Local First News (News of the North)

 President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump faced off in their first debate of the presidential campaign, clashing on issues such as immigration, the economy, climate change, and democracy. The debate was marked by personal attacks and heated exchanges, with reproductive rights and January 6th being major points of contention.

Three U.S. government departments have announced $280 million in new funding for transportation and energy projects in Alaska. This includes efforts to combat climate change, clean abandoned oil and gas wells, and enhance energy resilience in the state.

The Alaska Supreme Court is reviewing a case challenging the use of public money for private school expenses through the state’s homeschool program. The ruling could impact the education of nearly 23,000 correspondence students.

 Despite the Biden administration’s climate policies, recent findings show carbon dioxide levels are at an all-time high. As the presidential election approaches, climate policy becomes a critical issue, with stark contrasts between Biden's and Trump's approaches.

A federal judge has ruled that the Department of the Interior can take land into trust for Alaska Native tribes, though the specific process needs to be redone. This decision could have significant implications for tribal sovereignty and land management.

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.