Small but insignificant increase in Cook Inlet belugas, NOAA reports

The number of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales is up a bit from last year, but not enough to indicate a turn-around in the population’s slow decline. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center, which announced Thursday that the 2012 whale population is 312 animals, up from 284 in…

Peace group helps bring Muslim students to Juneau

A decade ago, as the United States was getting more and more entangled in war in Afghanistan and Iraq, a small group of Juneau residents founded Juneau People for Peace and Justice. The group continues to be a visible and vocal organization dedicated to cultivating the message of peace.

A new 4-H equestrian club in Juneau links riders at Fairweather stables to the Southeast 4-H community.The group hosted their first pony ride in October. Sunlight streams into the dusty barn as Higgins carries another rider around the arena.

Photos from the news in 2012

2012 saw a variety of stories and events in Juneau. Here are some of the photos from this year covering major events, breaking news and stories from Juneau and around Alaska.

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