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Police: Double murder in Douglas

The shooting deaths of two people at a Douglas Island condominium is being investigated as a double murder, according to the Juneau Police Department.
Sealaska announces dividend, shares plans for 2016 and beyond

Sealaska hopes to be a bright spot for economic activity and job creation during a time when prospects look bleak elsewhere in Alaska, as the state wrestles with closing a multibillion dollar budget deficit.
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Life-threatening injuries for one survivor after plane crash

Seattle's Harborview Medical Center staff identified Martha Mackowiak, 51, as the passenger medevaced last night from Juneau to Seattle after surviving a plane crash.
Westmoreland, Sierra wed

Charles L. Westmoreland and Eldri Sierra were married Aug. 5, 2015, during a private ceremony held in North Douglas, bringing to an end their nearly...
Man arrested for firearm theft

A 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for burglarizing a home on Glacier Highway a few miles south of the Shrine of St. Therese.
Mallott ejects elections director

It didn't take a vote of the people to oust Alaska's Division of Elections director. Only one vote was needed. Gail Fenumiai turned in her resignation Friday at the request of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, who oversees the division.
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Ferry Columbia docked again

Columbia, we have a problem. Two days after a mechanical failure delayed the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Columbia from departing Washington state, it has again been sidelined, this time in Ketchikan.
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Transporation Dept.: Ferry delay 'unusual event'

The state ferry Columbia was dead in the water yet again Thursday, delaying its Juneau departure for Bellingham, Washington, for a third day.
Child care crisis discussion gains focus

A group of residents who came together to brainstorm solutions for Juneau's child care woes are seeking a megaphone for their shouts.
Juneau drug dealer gets 15 years

A Juneau resident was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking and possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler said Wednesday. William Byron Benedict, 46, was sentenced in Anchorage by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy M.


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