Photos: Drill, baby, drill

R&M Engineers took core samples of glacial till at the site of the Alaska State Capitol Building as part of the Capitol Restoration Project. The first phase involves geotechnical investigations looking at the geology under the building. The sample, taken from a depth of 54-feet, was estimated at one-million-years-old and formed by pressurization from the weight of the glacier coverage over time. Glacial till is a heterogeneous mixture of clay to boulder size particles deposited within or beneath glacial ice. Bore samples taken around the building are expected to be finished next week. R&M is contracted by Juneau architectural firm Jensen Yorba Lott.


Fri, 01/20/2017 - 08:54

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 20, 1987

On Jan. 20, 1987, lawmakers and Alaskans prepared to hear Gov. Steve Cowper’s State of the State address. With Alaska’s budget deficit running higher than ever, legislators were hoping to hear a comprehensive budget plan for the next two years.

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Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:17

Police & Fire for Friday, Jan. 20, 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

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