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The alder trees -- and the peace sign among them -- at the end of Commercial Boulevard in Juneau are about 10 years old, pictured here on Jan. 8, 2019. The slope was cut and stabilized as part of the construction of the Home Depot.

How a mischievous Home Depot surveyor turned this hill into guerrilla art

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Theodolites, semaphore, trigonometry and some "Big Lebowski" references — everything you wanted to know about the peace sign and a few things you didn't.
Wayne Price works on a 12 foot tall totem pole in his Haines studio. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)

Centuries later, a Tlingit artist’s work still inspires woodcarvers — and entices private collectors

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A rattle attributed to woodcarver Kadjisdu.axch, who lived 200 years ago in a village near modern-day Wrangell, recently sold at auction for $504,500. The Tlingit artist influences carvers in Southeast Alaska to this day.
This design rendering shows how the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center may appear from the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building.

Assembly committee to revisit ‘new JACC’ funding proposals

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Options for funding the construction of a new Juneau Arts and Culture Center — budgeted to cost $26.4 million — will be taken up by the Juneau Assembly Public Works and Facilities Committee this spring.
Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé sits at the base of the mountain from which it takes its Tlingit name, Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo by Zoe Grueskin/KTOO)

What’s in a name? After student push, Juneau-Douglas High School adds Tlingit name: Yadaa.at Kalé.

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The Juneau School Board voted unanimously to accept the gift of a Tlingit name for Juneau-Douglas High School. Yadaa.at Kalé is a name given to Mt. Juneau, meaning "beautifully adorned face."

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