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Mayor Greg Fisk talks about his first week on the job during an interview on Oct. 23. Fisk was found dead in his house on Monday.

Mayor Fisk found dead in his home

Juneau Mayor Stephen "Greg" Fisk is dead. Fisk's son, Ian, found his 70-year-old father collapsed on the floor of the Kennedy Street home where he lived alone. A 911 call reported Fisk's death to the Juneau Police Department about 3:30 p.m.


JPD: Fisk's body found with injuries, no conclusive cause

Juneau's police chief said Tuesday there were "some injuries" on the body of Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk when he was found dead inside his Starr Hill home Monday afternoon, which may explain why investigators could not immediately rule out foul...

Assembly releases statement about Fisk

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has released an official statement mourning the loss of Mayor Greg Fisk, who was found dead in his home Monday afternoon.

SHI welcomes found Chilkat robe to Juneau

George Blucker found it in an Illinois flea market. Now, it's coming back to Alaska. This afternoon, Sealaska Heritage Institute will formally take possession of a sacred Chilkat robe in a ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Building.

Homeless helping homeless 'be full and warm'

A December night on Juneau's streets will almost certainly be a cold one, but for those battling homelessness a warm blanket could soon be on its way. Logan Henkins, 32, battled an addiction that landed him in the hospital three months ago.

Photos: Feeding frenzy

An adult humpback whale swims next to the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Monday.

Check maps before cutting down Christmas trees

During the month of December, Juneau residents can harvest one evergreen tree per household on city or state-owned land.

Nominate local families for 'Shop With A Cop'

The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association is asking Juneau residents to nominate local families for the upcoming 'Shop With a Cop' holiday event.

Santa coming to Juneau, Douglas, Auke Bay on a fire truck

Santa Claus will be coming to the capital city on a fire truck next Friday, passing out candy canes to the boys and girls of Juneau and Douglas alongside Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters and elves.

Photographer to speak at Wildlife Wednesday

Professional photographer Michael Phelps is the featured speaker at the monthly Alaska Wildlife Alliance lecture. On the first Wednesday evening of every month, the Alliance hosts a speaker in Thunder Mountain High School.

CBJ seeks head tax proposals

The City and Borough of Juneau is accepting proposals for head-tax funded projects in 2016.

Juneau man faces eighth wildlife violation

Twenty-year-old Nicholas Ettinger has been accused of his eighth violation of Alaska's fish and game laws, Alaska Wildlife Troopers said Monday.

Have breakfast with Santa, support local firefighters

Capital City Fire Auxiliary will host its annual "Breakfast with Santa" pancake feed fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 5. The breakfast will be held 8:30-11 a.m. at Thunder Mountain High School. For $10, guests can eat all the pancakes they...

Whitehorse plagued by disc golf thieves

Someone in Whitehorse really hates disc golf. On Thursday, the Whitehorse Disc Golf Association discovered that an unknown person stole all 18 targets from a disc golf course next to Yukon College.


In the caption for a photograph published Nov. 29, the Empire incorrectly stated Roz Cruise's relationship with Mary Folletti, two women working at a booth at the Public Market. They are married, not sisters.

Around town for Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2015

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Dec. 01

This report contains information provided 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. Domestic violence...

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Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Locals weigh in on online shopping

The day after Thanksgiving people will fight food comas in winter weather to be some of the first to enter stores for Black Friday sales. They'll wade through crowds for discounted items and then ...

Photo: Lemon crinkle holidays

Gov. Bill Walker and his wife, Donna, watch as Kyle Avis, left, Sherrilyn Stein, Cheryl Griffiths and Ken Carrillo, right, make lemon crinkle cookies at the Breeze In kitchen in Lemon Creek on ...

Police blotter for Nov. 30, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this ...

Around town for Monday, Nov. 30

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social Networking - Facebook, Linked-In ...

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Public Market, Native Artist Market introduce new crafts and faces

It's a 32-year-old tradition, but it's full of fresh faces, new passions and continues to expand its community reach.

DOT prepares for major repairs to Egan Drive

Early next year, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will launch a $20 million to $30 million renovation of Egan Drive between 10th Street and Mendenhall Loop Road.

If you fill it, they will come

The minds behind Juneau Makerspace, a self-described "community operated workshop" in the works, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the shop. In less than a week, the group has ...

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 29

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap shooting year-round. Loaner shotguns are available. ...

Police blotter for Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this ...

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

A comeback story: Front Street Clinic fundraises for a stable future

It's hard to believe the Front Street Clinic was once in danger of closing. On Wednesday, two Filipino patients waited in the clinic's lobby and chit-chatted in Tagalog as they waited to be seen. ...

Coast Guard blanket, coat drive underway

The annual Coast Guard blanket and coat drive is underway in Juneau, and so far, the donation bins have been overflowing.

Around town for Friday, Nov. 27

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Native Artist Market, 11 a.m., 320 W Willoughby ...

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

City, state offices closed for holiday

All city and state government offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday. State offices will reopen Friday for "normal hours," according to the State Department of Administration.

JEDC burglarized, computer stolen

The Juneau Police Department is asking for the public's help involving a burglary earlier this week. According to JPD, someone broke into the Juneau Economic Development Council building on ...

Red Cross Thanksgiving safety tips

On Nov. 25, The American Red Cross released a list of tips for a safe Thanksgiving.

Empire office closed Thursday

The Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly offices will be closed today so employees can spend Thanksgiving Day with friends and families. Our offices will open again at 8 a.m. Friday.

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Black Friday buys at big-box stores

Juneau's commercial scene is hardly dominated by big chain stores, but their annual day in the sun has come.

Shopping local to support a community

Maybe it's 50 percent discounted electronics that inspire midnight shoppers on Black Friday, but for fans of sleeping in who still want a deal this weekend, local businesses have a few things ...


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