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Juneau cracks down on aggressive “hawking”

Juneau cracks down on aggressive “hawking”The Juneau Police Department says "hawking" — an aggressive form of commercial sidewalk solicitation — is on the rise.

That ’70s Home: How AHFC is trying to update Alaska’s aging housing supply

That ’70s Home: How AHFC is trying to update Alaska’s aging housing supplyAlaska Housing Finance Corp. offers a variety of loan and rebate programs aimed at upgrading the state's aging housing stock.

Legislator says mandating GMO-labels empowers shoppers

Legislator says mandating GMO-labels empowers shoppersAnchorage Rep. Geran Tarr concedes there is no clear consensus about whether eating genetically-modified foods is harmful, but she’s not taking any chances. House Bill 92 aims to help GMO-cautious consumers identify which foods in Alaska have been genetically engineered.

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament tips off Sunday

Gold Medal Basketball Tournament tips off SundayThe tournament brings people from communities all over Southeast to the capital city.

Juneau Library to launch Alaska Native stories project

Juneau Library to launch Alaska Native stories projectThe library's StoryCorps project will focus on Alaska Native educational experiences.

Environmental youths announce lawmakers of the year

Environmental youths announce lawmakers of the yearThe Alaska Youth for Environmental Action awards go to Reps. Andy Josephson, Charisse Millett, Les Gara and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins.

“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollution

“Scrubbers” to cut cruise ship air pollutionCruise lines that sail Alaska waters are installing new pollution-control equipment. Scrubbers are aimed at clearing the air — and meeting new regulations. But it’s also dodging some stronger, more expensive measures.

Juneau schools, CBJ implement new safety practices for active threats

Juneau schools, CBJ implement new safety practices for active threatsThe new city and Juneau School District strategy for dealing with active threats is known as ALICE—Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

Food bank needs more space to meet higher demand

Food bank needs more space to meet higher demandThe Southeast Alaska Food Bank has doubled its inventory in recent years and is lacking the freezer space to preserve it all. The nonprofit hopes to expand its facilities on city-owned land to build additional storage.

Ordaz wins Poetry Out Loud state championship

Ordaz wins Poetry Out Loud state championshipMaeva Ordaz is the Alaska state Poetry Out Loud champion for the second year in a row.