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A visitor off the Holland America Line MS Westerdam loses his hat to the high winds in 2016.

Assembly considering tax exemption for cruise ships

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is considering whether to exempt sales onboard cruise ships from Juneau's sales tax. The Assembly's finance committee, meeting Wednesday, voted 8-1 to advance an exemption for cruise ships.

Photo: Voices on the land

David Katzeek shares information from a traditional cultural perspective to about 50 sixth-grade students from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Friday as part of the Voices of the Land project in the clan house at the Walter Soboleff...

MCAN speaks up about downtown land sale

An organization devoted to supporting mental health is raising concerns about the pending sale of Mental Health Trust-owned land in downtown Juneau.
JAMES BROOKS

Wet and warm weekend across Southeast

According to the National Weather Service, the arrival of cloudy conditions has brought wet and warm weather to much of Southeast Alaska. In Juneau, temperatures were 5 degrees above normal Thursday and 10 degrees above normal Friday.

Police & Fire for Monday, Jan. 16

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

Around Town for Monday, Jan. 16

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

Articles from the Local section archive

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

Nauska pleads guilty to reduced charge

The suspect in a December 2015 confrontation that ended with a man dead and his son seriously injured has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide.
By LIZ KELLAR

Murderer's 101-year prison sentence is again upheld by appeals court

The Alaska Court of Appeals has upheld the sentence of James Coday, who murdered an Anchorage painting contractor at Fred Meyer in 2006.

Photos: A day in Justin Parish's (new) life

Rep. Justin Parish, D-Juneau, center, watches a practice session in the House of Representatives with other new legislators at the Capitol on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Around Town for Sunday, Jan. 15

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual. Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Gun Club, 5680 ...

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 15-16, 1987

On Jan. 15, 1987, the Juneau Empire noted the increase in lobbyists visiting the state Capitol throughout the years. In 1971, the number of lobbyists were few, but as state revenue increased from ...
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Police & Fire for Sunday, Jan. 15

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

Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

Murder suspect in court, trial remains set for May

The suspect in the murder of a Juneau jeweler on a hunting trip last spring was in court Thursday to discuss the status of his trial, currently set for May 15.

Murkowski, Sullivan agree to repeal Obamacare

Alaska's two U.S. Senators voted Wednesday night with the majority of their counterparts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

Stabbing suspect to change plea

A 19-year-old facing manslaughter charges after fatally stabbing a man during an confrontation in December 2015 is set to change his plea in Juneau Superior Court today.

Photo: New Legislature, new leaders

Incoming Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, left, and incoming Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, stand together in the Senate chambers at the Capitol on Thursday, as they ...

Energy Fund manager talks renewables at Chamber luncheon

Juneau sources all of its electricity from renewable hydroelectric power, but that doesn't mean the city can't benefit from emerging energy technology.
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Police & Fire for Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

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

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 13, 1987

On Jan. 13, 1987, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly came up with several decisions during its weekly Monday meeting.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Corrections for Jan. 13, 2017

A Wednesday story about a state budget proposal from Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, misspelled the name of the Senate President. It is Pete Kelly, not Mike Kelly. The Empire regrets all corrections.

Around Town for Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office ...

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

Dead man identified by JPD

The man found dead on Saturday by a hiker near Gastineau Avenue has been identified as 23-year-old Brandon Shaun Estes. The Juneau Police Department said Thursday morning that foul play is not ...

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

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

Around Town for Thursday, Jan. 12

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.

Today's chamber luncheon: Emerging energy technology

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week will feature guest speaker Josh Craft, program manager for the Emerging Energy Technology Fund. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Moose ...

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 12, 1986

On Jan. 12, 1987, new legislation that left Alaska's congressional delegation unhappy marked the beginning of the 100th U.S. Congress. Rep. Morris K. Udall, D-Ariz, introduced H.R.

Photo: Improving responses to mental health crises

Juneau Police Department Detective Sterling Salisbury discusses how the department uses Crisis Intervention Team training.

Photo: Romeo returns

Wildlife artist Brain Kadrmas, right, and Brian Henes of Dakota Taxidermy in Bismarck, North Dakota, build a new wolf exhibit at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Tuesday.

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