Local First News (News of the North)

A serious accident on Glacier Highway near Fritz Cove Road leaves a 22-year-old cyclist from Washington state injured and prompts a temporary highway closure. We provide the latest details and updates from the Juneau Police Department.

The Biden administration has denied the right-of-way permit for the Ambler Access Project in Northwest Alaska, citing significant environmental and cultural impacts. We discuss the reactions from various stakeholders and the implications of this decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court ends Chevron deference, shifting legal interpretative authority from federal agencies to the courts. We examine the potential consequences for Alaska and the broader legal landscape.

 Alaska's House Bill 148 expands the Alaska Performance Scholarship, increasing eligibility and funding. We explore how these changes aim to retain high-achieving students within the state and support career and technical education.

Get ready for the 4th of July! We preview the upcoming celebrations in Juneau, including the parade and other festivities, ensuring you have all the details for a fun-filled Independence Day.

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.