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Alaska museums awarded grants for exhibits, training

Alaska museums awarded grants for exhibits, trainingThree Alaska museums have received more than $142,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

In transition: When a family of five calls one room home

In transition: When a family of five calls one room homeJuneau charity organization St. Vincent de Paul has a record high number of people staying in its transitional housing shelter.

Federal agents blow up explosives at Petersburg’s rock pit

Federal agents blow up explosives at Petersburg’s rock pitFederal agents destroyed over 50 pounds of an explosive in Petersburg’s rock pit behind the community’s airport Wednesday afternoon.

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverage

Murkowski joins Democrats on vote for birth control coverageA U.S. Senate bill requiring companies to cover birth control in employee healthcare plans failed a procedural vote yesterday.

Judge blocks law limiting Medicaid payments for abortion

A superior court judge has blocked a law restricting Medicaid payments for abortion from going into effect.

Juneau police still looking for witnesses to racial outburst at Celebration

Juneau police still looking for witnesses to racial outburst at CelebrationLt. Kris Sell hopes witnesses who haven’t yet talked to the police will come forward.

Alaska Native leader Don Wright passes away

Alaska Native leader Don Wright has died. He was 84 when he passed away at home on July 5.

How to behave in bear country

How to behave in bear countryKnowing how to behave in bear country allows Alaskans to explore wilderness more deeply.

‘Among Wolves’ Details Researcher’s Lifelong Passion

‘Among Wolves’ Details Researcher’s Lifelong PassionThe University of Alaska Press recently published a book detailing one biologist’s lifelong effort to chronicle the lives of wolves that live inside the boundary of Denali Park and Preserve.

Preliminary figures show dismal walrus harvest from poor weather

Preliminary figures show dismal walrus harvest from poor weatherFor the second year in a row, the number of walrus harvested for subsistence on St. Lawrence Island is far below normal.