Photo: Frozen over

Kurt Rehfeld, chief purser on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry LeConte, picks at the ice buildup on the side of the ship near the vehicle entrance on Friday. The LeConte made an attempt of going to Haines Friday but was turned back by high seas.

Kurt Rehfeld, chief purser on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry LeConte, picks at the ice buildup on the side of the ship near the vehicle entrance on Friday. The LeConte made an attempt of going to Haines Friday but was turned back by high seas. For more information about storm-related travel delays see page A3 of this edition.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:26

Around Town for Thursday, Jan. 19

Today, Jan. 19

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:21

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 19, 1987

On Jan. 19, 1987, with revenues half of what they were the year before and an estimated budget deficit ranging from $700-$900 million, the 15th Alaska Legislature began working on the state’s enormous budget deficit. Everyone was present for the Legislature’s first day except for Sen. Frank Ferguson, D-Kotzebue, who resigned shortly after his election because of health problems. Taking his place was Kotzebue businessman and Native leader Willie Hensley, whom Gov. Steve Cowper appointed for the position until the 1988 elections.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:21

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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