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Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

An intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute some flights. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the flare is also expected to expand the viewing field of the aurora borealis southward, perhaps down to Colorado and Illinois.

A new year means new laws for Alaska

A new year means new laws for Alaska

Several new Alaska laws go into effect on January 1st , including a major change in the state’s oil production tax.

Thousands of Alaskans to lose unemployment benefits Saturday

Thousands of Alaskans to lose unemployment benefits Saturday

About 6,500 Alaskans will see their emergency unemployment benefits come to an end on Saturday.

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

China bans northwest shellfish over PSP

Environment and health officials in the U.S. say they are puzzled by China’s decision to ban shellfish harvested from Northern California to Alaska.

Legislators consider state takeover of school health plans to lower costs

Legislators consider state takeover of school health plans to lower costs

Alaska’s school districts spend a quarter billion dollars just on employee health care. It’s a big number that’s only expected to rise, and there isn’t one obvious solution to keeping costs down.

Using Satellite, Scientists Pinpoint Coldest Place On Earth

Using Satellite, Scientists Pinpoint Coldest Place On Earth

Using data from a NASA satellite, scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) say they have now pinpointed the coldest place on Earth.

SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested

SeaTac Voters OK $15 Minimum Wage; Recount Requested

Alaska Airlines and some other affected businesses are suing to block the wage, arguing that it conflicts with state and federal laws.

The Mind of a Juneau Chef

The Mind of a Juneau Chef

The popularity of cooking shows like PBS’s The Mind of a Chef might suggest that Americans are interested in becoming better cooks. If your culinary … more

Alaska’s First Lady Sandy Parnell and Dolly Parton

Alaska’s First Lady Sandy Parnell and Dolly Parton

What do Dolly Parton, the Juneau Public Library, and Alaska’s First Lady Sandy Parnell have in common? Children’s Books, and lots of them. On Wednesday … more

‘May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Them’

‘May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Them’

Princess Sophia passengers, including first to summit Denali, remembered in Evergreen Cemetary