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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
A painting by David Rubin on how a statue of William Henry Seward might look in the Dimond Court Plaza in front of the Alaska Capitol Building.

Preserving a scar: Seward statue debate exposes differing views on history

It's far from a whale of controversy, but a statue proposed for a plaza in front of the Alaska Capitol is causing some discomfort by literally putting a 19th century imperialist on a pedestal.

by JAMES BROOKS

The Observatory targeted by burglar while owner is out ill, police say

A recent reported burglary at The Observatory bookstore may have permanently erased portions of an extensive history collection.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Alleged drunk driver crashes car, leaves own passenger behind Brylie C. Yadao, 20, faces felony assault and leaving scene of crash charges

A Juneau grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Juneau driver involved in a drunken car crash who allegedly left behind his injured passenger. Brylie C.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Assembly approves Native culture center for old Ore House site

The Juneau Assembly on Monday did its part to turn the abandoned Thane Ore House, which has been boarded-shut for years, into a Native cultural immersion park.
SAM DeGRAVE

Police seek person of interest after theft at Best Western

The Juneau Police Department has named a 20-year-old Juneau man as a person of interest following an early morning robbery Tuesday at the Best Western Country Lane Inn in the Mendenhall Valley.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Tracy's King Crab Shack moves out of waterfront location

The signs are gone. The windows are papered. The outdoor seating area has been dismantled. After 11 seasons, Tracy's King Cab Shack is officially closed - at least in its S. Franklin Street location.
SAM DeGRAVE

Approximately $170,000 in property missing from Douglas home, business office

A North Douglas business office and residence were left in disarray after a reported burglary this past weekend, and approximately $170,000 worth of property is now missing.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Central Council voter rally and candidate forum to be held Thursday

Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will be hosting a voter registration rally, and forum with the municipal and school board candidates on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Around Town

Recovery Coach Training, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gruening Park Recreation Center. Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Police & fire for Wednesday, Sept. 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 this report is presumed innocent. Burglary •...

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Fire & medical for Thursday, Sept. 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 ...

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

This Day in Juneau History: Sept. 29, 1986

On Sept. 29, 1986, candidates for City and Borough of Juneau Assembly talked about their ideas in an open forum sponsored by the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Grab a cup of coffee today for just 3¢

Coppa sure knows how to hook its customers. The downtown coffee and ice cream shop is giving away coffee for just 3 cents today. Co-owner Marc Wheeler said the deal is to jointly celebrate the ...

PHOTO: EARLY SIGN OF WINTER

Karen Musslewhite, center, pushes her 14-month-old granddaughter, Maggie, as she walks with Michael Fleischhauer, left, and Mary Diven along the airport dike trail on Wednesday.
By Michael Penn

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Rescue team finds hiker's body after four-day search

SITKA - Four days of searching for a man missing after a day-hike on Mt. Verstovia ended Friday afternoon with the discovery of his body at the bottom of a steep mountainside slope.
By SHANNON HAUGLAND

Hunting guide involved in bear mauling is well-known state bear researcher

The bear guide involved in Thursday's bear mauling on Admiralty Island was LaVern Beier, a well-known bear researcher with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
By LISA PHU

Police & fire for Tuesday, Sept. 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

Recovery Coach Training, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gruening Park Recreation Center. Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

City to help with mobile home down payments

When Margaret O'Neal, chair of the city's Affordable Housing Commission, first moved to Juneau in the early '70s she found that many people who owned houses had first lived in mobile homes.
By SAM DeGRAVE

'Road' connects Juneau and Haines with 28,800 lanes

HAINES - On a cloudy Friday morning, in a tent on a windblown beach near the ferry terminal here, Rick Chislett delicately fed a glass fiber the thickness of a human hair into a piece of ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Voices of recovery in Juneau

A story that so many people will tell about their battle with substance abuse is how at one point, they couldn't bear to tell their stories at all.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

This Day in Juneau History: Sept. 25, 1986

On Sept. 25, 1986, the search for a Juneau teen who went missing after a party by the Mendenhall River continued. The massive search came up without evidence for the 17-year-old high schooler.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Police & fire for Sunday, Sept. 25, 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

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Gun Club, 5680 Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Gun Club is open to members and public trap shooting year-round. Rental shotguns are available. Details: ...

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Police respond to morning shooting in Auke Bay

A seemingly intentional shooting Saturday morning left a trailer on Glacier Highway with damaged front window, according to the Juneau Police Department.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Bear hunter gets mauled by brown bear on Admiralty Island

A Kentucky man was mauled by a brown bear Thursday night at the end of a day of bear hunting on Admiralty Island, according to Alaska State Troopers.
By LISA PHU

Nothing but support for ballot measure to make voter registration easier in Alaska

Two people testified Friday morning in support of a citizen's ballot initiative that ties voter registration to the Permanent Fund Dividend application.
By LISA PHU

Iconic rock spire behind Mendenhall Glacier falls

At 30-by-30 feet and 150 feet tall, the Rabbit Ears, a pair of rock spires behind the Mendenhall Glacier, have piqued the interest of local mountaineers since climbers John Svenson and George ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Around Town

Southeast Alaska SHRM Chapter Meeting with JEDC, 7:30 a.m., Prospector Hotel. New student orientation, 9-10 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.

This Day in Juneau History: Sept. 23, 1986

On Sept. 23, 1986, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, announced his plan to visit Juneau as a part of his tour of continental U.S. in September of 1987.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Engineers: Labor Day boat crash caused $80K in damages

After assessing damage that an allegedly boozy boater caused when he crashed into a dock in Aurora Harbor on Labor Day, city officials have determined that repairs will likely cost about $80,000.
By SAM DeGRAVE

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