Even a well-kept lawn has some bad sides

...687.1 miles to the 'Biggest Bike Rally') and having an awesome time."The Thomas-Barefield party has checked in from Juneau, Alaska. Also in the 49th state were Carolyn and Ronda McMillan, of Grovetown, who found Nome windy and chilly. TODAY'S...

With oil down, Alaska faces budget crunch

JUNEAU, Alaska - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic...deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.When lawmakers left Juneau last April, the price of North Slope crude, Alaska's economic lifeblood...

Alaska voyage proves exciting way to learn state's colorful history

...more than half the state's population.Juneau is hardly the only Alaska community unreachable...JUST 'LIQUID SUNSHINE'We arrived in Juneau during a light drizzle, so I stupidly...Mendenhall Glacier.I've since discovered Juneau gets about 5 feet of rain per year, so...

Cruise North...to Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska - Minutes after leaving the dock...wildlife observation in the cold waters near Juneau. The adventure concluded with a spectacular...Alaska's ports of call in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. The shore excursions...

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Shelter adds community garden

JUNEAU, Alaska -- The Glory Hole is preparing...with the first public rooftop garden in Juneau. The project sprouted from the idea of...have the first community rooftop garden in Juneau, if all goes as planned, Snyder said...

Editorial editor appointed

Suzanne Downing, managing editor of the Juneau Empire in Juneau, Alaska, has been named editorial page editor of The Augusta Chronicle. She will be responsible for the newspaper's opinion pages, including editorials, letters to the editor...

Alaska leader calls for more oil profits

JUNEAU, Alaska - If oil companies want to continue taking Alaska's oil, state...percent in one month - the tension between the two is not likely to ease. In Juneau, the industry is balking at Ms. Palin's push to boost the tax rate for...

Alaskan trip yields treasured memories

...Destination: Alaskan cruise, visiting the ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka and Seward Dates of trip: June 6-13 The...Highlights of the trip: Visiting the small port towns of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka and the College Fiord Glaciers. Seeing...

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Alaskans take stance on proposed drilling

JUNEAU, Alaska -- For many Americans, the debate over drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is about securing energy...

National image of Palin isn't what Alaska knows

JUNEAU, Alaska --- With Gov. Sarah Palin a newcomer to the national political scene, the race is on among both Republicans and Democrats...