Parnell mining class

Parnell urges mining students to follow their passions

More than 50 high school students taking an “Introduction to Mining Occupations” course through the University of Alaska Southeast had quite the guest speaker on the first day of class Tuesday. Governor Sean Parnell urged the students to follow their passions, whether they end up working in the mining industry or not. “This class is…

Living King’s dream

About a hundred people gathered at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Juneau Monday for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. All of the speakers talked about the strides our society has taken in terms of race relations since King’s death 45 years ago. They also spoke of the need to keep fighting for…

Chief Browning to retire

Juneau Police Chief Greg Browning will retire at the end of May, after 34 years in law enforcement. Browning, 57, came to Juneau 13 years ago as assistant chief and moved into the top job in 2006. He says he became interested in being a police officer in high school, when he was working in…

Greg Wolf

Hazy forecast for Alaska’s economy

Alaska’s economy weathered the Great Recession better than most states, and should hold steady for the foreseeable future. But depending on who you ask, there could be gloom on the horizon.

Phyllis DeMuth, member of the 1967 Alaska State Museum Committee, and Ron Inouye, representative of the Alaska Historical Society break ground.

Formal groundbreaking for SLAM project

Dirt has been turned for the new State Libraries, Archives and Museum in the capital city. The project to hold Alaska’s treasures in one building is already underway, as contractor PCL Construction prepares the ground behind the current Alaska State Museum. Wednesday’s cold rain in Juneau moved the groundbreaking inside. The museum was packed with…