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Courtesy photo | Michelle Ridgway
Juneau marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway, right, and St. George Island students takes measurements of a new species of beaked whale washed ashore on St. George Island August 2014. The whale was first spotted June 2014.

Juneau scientist helps discover new whale species

When a mysterious beaked whale washed ashore on St. George Island in June 2014, Michelle Ridgway was already on her way there.

by LISA PHU

Mix-up over crime bill's effect stalls drive-by shooter's sentencing

Around the time that legislators were mulling over a bill this year to alter crime statutes in Alaska, police arrested a man and woman in downtown Juneau tied to a drive-by shooting. Five months later, the two events are clashing.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

394-year-old Shakespeare volume goes on display in Juneau

Walk in the doors of the room that holds the First Folio, and the dim room resembles nothing more than a theater before the curtain rises.
JAMES BROOKS

Chum run blocks highway

A truck loaded with fish totes rolled over on Egan Drive on Monday afternoon, spilling thousands of pounds of chum salmon onto the highway and blocking inbound traffic for almost three hours.
LISA PHU

Assembly holds equal rights ordinance for second work session

The Juneau Assembly will take an equal rights ordinance through another work session before it takes the ordinance up for public hearing and consideration.
SAM DeGRAVE

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Police calls for Wednesday, July 27, 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.

Accident on Egan sends both drivers to hospital, one vehicle carried five children

First responders took two drivers involved in a Saturday motor vehicle collision on Egan Drive near Fred Meyer to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Correction

In an article in the Neighbors section last Sunday, the Empire reported that conservator and museum consultant David Harvey was brought to Juneau by a grant from the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

Articles from the Local section archive

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Police & fire for Tuesday, July 26, 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 ...

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sitkan hopes to be crowned America's next best seafood chef

A Sitka chef representing Alaska in a national seafood competition will be transporting the key ingredient - a white king salmon - in a violin case.
By LISA PHU

Police search for 'brazen' thieves

A man and woman went looking for Jet Ski parts earlier this month, but they opted out of actually paying for those parts and the Juneau Police Department wants the community's help identifying the ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Getting on board to help Juneau's skate park

It's was an especially rainy day on Saturday, but that didn't stop dozens of skateboarders from hitting the ramps to raise money for their local skate park.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Police calls for Monday, July 25, 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 ...

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

This Day in Juneau History: July 25, 1986

On July 25, 1986, one man accused of selling one-half ounce of cocaine in May pleaded no contest to one of the counts against him. The other eight men who were caught and indicted during the same ...
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Photos: Science Friday

Children and their parents watch a rocket return to the ground during Science Friday at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Friday.

UAS Chancellor appointed as vice chair to a committee on teacher education

University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Dr. Rick Caulfield was appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Presidential Committee on ...

This Day in Juneau History: July 24, 1986

On July 24, 1986, state workers and Gov. Bill Sheffield had yet to come to an agreement.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Around Town

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

Police & fire for Sunday, July 24, 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 ...

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Photo: Car crash

One of two damaged vehicles from a two-car motor vehicle accident is towed away from the scene as Capital City Fire/Rescue and Juneau Police Department officials secure the scene in the 8000 block ...

Three hikers rescued on West Glacier Trail

Three hikers rescued on West Glacier Trail Low visibility and rainy conditions caused three hikers to lose their way on the West Glacier Trail on Friday evening, according to an Alaska State ...

JPD, first responders take part in National Night Out

The Juneau Police Department will participate in next month's nationwide community-building campaign National Night Out to promote police-community partnerships, according to a JPD press release.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Court sides with state, dismisses lawsuit challenging Gov. Walker order

A Juneau judge has sided with the state, dismissing a lawsuit that challenged Gov. Walker’s administrative order to reorganize the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Commission.
By LISA PHU

NOAA responds to entangled whale calf near Auke Bay

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association responded to an entangled humpback whale calf in the Auke Bay area Wednesday, making strategic cuts in the blue/green poly line trailing from the ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

JPD holds SWAT trainings around town

The Juneau Police Department will be doing SWAT training around Juneau today and Saturday.

Zika virus makes its way to Southeast Alaska

Before this week, Alaska was one of four U.S. states with zero confirmed Zika virus cases, but that's over now.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Photo: Low water level stymies salmon

Sophie Castleton, of the U.S. Forest Service, does a survey of the number of sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Thursday. Low water levels in Steep Creek are ...

Photo: Garlic grower

John Thedinga, president of the Juneau Community Garden, harvests his garlic at the garden on Thursday. Thedinga grows about 230 plants, a year's worth.

Around Town

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. T.J. Duffy to play a variety of music. Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center. ...

This Day in Juneau History: July 22, 1986

On July 22, 1986, the City and Borough of Juneau found yet another $1.4 million increase in its deficit, totaling $3.7 million rather than the estimated $3.4 million announced earlier in the month.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

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