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Expect wet weather this weekend

A stream of subtropical moisture will splash Southeast Alaska this weekend, the National Weather Service expects.

Drunk driver arrested after driving into Governor Mansion's garage door

Police arrested a drunk driver who allegedly struck the back of the Governor's Mansion with his vehicle, damaging the historic house's garage door Thursday night in downtown Juneau.
PAULA ANN SOLIS
Image from security camera at Nugget Alaskan Outfitter

Police search for shoplifter who carried out $500 worth of clothes, camping gear

Police are asking for help identifying a man seen in a surveillance video walking out of a store with more than $500 worth of merchandise.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Cuts after cuts: Facing a $75 million budget gap, UA president discusses plan

It's the dead of winter in Fairbanks, and it's 40 below. There's a car stranded on the side of the road, its hazard lights intermittently lighting the dense ice fog enveloping it. Fortunately, the marooned vehicle and its driver are only...
SAM DeGRAVE

In uncertain budget times, local philanthropy comes through

Twenty-three Juneau organizations and nonprofits are getting an influx of almost $1.9 million in funding through Juneau Community Foundation. The money will help the city’s most vulnerable residents.
LISA PHU

Assembly discusses lowering mill rate

The members of the Assembly Finance Committee began to chew on some of the more difficult policy questions they'll face this budget season at it's meeting Wednesday evening.
SAM DeGRAVE

With drop-box, JPD not participating in drug take-back event this year

Cities around the country are gearing up for another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but Juneau is not one of them.

Alaska Seaplanes adds 23 seats to their fleet

The Juneau-based carrier Alaska Seaplanes has acquired two Cessna Caravans and a Cessna 207. Alaska Seaplanes will now operate four Cessna Caravans as part of their fleet and be able to serve 11 destinations from Juneau.

Free smoke alarms

The American Red Cross of Alaska, Capital City Fire/Rescue and the National Guard will be installing free smoke alarms and home fire emergency kits for the community on Saturday, April 30.

UAS commencement ceremonies in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka this weekend

University of Alaska Southeast is honoring 670 graduates from the Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka campuses this weekend.

JPD opens officer fitness test to public

People interested in a law enforcement career, or those merely curious what the physical requirements are for one, can join the Juneau Police Department for a free fitness test. 

Correction

An article titled "A sticky situation" in Thursday's Juneau Empire incorrectly stated that the Planning Commision had denied the conditional use permit for an asphalt plant at the rock dump.
SAM DeGRAVE

Around Town

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests. Details: www.serrc.org/tlc. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details:...

Police & fire for Friday, April 29, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent.

Check your vessels over stormy weekend

The city is encouraging everybody who owns a boat to check their vessels as Juneau heads into a stormy weekend.
SAM DeGRAVE

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