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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Beth McEwen, left, and Andy Peterson count absentee and questioned ballots in the Assembly Chambers on Friday from Tuesday's municipal election.

Behind the ballot

By Tuesday night, Juneau will have a newly declared mayor, Assembly representatives and school board members. But getting there is a huge undertaking. The process of putting on a municipal election is a massive time-consuming effort.


Teachers' union talks 'game day'

Wednesday could be the last time the Juneau School District and the Juneau Education Association meet to finalize a new teachers' contract. Both parties are calling it "game day" because finances are on the line.

Missing your Juneau Empire TV guide?

In this Sunday, Oct. 4 edition of the Juneau Empire, many readers noted the omission of the pages outlining television programming for the Juneau area.


In the story titled "Whale, what now?" which appeared in the Sunday Oct. 4 edition, a section title incorrectly identified the proposed location of the Ocean Interpretation Center as Aurora Harbor.

Around town for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. 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...

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Burglary • At 9:01 p.m. Saturday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 1800 block of Mark Alan Street. Investigation continues. Death • At 5:26 p.m.

Articles from the Local section archive

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Photo: Welcome to the library

Alaskan artist Dan DeRoux, right, works with Ron Reed of Dawson Construction, center, and Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr to install one of two bronze sculptures last Tuesday at the new ...

Around town for Monday, Oct. 5

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details: Josielind, 463-6181. Applied Math II Problem ...

Mammography statistics

Every year, more than 200,000 women in the United Sates are diagnosed with breast cancer. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, even before any symptoms appear. This is when it's easiest ...

What cancer screenings and when?

The following is based on the American Cancer Society's cancer screening schedules for a few cancers; this list is not exhaustive. Different national standards vary on screenings, such as the U.S. ...

Seeking help: Cancer services and programs in Juneau

Cancer services have increased in Juneau in recent decades. There are a variety of services created by the medical community and cancer survivors and their families that provide assistance, ...

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Whale, what now?

How do you change the planned location of a giant bronze whale statue? One proposal at a time. That's how several Juneau residents have tried, anyway.

Child predator offers apology at sentencing

Before starting an eight-year prison sentence, a Juneau man convicted of sexually abusing a young girl gave a tearful apology to the her father during his sentencing hearing this week. Judge Louis ...

Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns

When a school shuts down in rural Alaska, a community ceases to exist. Such a situation can be a school administrator's nightmare, and in more than 25 districts across the state that nightmare ...

Gov. designates October Fire Safety Month

The month of October brings to mind crisp autumn weather and trick-or-treating. Gov. Bill Walker's office hopes it will bring something else to mind as well: fire safety.

Police & Fire for Sunday, Oct. 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 ...

Around town for Sunday, Oct. 4

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. ...

Photos: Roof collapse

In these Oct. 2 photos, a North Pacific Erectors employee makes final repairs on the roof of Juneau Rental Space. The roof collapsed Sept. 21, causing visible buckling on the side of the building.

Business burglary is 'Crime of the Week'

The Juneau Police Department and the Juneau Crime Line are asking the public for help solving a burglary case. JPD said Electric Power Systems, located at 2213 Jordan Avenue, was burglarized ...

Changes to bus service begin next month

For all the city bus passengers out there, don't forget to take note of the new Capital Transit routes and schedule changes. The City and Borough of Juneau said the changes will go into effect ...

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Riding a swell

The ships are out and the numbers are in. During the 2015 cruise ship season, more than 977,000 passengers visited Juneau, an increase of roughly 2.3 percent from the previous season, according to ...

Photo: Dynamic weather

Felicitas Wehnes takes pictures of the dynamic rain showers over Douglas Island on Thursday. The National Weather Service calls for sunny on Friday with patchy fog in the morning.

Amid cuts, UAS moves focus to enrollment

At the University of Alaska Southeast, it's the same tune heard around the state - an uncomfortably tight budget countered by expanding program needs. UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield, however, ...

Around town for Friday, Oct. 2

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: Senior ...

Police blotter for Friday, Oct. 2, 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 ...

Photos: First National Bank ribbon cutting

First National Bank Alaska leaders cut the ceremonial ribbon today at the bank's new Juneau Regional Branch to kick off a month-long grand opening celebration.

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Permit holders able to park in Marine Park Plaza

From Oct. 1-April 15, the Marine Park Plaza will be open for seasonal parking to all Marine Parking Garage permit holders.

Local employees volunteer for Day of Caring

United Way of Southeast Alaska is holding their annual Day of Caring this Thursday, Oct. 1.

UAS students call for Indigenous Peoples' Day

The United Students of the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau released a resolution calling for the recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October. Sponsored ...


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