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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Local chefs Beau Schooler, left, and Jacob Pickard, both of The Rookery Cafe, look over the food with visiting chefs Ryan Lachaine, of Houston, pointing, and David Varley, of Seattle, center, during a reception dinner Wednesday hosted by Trout Unlimited and The Rookery Cafe to bring attention to Southeast Alaska seafood and large-scale Canadian mine developments upstream.

A taste of sustainability

Concern for the future of clean water in Southeast Alaska brought together two seemingly unlikely groups - chefs and activists. Naturally, food was involved.

by PAULA ANN SOLIS

CBJ Finance Committee debates senior sales tax

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee voted Thursday to move its proposed changes to the senior sales tax exemption on to the Assembly for consideration.
SAM DeGRAVE

Tipsters help ID suspected credit card thief

Juneau police say tipsters have helped them identify a man suspected of stealing a credit card from the State Office Building and using it to withdraw $500 from a Wells Fargo ATM.

Photo: Teaching teachers

Teachers Katrina Hotch of Juneau, left, Katie Basile of Bethel, and Donna Breeden of Palmer react as Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott watches a stop motion animation video the teachers were learning to create at the 10th Basic Artrs Institute at...

Around Town for Friday, July 31

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Medical Fundraiser for Bob Stevenson, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Edward K. Thomas Building. Bob has been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer that has...

Police & Fire for Friday, July 31, 2015

Child abuse/neglect • At 9:06 a.m. Thursday, confidential investigation into child abuse. Conditions violation • At 2:16 a.m. Thursday, 36-year-old Donald Abbott was arrested for violating conditions of release in the 100 block of Franklin...

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

UA system appoints new president

The UA Board of Regents announced Tuesday that Jim Johnsen will succeed Patrick Gamble as the president of the university system. Johnsen will step into his new role on Sept. 1, but he is no ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Police share video of assault suspect near Capitol

Police are still searching for an unidentified man who reportedly threatened a stranger outside the Alaska State Capitol with a gun and a baseball bat in the early morning hours of July 16.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

The indictment that couldn't wait

A Juneau grand jury failed to indict Brian Hogan for first-degree assault for allegedly burning his girlfriend with nail polish remover and a lighter at her Douglas home on July 7.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around Town for Thursday, July 30

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Correction for July 30, 2015

A Wednesday story gave an incorrect translation of the Japanese phrase "watashi wa", which means "I am", not "excited" as was stated in the story. To report an error or request a correction, email ...

Photo: Not your average boat

Not your everyday fishing boat seen at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor in Auke Bay, a helicopter sits on top of the Westport 164-foot megayacht Evviva on Tuesday. As of February, the yacht ...

Police & Fire for Thursday, July 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 ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UA system appoints new president

The University of Alaska system has named its new president. After searching for months, the university's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to appoint Dr. Jim Johnsen as president.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward that end.
By Becky Bohrer

Families welcome Japanese students

Holding a wrinkled yellow Post-It Note, Joey Roters waited Tuesday at the Westmark Baranof Hotel to meet the Japanese exchange students he would take home for three days. 
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Program expands Southeast scope

In Tenakee Springs and other rural towns in Southeast Alaska, medical specialists think they've found a way to replace medevac flights. It comes on a little cart.
By JAMES BROOKS

Police & fire for July 29, 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 ...

Finance Committee to talk tax exemptions

The City and Borough of Juneau Finance Committee will meet Thursday to discuss the senior sales tax exemption, among other things, according to the meeting agenda.
By SAM DeGRAVE

Around Town for Wednesday, July 29

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 ...

Chamber plans golf luncheon

At noon Thursday, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce will honor the winners of its annual golf tournament. The program takes place in the Alaska Room of Juneau International Airport. Doors open at ...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jury convicts doc in child porn case

It only took a federal jury two and a half hours to convict a Wrangell family doctor on child pornography charges. The 12 Southeast Alaskan jurors hearing the case against Greg Alan Salard ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Election season opens

Election season for the City and Borough of Juneau's municipal election opened Monday as nominating petitions for office became available at the city clerk's office.

Testimony finishes in doc's child porn trial

A Southeast Alaska jury on Monday heard the last of the testimony against a Wrangell doctor who is standing trial for receiving, possessing and distributing child pornography.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Bank gets demolished

In September 1965, Jo An White walked into First National Bank Alaska's Channel Branch looking to make a deposit and walked out with a job. The branch, on the corner of 10th and F streets, was no ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Wreckage of crashed Alaska sightseeing plane recovered

JUNEAU - The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered.

Police and fire dispatches for July 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 ...

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