The ceremony was held by the Douglas Indian Association to honor human remains unearthed at the school during a renovation project this summer. Members of the Juneau Assembly and School Board attended as guests of DIA.
The federal government is allocating a quarter of a million dollars to Pacific states to deal with debris washing ashore from the Japanese tsunami. Alaska’s senators say the amount is astonishingly low, and more needs to be on the way.
The governor says federally mandated programs should be paid for with federal dollars. In 2011, the administration declined to apply for a federal grant that would have provided up to $1-million to help the state set up an exchange.
The Coast Guard is launching a temporary base in Barrow in a response to increased Arctic shipping.
It turns out a gravesite uncovered last month in Juneau does not contain the body of a Chilkat man who died in 1927.
Sunday July 15, kicked off the 2012 Coast Guard Buoy Round-up held by the 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau. The event is a week long series of training exercises.
The Juneau Assembly last night (Monday) appropriated nearly $23.5-million for runway safety area improvements at Juneau International Airport. The Assembly also awarded SECON a $12.3-million contract for another phase of the project.
Assembly member Ruth Danner last night (Monday) suggested revisiting the idea of moving the memorial as the city pushes forward with plans for a floating Panamax cruise ship dock in front of it.
A Juneau photographer has donated a large collection of his father’s work to a Southeast Alaska cultural group. The archive documents the career of Amos Wallace, a nationally known Tlingit carver. It will be used to teach a new generation of artists about traditional – and more recent – techniques.
Juneau police are recommending three Juneau teens be charged in connection with throwing rocks Sunday at vehicles in the Mendenhall Valley, injuring at least one person.