In Alaska, two-thirds of people who leave prison end up going back within three years. But former inmates who can find decent jobs within a year of release are half as likely to re-offend, according to an Alaska Department of Labor report. So how does the Department of Corrections want to cut recidivism? By teaching the trades.
Sealaska Heritage is celebrating the return of a 100-year-old Chilkat robe in a homecoming celebration that begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walter Soboleff Building in the Shuká Hít clan house. Sealaska Heritage also plans to stream video of the celebration on Facebook Live.
The City and Borough of Juneau and the University of Alaska Southeast have inked a deal to share a former federal marine lab on Auke Bay. The former NOAA facility has been largely shuttered since federal scientists moved to the larger Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute on Lena Point.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority wants a homeless camp on one of its downtown properties cleared by September 5. The city is working with social care agencies to find alternatives for the dozen people camped there.
President Donald Trump said the white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, weren’t solely to blame for the violence there. As he did this weekend, Trump suggested the left-wing counter-demonstrators also were culpable. “You had a group on one side…