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Alaska plans to sell Sheldon Jackson Museum in cost-cutting efforts

Sitka state Sen. Bert Stedman has one word for the governor’s plan to sell of the state-owned Sheldon Jackson Museum : Crazy. The state Division of Alaska Libraries, Archives, and Museums announced late last week that it is looking to sell the Sheldon Jackson Museum. That’s after Governor Mike Dunleavy ordered state agencies to dispose of underutilized properties in an effort to reduce state spending. In total, the state owns over 1,800 structures with a booked property value of about $7...

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Alaska plans to sell Sheldon Jackson Museum in cost-cutting efforts

Mar 18, 2019

Sitka state Sen. Bert Stedman has one word for the governor’s plan to sell of the state-owned Sheldon Jackson Museum: Crazy.

Anchorage students watch as Alaska stage becomes courtroom

Mar 15, 2019

Everyone knows that traveling from villages to go to court in regional hubs is expensive. The question before the Alaska Supreme Court: which state agency should pay the cost for juvenile defendants whose parents can’t afford the airfare.

The stage at Anchorage's West High became a courtroom Feb. 27. Hundreds of high school students -- who had been studying the issue before they arrived -- watched two lawyers argue the issue of travel costs for juveniles before the state’s highest court.

New Juneau officers bring diversity, depth to police department

Mar 14, 2019

The Juneau Police Department, like many other departments across the state, doesn’t have enough have officers to adequately cover the community. But the department celebrated a small success recently.

Not only will the two latest recruits be a welcome relief for the veteran officers, but they will also add to the department’s diversity.

The two young men recited the officer’s oath during a recent ceremony at the Juneau Police Department. New police badges were then pinned to their uniform, marking the start of their new career in law enforcement.

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New York City-based Lucky Chops found their love of music in school.

Folk musician Jim Kweskin is visiting Alaska for his first time ever. Originally from Stanford, Connecticut, he’s now been to all 50 states thanks to touring.

“I loved folk music since I was a kid and I also loved early jazz,” he said. “I got into combining the two which is basically what jug band music is, old jazz played on folk music instruments -- is a simple way to describe it. Then I started traveling around the country learning songs “

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