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Alaska's lieutenant governor resigns over 'inappropriate comments'

Walker, in a release, said he learned late Monday that Mallott had made "inappropriate comments" not suitable for his office.

NBC NEWS - 2018-10-16 23:42:00

Online, Sealaska shareholders condemned their corporation's Walker-Mallott endorsement. Here's what they said in person.

A Sealaska corporate logo adorns the roof of the Southeast Alaska Native corportation’s headquarters in Juneau on May 2, 2018. The logo has representations of the Eagle and Raven moieties of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

KTOO.ORG - 2018-10-16 23:21:38

Eaglecrest beer and wine sales in flux after license denial from Alcohol Beverage Control Board

The main lodge of Eaglecrest Ski Area on Douglas Island is at the base of the ski slopes rising in the background. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)The state Alcohol Beverage Control Board has denied an application to begin selling beer and wine at Juneau’s city-owned ski area this season.Eaglecrest Ski

KTOO.ORG - 2018-10-17 03:44:22

Two dogs die in house fire on North Douglas

Emergency personnel and vehicles at the scene of a house fire on North Douglas Highway on Tuesday. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Firefighters put out a north Douglas house fire Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel and vehicles blocked North Douglas Highway while fighting the fire a little more than h

KTOO.ORG - 2018-10-17 03:14:52

Feds release report on Alaska helicopter crash that killed 3

The pilot increased throttle, but the helicopter hit shallow water near Lituya Bay, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northwest of Gustavus. The passenger went unconscious after the impact, according to the report.

NAVY TIMES - 2018-10-15 16:47:00

Outgoing Mayor Koelsch looks back on an unusual tenure

Juneau’snew mayor, Beth Weldon, and three new assembly members will be sworn in at City Hall Monday night.

KTOO.ORG - 2018-10-16 00:28:34

The Latest: Walker to continue campaign after shakeup

Walker, in a statement, said Mallott cannot remove his name from the ballot but won't accept the position of lieutenant governor if elected. He says Davidson will assume the role of his running mate.

AP - 2018-10-16 23:27:39

Koelsch passes torch to Weldon as new Assembly takes up business

Along with Mayor Beth Weldon and returning Assembly member Loren Jones, newly elected members Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Carole Triem took the oath of office.

KTOO.ORG - 2018-10-16 08:21:11

Investigators close case in fatal Admiralty Island plane crash mystery

Admiralty Island, Alaska — Federal investigators closed their investigation into a decade-old fatal plane crash mystery on an Alaska island, concluding the pilot accidentally flew into a mountain.


Treasury secretary stops in Alaska for gas project briefing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was briefed on a proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas project during a weekend stopover in the state.Austin Baird, a spokesman for Gov. Bill Walker, says the main purpose of the stop was a briefing on the gas project.

HASTINGS TRIBUNE - 2018-10-15 21:30:19

New Alaska ferry launches at Ketchikan Shipyard

Part of the ferry Hubbard sticks out of the Vigor Alaska shipyard assembly hall in Ketchikan on May 16, 2018. (Photo by Leila Kheiry/KRBD)KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The construction of the second of two new Alaska state ferries is nearing completion.The 280-foot ferry Hubbard was lowered into the wate

KTOO.ORG - 2018-10-15 18:59:28

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Red Carpet Concert: Lily Hope, "One Square Inch in Chilkat Weaving"

Juneau Chilkat weaver, performing artist and fashion designerLily Hope performs “One Square Inch in Chilkat Weaving” as part of the Red Carpet Celebration Sessions, a video series featuring Alaska Native artists filmed duringCelebration 2018in Juneau.

KTOO.ORG - 2018-10-15 13:00:24

Trip to Juneau, AK for novel research! Writers & locals please help.

I'm going to be in Juneau, Alaska for two and a half days in the near future, and need some help getting the most out of my trip! I've written a first draft of a novel set in post-apocalyptic Juneau, and really want to get a sense of the place, the culture, and the history that I haven't been able t


4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Anchorage, Alaska

An earthquake hit near Anchorage, Alaska, on the night of Oct. 14, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

THE EPOCH TIMES - 2018-10-15 13:31:22

Alaska Native Female Police Officer Sues Police Department Where She is Employed

SITKA, Alaska— Mary Ferguson, 32, an Alaska Native police officer has filed a lawsuit against her employer, the Sitka Police Department, where she is the only female sworn officer on the police force. The lawsuit filed on Friday, October 12, 2018 alleges she was treated differently because of her ge


October surprise? Alaska policy wonks weigh in on last-minute campaign attacks

In the episode, guests discussed a poll released on Oct. 8, which ranked Dunleavy in first place with 46.5 percent, ahead of Gov. Bill Walker by almost 20 points.

KTVA - 2018-10-15 22:39:00

Proposed Alaska rules tighten water-contamination cleanup | Newstalk 750 - 103.7 KFQD

The regulations up for comment add three additional chemicals to the list of substances that require cleanup when concentrations in groundwater reach a concentration of 70 parts per trillion, which represents about 31/2 drops of liquid in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The three new chemicals are p

KFQD.COM - 2018-10-15 19:56:58

Flood advisory issued through noon Monday

The weather report for Juneau on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 on a home weather station. (Photo courtesy Mikko Wilson)The National Weather Service issued aflood advisoryin effect until noon Monday due to heavy rainfall in the Juneau area.According to the weather service, between 1.5 and 3 inches of rain ha


NTSB releases report on helicopter crash that killed 3

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The surviving passenger of a deadly helicopter crash told federal investigators that the aircraft entered a freefall from about 500 feet (152 meters) in the air before smashing on a beach in Glacier Bay National Park last month.The Juneau Empirereportsthe National Transportatio