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Alaska unemployment rate hit 6.4 percent in June

Alaska unemployment rate hit 6.4 percent in JuneAlaska's unemployment rate stood at 6.4 percent in June.

AWARE breaks ground for new 12-unit apartment building

AWARE breaks ground for new 12-unit apartment buildingAWARE's Mandy Cole says it’s emotional watching the acre of land being cleared.

How to shuck: a primer for OysterFest

How to shuck: a primer for OysterFestVolunteers are learning how to shuck bivalves in preparation for the Third Annual OysterFest this weekend.

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soon

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soonCanadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border. Critics say the projects could damage regional fisheries.

Why a proposed ordinance could cripple some secondhand stores

Why a proposed ordinance could cripple some secondhand storesA proposed Juneau ordinance would make it easier to recover stolen goods, but some store owners say it's too broad and could cripple their business.

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.

Fort Knox wants to expands onto federal land

Fort Knox wants to expands onto federal landA Fairbanks operator wants to expand its Fort Knox Gold Mine onto federal land.

Composting, ecotours, distillery in running for Path to Prosperity prize

Composting, ecotours, distillery in running for Path to Prosperity prizeSoutheast Alaska entrepreneurs are getting a second chance to win $40,000 to develop regional businesses.

Alaska harnesses power of tides, rivers, and waves

Alaska harnesses power of tides, rivers, and wavesWith 90 percent of the nation’s tidal power, and a good chunk of its wave and river energy, Alaska’s quickly become the epicenter for this budding technology.

Should Alaska’s newest oil tax system stay or go?

Should Alaska’s newest oil tax system stay or go?Though the Juneau Chamber of Commerce opposes the repeal of a major oil and gas tax law, it invited in speakers Thursday on both sides of the issue