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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Pres. Barack Obama gives a child a high-five as he meets invited guests during his arrival at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.

44th in the 49th: President Obama arrives in Alaska

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 and no boos on the streets of Anchorage.

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.
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.
SAM DeGRAVE

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 Sally Jewell to restore Denali’s name from...
JAMES BROOKS

Photo: Polarizing moment

Steve Jones, of the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco, demonstates outside the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience...

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 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 World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

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.

FVF Chenega sailing for Sept. 2 cancelled due to heavy seas

The Sept. 2 sailing of the FVF Chenega has been cancelled due to heavy seas forecasted for the Chatham Strait and the South Lynn Canal. The vessel was scheduled to sail from Juneau to Sitka to Juneau.

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Monday, Aug 31, 2015

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 ...

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

As president comes to Anchorage, spots of Juneau rise to surface

ANCHORAGE — It may have been Anchorage, but there were signs of Juneau in the state's largest city on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit. At the Dena'ina Convention Center, Beth Kerttula ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Juneau road construction roundup

In a city with more miles of hiking trails than miles of paved road and a seven-month construction season, drivers are bound to run into street construction at some point during the summer.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Beacon leads searchers to stranded hiker

Juneau searchers quickly located a stranded hiker near Sunny Cove in Taku Inlet Friday morning after the 23-year-old activated his personal locator beacon, which sent out an emergency assistance ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around town for Sunday, Aug. 30

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park. Weekly ukulele jam, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ...

Police & Fire for Sunday, Aug. 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 ...

Whale tour turnaround no cause for concern

For those concerned there was an accident aboard a whale watching tour Friday afternoon, the tour company says there's no need.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

30-year-old hotel guest dies at the Alaskan

A 30-year-old man died at the Alaskan Hotel & Bar in downtown Juneau on Friday afternoon, according to police. Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in an email that the ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Food Fest hosts workshops Saturday

The public is invited to attend this weekend's annual Food Festival at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center beginning at 9 a.m. and featuring local foods and homemade wares.

Medicaid moves forward

Medicaid expansion will go forward Tuesday, Sept. 1. It's been five years since the Affordable Care Act became law and three years since Medicaid expansion effectively became a state option.
By JAMES BROOKS

Marijuana Committee seeks more municipal control, again

The public-comment period for the state Marijuana Control Board's third set of proposed regulations closes at the start of September.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Miller: Progress more complex than pass, fail

In true former-teacher form, Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller gave the Juneau Chamber of Commerce an assignment and a pop quiz.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Q&A with Bill Bennett

By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Fewer kids, less funding

Teachers have started taking roll for the new school year and already it looks like several students aren't in their seats.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Photo: Back to banking

Mike Todd of Glacier Sign and Lighting of Anchorage works at installing signs on the new First National Bank of Alaska at the corner of 10th Street and Glacier Avenue on Thursday.

Police & Fire for Friday, Aug. 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 ...

Clarification

An Aug. 27 article about transboundary mine protestors interrupting a mayoral lunch quoted Martin and Chris Niemi. The Niemis participated in a rally on the Capitol steps.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Police seek fugitive seen Wednesday near trail

Police are asking the public for help locating a Juneau man who has evaded authorities since four warrants were issued for his arrest last year.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Coast Guard rescues heart attack victim near Juneau

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a man who was "experiencing symptoms of a heart attack" near Juneau on Wednesday.

Chenega sailing canceled due to high seas

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Chenega's scheduled sailing Thursday was canceled due to high seas forecast for Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced.

CBJ Finance gives Housing First another advance

The Housing First Collaborative will receive an additional $250,000 advance from the City and Borough of Juneau in order to stay on track for a spring 2016 construction start date.
By SAM DeGRAVE

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