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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Sophie Nethercut, left, of the Sitka Conservation Society, Steve Jones, of the Center for Biological Diversity in San Francisco, center, and Elaine Schroeder of Juneau work during a "art party" at a Anchorage home Sunday in preperation of a climate rally on Anchorage's Park Strip on Monday. Environmental groups working together as the Alaska Climate Action Network are holding the rally as the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as GLACIER, meets in Anchorage on Monday.

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

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 walked in the door with the president's science adviser, John Holdren.

by JAMES BROOKS

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 Sally Jewell to restore Denali's name from Mount...
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.

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.

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. Details: 780-4918.

Police & fire for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

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Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

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

Photo: Back to banking

Mike Todd of Glacier Sign and Lighting of Anchorage works at installing signs on the new First National Bank of Alaska at the corner of 10th Street and Glacier Avenue on Thursday.

Police & Fire for Friday, Aug. 28, 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 ...

Clarification

An Aug. 27 article about transboundary mine protestors interrupting a mayoral lunch quoted Martin and Chris Niemi. The Niemis participated in a rally on the Capitol steps.

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Police seek fugitive seen Wednesday near trail

Police are asking the public for help locating a Juneau man who has evaded authorities since four warrants were issued for his arrest last year.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Coast Guard rescues heart attack victim near Juneau

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a man who was "experiencing symptoms of a heart attack" near Juneau on Wednesday.

Chenega sailing canceled due to high seas

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Chenega's scheduled sailing Thursday was canceled due to high seas forecast for Chatham Strait and Lynn Canal, the Alaska Department of Transportation announced.

CBJ Finance gives Housing First another advance

The Housing First Collaborative will receive an additional $250,000 advance from the City and Borough of Juneau in order to stay on track for a spring 2016 construction start date.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Why was repeat burglar placed at halfway house?

It didn't take Albert Mazon long to bolt from the halfway house. The question afterward is why was he there in the first place? To find out, the Empire asked Sherrie Daigle, a spokesperson ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

BC, Alaska to draft MOU for mine processes

The province of British Columbia and the State of Alaska will draft a memorandum of understanding regarding mines proposed for and located in transboundary watersheds in British Columbia.
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Mines protest briefly interrupts luncheon

At a lunch with city and state officials organized by City and Borough of Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford's office, some protestors entered the room as attendees were beginning to eat. Shortly after ...
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

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