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State workers to get layoff warning

Thousands of layoff notices will be sent to state workers today after the Alaska Senate appeared ready to blow up a deal reached in the Alaska House of Representatives early Saturday morning.

by JAMES BROOKS

Flags for Dawn fundraiser gathers money for family of woman who died in Nepal

In mid-May, Yasmine Habash was in Nepal. At the start of last week, she was in Maine. By the end of the week, she was back in Juneau.
JAMES BROOKS

Juneau APOC office skeletal after cuts

When the local office of the Alaska Public Offices Commission became a casualty of the governor's fiscal year 2016 budget in February, the Juneau delegation rallied to restore it. At first, it seemed to have worked.
KATIE MORITZ

Photo: Cycle month

Members of team "Old Farts Having Fun" listen Friday in the Hangar Ballroom as the results of the Juneau Rides bike month contest are announced.

Police and Fire report for June 1, 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. Disorderly conduct...

Child care crisis discussion gains focus

A group of residents who came together to brainstorm solutions for Juneau's child care woes are seeking a megaphone for their shouts.
CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

On parking, city shifts into drive

Enjoy the two hours of free parking downtown while they last, Juneau. They may not be free much longer. The city committee of the whole floated the idea of changing the free two-hour policy during its meeting at Assembly chambers Monday...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Record conditions lead to warmest, driest May in Juneau's history

From Kotzebue to Juneau, Alaska sweltered in the warmest May since modern recordkeeping began. According to the National Weather Service, which has kept records in Alaska's capital city since 1890, no May was drier or warmer.
JAMES BROOKS

Police & Fire for Tuesday, June 2, 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 2:36 p...

Winning king 'hit like a ton of bricks'

The 37.05-pound king salmon that longtime Juneau fisherman Kyle D. Sage caught off the rocks on North Douglas has netted him first place in this year’s 19th annual Spring King Salmon Derby, put on by the Central Council of Tlingit and...
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

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Around Town for Tuesday, June 2

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 ...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Police & Fire for Sunday, May 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 ...

Car accident is to blame for Friday evening Glacier Highway snarl

A driver who struck two other vehicles with her car Friday evening caused an hourlong snarl in traffic on Glacier Highway.

Photo: Wayward excursion

An Alaska Excursions driver calls for a tow truck after backing out of a driveway and into the ditch on the North Douglas Highway Friday morning.

State archives closes access to researchers

With its collections moved to the new Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum, the Alaska State Archives has closed its research room until further notice.

Eight years later, gun shop trial to begin

The trial against a Juneau gun shop owner accused of selling firearms off the books will finally take place in Juneau Superior Court this week, eight years after the case was brought.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

New UAS chancellor takes reins

Incoming University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield will have his first official day in his new position tomorrow. But this isn't the longtime Alaskan's first rodeo - not by a long shot.
By KATIE MORITZ

Friday, May 29, 2015

Raft flips on Mendenhall River during tour

A group of tourists rafting the Mendenhall River on Thursday afternoon with a local tour company were plunged into the glacier-fed waters when their raft capsized.
By Abby Lowell

Police seek thief who took $3K in silver coins

Juneau police are searching for a man who stole $3,000 worth of silver dollar coins and several tablet computers from a downtown store earlier this week.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Woman's good intention nets bad result

One night at the Lucky Lady Pub in late January, one of Linda Egger's friends confessed a terrible secret: she was in an abusive relationship. It was so bad she hadn't been home in seven-straight ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Cycling group holds 'bike month' party

Juneau Rides will hold the debut of its crowdfunded Juneau bike map at 5:30 p.m. today in the Hangar Ballroom. Juneau Rides is the coordinating group for production of the map and other ...

CCS names new executive director

Erin Walker-Tolles has been selected to lead Catholic Community Service in Juneau as its executive director, the organization announced Thursday.

Juneau Rollergirls host fundraiser

The Juneau Rollergirls roller derby team will host a fundraiser brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Rockwell. The team is attempting to raise $20,000 to purchase a roller derby surface ...

Police & Fire for Friday, May 29, 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 ...

Around Town for Friday, May 29

Mental Health First Aid, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UAS campus, Egan room 225. Mental Health First Aid is designed to arm the public with skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health ...

UAS chancellor to celebrate retirement with bash

The University of Alaska Southeast is throwing a party for retiring Chancellor John Pugh, and everybody's invited. The public is invited to a "goodbye reception" for Pugh from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tourists lost on West Glacier Trail picked up by boat

Two hikers from California who got lost hiking the West Glacier Trail near the Mendenhall Glacier were rescued by boat Wednesday evening.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

State workers, departments honored

Several state workers and departments were honored Thursday during the 2015 Governor's Deanli Peak Performance Awards held at Centennial Hall.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Housing First gets over $4M in grant funding

Juneau's Housing First project just received the funding organizers had been praying for - nearly $3 million in capital funding and an additional $1.2 million in the form of an operating grant ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Super Bear to get new owners

The Washington-based company that purchased Alaskan and Proud is in the process of purchasing a second grocery store, this time in the Mendenhall Valley.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS and KATIE MORITZ

Motorcyclist, bear collide on Glacier Highway

A black bear collided with a motorcyclist on Glacier Highway Thursday morning, a crash that police said sent the man to the hospital, killed the bear and orphaned the sow's cubs.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police & Fire for Thursday, May 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 ...
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