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Facing declining enrollment, Harborview could lose a teacher next school year

Harborview Elementary School will lose one teacher position next school year. That’s because the Juneau School District is predicting a small drop in enrollment. Principal Tom McKenna said this is continuation of a trend. Last year, with fewer students to serve, the school reduced its teaching staff


Records reveal DOT planning Berners Bay ferry terminal on Lynn Canal

The Dunleavy administration is considering a new Juneau ferry terminal 30 miles north of the existing one to accommodate the short-range of the new Alaska-class ferries. It’s part of the plan to ensure day boats can connect Juneau with Haines and Skagway.


Alaska needs 4,000 seafood processing workers

The Alaska seafood processing industry is staffing up for the summer and is looking for as many as 4,000 full-time temporary workers, the Anchorage Press reports. More than 14 companies have openings in Dutch Harbor, Naknek and Juneau, to name a few commercial landing spots, and some are offering tr


U.S. Coast Guard airlifts injured man from moored vessel in Pybus Bay

On Monday evening, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka medevaced a 60-year-old man from a fishing vessel moored in Pybus Bay. That’s according to an official tweet from the Coast Guard.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


State plans to award contract for ferry options protested

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state’s intent to award a contract to a company to review options for the future of. Alaska’s ferry system is being challenged by the other bidder for the job.


6 Underrated Summer Vacation Spots In The U.S. That'll Give Your Friends Major Instagram Envy

When you think of beautiful places to travel to in the summertime, you're probably hoping you can hit up a beachy spot — complete with a fresh fruit smoothie in-hand — so you can spend the whole season hanging out in your swimsuits and sunnies. That sounds like so much fun, and you should definitely


Lawmakers reject board nominee with ghost-hunting past

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska man with a ghost-hunting history has scared off lawmakers, who rejected his nomination to a compensation board for crime victims. The Legislature late Wednesday voted 9-48 to reject Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s nomination of John Francis to the Violent Crimes Compensation Boa


Human rights commission plans to move ahead with apology

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state human rights commission official indicated Thursday that the commission’s former executive director had not penned a letter of apology for calling out on social media a “Black Rifles Matter” sticker on a truck in the commission’s parking lot.


Do you have an idea for what to do with the Lumberman?

The City and Borough of Juneau’s Docks & Harbors department is seeking suggestions from the public for the most cost-effective way to dispose of the Lumberman. The tugboat is anchored on state tidelands across from Egan Drive.


Capital City Fire/Rescue considers taking over hospital sleep-off program

Changes may be in store for the sleep-off program at Bartlett Regional Hospital. The program provides a place for inebriated people to sleep until they sober up, but the hospital doesn’t view this as a medical service. That’s why Juneau officials has been looking to move the program off campus. And


Cost to move Legislature could be up to $45 million if state builds office, analysts find

Moving the Legislature from Juneau to Anchorage could cost anywhere from a little less than $3 million the first year to nearly $45 million. That’s according to a report by the Legislature’s nonpartisan budget analysts.


Dunleavy fills second Palmer court seat after delay

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Mike Dunleavy has filled a second Palmer Superior Court judgeship, weeks after the deadline to make such a pick. He announced Wednesday his selection of private practice attorney Kristen Stohler.


Alaska lawmakers confirm Public Safety commissioner despite allegations of poor work ethic

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska lawmakers confirm Public Safety commissioner despite allegations of poor work ethic . The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Ernestine Hayes meets the locals

Ernestine Hayes, author of "The Tao of Raven," "Blonde Indian," and "Juneau (Images of America)" was in Wrangell last weekend to host a writer's workshop. She also visited with Wrangell residents at the Irene Ingle Public Library at a meet-and-greet on Friday.


The Latest: Official cites personal reasons for resignation

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on another resignation with the Alaska human rights commission (all times local):. The chief of enforcement for Alaska’s human rights commission says she is resigning for personal reasons.


Planning An Alaskan Cruise?: 5 Tips For Keeping The Whole Family Happy

Alaska has 34,000 miles of coastline! That’s more than all other 49 states combined. It also has America’s largest national forest known as the Tongas. That means miles of untouched lands to explore and a plethora of wildlife to discover.


Lawmakers want to hear from Price ahead of vote

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s pick to lead the state Department of Public Safety is set to face lawmakers for one last time before her nomination is voted on by a joint session of the Legislature Wednesday.


Juneau high schoolers headed to world robotics championship

A high school robotics team from Juneau is competing in the world championship this month. It’s the first time a team from Southeast Alaska has made it this far. Thunder Mountain High School’s state champion robotics team lives up to its name: Trial and Error. At an after-school practice just a week


Alaska Legislature to weigh Dunleavy Cabinet, board picks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s Cabinet-level appointments and nominations to boards and commissions face confirmation votes from state lawmakers Wednesday. The Legislature plans to meet in joint session Wednesday afternoon to weigh the appointments.