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Juneau, The Jewel in Alaska's Crown: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The location is spectacular -- separated by the narrow Gastineau Channel from Douglas Island, surrounded on all sides by snow- and glacier-capped mountains gouged into tortured folds and precipices by the retreating glaciers of the ice age.

Wildlike: A Majestic Film, a Compelling Benchmark for What it Takes to Be a Good Man

Brent Green | Posted 07.16.2016 | Fifty
Brent Green

Wildlike, a debut film written and directed by Frank Hall Green, is a nuanced, troubling, uplifting, beautifully rendered meditation on manhood and fatherhood. Its themes are timeless yet firmly rooted in here-and-now.

Bet You Didn't Know Just How Green These American Breweries Are

Culture-ist | Posted 05.15.2016 | Green

While it may surprise you to learn that the total number of craft breweries grew by 15.3 percent between 2012 and 2013, more surprising may be the fact that a large number of those companies also operate environmentally friendly production models.

Environmental Groups Challenge Tongass Timber Sale, Seek Injunction

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Environmental groups announced Thursday that they were appealing the Big Thorne timber sale, the U.S. Forest Service's biggest Tongass National Forest sale in years. The agency said it was disappointed that the sale it had spent years preparing was again being challenged.

Budget Ax Falls on a Bit of Alaskana, the Bars on Alaska State Ferries

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says it can no longer afford to keep subsidizing money-losing ferry bars and will close them this year.

Juneau, Alaska, Schools Cut 4 Controversial Native History Books From Curriculum

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.04.2015 | Education
Alaska Dispatch News

The Juneau School District superintendent on Thursday said he will remove four books from the fourth-grade curriculum that members of the public called into question this year, saying the controversial material distorted Native American history.

Here's Why You Should Spend Your Summer In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

Whenever Alaska is brought up in conversation, it's most likely linked with some Sarah Palin quip or a remark about how much your current city "feels ...

The Animals of Alaska, Sixth and Last of a Few Journal Entries; Day 11

Ken White | Posted 12.22.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

Salmon so dense, dying in the creeks so thick, one could imagine walking across right on them. And a baby porcupine sleeping soundly by a stream, spotted while hiking the National Forest at the most blue of beautiful blues Mendenhall Glacier.

VIDEO: A Look at Alaska's Wild Salmon

Ali Rosen | Posted 11.11.2013 | Taste
Ali Rosen

For the real deal, there's just nothing like a true wild salmon.

On the Trail of the Whales: All at Sea

Doreen Walton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful. Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.

Self-inflicted Wounds: New Alaska Laws Reject Statehood

John Aronno | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The signing of these bills into law is the closest any state has come to seceding. One resolution went so far as to urge the federal government to "recede." We have officially adopted laws asserting autonomy and authority over the union of which we are a part, to which we pledge allegiance to.

Authentic Alaska

MiniTime | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

Over a million visitors will view Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage this year, and the vast majority will do so from a cruise ship. Yet very few of these folks will spend quality time exploring Alaska's wonderful coastal communities or get a glimpse of authentic local life.

HB69: A National Disgrace

John Aronno | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
John Aronno

The most controversial bill in recent Alaska history -- and beyond -- might be this session's House Bill 69. This legislation was advertised as a declaration of state sovereignty as it related to owning firearms in Alaska. But that was more of a side note to the actual threat the language of the bill presents.

Abortion Wars Revived in Alaska Legislature

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Some Alaska legislators think they, not doctors, should be the ones to decide when an abortion is medically necessary. And they'll b...

Teenager's Body Found in Alaskan Village Presbyterian Church

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.08.2013 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska State Troopers are working to figure out what killed 13-year-old Mackenzie H. Howard, a teenaged girl from the Southeast village of Kake. The t...

Stripper Fight! Fists Fly Over $1 Tip

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2013 | Business

Two exotic dancers brawled over a $1 tip onstage at the Silk Exotic nightclub in Juneau, Wis. By the time the glitter had settled, police stripped bot...

HuffPost Guides: Eaglecrest Ski Area

The Huffington Post | Eliza Martinez | Posted 01.05.2012 | Travel

Eaglecrest Ski Area in Alaska is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers ...

Planning A Trip On The Sapphire Princess? Check Out Our Guide

The Huffington Post | Sandy Mitchell | Posted 12.21.2011 | Travel

The Sapphire Princess is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the pre...

Steven Hoffer

Man Plows Into Brewery, Steals Beer | Steven Hoffer | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Sometimes, nothing can stand between a thirsty guy and a cold brew. An Alaska man is facing multiple charges for allegedly smashing a stolen vehicl...

With Palin and Media Gone, Juneau Returns to Its 'Blue-State' Normal State

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

This scenic, remote southeast Alaska town of Juneau, the only state capital inaccessible by car, is not that big. I had no idea what it would look like, just that Palin lived here. Would the stench linger?

Survivor Juneau

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

This testimonial about Wayne Anthony Ross is talking about a man who would be, if Sarah Palin has her way, the Attorney General of our state -- A man who condoned rape.

Facebook 101: Friends' Political Beliefs Can Be Surprising

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Farris

Traveling in Juneau immediately after the DNC was nothing but depressing. But then a new Facebook group gave me an unexpected jolt of hope in this election.