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Jeff Rogers maneuvers a sail aboard the sailboat Optiminium, Wednesday.

Photos: Sailboat Club

Members of Southeast Alaska Sailing practice their skills aboard  the sailboat Optiminium, Wednesday.

Police need help ID'ing this man

Police are searching for a man who allegedly pocketed a gold nugget worth almost $5,000 from a jewelry store in downtown Juneau last week.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Power being restored after area-wide outage

Power is slowly being restored to Alaska Electric Light & Power customers after an area-wide outage Friday morning. The power went out at about 8:45 a.m., affecting all of AEL&P's 16,000 customers, said AEL&P spokeswoman Debbie...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Motorcyclist clocked going 95 on Egan

Police say they clocked a motorcyclist going 95 miles per hour on Egan Drive at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday morning. Police cited for driver, identifed as 52-year-old Jerry L. Taton, for speeding in excess of the posted speed limit of 55...
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Recovery: A lesson in perseverance

Addiction doesn't discriminate and it doesn't let go - ask Kara Nelson. She came from a good, supportive family, she said, and she tried many times to prevail over her disease.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

School enrollment slightly higher than expected

The numbers are in from the first day of school, and students in the Juneau School District's 13 schools surpassed enrollment projections - but just by a hair. The district was anticipating a total enrollment of 4,790 students.
KATIE MORITZ

Photo: One foggy day

A float plane sits at a foggy Auke Lake on Monday.

Kito, Dukowitz face off at Chamber debate

Democrat Rep. Sam Kito III and Republican Peter Dukowitz are vying to represent downtown Juneau and Douglas in the Alaska House of Representatives.
KATIE MORITZ

State amplifies response to KSM mine

In comments issued Wednesday on Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell, a proposed mine in British Columbia’s transboundary Unuk River watershed, the state of Alaska asked that Canada either conduct the more in-depth review Alaskan fishermen, Native...
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Help firefighters 'fill the boot'

Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters will be asking Juneau to help "fill the boot" with donations on Friday as they strive to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

'Suspicious' lightsaber draws police

A person in a Mendenhall Valley neighborhood must have had a bad feeling about an unidentified object on the side of the road because it was reported as a suspicious device.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Fred Meyer recalls organic peanut butter

Check your pantry. Fred Meyer is recalling 15 types of organic peanut and almond butter due to salmonella contamination.

Grab 'coffee with a cop' on Wednesday

Ever had a question you wanted to ask a police officer? Now's your chance. The Juneau Police Department is inviting the public to come to Heritage Coffee on Second Street on Wednesday morning to share a cup of coffee with a police officer.

No injuries in Wednesday crash near Walmart

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash near Walmart on Wednesday afternoon, which looked serious but did not result in any injuries.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Around Town for Friday, Aug. 22

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m.

Police & Fire for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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 10:23...

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Rotary club to host mass ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Following a fundraising trend gone viral, Juneau Rotary will host a community ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the parking lot of Elgee Rehfeld Mertz at 9309 Glacier ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Around Town for Thursday, Aug. 21

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.

Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2014

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 ...

Recovery: A lesson in humility

It doesn't take much time to lose everything - ask Kathryn Chapman. An alcohol-fueled fight with a boyfriend led to an arrest, the loss of her job and jail time, but it also led to recovery.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Juneau shouts 'Yes' as Alaska screams 'No'

Juneau voters may have shouted “Yes,” but their voices appear to have been drowned out by the rest of the state.  
By JAMES BROOKS

Juneau sales tax income perks up

The city and borough of Juneau fell almost $200,000 short of its revised sales tax goal for fiscal year 2014, according to final results revealed Wednesday. Although the Assembly was hoping for ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Around Town for Wednesday, Aug. 20

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 ...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

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 ...

Fast action at polling places

Juneau and Douglas' 13 precincts were bustling with voters Tuesday, with several precincts blowing 2012's primary turnout out of the water before the end of the day. At 6:30 p.m., 818 people had ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Election Day turns into night of the Sullivans

It was a good night to be named Dan Sullivan. It'll be former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan versus Sen. Mark Begich in November, while Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan will face off with Hollis ...
By KATIE MORITZ

18 months for Wash. heroin dealer supplying Ketchikan

A Washington man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Tuesday for supplying heroin to a Ketchikan drug ring in 2011 and 2012. Judge Timothy Burgess imposed the sentence for Wayne Gary ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Photo: Life-saving trio

Tuesday, Officers Blain Hatch and Jim Quinto received the Juneau Police Department Life Saving medal for their involvement in a June 7, 2014 incident when a man at the Lucky Lady "had no pulse ...

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Design team to present free lecture and workshop

The Alaska Design Forum will host a lecture and workshop led by Boston-based design duo Nervous System on Wednesday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

Sheldon Jackson College land is rightfully ours; give it back

We are profoundly disappointed and frustrated that the trustees of the defunct Sheldon Jackson College have filed a notice to appeal a recent federal decision rejecting their claim to 160 acres by ...
By MICHAEL A. BAINES

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

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 ...

Poet, translator Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72

Southeast Alaska lost a poet, a translator, a scholar, a former poet laureate and a historian on Tuesday. Richard "Dick" Dauenhauer was all of these things and more in his lifetime, which ended ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Convicted sex offender fails to register

A convicted sex offender from California pleaded guilty Tuesday to failing to register as a sex offender after he moved to Juneau nine months ago, a felony that can carry up to 10 years in prison.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Man pleads guilty to embezzling labor union funds

The financial secretary of a local carpenters union pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling $40,000 of the union's assets over a six-year span. Jonathan Henry Smith, 42, admitted to the felony during ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Celebrating success over addiction

In a lot of recovery programs, there’s a focus on anonymity, but on Saturday, people in recovery are coming out in broad daylight to celebrate their successes and to reconnect.  
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

'Dash Back to School' triathlon taking place Saturday

The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association, in partnership with the City and Borough of Juneau, is inviting kids to "dash back to school" by racing in a triathlon this ...
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