Battle over Medicaid spills onto Capitol steps

A still of a Northrim Bank robbery suspect provided by the Juneau Police Department.

Northrim Bank robbed, suspect claiming to have explosives at large

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A man claiming to have an explosive device robbed the Northrim Bank near the Nugget Mall this morning, Juneau police say.

The Marie Drake Building was built in 1965 and hasn't gone through any major renovations since. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Juneau School District hopes special election will make $14 million difference

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The district wants voters to approve a bond measure for school renovations before a law stopping state reimbursements for school construction takes effect.

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United in tragedy, divided in court

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“There will always be hard feelings for what she’s done to me,” said Debbie Greene, mother of a slain Hoonah police officer.

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Gov. Bill Walker, I-Alaska, during a Medicaid expansion rally at the State Capitol, April 16, 2015. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)

Battle over Medicaid spills onto Capitol steps

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The event is another strategy from the administration to get lawmakers to bring the issue to a vote in the Legislature.

Cabbage, still growing from last winter, prepares to bolt in KTOO’s Agricultural Test Station & Garden of Science! (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Gardentalk – Cheating Mother Nature & Early Planting

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KTOO’s resident Master Gardener explains what to do during early spring planting.

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SE Tribal council boosts anti-mine campaign

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Southeast Alaska’s Tlingit-Haida Central Council is increasing its opposition to mines just across the border in British Columbia.

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High-grade gold found near Kensington Mine

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The Kensington mine, located northwest of Juneau, recently announced the discovery of high-grade gold.

The FY 2016 capital budget includes $3 million for treatment of water from Juneau's Salmon Creek Reservoir. It will allow the reservoir to be a drinking-water source year-round. Turbidity shuts it down part of the year.

Record low snowpack in Southeast, warm summer ahead

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Last weekend, EagleCrest Ski Area received 20 inches of precipitation at its highest elevation, and about six inches at the base. Senior Hydrologist Aaron Jacobs says overall, our winter has been mild and wet.

The Augustus Brown facility includes two pools, a sauna and an exercise area. (Photo by Aaron Russell)

Proposed aquatics board gets stripped of some power

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The board being proposed now wouldn’t be able to hire and fire its own CEO.

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Wendie Vuille grabs the coveted prize – the diamond ring – after synchro team performs Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend during the Juneau Skating Club spring recital. (Photo by Steve Quinn)

Juneau Skating Club ends season with spring recital

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The Juneau Skating Club helped Treadwell Arena bring a close to another season last weekend with a two-performance evening.

In January, travelers through the capital city's airport will see changes to the food and beverages service. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)

Traveler’s loaded pistol confiscated at Juneau airport

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Police say a 64-year-old man’s loaded pistol was confiscated after it was found in his carry-on bag at Juneau International Airport.

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Ninth Circuit denies Big Thorne injunction

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion for an injunction that would have delayed the Big Thorne Timber Sale pending an appeal of a lower-court ruling.

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Eaglecrest manager details ski area’s financial woes

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A failed season has left Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area struggling with the fallout of lost revenue.

President Julie Kitka of the Alaska Federation of Natives at a press conference called by Gov. Bill Walker, April 16, 2015. (Photo by Skip Gray/360)

State’s new child adoption rules signal thaw with Native groups

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With Julie Kitka, the president of the Alaska Federation of Natives by his side, Walker announced at a press conference that the state would make it easier for Alaska Native children to remain with extended family or with tribal members in adoption cases.

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Oil price likely to dip again after brief surge

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That gives Alaskans something to cheer about, but the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration told a Senate panel Thursday two political events on the horizon would likely bring the global price down.

Senate Bill 89 would eliminate sanctions on parents removing their children from school if they object to standardized testing or programming related to sexual health. (Screenshot courtesy Zachariah Hughes/KSKA)

Opt out bill could cost Alaska $97 million in federal school funding

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The Legislature has advanced a contentious education bill that would allow parents to opt out of standardized tests and certain school curricula.

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South African hostel dwellers demonstrate against foreigners in Johannesburg on Friday after overnight violence between locals and immigrants in the city. (Photo by Shiraaz Mohamed/AP)

Violence Against Immigrants In South Africa Turns Deadly

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At least five people have been killed, immigrant-owned businesses have been attacked and thousands have sought refuge at temporary shelters. The government has condemned the violence.

Large amounts of data hacked from Sony Pictures last year have been made public online by WikiLeaks. (Photo by Damian Dovarganes/AP)

WikiLeaks Makes It Easy To Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

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Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

A direct, friendly gaze seems to help cement the bond of affection between people and their pooches. (Photo by Dan Perez/Flickr)

Scientists Probe Puppy Love

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Research shows the mutual gazing between pooches and people spurs release of a “trust hormone” in both. The results suggest dogs really may love us back.

In the 1950s, the World Bank funded the creation of the world's largest man-made dam, the Kariba Dam, which sits on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. The construction of such dams can have dire consequences for poor people living near a river, an investigation found. (Photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images)

When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

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Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don’t fall into this category.