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Navy proposes expanding Gulf of Alaska exercise area

The Navy is issuing a proposal for expanding their Gulf of Alaska exercise area. The proposal will come up for public comment this spring. The proposal includes more than quadrupling the area available for...

Goldbelt, Allen Marine pick up winter ferry contracts

Goldbelt Transportation and Allen Marine Tours will be serving winter ferry routes from Juneau to other cities and villages in Southeast Alaska beginning this month. The Juneau stop for the routes will be at...

Report: Excessive force used in Anchorage prison

Employees of the Alaska Department of Corrections used excessive force against inmates during a pepper spray incident in 2017, the state ombudsman found in a report released on Monday. Ombudsman Kate Burkhart investigated five...

Coast Guard investigated minor oil spill near Sandy Beach

Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Juneau investigated an oil sheen near Sandy Beach on Monday, said a Coast Guard officer. Lt. Maren Balke, whose section is responsible for dealing with oil spills, discovered the...

Rescues and recoveries: Police, searchers talk recent missing persons cases

Juneau has had a number of high-profile missing person cases this year, with several being reported in the last three months alone. The disappearances don’t appear connected, according to local authorities, but the numbers...

State moves ahead with replacement of Tustumena

The state will go forward with a plan to replace the MV Tustumena in the next five years and make other improvements to the infrastructure of the Alaska Marine Highway System, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...

‘Find a passion and stay the course’: Burnham joins newest group of astronauts

For many, a lifelong dream could be something like creating beautiful art or traveling the wide world; for others, it’s sitting atop a rocket as carries them aloft into the ever-sprawling space that surrounds...

Canadian man indicted in international cybercrime case

A Canadian man was federally indicted for his role in a number of cybercrimes affecting the U.S. and Canada in 2018. Matthew Philbert, 31, was arrested in Ottawa on Nov. 30 by the Ottawa...

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