Rorie Watt said he's "terribly excited" to be Juneau's next city manager. (Photo by Autumn Sapp)

Public Works Director Rorie Watt is Juneau’s next city manager

Lisa Phu
- "I just think that the manager’s job is the juggler of so many different things. I think it’s just going to be fun. I don’t think it’s going to be easy," Rorie Watt said.

National News

A passenger jet flies past the FAA control tower at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. Cliff Owen/AP

FAA break-up bill clears U.S. House committee

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A bill to break up the FAA and privatize the nation’s air traffic controllers cleared the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House Thursday night.

Final touches to the stage for Thursday's Democratic debate in Milwaukee.

WATCH: The PBS Democratic Primary Debate

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Tonight, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton square off in their first debate since his massive victory in the New Hampshire primary.

Russ Finch holds up half of a Cara Cara orange grown in his geothermal greenhouse in Alliance, Neb. (Courtesy of Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media)

Citrus In The Snow: Geothermal Greenhouses Grow Local Produce In Winter

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Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they’re energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth’s internal heat to warm the structures.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will debate Thursday night. (Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic Debate: 4 Things To Watch Tonight

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The debate airs on PBS Thursday night, two days after Bernie Sanders walloped Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. Here’s what NPR will be watching.

More Alaska News

Alaska adopts new rules for dispersant use in oil spills

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Alaska oil spill responders have adopted new rules for the rapid use of chemical dispersant but say dispersant will continue to be considered only rarely when mechanical cleanup is not practical. Chemical dispersant has been used on an oil spill…

Fire official dies in police shooting in Barrow

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A fire official in a northern Alaska town has died in a police-involved shooting.

Alaska mayor pays overdue fine for campaign violations

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An Alaska mayor has paid an unusually large fine for campaign finance violations after regulators threatened to refer the bill for collection by the state attorney general.

Kenai Peninsula remains top location for affordable housing

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While the price for homes is cheaper in Fairbanks, purchasing a home in the Kenai Peninsula Borough may be the most affordable option statewide.

Sled dog race returns to Mushers Hall

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The GCI Open North American Championships will start and finish at the Mushers Hall in Fairbanks for the second straight year.

Hollis man charged with driving through ferry security gate

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A 35-year-old southeast Alaska man suspected of driving a van through a security gate at a ferry terminal was arrested Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers say Kenneth Burchfield of Hollis about 1 a.m. broke into a secured yard at the Inter-Island…

Icebreaker, Alaska village funds in Obama proposed budget

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President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget includes funding for construction of a new polar icebreaker and relocation costs for Alaska coastal communities threatened by erosion. But it faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Congress.

Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier

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Insurance regulators say they have lifted the suspension of an Oregon-based company to again offer health insurance policies in Alaska and Oregon.