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Late-night fire burns the heart out of Harri Commercial Marine on Egan Drive

A Tuesday evening fire at Harri Commercial Marine sent a plume of chemical-laden smoke skyward and one man to the hospital.

 

by JAMES BROOKS

Photos: STEM

Seventh-graders Aidan Hopson, left, Riley John, center, and Tucker Kelly see how a mailbox support they built looks like with a mailbox on top in teacher Alan Degener's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math class at Floyd Dryden...

Jury picked in civil case over Hoonah officer deaths

Two years ago, John Nicholas Marvin Jr. was convicted for shooting and killing two Hoonah police officers in 2010. Now, a jury will decide whether the city of Hoonah is also liable for their deaths.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Rogue bullet causes SNAFU at Juneau International

A pilot walking a jetway at Juneau International Airport this morning found a bullet, prompting a police response. Juneau Police Department reports that at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, a pilot found one small caliber bullet.

The road less traveled turns to gravel

New road requirements for subdivisions will clarify which streets in town are required to live up to city standards. The requirements are based on how often the roads are used.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Engineer's Cutoff Road reopens for season

Engineer's Cutoff Road reopened Tuesday after the winter season, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced. Additionally, SECON Construction will begin work on the Fritz Cove Rehabilitation project today,...

Photos: Big check

Robert Anderson, vice president of First Bank, presents a $5,000 check to Mandy O'Neal Cole, deputy director of AWARE, Inc., left, and Britta Tonnessen, community services manager, Tuesday to help with construction of AWARE's new 12-...

CBJ mails property tax assessments to homeowners; 30 days to appeal decision

The City and Borough of Juneau tax assessor's office has announced that tax assessments have been mailed to property owners across the borough. White postcards containing the assessor's value of your property will arrive soon.

Runway resurfacing will begin Thursday

The planned runway rehabilitation project at the Juneau International Airport will begin Thursday and continue until June 30. During this time, planes will be landing on the taxiway as the runway is resurfaced.
STEPHANIE SHOR

Around town for Wednesday, Apr. 1

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 donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details:...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Apr. 1, 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 report is presumed innocent. Criminal trespass...

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Haven House offers serenity to first tenants

After almost two years of legal battles, Haven House opened its doors to its first resident this month.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Capital city cannabis celebration to be pot-free

The only thing that will be missing from an upcoming cannabis celebration in Juneau is cannabis.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police & Fire for Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Around town for Tuesday, March 31

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 ...

Monday, March 30, 2015

No sign of person who shouted for help at glacier

Searchers found no sign of a seemingly distressed person who was heard yelling for help Monday on East Glacier Trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Juneau's Elks Lodge cooks up a Big surprise for young chefs

Pelmeni have never tasted better for a group of Juneau kids who made their own special brand this weekend.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

A 'devastating' attack on airwaves

Recent proposed cuts to public media funding could go much deeper than many realize. Funding for public media - there are 26 radio stations and four television stations serving the state - was ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Police & Fire for Monday, March 30, 2015

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Around town for Monday, March 30

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10-11 a.m., at the Filipino Community Hall. Class enrollment is available by contacting Ms. Ferrer at 463-6181 and participants will be enrolled on a first ...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

March indictments

The Juneau District Attorney's Office presents cases to a grand jury just about every Friday. Copies of the indictments are usually available to the Empire the following Monday.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police & Fire for Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Correction

In Friday's article, "City's citizens save the trees," it was stated that the final decision on the trees would be made at the April 6 Assembly meeting.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Around town for Sunday, March 29

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual. Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana ...

Correction

A March 15 column, "Drunken fishermen at anchor," reported three coaches were removed from games during the U14 State Bantam Hockey Championship held in Juneau, and that parents fought in the ...

Fish guts to meow mix

Two major Juneau fish processors are giving back to the cats and dogs with their fish waste.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Cyber-watchful parent stops Facebook hookup

Here's another reason why parents of young children and teens should be monitoring their activities online.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

Juneau-based conservation group Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and other environmental organizations have taken their lawsuits against the U.S. Forest Service to a higher court.
By KATIE MORITZ

Friday, March 27, 2015

Poet Black Ice to perform tonight with Woosh Kinaadeiyí, Suite 907

Black Ice, a poet who has performed six times on HBO's Def Jam Poetry, is Woosh Kinaadeiyí's guest poet today at the group's monthly poetry slam and open mic.

Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

They may not know the fame and glory of their male counterparts in many cases, but women helped to shape Alaska from the Southeast panhandle to the northern tundra.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

With the "Alaskans Choose Respect" banners flying over the Capitol entrance behind him and about 100 soggy Alaskans looking on in front, Gov. Bill Walker gave the first "Choose Respect" address of ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Teentopia: Free event for high schoolers tonight

Local teens involved in 2014's Lead On! conference have planned a teen-centric event for their peers.

Around town for Friday, March 27

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Concerts on the Kimball Theatre Organ at the State Office Building take place most ...

Police & Fire for Friday, March 27, 2015

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