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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Landscape Architect Christopher Mertl greets a visitor to a downtown temporary park he set up in three parking spaces on Front Street on Friday. Park(ing) Day is an international event to temporarily reclaim space devoted to vehicles.

Park(ing) Day

What was once a patch of asphalt takes on a second life as something more. It's a green space. It's a cafe patio. It's an open-air reading nook and music room. It's a few parking spaces, but on Friday it was a park.

by MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Southeast population growth levels off

Despite growing by fewer than 20 people from the year before, Southeast Alaska broke population records in 2013.
KATIE MORITZ

Man charged for shooting, wounding bear

A 42-year-old Douglas man is facing criminal charges for allegedly shooting a black bear that was rummaging through trash in his yard. James P.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Facebook post prompts investigation as police look for Costco leads

A Juneau woman picked an unfortunate time to advertise an expensive watch for sale on the Juneau Buy, Sell, Trade Facebook page. Police perusing the social media site saw her post on the public forum about 1 a.m.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Woman dives off dock, rescued by Coast Guard

A 35-year-old Juneau woman who had been consuming alcohol jumped off a steamship dock into Gastineau Channel on Friday morning and was fished out of frigid waters by the U.S. Coast Guard.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Next 'Coffee with a Cop' will be at the Glory Hole

The Juneau Police Department will be hosting its next "Coffee with a Cop" event from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Glory Hole. This will be the second time JPD has hosted the event.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

A snapshot of Juneau, circa 1994

Renee Hughes couldn't help but giggle as she peered through the plate-glass window in the lobby of the Federal Building. A red, lacy Wonderbra hangs prominently in the window.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Witnesses, victim mum on stabbing

The Juneau Police Department reported Saturday that a 36-year-old Juneau man was stabbed Saturday morning in the area of Montgomery Street. According to a police department notice, a caller reported via 911 that someone had been stabbed.

Around town for Sunday, Sept. 21

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual. Juneau Gun Club, open trap shooting, 10 a.m.- 2p.m., Juneau trap club, located at 1 mile, Montana Creek Rd.

Police & Fire for Sunday, Setp. 21, 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.

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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Photo: Chamber election candidates

Juneau Assembly member Jesse Kiehl, right, running unopposed for the District 1 seat, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Juneau International Airport on Thursday.

Northrim Bank officially completes takeover

Newly erected signs announce the completion of a merger that brings Anchorage-based Northrim Bank to Southeast Alaska. Former Alaska Pacific Bank branches will feature familiar faces, but some new ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

JPD gets a new face(book)

The Juneau Police Department sure "likes" that they have a Facebook page now. They're not the only ones, either. Forty-three people "liked" the new official JPD Facebook page within the first hour ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

A camera that doesn't record

This week, the Juneau Police Department called the state of Alaska Department of Transportation, requesting footage from a traffic camera at the intersection of Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

More ferries for less ridership

The Alaska Marine Highway System serves fewer people today with 10 ferries than it did in the early '90s when there were only six. The ferry system hit its peak in 1992 when it took almost 400,000 ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Around town for Friday, Sept. 19

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous ...

Police & Fire for Friday, Sept. 19, 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 ...

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Parking Day Sept. 19

Corvus Design and Rookery Cafe will be holding a Parking Day on Front Street between Seward Street and Main Street on Friday, Sept. 19. The purpose of this event is to temporarily turn three ...

Around town for Thursday, Sept. 18

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, Sept. 18, 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 ...

Burglar lies in wait, steals Costco jewelry after hours

A burglar apparently laid in wait at Costco and stole from the business after hours Wednesday. Police on Thursday said the suspect made off with $40,000 worth of jewelry from the Lemon Creek area ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Juneau time capsule

A celebration will be held at the U.S. Federal Building in Juneau to mark the 20th anniversary of the city's time capsule. The celebration will take place 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the lobby ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around the nation in under 80 hours

Over two weeks' time, hopping from capital to capital, pilots Field Morey and Conrad Teitell will spend 77 hours in the air, flying in Morey's Cessna Corvallis TTx and touching ground in municipal ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Juneau asked, candidates answered

You've got questions and now, thanks to a partnership between Juneau Votes, the Juneau Empire and KTOO, you have answers.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Southeast art scene dwarfs that of US

It doesn't just seem like Southeast Alaska has more artists than the rest of the country. It really does. Southeast has almost three artists to every one United States artist, according to a study ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Sept. 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 ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

UAF to receive $1M gift

In memory of Juneau hatchery founder Ladd E. Macaulay, Douglas Island Pink and Chum is giving an endowment of more than $1 million to the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

No sign of missing Auke Bay boater

After a day and a half of searching there's still no sign of a missing boater whose unmanned pleasure craft was found spinning in circles near Coghland Island close to Auke Bay on Monday afternoon.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Juneau man facing felony sex abuse charge

A 19-year-old Juneau man is facing a felony sex offense charge for having sex with a 13-year-old girl last month.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Hands-on help for STEM education

By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Photo: Out of thin air

The Holland America Cruis Ship Oosterdam appears out of the mist in Juneau's downtown harbor on Tuesday.

Around Town for Wednesday, Sept. 17

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 ...

Four-car pileup still under investigation

Police know one of two vehicles ran a red light at the Egan Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road intersection in the valley on Saturday night, causing a serious four-car pile-up that resulted in injuries.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER
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