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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Built in 1914, the New Office Building included work space for management, engineers, accountants, clerks and bookkeepers. The Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society, Inc. has received a grant to help preserve the building.

Mining for grants and striking gold

During its roughly 40-year lifespan, the Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Company pulled almost $70 million worth of gold out of the earth beneath Douglas Island.

by SAM DeGRAVE

Defendant draws out felony case with more verbal attacks

A Juneau jury sat through nearly three hours of recorded - and seemingly bland - phone calls Tuesday between an inmate and the woman he allegedly assaulted, but it's what the jurors didn't hear that continues to drag out a multi-felony...
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Photo: Selfie with an eagle

Elsa and Bret Light, of Washington D.C., take a selfie with an juvenile bald eagle on the shore near the DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday.
Michael Penn

Assembly shoots down grocery sales-tax exemption question

The Juneau Assembly handily shot down a proposal that could have removed the 5 percent sales tax on groceries during a work session Monday night.
SAM DeGRAVE

Around Town

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, June 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.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Territorial Sportsmen asks for float support

The Juneau-based Territorial Sportsmen will be entering a float in the Juneau and Douglas Fourth of July Parades this year to emphasize community programs highlighted by the sportsmen/conservation ...

Famous evangelist Franklin Graham makes stop in Juneau

Franklin Graham of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will lead a prayer rally in Juneau on Friday, July 1 at noon at Savikko Park.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Dead humpback whale found in Glacier Bay National Park

The longest sighted humpback whale recorded in Southeast Alaska was found dead Sunday morning.
By LISA PHU

Norway around it

If there was any doubt that Cruise Lines International Association Alaska's lawsuit against the City and Borough of Juneau is making waves internationally, a visiting delegation of Norwegians put ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Gimme Shelter (Island)

At low tide Thursday morning, Kevin Murphy, Chief Ranger for Southeast Area State Parks, piloted a boat out of Amalga Harbor, making sure to avoid a barely-visible rock on his way into Favorite ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Meet Juneau's garage sale king

Lava lamps, collectible coins, baseball cards, bagpipes, VHS copies of every "Young Indiana Jones" film ever made.
By SAM DeGRAVE

This Day in Juneau History: June 27, 1986

On June 27, 1986, a national campaign to raise funds for the Alaska-Siberia Peace Bridge was announced.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Woman questioned on the stand by her alleged attacker

During a trial that's become something of a spectacle with a loquacious inmate acting as his own defense, the topic of one woman's threatened life came back into focus Friday.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Healing history and undoing the silence

Under the covered basketball court at Harborview Elementary School in downtown Juneau, a group of carvers have just started working on a Raven totem pole.
By LISA PHU

Police & fire for Sunday, June 26, 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

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: June 26, 1986

On June 26, 1986, Porky the Porcupine wreaked havoc once again. The victim this time was an assistant customer service engineer with Alaska Electric Light and Power Co., who found her office desk ...
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Friday, June 24, 2016

Water restored to Lena Point homes after late night leak

Water is back on for several homes in the Lena Point area after a water main leak caused the city to shut off the utility early Friday morning.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Victim in fatal Hoonah crash identified

Jeffrey Turner, 23, a Tampa Bay, Florida, resident, died in a vehicle rollover in Hoonah sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, Alaska State Troopers confirmed Saturday. The accident ...
By KEVIN GULLUFSEN

Tlingit-Haida Central Council purchases Colorado business

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is officially in the federal contracting business.
By LISA PHU

Veterans' listening session Friday

The Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a veterans' listening session tonight from 5-6:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. The interim Director of the Alaska VA Healthcare System will be ...
By LISA PHU

2016 Garden Tour this Saturday

Master Gardeners will be hosting a tour of the best gardens of Juneau on Saturday from 11-a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will be provided with a map and directions on how to visit each garden.

Fire calls for Friday, June 24, 2016

A Daily Bulletin report from the Juneau Police Department was not available by press time.

Photo: Passing by

By Michael Penn

This Day in Juneau History: June 24, 1986

On June 24, 1986, work began on an access road to Sheep Creek tunnel of the Alaska-Juneau Mine, potentially leading to future ore sampling and the reopening of the mine.
By TASHA ELIZARDE

Around Town

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. T.J. Duffy to play a variety of music. Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center. ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Judge denies defendant's desire for mistrial

A defendant became visibly upset in court Thursday after claiming deliberate misconduct by the prosecution and some indifference by the judge.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Juneau's first pot testing lab applies for permit, license

Juneau’s first marijuana testing business, based in Lemon Creek, has applied for its city conditional use permit and its state marijuana establishment license.
By SAM DeGRAVE

School board approves contract with third union

The Juneau School Board approved a contract between the school district and the principals and administrators' union during Tuesday night's special meeting.
By LISA PHU

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