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Team Kubellious deliberates their answer during a round of Battle of the Books Wednesday at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Team Kubellious members Makenna Lovejoy, Reece Bleakley, and Scout Buckner won first place and will move up to the district-wide competition.

Photo: Battle of the books

Team Kubellious deliberates their answer during a round of Battle of the Books Wednesday at Floyd Dryden Middle School. Team Kubellious members Makenna Lovejoy, Reece Bleakley, and Scout...

School budget crunch guide for 2016

The Juneau School Board has released four preliminary budget scenarios for 2016 after Gov. Bill Walker announced that he plans reductions in state school funding.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Hot rod driver gets 3 months for injuring passenger

A 24-year-old Juneau man who flipped a brand new Camaro while speeding through a busy intersection in the Mendenhall Valley was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for seriously injuring his passenger in the crash.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Project Homeless Connect

Alfred McKinley Jr. works with Kathleen Donohoe of First Impressions Hair Salon to choose the appropriate clipper guards for his haircut Wednesday. This is the second haircut McKinley has received through Project Homeless Connect, an...

Remote winters

For seven out of the last 10 autumns, Rick Fleischman and Jen Price have packed up, stocked up, and headed to Baranof Wilderness Lodge for seven months of solitude and snow removal.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

JEDC opens 2015 Innovation Summit with talk on connection and networking

For its 2015 Innovation Summit, the Juneau Economic Development Council brought in some shining stars in economics and a number of Juneau's leaders to talk about the future.

'Field of Fireweed' land swap negotiations delayed

A status hearing was held Wednesday morning for an appeal by Bicknell Inc. to reverse a decision that prohibited the company from using the Field of Fireweed for commercial building.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Around town for Thursday, Jan. 29

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.

Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

Every day, debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami washes up on Alaskan shores. Lost crab pots "ghost fish" on the ocean floor. Tiny pieces of plastic almost indistinguishable from sand settle into Southeast Alaskan beaches.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Photos: Slippery snow

Roads across Juneau were made slippery by 4.7 inches of snow that accumulated by 4 p.m. Wednesday. This truck landed in the median of Egan Drive after stricking another vehicle, sending it spinning 360 degrees into a ditch. Juneau...

Bus route reductions for inclement weather

Capital Transit switched to winter schedule about 2 p.m. Wednesday as snow continued to fall and cars began to slide. Winter schedule means buses will not drive into Lemon Creek, Cordova, Saint Ann's or downtown past Main Street.
STEPHANIE SHOR

FASD: Talk about it or 'pay for it'

Alaska has the highest rate of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among states that track data, the Department of Health and Social Services reported in 2010.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Gun shop owner accused of hiding evidence

The attorney for a family bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against Juneau gun shop owner Ray Coxe is accusing him of hiding “crucial evidence,” such as prior audits and firearm sale violations, and giving false testimony in the case that...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

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Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

The way fitness should be...

By Patrick Curtis

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 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 ...

Around town for Wednesday, Jan. 28

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 ...

Innovation Summit opens today

The Innovation Summit, a two-day event hosted by the Juneau Economic Development Council, will begin today in Centennial Hall and conclude Thursday.

District considers deficit atop deficit

The Juneau School District is expected to take another blow, as reports from the Alaska Legislature and Gov. Bill Walker's draft budget suggest it will receive much less money than previously ...
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Man charged with child sex abuse

A 39-year-old Juneau man was arrested Saturday after a grand jury indicted him on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, indecent photography and possession of child pornography, according to court ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police bust middle schoolers for drugs

Students at Floyd Dryden Middle School encountered the law last week when a couple of their classmates were arrested on drug charges.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Snow today in Juneau, gone tomorrow

Colder temperatures are expected to bring the second significant snowfall of the year to Juneau today, though the snow is expected to be short-lived.

Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

To allow participation by a full quorum, the Tongass Advisory Committee meetings scheduled for Petersburg and Wrangell will instead be held in Juneau. The committee met in Juneau Jan.

City officials weigh fines, regulations for marijuana

Although the state has banned marijuana use in public, Juneau officials are taking their own steps to clarify regulations covering recreational pot in the capital city.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Around town for Tuesday, Jan. 27

Tai Chi class, ages 60 and older, 10-11 a.m., at the Filipino Community Hall. Class enrollment is available by contacting Ms. Ferrer at 463-6181 and participants will be enrolled on a first come, ...

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Jan. 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 ...

Troopers arrest man wanted in Washington

A man accused of being a fugitive from justice was arrested at a Juneau halfway house Friday by Alaska State Troopers. Troopers said in a release Monday that they received information that a ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

City grants may increase housing options

Affordable housing incentives may soon be available to Juneau residents who want to add apartments onto their homes.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Man indicted for dealing heroin in Juneau

A grand jury on Friday indicted a 36-year-old man for dealing heroin in Juneau. Anthony A. Parr faces second- and fourth-degree drug misconduct charges for allegedly delivering heroin to a ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Electrifying eco-tourism

Robert Varness' wife was worried he might get bored in retirement, but the former Alaska Communications general manager has kept himself more than busy designing what he thinks could be the future ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

On Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly's Committee of the Whole was confronted with the price tag of the most likely fix to the city's sewage problem.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Delta plans long-term return

Delta Airlines is coming back to Juneau. This time, it's not going to be a summer tourist. Juneau International Airport manager Patricia deLaBruere announced Monday that Delta will inaugurate ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Around town for Monday, Jan. 26

Open Lab Computer Training, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Individual and small group instruction available for computer skills and online job search guidance. Free. Senior ...

Photos: Robotics tourney

Thunder Mountain High School student Michael Lohrey, center, and teammate Thane Reishus O'Brien watch their robot as classmate Sarah Graber operates her team's during Saturday's First Tech ...

Wet and warm, Juneau breaks rainfall record

With five days still remaining in the month, Juneau has already set the record for the wettest January on record. As of 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service measuring station at ...

Photos: New library emerges

A construction worker corrects a beam on the roof Friday at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library currently under construction.
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