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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
A Delta Airlines Boeing 757 does a flyover of the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday. The first scheduled flight by Delta to Juneau from Seattle is on May 29.

Delta performs Juneau test runs

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's some competition! Delta pilots performed test flights at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday morning, preparing for the company's summertime expansion to Juneau starting May 29.

by KATIE MORITZ

Juneau Assembly will take second look at pool closure

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly OK'd all but four of city manager Kim Kiefer's recommended cuts, putting the remaining items on a "pending list" to be discussed further.
KATIE MORITZ

How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S?

REACH Inc., which provides information, referrals, supports and services for children, adults and families experiencing developmental delay or disabilities in northern Southeast Alaska, will host its first fundraiser this evening - an...
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Photo: Wednesday walk

Lee Dye, left, Dick Deems, center, and Ron Crenshaw walk the Airport Dike Trail out to the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on Wednesday. The three said they have been taking a walk, snowshoe or ski every Wednesday together for years.

Teen kayaking trip applications due soon

Applications are due next week from Southeast teens interested in embarking on a weeklong kayaking trip in Glacier Bay National Park this summer. Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE) Inc.

Good weather encourages speeders, JPD says

The Juneau Police Department is reminding drivers to mind their speed while driving through construction work zones, especially on Egan Drive. Lt.

Superintendent searchers hold public meeting tonight

Representatives from Ray and Associates, the firm hired by the Juneau School District to help it find its next superintendent, will lead a public meeting tonight.
KATIE MORITZ

Superintendent search public meetings tonight and tomorrow

Representatives from Ray and Associates, the superintendent search firm hired by the Juneau School District to help it find its next leader, will take place tonight and tomorrow night. Community members will be able to provide input on...
KATIE MORITZ

Convicted oxycontin supplier, dealer to be sentenced

A sentencing hearing has been postponed for two men convicted in connection to the lucrative Sacramento-to-Juneau oxycontin ring that made millions of dollars from 2007 to 2011.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Airport explosion still under investigation

Fire officials and Wings of Alaska are investigating the cause of a small explosion Sunday at Juneau International Airport that injured an airline employee. The employee was refilling a heated de-icing machine with ethylene glycol about 6:...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around Town for Thursday, April 17

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.

Police & Fire for Thursday, April 17, 2014

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. Disturbance • At 10...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Police & Fire for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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 ...

Juneau resident gets state director appointment

A former Juneau Assembly member has been named the state director of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

REACH to hold fundraiser spelling bee

Want to show off your spelling chops for a cause? R-E-A-C-H will hold a fundraiser spelling bee this week and teams of five to seven people are invited to participate. The bee will take place at ...

Hoonah's dock divide

They have the same goal but different ideas about how to get there.
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Hello, Juneau? Can you hear me now?

A wireless telecommunication ordinance in the works - which will dictate the height, look and location of cell towers in the City and Borough of Juneau - may not be completed as quickly as hoped.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Police & Fire for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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, April 16

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 ...

Photo: Prepping for another season

Dave Morgan of the Juneau Docks and Harbors Department, power washes a cruise ship docking dolphin along Juneau's waterfront on Monday in preperation of the tourism season.

Correction

In an article published Sunday about the Central Council of Tligit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska elections, the Empire incorrectly stated Richard J. Peterson was sworn in as president by Ed ...

Bartlett names new leader

After visiting family in Juneau throughout his life, Charles "Chuck" Bill is "really excited" to move to the city permanently. The Durango, Colo. hospital administrator was named Tuesday as ...
By KATIE MORITZ

No 'starter homes' sold in past year

No single-family homes between $150,000 and $250,000 were sold in the last year, according to a report given by a group of Juneau builders.
By KATIE MORITZ

A gesture of peace and hope

An exchange student from Palestine joined by art students of Thunder Mountain High School presented the Legislature with an origami peacock Monday at the Capitol.
By ALLIE NIELSON

Board bumps superintendent pay to $162K

Juneau's next superintendent is getting a pay raise - once someone has been hired to fill the job.
By KATIE MORITZ

Business news roundup: Zen, R Espresso close doors

Zen, the Asian cuisine restaurant located inside the Goldbelt Hotel downtown, closed its doors permanently Saturday.
By KATIE MORITZ

Monday, April 14, 2014

Police calls for Monday, April 14, 2014

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 ...

Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to retiring Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Ed Thomas. He led the council for almost 30 years, having been elected in 1984 and taking a brief break ...

Bicyclist and car collide in Valley

An intoxicated bicyclist drove into oncoming traffic near Mendenhall Loop Road and Dudley Street on Saturday evening, colliding with an SUV and sustaining injuries that sent him to the ...

Around Town for Monday, April 14

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 ...

Alaska Seaplanes expands reach to Sitka

Alaska Seaplanes announced Monday it is adding service between Kake and Sitka, with continuing service to Juneau, and a third round trip daily between Juneau and Kake during the summer season.

Kowalski guilty on one of two murder charges

A man accused of murdering his mistress 17 years ago while on a getaway at a Yakutat lodge has been found guilty on one of two charges. A jury reached a partial verdict late Friday in the murder ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Global, national economics influence Alaska

At an economic luncheon Friday, national economist Bill Conerly spoke to the Juneau business community about three national and global factors set to impact Alaska's economy. Only one of the three ...
By MATT WOOLBRIGHT

Eaglecrest to break ground on new lodge this week

After years of planning, Eaglecrest Ski Area will break ground on the construction of its new Porcupine Lodge this week. The lodge, originally called the Learning Center, will house the city-owned ...
By KATIE MORITZ

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