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Looking to Forget
About the Virus?
Call This Number
in Juneau, Alaska
Apr 24, 2020 6:19 AM CDT
Looking to Forget About the Virus? Call This Number in Juneau, Alaska
Number in Juneau, Alaska, offers daily laugh during pandemic
- Knock knock. Who's there? Juneau. Juneau who? Juneau if you call 907-586-0428 you'll hear a joke that's meant to cheer you up during the coronavirus pandemic? Per the
Anchorage Daily News
, that was the purpose of setting up this hotline for locals, though the joke was on...
Alaska Workers Make Grisly
Find in Channel Debris
May 24, 2017 12:00 PM CDT
Alaska Workers Make Grisly Find in Channel Debris
State employees find a boot with a leg inside
- A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city, reports the AP . Juneau Police Lt. David Campbell says the leg—from the knee down—was found by state game workers clearing out the debris...
Mattel Pays Alaska to
Change Capital to 'UNO'
Apr 1, 2016 4:45 PM CDT
Mattel Pays Alaska to Change Capital to 'UNO'
The city got a $15,000 donation out of the deal
- On April Fool's Day, the capital of Alaska was going by the name of card game UNO, not Juneau. No joke. It was a play on words and part of a promotion with game and toy maker Mattel, which is drawing attention to new wild cards in its UNO...
Nothing Nefarious at Play
in Juneau Mayor's Death
Dec 3, 2015 7:54 AM CST
Nothing Nefarious at Play in Juneau Mayor's Death
Greg Fisk died of natural causes
- "The first assumption was someone had done something to him," but the reality is much less nefarious: Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson on Wednesday announced that the city's newly installed mayor died of natural causes, reports the Alaska Dispatch News . Though the AP notes Greg Fisk was...
Police Closer to
Figuring Out How
Juneau Mayor Died
Dec 2, 2015 8:16 AM CST
Police Closer to Figuring Out How Juneau Mayor Died
He suffered undisclosed injuries, possibly related to a fall
- Juneau police aren't saying how newly elected Mayor Greg Fisk died , but they have ruled out suicide. Authorities add there was no evidence of drug use and Fisk, 70, suffered no gunshot wounds. However, Juneau's police chief says Fisk's body—found by his adult son at his...
Dec 1, 2015 7:10 AM CST
Juneau's New Mayor Found Dead
Cops say there are rumors of assault
- The mayor of Juneau has been found dead in his home less than two months after he was elected. The body of Greg Fisk, 70, was found by his adult son on Monday afternoon and police, who have not released a cause of death, have been searching the area and...
Man, 66, Walks
Half a Mile After
Jun 26, 2014 12:45 AM CDT
Man, 66, Walks Half a Mile After Grizzly Mauling
Another bear crashes 1-year-old's birthday party
- A 66-year-old Alaska man survived a grizzly bear mauling and was able to walk 900 yards—that's half a mile—to his homestead despite serious injuries. In the attack earlier this week, Andre Siegenthaler "suffered bites to his right hip area, both shoulders, and arms; his left cheek...
Cost Alaska $40K
Sep 5, 2009 4:58 PM CDT
Palin's Goodbye Cost Alaska $40K —at Least
Figures are 'incredibly misleading:' Palin flack
- Early estimates put the cost of Sarah Palin's midterm resignation as Alaska governor at a minimum of $40,000, not including a special legislative session partly linked to her departure. The preliminary figures obtained by the AP show it cost the state almost $14,100 for the July 26 swearing-in...
Top Towns to Raise
Jul 14, 2009 6:45 PM CDT
Top Towns to Raise Outdoorsy Kids
combed through info on outdoor programs and proximity to national forests and parks to find the best cities in the US to raise active, crunchy kids. The results:
"Yes, we live here, but Boulder wins on its merits." Close to woods, glaciers, and mountains,
In Alaska, Melting Glaciers
Cause Land to Rise
May 18, 2009 9:01 AM CDT
In Alaska, Melting Glaciers Cause Land to Rise
Glaciers receding 30 feet each year
- Around Juneau, Alaska, climate change is causing an unexpected problem, the
New York Times
reports: As glaciers melt, the land is rising away from the sea. The change—10 feet in about 200 years—is enough to dry up local streams and wetland habitats, and is the result of land...
Live at Home
Sep 9, 2008 3:14 AM CDT
Palin Billed State to Live at Home
Gov. charged per diem home fee, and family got $43K in travel expenses
- Sarah Palin charged the state of Alaska nearly $17,000 in per diem fees for 312 nights she spent at her Wasilla home, even though she had moved with her family to the state capitol of Juneau before the legislative session last year, reports the
. The state has...
Alaskan City Goes
May 14, 2008 7:11 PM CDT
Alaskan City Goes Green—by Necessity
After avalanche, Juneau is forced to find ways to use less energy
- An energy conservation effort born out of necessity has turned the residents of Juneau, Alaska, into poster children for the green movement, the
New York Times
reports. Electricity rates skyrocketed 400% after an avalanche knocked out several major transmission towers last month; the state capital has since lowered its electricity...
No Pol Left Behind in Alaska Corruption
Nov 12, 2007 4:07 PM CST
No Pol Left Behind in Alaska Corruption
Bribery scandal spreads from Juneau to DC
- Back-room backslaps, pockets stuffed with $100 bills, and the odd Viagra pill—the
looks at the freewheeling frontier-style corruption exposed in oil-rich Alaska over the last few years, as elected representatives on every level were caught in scandals and many entered guilty pleas. Now the stain is threatening...
Mar 20, 2007 10:51 AM CDT
Bong Case 4 SCOTUS
A Supreme Court case weighs student's right to "glorify" drug use
- A student glorifying illegal drug use shouldn't be protected by the First Amendment, Ken Starr argued before the Supreme Court yesterday in the case of a high school student suspended for displaying a banner reading "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" during the Winter Olympics Torch Relay in Juneau, Alaska in...
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