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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Juneau teacher Shgen George greets Japanese students that remember her from her year-long teaching assignment in Nishikoppe, Japan, in 2009. Fourteen students are visiting Juneau for a week to study English and Juneau while staying with local families.

Families welcome Japanese students

Holding a wrinkled yellow Post-It Note, Joey Roters waited Tuesday at the Westmark Baranof Hotel to meet the Japanese exchange students he would take home for three days. 

by PAULA ANN SOLIS

Jury convicts doc in child porn case

It only took a federal jury two and a half hours to convict a Wrangell family doctor on child pornography charges. The 12 Southeast Alaskan jurors hearing the case against Greg Alan Salard announced their guilty verdicts about 1:15 p.m.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Walker discusses decision

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward that end.
Becky Bohrer

Photo: Rising water

Tricia Hart and her daughter, Liz, 13, wade in the rising water near the West Glacier Trailhead after kayaking in Mendenhall Lake on Tuesday.

Program expands Southeast scope

In Tenakee Springs and other rural towns in Southeast Alaska, medical specialists think they've found a way to replace medevac flights. It comes on a little cart.
JAMES BROOKS

Finance Committee to talk tax exemptions

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee will meet Thursday to discuss the senior sales tax exemption, among other things, according to the meeting agenda.
SAM DeGRAVE

Chamber plans golf luncheon

At noon Thursday, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce will honor the winners of its annual golf tournament. The program takes place in the Alaska Room of Juneau International Airport. Doors open at 11:30. Chamber members may attend for $20.

Around Town for Wednesday, July 29

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 World Relief. Details: 586-2380. Senior...

Police & fire for July 29, 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. Domestic violence...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Election season opens

Election season for the City and Borough of Juneau's municipal election opened Monday as nominating petitions for office became available at the city clerk's office.

Testimony finishes in doc's child porn trial

A Southeast Alaska jury on Monday heard the last of the testimony against a Wrangell doctor who is standing trial for receiving, possessing and distributing child pornography.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Bank gets demolished

In September 1965, Jo An White walked into First National Bank Alaska's Channel Branch looking to make a deposit and walked out with a job. The branch, on the corner of 10th and F streets, was no ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Wreckage of crashed Alaska sightseeing plane recovered

JUNEAU - The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered.

Police and fire dispatches for July 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 ...

Harbor department warns of storms

The City and Borough of Juneau Docks & Harbors department is asking boat owners to check their vessels before and during stormy weather.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Mallott ejects elections director

It didn't take a vote of the people to oust Alaska's Division of Elections director. Only one vote was needed. Gail Fenumiai turned in her resignation Friday at the request of Lt. Gov. Byron ...
By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

ADF&G figures show commercial pinks slow to arrive in Southeast

Southeast Alaska fishermen have pulled in almost 10 million salmon so far this summer even as the pace of fishing remains below five-year averages, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and ...

Tune in to nature

There may not be an elegant British man narrating it, but Juneau kids are finding that the best nature show is the one in their own back yard. U.S.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Condemned UAS cabin torched for fire training

It didn't take long for the Ellsworth House to burn Saturday. Orange flames poured from the log cabin's bedroom windows, shattering glass and torching the roof and siding. A huge plume of gray ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Sitka makes big plans for 150th Alaska Day

Sitka Historical Society says the 150th anniversary of the 1867 Russian claims transfer will be here before we know it - and Sitka had better be prepared.
By SHANNON HAUGLAND

Around Town for Monday, July 27

Today, July 28 Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jim, 789-3074 Safe Sitters, 9:15 ...

Photo: Caught one

Damien Thorne carries up a king salmon he caught in the Fish Creek Pond on Wednesday.

Police and fire dispatches for July 27, 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 ...

Park Service plans new trail off Chilkoot

The National Park Service is proposing construction of a new hiking trail that branches off the Chilkoot Trail north of Dyea. The 4,000-foot Canyon City loop would be located on the west side of ...

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jury balks at big felony

A Juneau grand jury was asked to indict Brian Hogan on two felony charges on Friday: First-degree assault and third-degree assault.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

City committee weighs in on proposed pot rules

For the past month, the state's Marijuana Control Board has been fielding public comments regarding its proposed regulations.
By SAM DeGRAVE

UAS names interim provost to replace Caulfield

The University of Alaska Southeast has named Priscilla Schulte interim provost of the university in the coming school year. The search for the permanent provost is expected to begin in August, the ...

Photo: First Sockeye

Two male sockeye salmon battle for territory in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Friday.

Around Town for Sunday, July 27

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. ...

Police and fire dispatches for July 26, 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 ...

'Spot The Chief' starts Monday

Spot the police chief riding his bicycle this summer, and you could win a water bottle, bicycle light and $10, courtesy of the Juneau Police Department.

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