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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett, left, and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott hold a press conference about their meetings on transboundary mining concerns on Wednesday.

Q&A with Bill Bennett

On the third day of British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines William Bennett’s four days in Southeast Alaska, Bennett, his Chief of Staff Cynthia Petrie, Ministry of Energy and...
by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

30-year-old hotel guest dies at the Alaskan Friday

A 30-year-old man died at the Alaskan Hotel & Bar in downtown Juneau Friday afternoon, police said. Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in an email that the death is not suspicious and foul play is not suspected.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Fewer kids, less funding

Teachers have started taking roll for the new school year and already it looks like several students aren't in their seats.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Miller: Progress more complex than pass, fail

In true former-teacher form, Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller gave the Juneau Chamber of Commerce an assignment and a pop quiz.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Marijuana Committee seeks more municipal control, again

The public-comment period for the state Marijuana Control Board's third set of proposed regulations closes at the start of September.
SAM DeGRAVE

Photo: Back to banking

Mike Todd of Glacier Sign and Lighting of Anchorage works at installing signs on the new First National Bank of Alaska at the corner of 10th Street and Glacier Avenue on Thursday.

Police seek fugitive seen Wednesday near trail

Police are asking the public for help locating a Juneau man who has evaded authorities since four warrants were issued for his arrest last year.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Coast Guard rescues heart attack victim near Juneau

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a man who was "experiencing symptoms of a heart attack" near Juneau on Wednesday.

Chenega sailing canceled due to high seas

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Chenega's scheduled sailing Thursday was canceled due to high seas forecast for Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced.

Clarification

An Aug. 27 article about transboundary mine protestors interrupting a mayoral lunch quoted Martin and Chris Niemi. The Niemis participated in a rally on the Capitol steps.

Around Town for Friday, Aug. 28

F/V Drill Conductor Workshop, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., UAS Technical Education Center, 1415 Harbor Way, Room 133. Details: (907) 747-3287. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. J. Allan MacKinnon. Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center.

Police & Fire for Friday, Aug. 28, 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 report is presumed innocent. Assault • At 12:11...

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