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Photos: Spring Salmon Derby kicks off

Greg Isturis fishes for returning king salmon off the rocks at False Outer Point on Tuesday during the annual Spring King Salmon Derby sponsored by the Central Council of Tlingit &...

Thinking beyond the birth canal

Juneau Family Health and Birth Center is looking beyond the birth canal to help solve a Juneau problem. A birth center employee took to Facebook this week in search of a licensed childcare provider.

Superintendent Miller dishes over soup

Will Juneau schools be able to pay the bills next fall without a finalized education budget? It likely won't come to that, but Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller has seen it happen before.

Riverbend preparing AVID learners

Is a fourth-grader ready to learn the fight song to her future alma mater? Should a fifth-grader be plotting out his next career move? The answer is no, not really — but that doesn’t mean students can’t learn valuable college and career...

Juneau woman survives plane crash

Ellen Pavitt broke several bones and injured her spinal cord, leaving her unable to move her legs, when a small plane she was on crashed in Hawaii three weeks ago.

AMPed over new testing

Pencils down. Paper tests are done in Alaska. Alaskan students completed the first round of a new assessment on May 1, done entirely on computers and reflecting changes to state standards of education.

Juneau king salmon limit remains 1 fish

In an email Friday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminded residents that while Southeast waters farther away from Juneau may have higher bag limits, Stephens Passage and other waters near Juneau have lower king salmon limits.

School receives another threat

Another threatening phone call was made to a Juneau school Tuesday afternoon, prompting Juneau-Douglas High School to go into "stay-put mode" shortly before classes were scheduled to end.

Fourth Street closed today

The City and Borough of Juneau will close 4th Street between Franklin Street and Seward Street to pave and patch the road. The Rainbow Foods parking lot will remain available for parking. The closure is expected to last until the early...

Food drive kicks off this week, runs until Saturday

The United States Postal Service in Juneau is currently holding a Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, part of a nationwide event, which culminates on Saturday, May 9. Donations will be collected and delivered to the Helping Hands food bank. All...

Around town for Wednesday, May 6

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: 586...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, May 6, 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. Domestic violence...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Photos: 'Tis the cruising season

A crewman aboard the Holland America Line MS Westerdam throws a line to the dock in Juneau on Monday. It is the first ship of the season for Juneau. Walter Soboleff Jr.

Police & Fire for Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Eminent domain no longer imminent for Gastineau Apartments

The Gastineau Apartments remain on Franklin Street and will stand for an unknown period of time longer, still under the ownership of James Barrett. Another deadline has passed without action from ...

Around town for Tuesday, May 5

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m., every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074. Open Lab Computer Training, 8:30-10 a.m., The Learning ...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Another school locked down

Another Juneau school received a threatening phone message from an unknown caller, forcing school officials to implement security measures and prompting a police response. Last time, it was two ...

DOT to survey Douglas eagle nests by helicopter

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has announced that it will survey bald eagle nests in the Juneau area on Tuesday. Between 10 a.m.

Around town for Monday, May 4

Open Lab Computer Training, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Individual and small group instruction available for computer skills and online job search guidance. Free. Tai Chi ...

Photo: Super hooper

Tonya Isturis takes a turn hula-hooping in front of Shoefly on Seward Street during Friday's First Friday events. At right, Koby Goldstein, 12, and Benjamin Goldstein, 9, look on.

Photos: Heavy Equipment Day

Seaver Merrell, not quite 2 years old, wheels a plastic wheelbarrow in the children's play area of Heavy Equipment Day on Sunday, May 3, 2015 in the vacant lot next to Western Auto Marine.

Tiki torch fuel prompts full-fledged hazmat response from firefighters

A can of tiki torch fluid on Sunday caused a full-fledged response from Capital City Fire/Rescue's hazardous materials unit that blocked La Perouse Avenue for more than two hours.

April ends as No. 2 in record books; 2015 still has wettest start since 1943

April 2015 has gone into the books just shy of the wettest April on record at Juneau International Airport. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service, 7.18 inches of rain ...

UAS marks 44th commencement with farewell to chancellor and a message from the sky

Graduates of the University of Alaska Southeast departed the school's 44th annual commencement on Sunday afternoon with their degrees and a bit of advice for the continuing journey.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Police & Fire for Sunday, May 3, 2015

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PSP sickness prompts health warning for wild clams

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is warning Alaskans against consuming wild shellfish after someone was sickened by paralytic shellfish poisoning last week near Ketchikan.

Mendenhall River gauge removed by NWS

The National Weather Service will no longer take depth measurements of the Mendenhall River at the Mendenhall Loop Bridge.

Around town for Sunday, May 3

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap shooting year-round on Wednesdays and Sundays. Loaner ...

Over and out

Wherever Scott Guenther goes, chatter follows. "I have it with me all the time," he said, pointing to the handheld portable radio on his desk. "When I'm in the back, I've got it with me. When I'm ...

Daycare: Juneau's new crisis

Move over, affordable housing. There's a new crisis in town.

Juneau passenger traffic expected to reach a million visitors in 2015

Juneau may welcome a million passengers to shore from cruise ships this year, industry groups predict.

Icy Strait Point dock project gets multimillion-dollar loan from state

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority has given a Southeast tourism destination a multimillion-dollar boost.

Photos: Jones Family Singers

The 29th annual Juneau Jazz and Classics festival kicked off Friday night, May 1 as the Jones Family Singers performed in Centennial Hall. 

Juneau resident raising money to seek mother in Nepal

Yasmine Habash, who has called Juneau home for several years, and her brother, Khaled, who lived in Juneau as well, are raising money toward search and rescue efforts for their mother in ...

Friday, May 1, 2015

Traditional healing for a healthy self

Health students at Yakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High School are learning about social, emotional, mental and physical health, which includes use of a prickly plant native to Southeast Alaska - ...


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