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U.S. Interior Department gives Shell OK to proceed with Arctic drilling prep

The U.S. Department of Interior announced this morning it is allowing Shell Oil to proceed with its drilling operations in the Chuckchi Sea.

Juneau Afternoon 8/31/12


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Today at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore hosts.

Julie Staveland and Lori Klein from the UAS Student Resource Center will update us … more

Earthquake clusters detected at remote volcano

Seismologists say a cluster of earthquakes has been detected at a remote volcano in Alaska's western Aleutian Islands.

State releases stats on scholarship eligibility

Early data indicate at least 2,170 students from the high school graduating class of 2012 qualified for a state-funded merit scholarship.

School Summit: JSD report card

The Juneau School District is holding its annual School Summit Thursday evening. Billed as a report card to the public, school administrators will explain the school district vision, the strategic plan, academic progress as well as indicators of success.

Homer City Council bans plastic shopping bags

The Homer City Council on Monday passed a ban on plastic shopping bags, citing harmful effects on the land and marine environments.

Court Watch: Two teens are headed to prison a year after the murder of Kevin Thornton

Court Watch: Two teens are headed to prison a year after the murder of Kevin ThorntonWith three Arkansas teens sentenced for the death of Kevin Thornton of Juneau , Malvern reporter Steve Good and KTOO’s Rosemarie Alexander bring this sad story to a conclusion in Court Watch.

Coastal management issue likely to come up next session

Despite the failure of Ballot Measure Two, Alaska could still reestablish its Coastal Management Program.

Woman testifies in Coast Guard court-martial

A court-martial is being held for a Coast Guard fireman charged with sexually assaulting a fellow Coast Guard petty officer.

Juneau Afternoon 8/30/12

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Today at 3 on KTOO-FM on A Juneau Afternoon, Jeff Brown hosts.

He’ll talk with Bill Ragan about the House of Wickersham;

We’ll get … more