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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.

Alaska Board of Game lowers POW wolf harvest

Alaska Board of Game lowers POW wolf harvestPanel reduces the guideline harvest level as federal government considers ESA petition for listing Alexander Archipelago wolf.

Heroin, meth seizures up in 2014, JPD says

Heroin, meth seizures up in 2014, JPD saysThe Juneau Police Department seized more heroin and methamphetamine last year than in 2013, but seizures of illegal prescription drugs were down.

Juneau lawmakers: Commissioners should live in capital city

Juneau lawmakers: Commissioners should live in capital cityIn a letter to Gov. Bill Walker, Juneau's legislative delegation says it's concerned only two state commissioners have committed to living in the capital.