Candidate profile: Merrill Sanford, Mayor

What is your highest priority for the CBJ to accomplish during your term in office? Explain why this is a priority and how you would… Continue reading

Candidate profile: Greg Fisk

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Candidate profile: Dixie Hood, Assembly D2

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Candidate profile: Jerry Nankervis, Assembly D2

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Jason Puckett

Candidate profile: Jason Puckett, Assembly D2

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Jason Puckett
Juneau police officers detain multiple people in police vehicles at the Safeway gas station Thursday afternoon.

JPD: Safeway stop tied to Switzer shooting

It appeared at first to be a gross overreaction by police.Multiple Juneau Police Department vehicles surrounded a car fueling at the Safeway gas station Thursday… Continue reading

Juneau police officers detain multiple people in police vehicles at the Safeway gas station Thursday afternoon.

Juneau police ID body found in wetlands

Juneau police have identified the man whose body was found in the Mendenhall Wetlands earlier this week.Juneau Police Department spokesman Lt. David Campbell told the… Continue reading

A sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices continued to take a toll on energy-producing states.

Jobless rates fall in 29 states in August amid job gains

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices… Continue reading

A sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices continued to take a toll on energy-producing states.

Agency investigates deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE — A federal agency is investigating the deaths of 25 walrus found on a northwest Alaska beach.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Andrea Medeiros… Continue reading

Pictured are both the Walter Soboleff Building (left) and Sealaska Plaza Building (right), which houses the parent Sealaska Native corporation. The Ketchikan Daily News reported Sealaska is exploring new revenue streams, including a possible acquisition of a natural foods business.

Sealaska looks to diversify revenue stream

KETCHIKAN — As Sealaska Corp. reduces its timber program, the company is exploring new revenue streams, including a possible acquisition of a natural foods business.Sealaska… Continue reading

Pictured are both the Walter Soboleff Building (left) and Sealaska Plaza Building (right), which houses the parent Sealaska Native corporation. The Ketchikan Daily News reported Sealaska is exploring new revenue streams, including a possible acquisition of a natural foods business.

Photo: Porcupine Lodge grand opening

The second floor lobby is being used during the summer months by Alaska Zipline Adventure's as their gift shop. The new Porcupine Lodge will have… Continue reading

With cuts on horizon, UA needs budget hike just to stay level

The University of Alaska expects to need $27 million more next year from the Alaska Legislature to fund operations. The state’s Office of Management and… Continue reading

Juneau School Board incumbent Andi Story answers a question as Jeff Redmond, left, Josh Keaton, center, Jason Hart, and Emil Mackey, right, wait their turn during a Juneau school board candidate debate at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Five candidates, three spots

It’s all about the kids, but being on the school board is also a balancing act with an ever-shrinking budget countered by expanding community needs.… Continue reading

Juneau School Board incumbent Andi Story answers a question as Jeff Redmond, left, Josh Keaton, center, Jason Hart, and Emil Mackey, right, wait their turn during a Juneau school board candidate debate at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.
Dan and Lisa Galloway gets help from Chancellor John Pugh, right, as they move their daughter, Catherine, into the new freshman student housing at the University of Alaska Southeast in August 2014. The resident housing has been named after Pugh, who retired at the end of the last school year.

Pugh ‘honored’ by UAS hall naming

The new freshman dorm at the University of Alaska Southeast was named in honor of one of its favored administrators during a Thursday evening ceremony… Continue reading

Dan and Lisa Galloway gets help from Chancellor John Pugh, right, as they move their daughter, Catherine, into the new freshman student housing at the University of Alaska Southeast in August 2014. The resident housing has been named after Pugh, who retired at the end of the last school year.

Around town for Friday, Sept. 18

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Fuel from sunken vessel removed

A diving and salvage company has removed “all accessible pollution sources and hazards” from a 96-foot tugboat that sank Sept. 12 in Gastineau Channel near… Continue reading

Galena man shot by Fairbanks state troopers dies of injuries

FAIRBANKS — A Galena man shot by Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks has died of his injuries.Troopers say 19-year-old Tristan Vent died at about 6:30… Continue reading

Districts prepare for student tests to evaluate teachers

ANCHORAGE — While this school year is newly under way, district officials across Alaska are turning their attention to additional standardized tests students will take… Continue reading

Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged, citing low inflation

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve ended weeks of speculation Thursday by keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a… Continue reading

GOP leaders seek to avert shutdown over Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders scrambled Thursday to head off a politically damaging government shutdown in two weeks over rebellious conservatives’ demand that any stopgap… Continue reading