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In this undated photo, John Venables, a historical reenactor, is shown speaking as Judge James Wickersham. He passed away Wednesday at age 75.

Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

John Venables, a man who loved Juneau, the 49th state and its history, died early Thursday in Delta Junction. He was 75.

by KATIE MORITZ

This year's pallet bonfire still anyone's guess

For those wondering what sort of pallet creation Dean Guaneli and Paul Voelckers will come up with this year, you'll just have to wait until Friday to find out.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police seek shoplifter who threatened Safeway employee, stole car

The Juneau Police Department and Juneau Crime Line are asking the public to help them identify a shoplifter who threatened a Safeway employee and drove away from the grocery store in a stolen vehicle.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Holiday closings

The following offices and facilities will be closed in observance of July 4 festivities: • Augustus Brown Pool and Diamond Park Aquatic Center, closed July 4 • Capital Transit and Care-A-Van, closed July 4 •...

Pot sales may spark fire code updates

The City and Borough of Juneau Marijuana Policy Committee met Thursday night to discuss how commercial growing operations will affect - and be affected by - fire-code regulation.
SAM DeGRAVE

New Old Time Chautauqua: For the love of community

A community enrichment program has reached Juneau to spread a message of togetherness, and to once and for all teach Juneauites how to fold that pesky fitted sheet.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

CCFR asks revelers to not set off fireworks

The state fire marshal's office has lifted the suspension of firework sales for most of the state except Western Alaska, but the local fire department is urging Fourth of July revelers to refrain from using them at all.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Alaska Editorial: Relocating bears doesn't change people's behavior

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: Earlier this week, it was reported that four of the five black bears that had been relocated to the northern Kenai Peninsula from an Anchorage...

Around Town for Friday, July 3

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 Fridays during the noon hour.

Police & Fire for Friday, July 3, 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. Assault • At 10:02...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Transit dream faces fiscal reality

Not since the 1980s has downtown Juneau had a circulator transit system enabling visitors to travel easily beyond South Franklin Street. Nearly 30 years later, city officials are considering ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

In the courts: Rape, child porn, criminal use of computer

A 37-year-old Juneau man accused of rape has pled guilty to two felonies in connection to the domestic violence-related attack that took place at his home in October.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Police & Fire for Thursday, July 2, 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 ...

Around town for Thursday, July 2

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tough budget decisions remain

JUNEAU - It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state's available revenue.
By Becky Bohrer

Finding its place

A growing group of makers has at last found a space for their tools, projects and inevitable messes - they just have to clean up the current mess first. In January, Sam Bornstein held Juneau ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Drug busts lead to felony charges for trio

Three Juneau residents caught selling drugs to confidential police informants are now behind bars on felony drug misconduct charges. A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted sisters Jessica A. ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Airport project would cost the taxpayers

Away from the hustle and bustle of Juneau's airport terminal stands a 1960s building with a big job to do and a whole lot of problems. The Juneau International Airport snow removal equipment ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Police & Fire for Wednesday, July 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 ...

Around town for Wednesday, July 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 ...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Assembly approves raise for city manager

City and Borough of Juneau manager Kim Kiefer will receive a 3 percent raise in the coming fiscal year, bringing her salary to $153,824.32 annually.
By KATIE MORITZ

Water and sewer fees rise today

The majority of Juneauites will see an increase to their water and wastewater bills starting today. The increase is part of a multi-year city water rate ramp-up that began in January. Rates are ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Runway ready for takeoff

Aircraft flying into the capital city will once again touch down on the Juneau International Airport's runway now that a resurfacing project years in the making has been completed.
By KATIE MORITZ

Other Native groups join FedEx boycott

Following news that Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will boycott shipping giant FedEx, a major sponsor of a National Football League team in Washington, D.C.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Sealaska board incumbents re-elected

Following its 2015 annual meeting, Sealaska has announced its board election results: the incumbents win.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Study calls Skagway-Yukon electrical link financially feasible

Cheap Yukon hydroelectricity could power cruise ships in Skagway by next decade, a newly released report states.
By JAMES BROOKS

Juneau Assembly has money for Gastineau Apartments demolition if Barretts don't pay

In advance of a November deadline on a demolition order for Gastineau Apartments, the Juneau Assembly has transferred $1.8 million from another project to pay for the building's demise.
By KATIE MORITZ

Police & Fire for Tuesday, June 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 ...

Around town for Tuesday, June 30

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, June 29, 2015

Suspected iPad thief returns to store, confronted by police

A woman who was caught on camera stealing an iPad that was accidentally left at a Fred Meyer check-out line a week and a half ago returned to the store Sunday - and was confronted by police.
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