Dana Zigmund

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Report: 61% of Alaskans live in child care deserts

Parents of young children in Alaska face significant barriers to finding affordable, reliable child care, according to a new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The report, called “Untapped Potential in AK”...

Smooth sailing for the 2022 season?

After a pandemic-tempered cruise season in 2021 and no cruise season in 2020 due to the pandemic, Juneau business operators are keeping a close eye on signals for how 2022 may unfold. Many say...

COVID-19 case numbers are rising nationally

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to sweep through the nation, state and city officials are reporting some of the highest infection rates of the pandemic. Across the state, the Alaska Department of...

Volunteers make winter cool for local skiers

A bright morning moon greeted Wayne Carnes Tuesday as he loaded gas cans onto a sled and prepared to groom the Pioneer Road trial on North Douglas. Carnes is one of about 40 volunteers...

Officials to consider ‘Zoom bombing’ ordinance after disruptions

Two separate Zoom bombing episodes this week have City and Borough of Juneau officials ready to revisit an ordinance introduced — but not passed — last year to make the act a crime. During...

Creating without community

Drake Skaggs and his sister Lea Skaggs were beaming with pride Friday evening at the opening of a gallery show featuring the art of their brother Avery Skaggs. Avery is a Juneau-based, non-verbal artist...

Tourism survey yields ‘remarkable,’ ‘interesting’ data

An earlier version of this article included an incorrect number for one of the phone-based survey results. The numbers have been updated. A new survey shows that most people in Juneau believe that the...

Local volunteers work to restore, preserve and share historic lighthouse

An abandoned lighthouse that’s been standing alone in Lynn Canal for almost 50 years is on track for a make-over and could soon host visitors and lighthouse enthusiasts from around the world. Built in...

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