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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Jane Chu, the chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, holds a paper violin brought by music teacher Lorrie Heagy, right, during a reception in her honor at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Tuesday. Her Chief of Staff, Mike Griffin, is left. The event was hosted by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council.

A brighter future with the arts

Everyone has a story to tell, and sometimes a paintbrush, a pirouette or a grand piano does the job when words fail.

by PAULA ANN SOLIS

Whale statue breaches talks again

"All that most maddens and torments" the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly resurfaced at Monday night's meeting.
SAM DeGRAVE

Assembly: No rezoning of 'Field of Fireweed'

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly was busy - or busier than usual rather - during its marathon meeting, which adjourned only 30 minutes short of midnight Monday. During the meeting, the Assembly put away two long-standing issues, for...
SAM DeGRAVE

Firefighters ask Juneau to 'fill the boot'

Capital City Fire/Rescue will be hosting its annual "Fill The Boot" fundraiser this weekend to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

FVF Chenega sailing for Sept. 2 cancelled

The Sept. 2 sailing of the Fast Vehicle Ferry Chenega has been cancelled due to heavy seas forecasted for the Chatham Strait and the South Lynn Canal, according to a press release from the Alaska Marine Highway System Tuesday.

Around Town for Wednesday, Sept. 2

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., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Disorderly conduct • At 2:18 p.m. Monday, 43-year-old Joshua Koch was arrested for disorderly conduct in the 100 block of Marine Way. Alcohol was involved. Drug activity • At 12:12 p.m.

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Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

44th in the 49th

ANCHORAGE - The crowds were there - diplomat, media and bystander alike. As President Barack Obama arrived in Alaska for his first prolonged visit to the 49th state, there were plenty of cheers ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Big push for STEM

American students aren't very good problem solvers, according to global educational rankings. The solution for that issue in Juneau, advocates say, could be a new charter school.
By PAULA SOLIS

Gastineau Apartments going down, likely taking Pocket Park with it

The condemned Gastineau Apartments building could be demolished by the end of the year, and neighboring Pocket Park could be going down with it, city officials say.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Alarm • At 1:15 a.m. Monday, investigation continues into the vandalism and burglary of a business in the downtown area on Whittier Street. Assault • At 10:23 p.m.

Around town for Tuesday, Sept. 1

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., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran ...

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Jewell: Denali name change is final

Late Sunday, U.S. Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House, said he was "deeply disappointed" that President Obama allowed U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Police nab wanted fugitive

The Juneau Police Department arrested a wanted man late Sunday after contacting him in a Mendenhall Valley home. Gregory Dewayne Crowley, 30, was taken into custody around 11 p.m.

Around town for Monday, Aug. 31

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Life Ring meeting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Northern Light United Church. A weekly gathering for women. All are welcome. ...

Photos: Growing peace

The Juneau Veterans for Peace gather at Bishop Michael H. Kenny Memorial Peace Park on Saturday to dedicate the sculpture "Growing Peace" by Jim Fowler.

Police & fire for Monday, Aug. 31, 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 ...

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

As president comes to Anchorage, spots of Juneau rise to surface

ANCHORAGE — It may have been Anchorage, but there were signs of Juneau in the state's largest city on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit. At the Dena'ina Convention Center, Beth Kerttula ...
By JAMES BROOKS

Juneau road construction roundup

In a city with more miles of hiking trails than miles of paved road and a seven-month construction season, drivers are bound to run into street construction at some point during the summer.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Beacon leads searchers to stranded hiker

Juneau searchers quickly located a stranded hiker near Sunny Cove in Taku Inlet Friday morning after the 23-year-old activated his personal locator beacon, which sent out an emergency assistance ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around town for Sunday, Aug. 30

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park. Weekly ukulele jam, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ...

Police & Fire for Sunday, Aug. 30, 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 ...

Whale tour turnaround no cause for concern

For those concerned there was an accident aboard a whale watching tour Friday afternoon, the tour company says there's no need.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

30-year-old hotel guest dies at the Alaskan

A 30-year-old man died at the Alaskan Hotel & Bar in downtown Juneau on Friday afternoon, according to police. Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in an email that the ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Food Fest hosts workshops Saturday

The public is invited to attend this weekend's annual Food Festival at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center beginning at 9 a.m. and featuring local foods and homemade wares.

Medicaid moves forward

Medicaid expansion will go forward Tuesday, Sept. 1. It's been five years since the Affordable Care Act became law and three years since Medicaid expansion effectively became a state option.
By JAMES BROOKS

Marijuana Committee seeks more municipal control, again

The public-comment period for the state Marijuana Control Board's third set of proposed regulations closes at the start of September.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Miller: Progress more complex than pass, fail

In true former-teacher form, Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller gave the Juneau Chamber of Commerce an assignment and a pop quiz.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Q&A with Bill Bennett

By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Fewer kids, less funding

Teachers have started taking roll for the new school year and already it looks like several students aren't in their seats.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

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