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A cold reception

When Juneau's Capitol Planning Commission revealed four architecture teams' visions for an Alaska state capitol, the capitol competition's Web site became clogged with inquisitive traffic.
New Juneau capitol is a realistic goal

On Feb. 18, a day after Juneau's Capitol Planning Commission unveiled the four designs it is considering for a new capitol to sit atop downtown's Telephone Hill, attendees at a Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau luncheon couldn't believe the concepts they'd seen on the front page of that day's Juneau Empire.
Photo: Colorful tribute

Carol Ackerson trims the yellow and blue pansies in the garden that circles the Archie Van Winkle Memorial on South Franklin Street on Monday. "We were trying to make this special for the state's 50th anniversary," said Ackerson, who works for the city's landscape division.
Playing tribute

For more than 30 years, the eclectically dressed, crazy-hatted Juneau Volunteer Marching Band has brought life and sound to the Fourth of July parade. Now the band is honoring even more than just Independence Day.
Alaska's travel industry stars on Food Network's 'Ace of Cakes'

Alaska proves to be a mountain of inspiration for Chef Duff Goldman on Sunday, July 19, during a sneak preview of the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" season premiere at 9 p.m. AST.
Library of Congress spotlights Alaska

WASHINGTON - From an 1802 Alaska map made by the Russian Navy to a full-color poster for an 1897 Broadway show on the Klondike Gold Rush, Alaska's history comes alive at the Library of Congress.
Alaskans to celebrate Marmot Day

...was signed into law by then-Gov. Sarah Palin in 2009. Menard says the holiday was created to celebrate the state's 50th anniversary and was intended to become a unique tradition for Alaskans to follow.
Regional News
Golden North derby kicks off Aug. 13

With the end of summer approaching, August means it's time for a three-day fishing contest that originated 12 years before Alaska was even named a state.
Alaska editorial: Time for a true capitol in Juneau

This editorial appeared in Friday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
The symphonic grandeur of the Last Frontier

The vivid, flowing colors of the aurora borealis came to mind when violinist Bob King first saw the score of New York composer Wilson Sawyer's "Alaskan Symphony" last year.


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