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James Brooks | Juneau Empire
Dick Hand, commander of American Legion Post 25, salutes memorial wreaths placed Monday, May 25, 2015 at the veterans memorial in Alaskan Memorial Park. The cemetery in the Mendenhall Valley hosted one of several Memorial Day ceremonies held across Juneau. Seen with Hand are three members of the U.S. Coast Guard, including (at right) Lt. Joey Schlosser.

Photos: Memorial Day salute

Dick Hand, commander of American Legion Post 25, salutes memorial wreaths placed Monday, May 25, 2015 at the veterans memorial in Alaskan Memorial Park. The cemetery in the Mendenhall...

Federal, state estimates agree: Juneau's population is dropping

A pair of reports from the Alaska Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the population of the City and Borough of Juneau is on the decline.

Agitated bear lingering with cubs near Dredge Lake

Though the U.S. Forest Service has reopened the trail where she once roamed, a mother black bear and her three cubs are still active in the Mendenhall Valley. The bear, named No.

Juneau Whale Watch pays $12,900 fine for pestering whales in 2013

Federal wildlife monitors have fined Juneau Whale Watch almost $12,000 for harrassing whales in 2013. The fine was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration late last week.

Police: Grads celebrated responsibly

The class of 2015 received many rounds of applause as they gathered their high school diplomas on Sunday. Here's another reason to applaud these students: They celebrated responsibly afterward.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Easy catch

With exceptional low tides coinciding with the long Memorial Day weekend, a handful of fishermen sought an advantage by wading Saturday, May 24, 2015 onto a sandbar in the middle of Gastineau Channel. 

Coast Guard rescues man near Sitka

According to an email from a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman, an Air Station Sitka Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued a man complaining of chest pain on Sunday.

Around town for Tuesday, May 26

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., every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details:...

Police & Fire for Tuesday, May 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 report is presumed innocent. Assault • At 5:16 p...
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