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New Alaska National Guard commander to take helm

New Alaska National Guard commander to take helmCol. Joseph Streff will take over from Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges at a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Short, chubby and neurotic is good combination in cold

Short, chubby and neurotic is good combination in coldThere’s no doubt, some people run hotter than others. But what makes a person more tolerant of the cold? The size and shape of one’s body makes a difference, according to Jacques LeBlanc, a researcher at Laval University in Quebec.

The annual draining of Twin Lakes

The annual draining of Twin LakesThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Juneau’s Parks and Recreation department drain Twin Lakes once a year to control the invasive weed, milfoil.

Interim Southeast DOT chief based in Anchorage

Interim Southeast DOT chief based in AnchorageA Department of Transportation insider is the interim manager of the agency’s division overseeing Southeast Alaska.

Hikers rescued from West Glacier Trail

Hikers rescued from West Glacier TrailMichael Spano, 24, and Joy Bartlett, 22, got disoriented after sundown yesterday.

Tlingit and Haida receives grant for efficiency upgrades

Tlingit and Haida receives grant for efficiency upgradesSoutheast Alaska’s largest tribal organization is getting $500,000 from the federal government to make energy efficiency upgrades to its Juneau headquarters.

Money assigned to Juneau road, Knik Arm being redirected

Money assigned to Juneau road, Knik Arm being redirectedJeff Ottesen, the department's director of program development, said the money wasn't specifically earmarked for Knik Arm and Juneau access projects.

Support for Daylight Saving bill falls back

Support for Daylight Saving bill falls backAfter sailing through the Senate, a bill to exempt Alaska from daylight saving time has lost momentum in the House.

Walker wants agencies to review cybersecurity

Walker wants agencies to review cybersecurityThis comes after Premera Blue Cross announced it had discovered an attack on its system in which consumer data such as Social Security numbers and bank account information may have been accessed.

Pentagon prodded to study Native contracting reform

Alaska’s Congressional delegation and a dozen other lawmakers are asking the Defense secretary to study how contracting reform has hurt Alaska Native corporations and tribally owned businesses.