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Graceman exits “Talent” stage

Eleven-year-old Juneau songstress Anna Graceman failed to advance to the final four on NBC’s America’s Got Talent this week. Viewers across the country voted for jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. over Graceman on Wednesday. In earlier episodes she’d wowed audiences with her piano playing and outsized singing voice. After the results were announced, Graceman…

Fatality at the Kensington Gold Mine

Thirty-year-old Joe Tagaban of Juneau is the victim of an underground accident early Wednesday morning at the Kensington Gold Mine. Coeur Alaska says Tagaban died while performing his regular duties at the mine. The accident happened in an underground stope at the 1260-foot level where Tagaban had been working. The company is investigating the circumstances…

Bill signing expands Southeast State Forest

The state is setting aside more of its land for logging. Governor Sean Parnell today (Sept. 7th) signed a bill adding 23,000 acres to the Southeast State Forest. The measure nearly doubles the size of the forest, which was created in 2010. The forest is spread out, rather than in one concentrated area. The new…

CBJ reviewing HEARTS child care program

The City and Borough of Juneau is considering a program that could increase the quality and availability of child care in the community. The lack of child care in Juneau is notorious, says JEDC’s Meilani Schijvens. “There’s a joke here in Juneau that if you wait until you think you might be pregnant you’re probably…

Still time to comment on STIP

Dangerous highways, old bridges and the Alaska Class ferry top the Alaska Statewide Transportation Improvement Program over the next four years. The STIP is Alaska’s list of priority state and local projects from 2012 through 2015 eligible for partial or full federal funding. The Federal Highway Administration requires all state transportation departments to put together…

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