This photo was taken in the beginning of the month. Due to a warmer and dryer than normal May, the mountaintops are now a lot more bare. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

Juneau gets a short break from warm and dry

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May has been drier than normal. On average, Juneau usually gets 3.4 inches of rain in May. So far, less than half an inch has fallen.

A carry team at Dover Air Force Base trains on the proper protocol for a dignified transfer.
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At Dover Air Force Base, Bringing Home The Fallen With Grief And Joy

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The rituals of caring for the remains of service members are carried out with special grace by the staff at Dover Air Force Base. “We believe in what we’re doing here,” says one. “We love them.”

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As budget negotiations continue, little public action from legislature

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Lawmakers have until June 1 to pass a budget before layoff notices are sent to state employees, and until July 1 before Alaska experiences a partial government shutdown.

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U.S. Coast Guard color guard passes in front of spectators at Monday's Memorial Day obseverance at Evergreen Cemetery. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)

Slideshow: Memorial Day in Juneau

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Juneau residents remembered those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.

At 12, Jasmine Molina has found a way to help newly arriving Filipino students transition to middle school. “She is a self-initiated ambassador,” says her teacher, Janelle Farvour. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)

Sitka middle schooler breaks down language, cultural barriers for immigrant students

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It’s more than middle school survival tactics; Jasmine is helping her classmates succeed in a Western school.

UA Museum of the North head of production Roger Topp and “Snaps.” (Photo by Dan Bross/KUAC)

Native language speakers to create new words for museum’s dinosaur exhibit

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“Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” gives visitors the opportunity to experience paleontologists quest and what they’re finding in an underexplored region.

Brianna McMillen shows off her breaking skills. (Photo by Anne Hillman/KSKA)

Summit builds community through hip hop culture and history

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Hip hop is more than just music and dancing; it’s a culture based on bringing people together.

Nepalese villagers wave after collecting aid dropped by an Indian helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal.
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Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

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Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers died in a helicopter crash while delivering earthquake relief supplies. NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the kind of people who risk their lives for strangers.

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Y-K’s Facebook phenom helps kick off Arctic Council Chairmanship

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A Tooksook Bay teenager who became a singing sensation on Facebook performed for ambassadors and Arctic VIPs at the State Department in Washington D.C. last week.

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Tuck: Budget deal doesn’t seem any closer

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Chenault said on Talk of Alaska Tuesday that he and Tuck would continue working to try to reach an agreement.

Federal, state reports show Juneau population decline

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The federal figures released last week showed a decline of 220 people.

Wildfire officials monitor fire burning near Eagle

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The fire is moving northwest away from Eagle and no structures are immediately threatened.

Conservation effort brings bison bulls to female herd

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Four bison bulls are making their way toward an experimental mating herd established this spring near the far western Interior town of Shageluk.

Ferry breakdown strands Alaska brew festival attendees

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The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku suffered a mechanical problem Sunday during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival in Haines.

Water levels drop enough for repairs to Dalton Highway

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Culverts are being installed on the north end of the highway to allow flood waters to flow back into the main channel of the Sag River.

Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

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Unseasonably warm and dry temperatures coupled with grasses that remain brown from lack of moisture are making spring fire danger high.

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A Malaysian forensic team personnel handles bags of human remains found at abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the Malaysia-Thailand border in Wang Kelian on Monday.
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Police: Malaysia Uncovers 139 Mass Graves Believed To Hold Migrants

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Most of the victims are believed to be Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. They are held until their families pay more money, which few can afford to do.

Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor sits in a courtroom in Lueneburg, northern Germany, on April 21, 2015. She testified at the trial of 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening.
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‘It’s For You To Know That You Forgive,’ Says Holocaust Survivor

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Eva Kor, who was held at Auschwitz and recently testified against former Nazi guard Oskar Groening, says that when a victim chooses to forgive, they take the power back from their tormentors.

Nepalese villagers wave after collecting aid dropped by an Indian helicopter in Khanigaun, Nepal.
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Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

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Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers died in a helicopter crash while delivering earthquake relief supplies. NPR’s Scott Simon reflects on the kind of people who risk their lives for strangers.

Princeton University professor John Nash speaks during a news conference at the university in Oct. 1994 after being named the winner of the Nobel Prize for economics.
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‘Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash, Jr. Dies In New Jersey Car Crash

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The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with his wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.