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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Dr. Jim Johnsen is greeted by Rep. Sam Kito, right, as new University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Dr. Richard Caulfield, center, looks on during a gathering at Centennial Hall. Johnsen was officially named president of the University of Alaska system Tuesday.

UA system appoints new president

The fireweed is ready to go to seed. The leaves are beginning to turn. Creel surveys are reporting Silvers in healthy numbers.

by SAM DeGRAVE

Police share video of assault suspect near Capitol

Police are still searching for an unidentified man who reportedly threatened a stranger outside the Alaska State Capitol with a gun and a baseball bat in the early morning hours of July 16.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

The indictment that couldn't wait

A Juneau grand jury failed to indict Brian Hogan for first-degree assault for allegedly burning his girlfriend with nail polish remover and a lighter at her Douglas home on July 7.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: One small leap

A chum salmon leaps between yachts and fishing boats at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay on Tuesday.

Photo: Not your average boat

Not your everyday fishing boat seen at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay, a helicopter sits on top of the Westport 164-foot megayacht Evviva on Tuesday. As of February, the yacht was for sale for $22.

Correction for July 30, 2015

A Wednesday story gave an incorrect translation of the Japanese phrase "watashi wa", which means "I am", not "excited" as was stated in the story. To report an error or request a correction, email editor@juneauempire.

Around Town for Thursday, July 30

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Police & Fire for Thursday, July 30, 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 4:19 p...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UA system appoints new president

The University of Alaska system has named its new president. After searching for months, the university's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to appoint Dr. Jim Johnsen as president.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

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.
By Becky Bohrer

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

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.
By JAMES BROOKS

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 ...

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.
By SAM DeGRAVE

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 ...

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 ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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 ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

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.

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