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Juneau police say felony escape defendant is missing again
The Juneau Police Department is asking for help looking for a defendant who has escaped custody. William Moy, Jr., 25, was released to the custody of his defense attorney to attend an appointment on Wednesday, but he never returned to Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
Diocese of Juneau taps panel to investigate claims of sexual misconduct
The Roman Catholic Church’s historic archives in Southeast Alaska will be opened to an independent panel investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by church personnel, the Diocese of Juneau announced Wednesday.
Red Carpet Concert: Mike Truax, ‘That’s Me’
Longtime Juneau musician and Alaska Folk Festival regular Mike Truax’s song “That’s Me” pays tribute to Alaska music talent, past and present. Recorded back in April at KTOO, the comical number lists artists Collette Costa, Bob Banghart, the Zahasky family, the late Don Drew and Buddy Tabor among ot
An elementary school program is growing gardeners in Juneau
This past summer, Juneau got nearly 200 new gardeners. They were elementary school students who learned the ins and outs of growing their own food at summer camp. Cold, gray winter may be settling on Juneau, but kids at Riverbend and Glacier Valley elementary schools are still talking about the rain
Alaska News: Tiffany Spaulding, Juneau Couple Sentenced for Roles in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that a Juneau couple has been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy to distribute drugs in Juneau, Alaska.
How does Mike Dunleavy like his cookies? ‘More chocolate chip than dough.’
On Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Mike Dunleavy hosted the annual holiday open house at the governor’s mansion in Juneau. The event was an opportunity for the community to meet the governor and first lady in their home, as well as sample a few cookies.
Eight Petersburg Middle School robotics students compete
Eight Petersburg Middle School students were in Juneau for a robotics competition last weekend. The local robotics club had been gearing up for the First Lego League Competition event since September. The theme this year was “space”. KFSK’s Angela Denning talked with team leaders before they left to
Republican candidate LeBon joins court case reviewing unresolved House election
The Republican candidate in the disputed House District 1 election is joining the court case reviewing the ballot count. Bart LeBon’s attorneys requested intervention in the case, originally filed by his opponent, Democrat Kathryn Dodge. LeBon is asking for six ballots to be reviewed.
A New Story Collection and a Memoir by Lucia Berlin, Patron Saint of Soulful Cool
244 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26. Illustrated. 176 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $25. The day Lucia Berlin was born, in Juneau, Alaska, in 1936, an avalanche wiped out a third of the town, or so she later wrote. Mythic stories gravitated to her, and in death she acquired one more: that of a write
Red Carpet Concert: Mike Truax, ‘It’s Me’
Longtime Juneau musician and Alaska Folk Festival regular Mike Truax’s song “It’s Me” pays tribute to Alaska music talent, past and present. Recorded back in April at KTOO, the comical number lists artists Collette Costa, Bob Banghart, the Zahasky family, the late Don Drew and Buddy Tabor among othe
Juneau man and dog struck, killed as they cross busy street
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 74-year-old Juneau pedestrian and his dog were killed as they crossed a busy street toward a downtown harbor. Michael Mason Sheehan was struck shortly before 4:30 p.m. Saturday by a small SUV as he crossed Egan Drive toward Harris Harbor.
Scrap metal pick-up in Haines
A barge is coming to Haines to pick up scrap metal this week. Channel Construction’s CCI401 barge will leave Juneau tomorrow and arrive at the Lutak dock in Haines on Thursday night. They will pick up city scrap on Friday. Channel Construction is coming to collect metal from the Haines Highway Proje
Celebrity returns same trio of ships to Alaska in 2020
Celebrity Millennium and the Solstice-class pair Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Solstice will return to Alaska in 2020, for the second season in a row. Celebrity Eclipse will operate weekly round-trips from Vancouver, BC, and journey through the Inside Passage, visiting Icy Strait Point, Hubbard Gl
Alaska Airlines workers rally again for higher wages, job security
Alaska Airlines workers rallied across the West Coast on Saturday, calling for job security and higher wages — and a resolution to slow moving contract negotiations. At the Juneau International Airport, around 15 employees took part. They sported the same neon green t-shirts worn at a similar event
Ethics enforcers let former Juneau lawmaker’s unpaid ethics fines slide
Two years back, the Alaska Legislature’s in-house ethics enforcers asked a former lawmaker to pay more than $18,000 in fines and write a public letter of apology. They said that while he was in office, the Juneau lawmaker had broken several ethics laws, and warned of consequences if he failed to com
How to Photograph Alaska Like a Pro
MARK KELLEY IS A JUNEAU-BASED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER who has been shooting in Alaska for more than 40 years. His 14 books have sold more than a quarter million copies and his images have appeared in National Geographic Adventure, Outside, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on the cover
Juneau police investigate bank robbery at downtown Wells Fargo
Juneau police detained one person after an attempted bank robbery at the downtown Juneau Wells Fargo Thursday afternoon. According to a Juneau Police Department release, Wells Fargo employees contacted police around 2:40 p.m. to report that a person came into the bank and passed a note to a teller d
Fundraiser promotes two-spirit inclusivity with indigenous drag show
This fall, Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal organization hosted its first ever drag show, “Besties for Breasties,” a fundraiser for Northwest Coast artist Mary Folletti’s breast cancer treatment. Organized by Juneau Chilkat weaver and drag queen Ricky Tagaban, the event helped promote inclusivity a
Lawmaker seeks bipartisan coalition to run Alaska House
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker is seeking to create a bipartisan majority coalition in the House after leaving a fragile GOP caucus that he says was "doomed to fail."
Ruling limits how Juneau can spend cruise passenger fees
A federal judge has ruled Juneau can keep collecting fees from cruise ship passengers. But the judge sided with the cruise industry which sued over how the funds are spent. Juneau’s local government collects $8 per cruise ship passenger. It uses those funds to build things like bigger docks for bigg