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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Dr. Michael Shuman delivers his keynote speech during the Juneau Economic Development Council's Innovation Summit at Centennial Hall on Monday. Shuman, an economist, attorney, author and entrepreneur, is considered a globally-recognized expert of community economics.

Innovation Summit begins with strong emphasis on local businesses

If there's one impression that Michael Shuman, the first of three keynote speakers at this year's Innovation Summit, left with his audience, it's the importance of local businesses.

by SAM DeGRAVE

Photo: Fixing the broken light

The U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Elderberry arrives to remove a broken light in Gastineau Channel on Monday. The crew of the Elderberry, based in Petersburg, came specifically to repair the light that was struck by a tug in November.

State considers fixes for Lemon Creek roads

The Alaska Department of Transportation is pondering changes to Glacier Highway in Lemon Creek, but before construction begins in 2017, engineers want the public's ideas.
JAMES BROOKS

JPD officer finds missing boy in playground

Police officers reunited a missing child with his family after what appears to have been a two-hour search in the Mendenhall Valley. At approximately 11 a.m.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Appellate court upholds ruling in Juneau meth case

The Alaska Court of Appeals upheld a Juneau Superior Court decision Wednesday in the sentencing of a 37-year-old man convicted for the sale of methamphetamine and weapons possession. Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez sentenced Todd L.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Grand jury indicts woman charged in 2014 homicide

A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted a 28-year-old woman less than two weeks after her arrest in connection to an unsolved 2014 homicide. Nora Edith Thomas, a former Juneau resident, was arrested Jan.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

CEO: Hydropower will bring the heat

The minds behind Juneau Hydroelectric Inc. are in hot water - and that's just the way they want it.
JAMES BROOKS

Angoon officials worry about mercury in subsistence foods

JUNEAU - The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near Hawk Inlet.

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