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The entrance to the Fairbanks Gateway to Recovery Detox center is shown in an image from the program's webpage (www.fairbanksnative.org). The program will no longer accept new patients for withdrawal from opioids after changes to federal regulations.

Anchorage, Fairbanks detox centers close beds for opiate addiction New federal regulations make centers legally non-compliant, temporarily shutting programs down

Alaska's only residential detox facilities for opiate addiction have closed its beds, according to the Alaska State Opioid Treatment Authority.

by LISA PHU

Wet weather in forecast this weekend

A stream of subtropical moisture will splash Southeast Alaska this weekend, the National Weather Service expects.

Drunk driver arrested for driving into Governor Mansion's garage door

Police arrested a drunk driver who allegedly struck the back of the Governor's Mansion with his vehicle, damaging the historic house's garage door Thursday night in downtown Juneau.
PAULA ANN SOLIS
Image from security camera at Nugget Alaskan Outfitter

Police search for shoplifter who carried out $500 worth of clothes, camping gear

Police are asking for help identifying a man caught on a surveillance video walking out of a store with more than $500 worth of merchandise.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Cuts after cuts: Facing a $75 million budget gap, UA president discusses plan

It's the dead of winter in Fairbanks, and it's 40 below. There's a car stranded on the side of the road, its hazard lights intermittently lighting the dense ice fog enveloping it. Fortunately, the marooned vehicle and its driver are only...
SAM DeGRAVE

In uncertain budget times, local philanthropy comes through

Twenty-three Juneau organizations and nonprofits are getting an influx of almost $1.9 million in funding through Juneau Community Foundation. The money will help the city’s most vulnerable residents.
LISA PHU

Assembly discusses lowering mill rate

The members of the Assembly Finance Committee began to chew on some of the more difficult policy questions they'll face this budget season at it's meeting Wednesday evening.
SAM DeGRAVE

With drop-box, JPD not participating in drug take-back event this year

Cities around the country are gearing up for another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but Juneau is not one of them.

Alaska Seaplanes adds 23 seats to their fleet

The Juneau-based carrier Alaska Seaplanes has acquired two Cessna Caravans and a Cessna 207. Alaska Seaplanes will now operate four Cessna Caravans as part of their fleet and be able to serve 11 destinations from Juneau.

Free smoke alarms

The American Red Cross of Alaska, Capital City Fire/Rescue and the National Guard will be installing free smoke alarms and home fire emergency kits for the community on Saturday, April 30.

UAS commencement ceremonies in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka this weekend

University of Alaska Southeast is honoring 670 graduates from the Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka campuses this weekend.

JPD opens officer fitness test to public

People interested in a law enforcement career, or those merely curious what the physical requirements are for one, can join the Juneau Police Department for a free fitness test. 

Correction

An article titled "A sticky situation" in Thursday's Juneau Empire incorrectly stated that the Planning Commision had denied the conditional use permit for an asphalt plant at the rock dump.
SAM DeGRAVE

Around Town

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests. Details: www.serrc.org/tlc. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details:...

Police & fire for Friday, April 29, 2016

This report contains public information available 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.

Check your vessels over stormy weekend

The city is encouraging everybody who owns a boat to check their vessels as Juneau heads into a stormy weekend.
SAM DeGRAVE

Articles from the Local section archive

Twice the victim of a rapist The mother of a 6-year-old boy conceived through statutory rape hopes to have the father's parental rights terminated before he wins full custody

It's been six years since Angelica Curtis gave birth to a child she conceived through statutory rape, and she still remembers the name she wanted to give her baby boy. "I had a different name ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Around Town

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Gun Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Gun Club is open to members and public trap shooting year-round. Loaner shotguns are available. Details: ...

Police & fire for Sunday, May 1, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in ...

Tyler Rental to acquire T&S Welding

Tyler Rental, Inc., will acquire T&S Welding, Inc. business and assets. T&S will continue its current business until it can be incorporated into Tyler Rental, which is currently finishing ...

Photo: Cruise ship season begins

A pedi-cab driver celebrates the first cruise ship arrival, and her first fare of the year, Saturday morning when the Crystal Serenity Cruise ship arrived at 7 a.m. at the South Franklin Cruise Dock.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tiana Tozer: More than a disability

Author, human rights activist, paralympian: Tiana Tozer has played many roles in her life. The one role she refuses to play is victim.
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

UA president to speak at lunch lecture

University of Alaska president Jim Johnsen will be the featured speaker at this week's Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Police & fire for Thursday, April 28, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in ...

Photo: Cope Park remodeling

A foundation is compacted for an area to hold new tennis courts in Cope Park on Wednesday. The park is closed while the area is remodeled with play equipment and a new picnic area.
By Michael Penn

Free ice cream at Coppa on Saturday

It's Free Ice Cream Day this Saturday, April 30, at Coppa's downtown store from noon-5 p.m. Coppa will give out its handmade ice cream as a thank you to the community, Coppa gave away over 30 ...

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel. English as a Second Language, 9-10:15 a.m., Gruening Park Learning Connection, 1800 Northwood Dr. Free eight week class. Open ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

School district, support staff union reach tentative contract agreement

The Juneau School District reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with its second largest employee association on Monday.
By LISA PHU

A sticky situation: Asphalt plant proposal forces tough choice at commission meeting

The Juneau Planning Commission tabled a conditional use permit for an asphalt plant at the Rock Dump. The decision came after taking public testimony from more than half a dozen residents who took ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Photo: Egan Drive work

SECON employees use an excavator and bulldozer to remove grass from the median north of Channel Drive on Tuesday in preparation for a resurfacing project on Egan Drive.

Police & fire for Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in ...

Around Town

Introduction to Using Computers, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718. Write About It: Writing Skills to Build Confidence, 9:15-10:45 a.m., The Learning ...

Condition of Alaska bear mauling victim improves

ANCHORAGE - The university professor mauled while leading a mountaineering class in southeast Alaska continues to improve. Forest Wagner has been upgraded to fair condition at Providence Alaska ...

Photos: Tourist prep

Woody Collins touches up the paint on the Effy Jewelers on South Franklin Street on Tuesday. The first cruise ship of the season arrives on Saturday, April 30.
By Michael Penn

Enright moved out of ICU, continues treatment in Seattle

KETCHIKAN - Morgan Enright continues her recovery in Seattle after surviving a plane crash on Admiralty Island earlier in April.

Free technical driving class for teens

The Taylor White Foundation is hosting a free "Technical Teen Driver Training" event May 14-15 at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How UAS handles sexual assault complaints on campus is changing

"The Hunting Ground," a film about sexual assault on college campuses, is really troubling to view, said University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield, "but it's a really important film ...
By LISA PHU

Boat sinks in Auke Bay

A 30-foot Bayliner boat was found sunk in Auke Harbor early Monday morning. The boat is owned by Juneau resident Rob Whitten, said City and Borough of Juneau Harbormaster Dave Borg.
By LISA PHU

Empire earns 25 Alaska Press Club awards

The Juneau Empire received 25 awards from the Alaska Press Club during an awards ceremony in Anchorage on Saturday.

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