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After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programs

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programsAdvocates are rejoicing after Gov. Bill Walker released an updated budget that restores funding for homeless programs.

Juneau activists call on Murkowski to take climate change seriously

Juneau activists call on Murkowski to take climate change seriouslyWhile Sen. Lisa Murkowski barely mentioned climate change in her annual speech to the Alaska Legislature, a small crowd rallied outside to bring attention to the issue.

Gov. Walker responds to Juneau lawmakers’ concerns over commissioners

Gov. Walker responds to Juneau lawmakers’ concerns over commissionersGov. Bill Walker says he’d like all of his commissioners to live in Juneau, but thinks it’s OK if some of them choose to live in other parts of the state.

Juneau kids take Elizabeth Peratrovich’s words to heart

Juneau kids take Elizabeth Peratrovich’s words to heartJuneau school kids have spent recent weeks learning about the late Alaska Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich.

Juneau Marijuana Committee holds first meeting

Juneau Marijuana Committee holds first meetingAbout 30 people attended the first meeting of a committee formed by the Juneau Assembly to grapple with Alaska’s soon-to-be legal marijuana industry.

Juneau man “critical” after Mendenhall Valley assault

Juneau Police have charged a 48-year-old man with assault for allegedly beating another man so severely that he had to be medevaced to a hospital outside the city.

Rescued hiker: “We definitely got more than we bargained for”

Rescued hiker: “We definitely got more than we bargained for”Matt Callahan, one of four Juneau hikers rescued off a wind-scoured mountain earlier this month, says they got more than they bargained for in their search for adventure.

JPD, Coast Guard retrieve ‘human-shaped object’ in Gastineau Channel

Juneau Police were not amused by a floating object in Gastineau Channel last night that closely resembled a human body.

Eaglecrest to reopen Porcupine lift this weekend

Eaglecrest to reopen Porcupine lift this weekendEaglecrest crews used last week’s cold snap to make some snow on the lower mountain, and Mother Nature added a few inches of her own this weekend.

Heroin, meth seizures up in 2014, JPD says

Heroin, meth seizures up in 2014, JPD saysThe Juneau Police Department seized more heroin and methamphetamine last year than in 2013, but seizures of illegal prescription drugs were down.