Local First News (News of the North)

 An Anchorage Superior Court judge has made a significant ruling in favor of a proposed ballot measure that aims to revert Alaska’s elections system to its pre-2020 format. Discover the details of the ruling, the ongoing legal challenges, and what this means for voters come November.

Alaska ranks low in public health quality and healthcare access. We delve into the potential solutions, from boosting the state’s healthcare budget to improving public infrastructure and making communities more walkable to enhance both health and economic growth.

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan announces a series of service enhancements for Alaskans by the Social Security Administration. Learn about the new virtual appointment days, the additional hires, and the awareness campaign aimed at improving access to Social Security services.

 Southeast Alaska's LGBTQ+ Alliance is hosting a series of Pride Month events, including a guided hike at Beary Berry Wetlands and a new trailhead at Mt. Jumbo. Get all the details on how you can join in the celebrations.

With a wave of retirements nearing its end, the Alaska Judicial Council is accepting applications to replace Justice Peter Maassen. Understand the process of selecting new justices and what this means for the future of Alaska’s highest court.

Juneau's Douglas 4th of July committee and the Douglas Volunteer Fire Department are hosting a Flag Day decorating contest. Get the scoop on the upcoming celebrations and how you can participate.

What is Local First News (News of the North)?

In the heart of Juneau and across Southeast Alaska, Local First News stands as the leading source of news and information. Dedicated to bringing you the most current and impactful stories, we delve deep into the events that shape our communities. From breaking news in Juneau to transformative developments across Southeast Alaska, our commitment is to keep you informed with precise and timely details.

Our dynamic team of journalists is on the ground, ensuring that every story is covered from every angle. Whether it's a local initiative in Juneau that promises to enhance community life, an environmental concern affecting the pristine wilderness of Southeast Alaska, or a cultural event celebrating our rich heritage, Local First News is there.

We understand the pulse of Southeast Alaska. Our coverage not only highlights the issues but also celebrates the triumphs of our communities. With an unwavering commitment to accuracy and immediacy, Local First News is your most reliable source for news that matters to you because when it comes to news in Juneau and Southeast Alaska, we believe in putting Local First.