This Tlingit halibut hook with a wolf spirit was slated for auction. (Photo courtesy of Karen Kramer/Peabody Essex Museum)

Theology school calls off Native art sale amid investigation

Elizabeth Jenkins
- The pieces are from 52 tribes, including Tlingit and Haida items that might be sacred. The country’s oldest theology school could get dinged with penalties as feds investigate.

2015 Juneau ElectionsJuneau Votes

Election coverage, candidate profiles, debates, and more

Dynamic Duos: Tuesday 10/6 at 7 p.m., Goldtown Theater

National News

A public funeral is held for Mormon leader L. Tom Perry on June 5 at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' highest governing body, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He died at the age of 92 from cancer. The recent deaths of several high-ranking church leaders are expected to prompt new appointments. Rick Bowmer/AP

Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean?

| NPR News, Spirit | No Comments

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will announce three new top leaders. Scholar Matthew Bowman discusses what the change could mean at a time when social issues challenge the faith.

Everything at the brand new Cultural Center in downtown Buenos Aires is free — from art installations to symphony concerts. "Culture is an investment for this government, not an expense," says Culture Minister Teresa Parodi. Centro Cultural Kirchner

In Argentina, Where Culture Is ‘A Right,’ A Free New Arts Center Opens

| Arts & Culture, NPR News | No Comments

Argentina’s newest tourist attraction is housed in a repurposed century-old Beaux Arts Central Post Office building. The Centro Cultural Kirchner is one of the largest cultural centers in the world.

In 2014, Aileen Rizo, depicted here with her parents, Paul and Lupe Rizo, sued her employer for wage discrimination after she says she found out her male colleagues were paid much more. States are addressing the wage gap between men and women.In 2014, Aileen Rizo, depicted here with her parents, Paul and Lupe Rizo, sued her employer for wage discrimination after she says she found out her male colleagues were paid much more. States are addressing the wage gap between men and women. AP

States Attack the Pay Gap Between Women and Men

| Economy, Education, Pew Charitable Trusts | No Comments

In the absence of federal laws to address the stubborn pay gap between women and men, some states are stepping in with legislation.

Ceramic handcrafted piggy banks in the shops near Masaya, Nicaragua. iStockphoto

If You’re Poor, There’s No Way To Save Money. Right? Wrong!

| NPR News | No Comments

Even the poorest of people in the poorest of countries manage their cash. But banks may not want their business, so they might have to hire a money guard or join a … merry-go-round?

More Alaska News

More people leaving Alaska than in previous years

| Recent News | No Comments

A report shows that about 7,500 more people moved out of the state than arrived in fiscal year 2014.

(Photo by Joel Garlich-Miller/USFWS)

Authorities: Alaska deaths of some walruses human-caused

| Recent News, Wildlife | No Comments

Federal authorities say the death of some of the walruses at a haul-out site in northwest Alaska were caused by humans, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes it has identified those responsible.

Alaska officials eye eroding village as relocation model

| Climate Change, Environment, Recent News, Southwest | No Comments

The state is hoping to kick-start a mass exodus from Newtok through a national competition for states and local governments vying for a slice of $1 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Alaska road used to haul oil supplies clogged with snow

| Interior, North Slope, Recent News | No Comments

Road crews are clearing snow drifts Friday from a section of the only road available for hauling supplies to Alaska’s North Slope oil fields.

4 finalists named for CEO of Alaska Permanent Fund Corp

| Recent News, State Government | No Comments

The finalists are Angela Rodell; Brian Rogers; Alexander Slivka and Glenn Cipriano.


Rifle, laptop stolen from Jordan Avenue business

| Crime & courts, Juneau, Public Safety, Recent News | No Comments

The business’s window was broken and items taken the night of Sept. 28 in the 2200 block of Jordan Avenue.

Budget cuts could cost Alaska State Troopers a helicopter

| Public Safety, Recent News, State Government | No Comments

Alaska State Troopers have already grounded one of their two search and rescue helicopters due to budget cuts, and officials say if changes aren’t made they may not be able to afford the other.

Officials seeing more scams since Permanent Fund payouts

| Economy, Recent News | No Comments

Officials warn scams can be fake charities, aggressive investment clubs and phony talent agents offering to launch children’s careers.