The Seattle-based Indigenous funk band Khu.éex’ played Juneau’s Centennial Hall Convention Center on Monday as part of their Alaska tour. The 11-person ensemble shared original and traditional music inspired by band founder Preston Singletary’s southeast Alaska roots. Their third album “Héen” — which translates to “water” in Tlingit — is being released this winter.
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- The City and Borough of Juneau announced Katie Koester as the new public works and engineering director on Monday. Former Director Mike Vigue retired earlier this month.
- According to the U.S. Postal Service, White Mountain has been without regular postal deliveries since late October, after the rural Alaska community's postmaster left her position.
- There’s no mine yet at the Palmer Project site. But a small cadre of scientists live there for half the year, looking for minerals.
- An Anchorage dentist is on trial for felony criminal counts of Medicaid fraud and reckless endangerment over — among other allegations — performing dentistry while on a hoverboard.