestrian walks past the Juneau City Hall mural on Sept. 25, 2017. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)There has been a flurry of last-minute entries in the Juneau Assembly race.The most recent is Cody Shoemaker who is running for mayor. He cleans rental cars for a living and said he’s a genuine regular

KTOO.ORG - 2018-08-17 05:52:57

Crime continues to rise in state, Juneau

The amount of crime in Alaska continued to rise in 2017, according to numbers released by the Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, and the number of crimes in Juneau increased at a similar rate.


The mysterious case of Alaska's strange sockeye salmon returns this year

Ava Daugherty, of Juneau, grabs a salmon from Sara Gering, of Juneau, as the two work to offload more than several thousand pounds of salmon from the fishing tender San Juan on July 19, 2018, in Juneau. Behind them, San Juan captain Bonny Millard, looks on. Millard said it has been an unusual season


Off the Beaten Path: The meditative quality of butchering deer meat

A day before I’d shot the deer, a tourist had asked me if I was hunter. I nodded and, to be polite, asked the man if he was too. He told me he was an animal lover, that hunting was barbaric and using a rifle was cheating. He compared hunting deer to shooting cows. I shrugged and mumbled something ab

JUNEAU EMPIRE - 2018-08-17 07:11:00

APNewsBreak: Voter log changes could delay Alaska results

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records. Election officials have not given an exact count of how many did so, but those who didn't may have

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Feds, police seize drugs, make arrests at Baranof Hotel

The Juneau Police Department assisted multiple federal agencies in intercepting a package of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine and making two arrests last week, according to a JPD release.


Alaska marijuana board taking comment on onsite use draft

Local governments, via ordinance or a ballot question, could bar onsite use or aspects of it, such as smoking.


Argument about stolen shoes led to stabbing, police say

Juneau man Kurtis Michael Detemple, 25, was arrested on suspicion hitting one man in the head with a blunt object and stabbing another man in the shoulder, police say. Detemple is facing charges of first- and second-degree assault, while both victims are in stable condition.


Bearly any manner! Bear opens car to grab a quick snack at Mendenhall Glacier

KTUU viewer Therese Thibodeau, who captured the nosy bear on camera, saw the whole incident unfold Friday night.


Alaskan Brewing Co. looks to expand, possibly with a new tasting room

“When a bus unloads, it’s very crowded,” Andy Kline, communications manager for Alaskan Brewing, said.

JUNEAU EMPIRE - 2018-08-16 16:07:00

More permits filed to develop Field of Fireweed

Plans are progressing to develop the Honsinger Pond area, home to a scenic patch of wildflowers called the Field of Fireweed and an 83-acre patch of privately-owned land adjacent to Egan Highway, with a vocal group who would like to see it remain undeveloped.


Alaska candidate faces charges over food stamp benefits

JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska legislative candidate and her husband have been accused of misleading the state in applying for food stamps.Candidate Rebecca Halat says the last year has been hard on her family, with her husband being laid off. She says she’s not scared by “false allegations from those t


Juneau adds third ambulance crew

Travis Wolfe, head of the local firefighters union, praised Monday night’s action. But he reiterated the union’s position that the community needs an ambulance crew staffed around the clock.