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Juneau child care centers face staff challenges

Nov. 04, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Programs run by tribal and local governments are seeking to help child care providers in Juneau but challenges remain even with higher wages and bonuses the programs make possible. Little Eagles and Ravens Nest Child Care Center has advertised...

Man arrested in Alaska town that went into lockdown

Nov. 02, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man was arrested Tuesday in the southeast Alaska community of Kake, which a tribal official earlier said had gone into lockdown. Alaska State Troopers arrested the man on a criminal trespass charge, troopers spokesperson Austin McDaniel said by...

Police: Hiker reported overdue in Juneau found dead

Nov. 01, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A hiker who was reported overdue on Sunday has been found dead, Juneau police said. Police in a statement said the body of 63-year-old Douglas “Dugger” Shockley of Juneau was found Monday morning in the Dredge Lake area. A preliminary...

Alaska special session trudges on with little action

Oct. 26, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature is in special session but it's quiet at the Capitol, where many legislative offices have been dark, floor sessions in some cases have lasted seconds and little progress has been made toward resolving the state's fiscal issues. ...

Alaska’s lone House member to face off with familiar family

Oct. 25, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seeking a 26th term in the U.S. House, Alaska's lone representative will face a challenger in 2022 with strong name recognition in the state. Nicholas Begich III has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to challenge U.S. Rep. Don...

Alaskans get annual boost of free money from oil wealth

Oct. 14, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — What was once a joyous fall rite in Alaska has become another thing for people to bicker about — the amount of money residents receive from the state’s oil wealth. Checks of $1,114 are expected to be paid to about 643,000 Alaskans, beginning...

Lawmaker: 2 Alaska state senators test positive for COVID-19

Oct. 12, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska state senators have tested positive for COVID-19 and a third was not feeling well and awaiting test results, Senate President Peter Micciche said Tuesday. He did not identify the lawmakers who had tested positive. ...

Alaska Legislature's special session pushed back to Monday

Sep. 29, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The start of the Alaska Legislature’s special session has been pushed back to Monday. It had originally been scheduled to start Friday, but has been pushed back to Monday afternoon to ensure enough lawmakers are present in Juneau to convent,...

Mining company looks for precious metals in southeast Alaska

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian mining company has been looking for precious metals on Chichagof Island in southeast Alaska. Millrock Resources, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company, several years ago applied to the U.S. Forest Service for drilling permits to...

Group researches Japanese-American interned in Alaska

Sep. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The internment of more than a 100,000 Japanese-Americans in the United States under Order 9066 is well known; an abhorrent act that the American government has since apologized and made reparations for. What’s less known in Alaska is where some...