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Murkowski: Obama aims to “starve off” Alaska pipeline

Murkowski: Obama aims to “starve off” Alaska pipelineMurkowski says she’s not normally an alarmist, but she thinks President Obama’s actions show he’s trying to starve the Trans-Alaska Pipeline of new oil.

Juneau activists call on Murkowski to take climate change seriously

Juneau activists call on Murkowski to take climate change seriouslyWhile Sen. Lisa Murkowski barely mentioned climate change in her annual speech to the Alaska Legislature, a small crowd rallied outside to bring attention to the issue.

Gov. Walker responds to Juneau lawmakers’ concerns over commissioners

Gov. Walker responds to Juneau lawmakers’ concerns over commissionersGov. Bill Walker says he’d like all of his commissioners to live in Juneau, but thinks it’s OK if some of them choose to live in other parts of the state.

Tongass transition back on the table

Tongass transition back on the tableA citizens’ panel continues wrestling with the future of Southeast Alaska’s national forest. The 15-member Tongass Advisory Committee resumes meeting Tuesday in Juneau.

Juneau kids take Elizabeth Peratrovich’s words to heart

Juneau kids take Elizabeth Peratrovich’s words to heartJuneau school kids have spent recent weeks learning about the late Alaska Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich.

Juneau Marijuana Committee holds first meeting

Juneau Marijuana Committee holds first meetingAbout 30 people attended the first meeting of a committee formed by the Juneau Assembly to grapple with Alaska’s soon-to-be legal marijuana industry.

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service career

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service careerThe man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.

Rescued hiker: “We definitely got more than we bargained for”

Rescued hiker: “We definitely got more than we bargained for”Matt Callahan, one of four Juneau hikers rescued off a wind-scoured mountain earlier this month, says they got more than they bargained for in their search for adventure.

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schools

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schoolsNew legislation will propose a system of encouraging and supporting Native language charter schools in Alaska.

JPD, Coast Guard retrieve ‘human-shaped object’ in Gastineau Channel

Juneau Police were not amused by a floating object in Gastineau Channel last night that closely resembled a human body.