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Nearly $1 billion needed to modernize rural sanitation systems

Last year the state put about $9 million and federal agencies put $51 million toward rural sanitation in Alaska. The combined $60 million is less than half of allocations 10 years ago.

Dick Hotch Tournament commemorates influential Klukwan coach

Dick Hotch Tournament commemorates influential Klukwan coachThe event has continued for more than 30 years. Some teams consider it a warm-up for the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau

Jury duty exemption proposed for teachers during school year

Currently, teachers at low performing schools are exempt, but the bill from Rep. Jim Colver would extend that to all teachers.

Salmon Sisters meld East Coast education with commercial fishing roots

Salmon Sisters meld East Coast education with commercial fishing rootsEmma and Claire Laukitis were born and raised on the Aleutian Islands near False Pass. Emma says it was quiet and simple upbringing.

Improbable archaeology: Stone tool found in Sitka landslide

Improbable archaeology: Stone tool found in Sitka landslideA devastating landslide near Sitka last year has produced an interesting discovery — evidence of early human occupation.

With Medicaid language stripped from budget, path to expansion uncertain

With Medicaid language stripped from budget, path to expansion uncertainThe move is a setback for the Walker administration, which has made Medicaid expansion a top priority. But the fight may not be over yet.

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewide

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewideThe state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is helping to fund the expansion.

Budget deficit forces tribal administrator out in Petersburg

The newly hired tribal administrator at the Petersburg Indian Association is leaving that job on Friday after finding the tribal government cannot afford her position.

Juneau Pride Chorus’s strong women

Juneau Pride Chorus’s strong womenThe Juneau Pride Chorus will perform its 17th annual concert at Northern Light United church on Saturday.

Early education programs on chopping block

Pre-kindergarten grants, Parents as Teachers, Best Beginnings — all of these early learning programs were zeroed out in the budget recommendations offered by a House education subcommittee on Tuesday night.