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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
A homeless person sleeps under the stairs at the Downtown Public Library in August.

'Compassionate' volunteers needed for homeless survey

Juneau's downtown homeless shelter and soup kitchen is looking for "compassionate people" to help them conduct a survey of Juneau's vulnerable homeless population.

by EMILY RUSSO MILLER

With soggy August, Juneau stays on track for wettest year on record

After almost 9 inches of rain fell on Juneau in August, the city remains on course for its wettest year on record. Through Sept. 2, Juneau has had 51.8 inches of precipitation (rain and melted snow).
JAMES BROOKS

Can anyone help police identify this burglar?

Juneau police want to know if anybody knows the guy who wore a white, plastic mask and broke into a downtown liquor store a few days ago.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Library derby

Library staff and a volunteer push carts full of books to their shelves in the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Wednesday.

Troopers to perform background checks

Background checks will temporarily be done through the Alaska State Troopers at their post at 2760 Sherwood Lane until Sept. 18, according to AST. Offices hours for the post are 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. On Sept.

Photo: Chamber speaker

Captain Shannan Greene, Commander of Sector Juneau for the United State Coast Guard, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at their weekly luncheon at Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Mike Coffey named Southeast Region Director

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Marc Luiken named Mike Coffey as the Southcoast region director on Wednesday. His first day in the position will be Oct. 1.

Street closure on Fourth Street

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will be holding a street closure Sunday, Sept. 6, on Fourth Street between Gold Street and Harris Street This event will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Correction

A Tuesday article identified Rebecca Soza as a STEM program manager for the Alaska Development Corporation.

Correction

A Thursday article indicated the state Department of Public Assistance processed 110,000 insurance applications in 2014.

Around town for Friday, Sept. 4

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. Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center.

Police & Fire for Friday, Sept. 4, 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 1:43 a...

Articles from the Local section archive

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Subdivision made easier

More predictable and less expensive. In short, this is how the subdivision process should function under the newly amended Land Use Code, according to city officials.
By SAM DeGRAVE

How to move a library

Moving an entire library collection, especially one like the Mendenhall Valley library containing 44,000 adult and children's books and DVDs on Mendenhall Mall Road, is a daunting task.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police & Fire for Thursday, Sept. 3, 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 ...

Photo: Flats Fix-it

A bike maintenance and emergency repairs station called the "Flats Fix-it Facility" is installed at the corner of 9th Street and Glacier Avenue. The station consists of a bicycle stand, air pumps ...

Around town for Thursday, Sept. 3

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel. Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas Library. Details: 586-5267. Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Juneau International Airport ...

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Disorderly conduct • At 2:18 p.m. Monday, 43-year-old Joshua Koch was arrested for disorderly conduct in the 100 block of Marine Way. Alcohol was involved. Drug activity • At 12:12 p.m.

Around Town for Wednesday, Sept. 2

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 ...

Assembly: No rezoning of 'Field of Fireweed'

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly was busy - or busier than usual rather - during its marathon meeting, which adjourned only 30 minutes short of midnight Monday. During the meeting, the ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

A brighter future with the arts

Everyone has a story to tell, and sometimes a paintbrush, a pirouette or a grand piano does the job when words fail.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Whale statue breaches talks again

"All that most maddens and torments" the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly resurfaced at Monday night's meeting.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Firefighters ask Juneau to 'fill the boot'

Capital City Fire/Rescue will be hosting its annual "Fill The Boot" fundraiser this weekend to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

FVF Chenega sailing for Sept. 2 cancelled

The Sept. 2 sailing of the Fast Vehicle Ferry Chenega has been cancelled due to heavy seas forecasted for the Chatham Strait and the South Lynn Canal, according to a press release from the Alaska ...

44th in the 49th

ANCHORAGE - The crowds were there - diplomat, media and bystander alike. As President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska for his first prolonged visit to the 49th state, there were plenty of cheers ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Big push for STEM

American students aren't very good problem solvers, according to global educational rankings. The solution for that issue in Juneau, advocates say, could be a new charter school.
By PAULA SOLIS

Gastineau Apartments going down, likely taking Pocket Park with it

The condemned Gastineau Apartments building could be demolished by the end of the year, and neighboring Pocket Park could be going down with it, city officials say.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Alarm • At 1:15 a.m. Monday, investigation continues into the vandalism and burglary of a business in the downtown area on Whittier Street. Assault • At 10:23 p.m.

Around town for Tuesday, Sept. 1

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 ...

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Jewell: Denali name change is final

Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Police nab wanted fugitive

The Juneau Police Department arrested a wanted man late Sunday after contacting him in a Mendenhall Valley home. Gregory Dewayne Crowley, 30, was taken into custody around 11 p.m.

Around town for Monday, Aug. 31

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Life Ring meeting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Northern Light United Church. A weekly gathering for women. All are welcome. ...

Photos: Growing peace

The Juneau Veterans for Peace gather at Bishop Michael H. Kenny Memorial Peace Park on Saturday to dedicate the sculpture "Growing Peace" by Jim Fowler.

Police & fire for Monday, Aug. 31, 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 ...

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