Photos: The Bailer at the Back of the Boat

Director and actor George Holly, second from left, leads actors Virginia Roldan, 15, left, Corinne James, 8, Raven Ward, right, and Austin Tagaban, 20, below, through a rehearsal of The Bailer at the Back of the Boat at the Noyes Pavillion at the University of Alaska Southeast on Thursday. Along with The Bailer at the Back of the Boat, performances of Pirates of Penzance Jr. and Romeo and Juliet are being produced. Performances begin Aug. 3 and run through Aug. 12 at the Noyes Pavilion on the UAS campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Festival passes, which are good for three performances, are $25. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:41

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 22, 1987

On Jan. 22, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper prepared to discuss the final part of his fiscal plan: budget cuts. The total amount suggested to be cut by his temporary cabinet was $300 million, which tore funding from a variety of different programs. However, although what propositions Cowper accepted were still a mystery, Press Secretary David Ramseur confirmed that the cuts he did accept totaled at about $200 million. Cowper was to give a speech directly to the Alaska Legislature discussing the specifics of his recommended cuts.

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:40

Fire calls for Jan. 22, 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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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:40

Man caught with 3 pounds of meth on Southeast Alaska-bound ferry sentenced to 20 months

A 21-year-old man who was caught transporting three pounds of methamphetamine — reportedly the largest seizure in Southeast Alaska in at least 10 years— on the ferry between Bellingham and Ketchikan last May was “a patsy, plan and simple,” his defense attorney argued.

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