Local First News (News of the North)

Celebration returns today! The cultural extravaganza, organized by the Sealaska Heritage Institute, kicks off its 21st edition in Juneau. From traditional dance performances to Native food contests, Celebration promises an immersive experience for attendees. Tune in to learn more about this vibrant event celebrating indigenous cultures.

Juneau imposes strict limits on cruise ship passengers In a landmark decision, the city has agreed to cap the number of passengers disembarking each day, starting in 2026. This move aims to address concerns about overcrowding and environmental degradation while ensuring sustainable tourism practices. Hear from city officials and industry representatives on this significant development.

Anchorage police investigate two separate shootings Tragic incidents unfolded in the city, resulting in fatalities and injuries. Join us as we delve into the ongoing investigations and hear from authorities on efforts to bring justice to those affected.

Innovative wildfire management in the Yukon Flats region. With wildfires posing increasing threats to the boreal forest, managers at the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge are implementing a novel approach to protect the environment and mitigate climate change. Learn about this groundbreaking initiative and its implications for wildfire management worldwide.

From Arctic terns to marine mammals, Alaska hosts some of the longest migrations in the world. Discover the fascinating journeys of these animals and the importance of protecting their habitats during their seasonal movements.

Key information about seafood harvesting in federal waters is gathered through observer programs. Join us as we explore efforts to enhance observer coverage and ensure sustainable practices in Alaska's fisheries.

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.