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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.
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.
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

The Tongass will be roadless once more. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court today upheld a lower court ruling 6-5 that overturned the Tongass National Forest's exemption to the President George W.
'When' special session is called may decide 'where'

When the special session is called to discuss Alaska's liquified natural gasline project will be a deciding factor in where it takes place. Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, said if the special session is scheduled to begin Oct.
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School receives another threat

Another threatening phone call was made to a Juneau school Tuesday afternoon, prompting Juneau-Douglas High School to go into "stay-put mode" shortly before classes were scheduled to end.
Daycare: Juneau's new crisis

...she said. "We need five or six (licensed childcare facilities)" to meet the current demand.? Contact Charles L. Westmoreland at or call (907) 523-2265.


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