Good teaching, academic challenges and school atmosphere are keys to staying in school for at-risk students, according to research by the Association of Alaska School Boards.
Juneau Democratic State Rep. Beth Kerttula has been getting to know the residents and issues in her new district this fall. House District 32 encompasses Juneau, Petersburg, Kupreanof, Gustavus, Tenakee and Skagway.
The Juneau Assembly this week decided not to request lower speed limits as part of an Alaska Department of Transportation project in the Auke Bay area. That means the section of Glacier Highway from Auke Lake to the intersection with Back Loop Road will continue to be designed for a 40 mile per hour speed…
Party leaders and their allies are investing in two candidates for the Ketchikan-Wrangell-northern-Prince-of-Wales-Island House seat. But a third, who has represented most of what’s now House District 33 for three terms, is getting nothing.
British Columbia environmental officials have approved a new route to the Tulsequah Chief Mine that avoids several traditional Native use areas and eliminates the need for Taku River barging.
A new 4-H equestrian club in Juneau links riders at Fairweather stables to the Southeast 4-H community.
Day eight of the trial in the case of John Marvin, Jr. gets underway on Tuesday. Marvin is accused of causing the deaths of Hoonah police officers Matthew Tokuoka and Sgt. Anthony Wallace on August 28, 2010. District Attorney Dave Brower is prosecuting the case. Sgt. Michelyn Manrique, supervising investigator, is assisting him at the prosecutor’s…
Juneau Parks and Recreation Director Brent Fischer says the city cannot afford to operate an ice rink at Dimond Park in the Mendenhall Valley. In a presentation to the Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole Monday, Fischer cited declining use at the city’s only current indoor ice facility – Treadwell Arena – plus the cost…
Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford says the CBJ Assembly made good progress Saturday at its annual goal setting retreat. But he expects at least one more meeting before the annual list of Assembly and staff priorities for the coming year is finalized. “I think we got a bunch of different topics addressed out there,” Sanford said.…
Dozens of families gathered today for the annual Fall Family Fun Fest at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center.
More money is going into the House District 34 campaign than any other race in Southeast. That’s the new Sitka-plus-Southeast Islands district, a close race between incumbent Bill Thomas and challenger Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins.
By the end of the day, the Assembly and city staff will have a list of new of priorities to work on.
This week is the 94th anniversary of the sinking of the Princess Sophia passenger ship in Lynn Canal, which claimed the lives of about 350 people.
The City and Borough of Juneau is appealing a decision by the state’s Local Boundary Commission on the northern boundary of a proposed Petersburg borough.