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Jobs, taxes and buildings: Behind CBJ's austerity offensive

The $12 million budget deficit projected for the next two years has caused city management to propose some big cuts.

by KATIE MORITZ

Glory Hole to host Empty Bowls fundraiser

The Glory Hole is hoping to raise more than ever at its annual "Empty Bowls" event next Sunday. Judging from the success of past events, the bar will be high.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

When drains won't do, Juneau's landfill does

Juneau residents sure like to thin paint. If you're someone who paints, tinkers with cars or takes apart computers, you no longer have to wait to get rid of - or obtain - hazardous chemicals.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Around Town for Sunday, April 20

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Police & Fire for Sunday, April 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 report is presumed innocent. Assault • At 2:01 p...

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Education funding picture still murky

Democrats, teachers, parents and school officials aren't happy with what appears to be the future of education funding in Alaska. Their unhappiness comes as members of the powerful Senate Finance ...
By MATT WOOLBRIGHT

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

It's almost time for the rush of family and friends from the Lower 48, and Alaska's tourism industry leaders are expecting a good, but not great, 2014 visitor season.
By ELWOOD BREHMER

After hung jury, Kowalski won't be retried for first-degree murder

After a partial verdict from a Juneau jury, Alaska prosecutors announced Thursday they will not pursue another trial against a man accused of murdering his mistress while on vacation in Yakutat 17 ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Juneau man pleads guilty to rape

A 49-year-old Juneau man in court on Thursday admitted raping a woman in Marine Park last summer. Gilbert Charles Willard pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in Juneau Superior Court, a ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Jordan Creek not so weak?

After 10 years of testing Jordan Creek, an important salmon and trout habitat in Juneau, the Juneau Watershed Partnership remains "cautiously optimistic" about the health of the stream, ...
By KATIE MORITZ

19,000 Alaskans fall in health 'coverage gap' of Obamacare

About 19,000 Alaskans, or 4.4 percent of the state's population, have fallen into a "coverage gap" since the Affordable Care Act was put in place for all U.S. residents, according to a report from ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Around Town for Friday, April 18

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 ...

Police & Fire for Friday, April 18, 2014

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JPD searches for parolee on the lam

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for a 26-year-old Juneau man wanted for violating parole on a drug-related conviction.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

The littlest big band

It's not every day that you get to hear 130 violinists younger than 9 play at the same time. Unless you're Lorrie Heagy, that is.
By KATIE MORITZ

Assembly member asks for hospital CEO salary justification

The Bartlett Regional Hospital board of directors should justify the salary it announced Tuesday for its new CEO, Assembly member Randy Wanamaker said at Wednesday's City and Borough of Juneau ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Senate opts for big education funding boost

Money in one-time funding, not BSA increase The Alaska Senate Finance Committee is recommending an extra $300 million for education funding over the next three years - a significant boost over ...
By MATT WOOLBRIGHT

Attendance light at Thursday superintendent search meeting

One parent and one substitute teacher attended Thursday night's public forum on the superintendent search. The other person in the audience was school board member Phyllis Carlson.
By KATIE MORITZ

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Police & Fire for Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Around Town for Thursday, April 17

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.

Juneau Assembly will take second look at pool closure

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly OK'd all but four of city manager Kim Kiefer's recommended cuts, putting the remaining items on a "pending list" to be discussed further.
By KATIE MORITZ

Delta performs Juneau test runs

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's some competition! Delta pilots performed test flights at the Juneau International Airport on Wednesday morning, preparing for the company's summertime expansion to ...
By KATIE MORITZ

Superintendent searchers hold public meeting tonight

Representatives from Ray and Associates, the firm hired by the Juneau School District to help it find its next superintendent, will lead a public meeting tonight.
By KATIE MORITZ

Good weather encourages speeders, JPD says

The Juneau Police Department is reminding drivers to mind their speed while driving through construction work zones, especially on Egan Drive. Lt.

Teen kayaking trip applications due soon

Applications are due next week from Southeast teens interested in embarking on a weeklong kayaking trip in Glacier Bay National Park this summer. Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE) ...

Photo: Wednesday walk

Lee Dye, left, Dick Deems, center, and Ron Crenshaw walk the Airport Dike Trail out to the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on Wednesday. The three said they have been taking a walk, snowshoe ...

How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S?

REACH Inc., which provides information, referrals, supports and services for children, adults and families experiencing developmental delay or disabilities in northern Southeast Alaska, will host ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Police & Fire for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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