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Alex Thompson and Melissa Patterson chat backstage during Gold Town Nickelodeon's screening of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" last year.

Weekend ‘Rocky Horror’ screenings lets Juneau fly its ‘freak flag’

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Gold Town Nickelodeon will screen “Rocky Horror Picture Show” three times this weekend.

Walrus ivory carvings and masks, like these on display at Maruskiya’s in Nome, may be threatened by other states’ bans on the sale, purchase, and trade of various types of ivory. (Photo by Emily Russell/KNOM)

Native artisans worry ivory bans in other states could reverberate in Alaska

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The federal government instituted a near-total ban on the domestic commercial trade of African elephant ivory, but many Alaskans are concerned the backlash from this ban is affecting other ivories. St. Lawrence Islander Susie Silook is the author of a petition to protect walrus ivory and other marine mammal by-products from various states’ legislation that would see it banned as a response to the federal ban.

Amy Karpstein uses a drill to carve small holes into her pumpkin at Juneau Makerspace in Lemon Creek on Monday, October 24, 2016. Karpstein was one of seven people using the space Monday night during an open studio night. (Photo by Tripp J Crouse/KTOO)

Why carve pumpkins when you can use power tools?

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Juneau Makerspace opens its studio to the public on Monday nights except for holidays. See an upcoming events calendar at Family memberships are $50 a month. Members get 24-hour access.

Emmanauel Jal talks about his transition from child soldier in Sudan to peace activist and hip hop artist during an interview on Tuesday.

Former child soldier tells Juneau high schoolers to work for peace

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Emmanuel Jal, a peace activist, musician and entrepreneur visited Juneau to tell high school students about his experience as a child soldier.

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