Humpback whale diving in Juneau. (Creative Commons photo by Tony Hisgett)

Juneau Whale Watch pays nearly $12K in violation fines

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cited the company last fall for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Fire burns at the Funny River area on May 25, 2014. (Photo courtesy of USFS/Josh Turnbow)

Extremely high fire danger in Juneau

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Fire Marshal discourages starting campfires and open burns until Juneau gets more rain.

The gym at Juneau-Douglas High School is set up for graduating 160 students on Sunday. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Juneau high schools to graduate 312 students on Sunday

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Yaaḵoosgé Daakahídi’s is at 1 p.m. at Centennial Hall, Thunder Mountain’s is next at 4 p.m. in the gym and Juneau-Douglas’ graduation is at 7 p.m. in the the main gym.

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Juneau playwright gets national attention

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Urban life has long drawn young people out of rural Alaska. Now art is imitating Alaska life in a first-time Juneau playwright’s new play.

Fertilizer spreader awaits its first use of the season. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Gardentalk — Spread it!

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Ed Buyarski has a few tips for applying the right kind of fertilizer evenly throughout your lawn.

A seiner fishing for salmon off the coast of Raspberry Island.  (Creative Commons photo courtesy of NancyHeise)

White House: Veto likely on Young’s fisheries bill

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The White House, like environmental groups and some small-boat fishermen, disapproves of the flexibility written into Young’s bill.

The ferry Tustumena. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Heise)

Delayed ferry heads for Unalaska despite government shutdown threat

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The Alaska state ferry Tustumena spent at least five extra days off the water and missed its first scheduled sailing earlier this month, and it is headed for Unalaska this weekend.

Jay Kazhe is a student at Eastern new Mexico. He represented the Native "youth perspective" at the panel.  (photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)

Tribes, Forest Service partner on climate change research

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At the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society Conference in Juneau this week, a panel of five discussed climate change and traditional knowledge.

A man outside the Anchorage LIO protests the legislature with a sign that reads, "YOU SHOULD BE IN JUNEAU DOING YOUR DAMN JOB!"

Legislature adjourns special session, only to call new one

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The legislature has formally relocated to Anchorage and they’ve set aside Medicaid expansion.

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Image captured from the walrus cam.

Alaska’s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

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A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach is once again streaming on the Internet.

Portion of Dalton Highway to remain closed until next week

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Water levels vary along the 80-mile closure, but state transportation officials say about 2-feet of water is over the road at some parts.

Man enters plea deal in 2008 Kodiak death

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A 27-year-old Kodiak man has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide after running over a homeless man in 2008 and leaving him to die.

Alaska unemployment rate reaches 6.7 percent in April

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The first part of 2014 saw unemployment at 6.9 percent, cresting at 7 percent, before edging lower and ending the year at 6.4 percent.

Air Force to test Moose Creek wells for contamination

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The decision comes after a move in January to change the source of drinking water on base due to contamination from perfluorinated compounds, often known as PFCs.

FBI detonates old dynamite found in Alaska mining camp

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FBI officials have detonated a batch of old dynamite discovered at a mining camp north of the Eureka Roadhouse along the Glenn Highway.

Majority members outline concerns with budget option

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The letter was signed by Reps. Bryce Edgmon, Louise Stutes, Neal Foster, Gabrielle LeDoux, Jim Colver and Paul Seaton.

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Josh Brones walks his hunting dogs, Dollar (from left), Sequoia and Tanner, near his home in Wilton, Calif., in 2012.
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Who Let The Dogs In? We Did, About 30,000 Years Ago

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A new study suggests that canis familiaris split from wolves much earlier than the 11,000 to 16,000 years ago that was long assumed.

Police in riot gear stand around an armored vehicle as smoke fills the streets of Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014.
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White House Ban On Militarized Gear For Police May Mean Little

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An NPR analysis of equipment given to police agencies by the Pentagon since 2006 — 84,258 assault rifles, 951 armored vehicles, for example — found a vast majority of it would fall outside the ban.

Village chiefs, residents and government officials take to the streets to celebrate the Chienge district's accomplishment of bringing sanitation to every home.
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A Toilet In Every Home: Zambians Celebrate Sanitation Milestone

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Answering the call of nature in the open is all too common when families don’t have other options. But now the country has its first zone that’s free of open defecation.

President Obama shakes Speaker John Boehner's hand before the start of a 2011 joint session of Congress.
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People Say They Want Compromise But Not Really

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A new poll shows that people want politicians to compromise…but only those of the other party.