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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Gene Tagaban, left, encourages men to stand together on the steps of the Capitol in support of the Alaskans Choose Respect campaign on Thursday. After speeches, including one by Gov. Bill Walker, center, about 100 community members marched to Marine Park.

'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

With the "Alaskans Choose Respect" banners flying over the Capitol entrance behind him and about 100 soggy Alaskans looking on in front, Gov. Bill Walker gave the first "Choose Respect" address of his term.

by KATIE MORITZ

Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

They may not know the fame and glory of their male counterparts in many cases, but women helped to shape Alaska from the Southeast panhandle to the northern tundra.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

City's citizens save the trees

Locals have embarked on a campaign for the salvation of forty Mountain Ash trees in West Juneau.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Bookish birthday: Egan Library turns 25

On the 25th anniversary of the Egan Library's opening, the University of Alaska Southeast invites the community to join students, faculty, staff and friends for an evening of celebration. The event is from 5-7 p.m.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Wilderness Safety Challenge coming to Juneau

Ever wonder what you would do if your boat flipped over in the middle of the Gastineau Channel? Or if your friend got frostbite on a winter camping trip in the backcountry? Or if your float plane crashed in the middle of nowhere?...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Coppa offers free scoop on Saturday

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but free dessert's on Coppa this Saturday. The local ice cream shop and café, owned by Marc Wheeler and Jessica Paris, have 75 gallons of ice cream ready to give away from noon to 5 p.m. on...

Teentopia: Free event for high schoolers tonight

Local teens involved in 2014's Lead On! conference have planned a teen-centric event for their peers.

Flags at half-staff Friday for 1964 quake

Friday, March 27 has been declared "1964 Alaskan Earthquake Remembrance Day" across the state, Gov. Bill Walker announced Thursday. All state flags are to be lowered to half-staff to honor the lives lost when a magnitude 9.

Around town for Friday, March 27

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Concerts on the Kimball Theatre Organ at the State Office Building take place most Fridays during the noon hour.

Police & Fire for Friday, March 27, 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 10:57...

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Around town for Thursday, March 26

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Mallott out, Walker in as speaker at Juneau Choose Respect March

Gov. Bill Walker will be the opening speaker during Thursday's Juneau Choose Respect March. Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott was previously announced as the event's guest speaker.

Police & Fire for Thursday, March 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 ...

Bill would halt Marie Drake renovation

If a bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday continues through the Legislature, Juneau will likely have to shelve long-term plans to renovate the aging Marie Drake school building.
By KATIE MORITZ

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bike map funded and ready to roll

Local bicycling advocacy group Juneau Rides has fully funded a project to create a bike map covering Juneau's streets, paths and trails.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Costco bakery gets the boot

Juneau Costco Wholesale customers must say goodbye, farewell and adieu to the massive muffins, ponderous pies and puffy pastries the box store's bakery once provided.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Police seek Pel' Meni burglar

Someone broke into Juneau's most beloved Russian dumpling joint, Pel' Meni in the blue Wharf building downtown, and stole $2,000 earlier this month.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

With the Mount Polley mine disaster still on the minds of many Southeast Alaskans, Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, met with the Canadian ambassador to the United States on Tuesday to talk ...
By KATIE MORITZ

City settles issue of unwanted road

An agreement has been reached on who will foot the bill for the reconstruction of a street, platted in the 1950s but not built until decades later.  
By STEPHANIE SHOR

School board approves budget amid uncertainty

The Juneau School Board unanimously approved an FY16 budget of $86,260,000 - a reduction of $2,226,044 - to forward to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly for consideration, despite ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

CBJ puts another dent in daycare deficit

Another childcare has received permission to accept more children into its program.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Seeking a stable table

Where does your food come from? Where does your kid's school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Around town for Wednesday, March 25

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 ...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, March 25, 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 ...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Street closures Thursday for Choose Respect rally

Some streets in downtown Juneau will be closed to vehicle traffic Thursday for the Alaskans Choose Respect rally. The rally starts at noon in front of the capitol building on Fourth Street and ...

Tsunami comms test tomorrow morning

No need to head for higher ground tomorrow when a tsunami warning sounds over the airwaves in Alaska. It's just a test.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Eaglecrest Ski Area wraps up season early

Juneau's Eaglecrest Ski Area has closed for the season early following a low-snow winter.

Around town for Tuesday, March 24

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m., every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074. Open Lab Computer Training, 8:30-10 a.m., The Learning ...

Police & Fire for Tuesday, March 24, 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 ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

The city is considering sludge solutions and the West Douglas road extension, but the big news out of Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday night was that Juneau's long-awaited giant ...
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Gastineau Apartments fire: Arson or accident?

The Gastineau Apartments were supposed to have been shuttered after a fire caused by an unattended candle ripped through the building two years ago.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER
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