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Tongass National Forest (Photo by U.S. Forest Service)

New Department of Interior opinion promises to recognize expanded tribal jurisdiction in Alaska

Tribes can exert jurisdiction over allotments granted to individual Natives, opinion states.

Tongass National Forest (Photo by U.S. Forest Service)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)

Police calls for Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
A ninth grader places her cellphone in to a phone holder as she enters class at Delta High School on Feb. 23 in Delta, Utah. Most schools have policies regulating student cellphone use at school. But the reality is kids don’t always follow the rules and schools enforce them sporadically. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Opinion: The problem education funding and reforms can’t fix

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is right. Increasing the Base Student Allocation funding for Alaska’s public schools alone won’t improve education outcomes for students. But I don’t… Continue reading

A ninth grader places her cellphone in to a phone holder as she enters class at Delta High School on Feb. 23 in Delta, Utah. Most schools have policies regulating student cellphone use at school. But the reality is kids don’t always follow the rules and schools enforce them sporadically. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
From left, Lauren Shea, Chantale Bégin, Isabelle Côté and Noelle Helder propel their 28-foot boat Emma off the coast of Florida during a training run for their crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo courtesy Noelle Helder)

Alaska Science Forum: Marine scientist rows across the Atlantic

The first days were the hardest days, Noelle Helder said. Imagine being as seasick as you will ever be while surfing waves that look like… Continue reading

From left, Lauren Shea, Chantale Bégin, Isabelle Côté and Noelle Helder propel their 28-foot boat Emma off the coast of Florida during a training run for their crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo courtesy Noelle Helder)
Finished crispy shrimp spring rolls. (Photo by Patty Schied)

Cooking for Pleasure: Crispy shrimp spring rolls w/ spicy sweet chili sauce

It took me many years to feel brave enough to make my own crispy spring rolls. I always thought it was a lot more difficult… Continue reading

Finished crispy shrimp spring rolls. (Photo by Patty Schied)
Students and volunteers participate in the fifth annual Curiosity Unleashed at Thunder Mountain High School on Feb. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Juneau STEAM Coalition)

Neighbors: Letters of thanks

Thanks for help with Curiosity Unleashed event We from the Juneau STEAM Coalition would like to loudly and enthusiastically thank the over 750 kids and… Continue reading

Students and volunteers participate in the fifth annual Curiosity Unleashed at Thunder Mountain High School on Feb. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Juneau STEAM Coalition)
Students at Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School participate in a Financial Reality Fair. (Photo courtesy of John Paul / Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School)

Neighbors briefs

Skate to “Frozen” at Treadwell Arena’s Movie in the Park on March 23 For the first time in forever, Juneau Parks & Recreation is hosting… Continue reading

Students at Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School participate in a Financial Reality Fair. (Photo courtesy of John Paul / Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi High School)
The Alaska State Capitol on March 1. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

House passes bill altering wording of sex crimes against children

“Child sexual abuse material” replaces term “child pornography” in proposal passed by 39-1 vote.

The Alaska State Capitol on March 1. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
The Walter Soboleff Building occupies a central location in downtown Juneau on the former site of a historic building that burned in 2004. (Photo by Brian Wallace)

The C.W. Young Building: A phoenix rises from the ashes

Icebergs, shipwreck victims, historic fire and Native heritage part of downtown landmark’s history.

The Walter Soboleff Building occupies a central location in downtown Juneau on the former site of a historic building that burned in 2004. (Photo by Brian Wallace)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)

Police calls for Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
The Alaska State Capitol is seen on Wednesday, March 7. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
The Alaska State Capitol is seen on Wednesday, March 7. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
The author and his wife ride a lift at Eaglecrest over the weekend. (Photo by Jeff Lund)

I Went to the Woods: All you can eat pizza

There are times you’re confronted with the culmination of your career as an active human and you end up wishing you’d have had a better… Continue reading

The author and his wife ride a lift at Eaglecrest over the weekend. (Photo by Jeff Lund)
Laura Rorem is a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church. (Courtesy of Laura Rorem)

Living and Growing: The beauty of brokeness

Panicked, I feverishly wandered into my mother’s sewing room looking for her. I could not find her, but her sewing machine was beckoning me to… Continue reading

Laura Rorem is a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church. (Courtesy of Laura Rorem)
Members of the Alaska House Finance Committee discuss their first-draft budget on Tuesday. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

Alaska House debuts new first-draft budget, but PFD and school funding are question marks

House Finance Committee awaiting new revenue estimates for the coming year before finishing draft.

Members of the Alaska House Finance Committee discuss their first-draft budget on Tuesday. (James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)
State Rep. Sara Hannan, a Juneau Democrat, argues in favor of rejecting Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s executive order giving him full control of the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board during a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Legislature kills most of Dunleavy’s executive orders in rare joint session

Giving governor full control of Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board among orders rejected.

State Rep. Sara Hannan, a Juneau Democrat, argues in favor of rejecting Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s executive order giving him full control of the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board during a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Dallas Seavey sits with his lead dogs Sebastian, left, and Aero after his sixth Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race win on Tuesday in Nome. (Anne Raup/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Dallas Seavey wins 6th Iditarod championship, most ever in the world’s most famous sled dog race

Dallas Seavey’s path to an Iditarod championship was like none he’s faced before, including killing a moose and overcoming a time penalty that had him… Continue reading

Dallas Seavey sits with his lead dogs Sebastian, left, and Aero after his sixth Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race win on Tuesday in Nome. (Anne Raup/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)

Police calls for Monday, March 11, 2024

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
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Java Burn Reviews: What Weight Loss Results Can Customers Actually Expect? (2024)

If you’ve been searching for a natural and effective way to boost your metabolism, Java Burn might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.… Continue reading

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)

Police calls for Sunday, March 10, 2024

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(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file photo)
The 2024 Alaska Airlines Region V Basketball Tournament mass pep band, a combined musical extravaganza of Southeast high school pep band members, prepare to play during a game between Haines and Craig last week at the B.J. McGillis Gymnasium in Sitka. (Heather Gluth / MEHS)

Region V Basketball Tournament awards

The conclusion of the Alaska Airlines Region V 2A/4A Basketball Tournament on Saturday at Mt. Edgecumbe High School’s B.J. McGillis Gymnasium in Sitka and the… Continue reading

The 2024 Alaska Airlines Region V Basketball Tournament mass pep band, a combined musical extravaganza of Southeast high school pep band members, prepare to play during a game between Haines and Craig last week at the B.J. McGillis Gymnasium in Sitka. (Heather Gluth / MEHS)