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Jorin Ashley, 5, waits for his mother, Stephanie, to finish voting in the municipal election at the Douglas Public Library on Tuesday.

Familiar, fresh faces for school board

With 12 years of experience, Andi Story returns to Juneau's School Board, along with newcomers Josh Keaton and Emil Mackey.


State plans to lay up more ferries

Anticipated budget cuts are sinking service by the Alaska Marine Highway. On Tuesday, the state ferry system unveiled a summer 2016 draft schedule that shows four of the state's 11 ferries laid up for lack of funding.

Fisk unseats incumbent Sanford for mayor

Tuesday's election was an overwhelming defeat for Juneau mayor Merrill Sanford, who was ousted by new challenger Greg Fisk by a whopping 66 percent of the votes.

Justice Dana Fabe puts down gavel

After becoming the first woman to serve on the Alaska Supreme Court 20 years ago and the first female Alaska chief justice, Dana Fabe has announced she will retire in June. The news was announced in an email from the Alaska Court System.

Fairbanks native, three-time cancer survivor shares story

FAIRBANKS - Becky Zaverl is one of those rare people who can make you feel you've known her your entire life, even though you just met her.

Photo: Outgoing incumbent

Mayor Merrill Sanford, left, concedes the election to Greg Fisk in the Assembly Chamber Tuesday evening.

The Alaska Club fundraises for Cancer Connection

Anyone who has been to The Alaska Club recently may have noticed new - and eye-catching pink - displays at the front counters. The fitness club is promoting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Firefighter leaps into harbor to rescue man

An unidentified man was pulled from the ocean below the Alaska Steamship Dock on Tuesday evening after a Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter took a chilly leap to rescue him.

Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 7

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Cropley Lake. No dogs or firearms. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Conditions violation • At 8:19 p.m. Monday, Dirk Daugherty, 34, was arrested in the 2500 block of Vista Drive for violating conditions of release from jail. He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center. Death • At 5:45 p.m.

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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...


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