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Aug. 1 - Top Headlines

Here are the big stories today:

Troopers investigate inmate overdose at Juneau prison

Higher fines for traffic, animal control citations

Juneau police seize pot, $42,000 cash from 21-year-old’s home

Whale collision with Kennicott under investigation

Cameras catch Rep. Young twisting arm in Capitol

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npr:

"How Will You Die?" via John Poole 

"So let’s cut to the chase. Depending on where you live on Earth, cooking dinner, having sex and going to the bathroom are either three of life’s many pleasures, or they’re the riskiest things you can do.”

Video: John Poole/NPR/YouTube

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nprfreshair:

FRIDAY : For the release of Get On Up, the biopic of James Brown, we’re replaying four James Brown-themed interviews—including one with Mr. Brown himself. It’s going to be too funky.

nprfreshair:

FRIDAY : For the release of Get On Up, the biopic of James Brown, we’re replaying four James Brown-themed interviews—including one with Mr. Brown himself. It’s going to be too funky.

(Source: stop-air-humping)

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"So…I’m just gonna to take this trash can with me." - Bear

This video shot yesterday is a good reminder of just how determined bears can be about getting into trash cans as they prepare for winter.

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We’re celebrating 40 years of public media in Juneau, Alaska.Check out our timeline of KTOO. http://www.ktoo.org/anniversary/?page_id=1154

We’re celebrating 40 years of public media in Juneau, Alaska.

Check out our timeline of KTOO. 

http://www.ktoo.org/anniversary/?page_id=1154

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Aimee Olejasz and Fabienne Peter-Contesse have been together for 23 years, however Alaska’s constitution prevents them from getting married. The couple didn’t want to get married in just any state, but somewhere that has meaning for them. Last year, Washington State legalized gay marriage, and now the couple is planning their wedding where Peter-Contesse grew up.

Read the full story here: http://www.ktoo.org/2013/06/19/same-sex-couples-in-alaska-await-supreme-court-decision-on-doma-prop-8/

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It’s been pretty darn pretty in Juneau this week and KTOO is lovely in the sunshine.

(*The flag is part of the street which displays a flag from every state on the light poles. You can see a blue one in the background)

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So it turns out Juneau’s only McDonald’s sells the most expensive Quarter Pounder with Cheese in the United States. 

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Here’s what’s happening in the news today - 5/14/13

Here are the five stories you need to know this morning.

Juneau Parking Violations:
Last night the Juneau Assembly approved an ordinance to issue “notices of violation” in lieu of parking tickets. The decisioncomes in response to a recent Alaska Supreme Court order that nullifies citations not delivered in person. Violation notices will still be put on vehicle windshields, but instead of being an infraction sent to district court, the city must set up a traffic court system. CBJ plans to have hearing officers. (Rosemarie Alexander - KTOO) 

Sitka Landslide:
Two people from Sitka were rescued from a landslide that destroyed their cabin on Sunday. An air taxi pilot rescued the pair from a debris field estimated to be 20 feet deep. The couple’s belongings were buried and their dog is still missing.  (Robert Woolsey - KCAW)

Pavlof Volcano starts rumbling:
Mount Pavlof started showing signs of a possible eruption yesterday morning. The Alaska Volcano observatory is monitoring the mountain.
(Stephanie Joyce - KUCB)

Interior Alaska sees return of the cold:
It’s getting cold again in interior Alaska with snow predicted for the weekend. The dropping temperatures are slowing down break-up this spring. (Dan Bross - KUAC/Joaqlin Estus - KNBA)

Alaska Fire Season:
The federal government is predicting a normal wildfire season in Alaska
this year. But it could be later than normal. (Peter Granitz - APRN)

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The ferry Malaspina visited downtown Juneau, AK this weekend for the first time in nearly 30 years. Ferries used to dock in the downtown harbor but were later moved to Auke Bay to accommodate large cruise ships. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ferry system which is being celebrated by the Golden Voyage of the Malaspina from Ketchikan to Skagway. 

The ferry Malaspina visited downtown Juneau, AK this weekend for the first time in nearly 30 years. Ferries used to dock in the downtown harbor but were later moved to Auke Bay to accommodate large cruise ships. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ferry system which is being celebrated by the Golden Voyage of the Malaspina from Ketchikan to Skagway.