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Melissa Griffiths | Juneau Empire
Ericka Lee, Sherry Patterson, Salissa Thole, Tom Locher, John Haywood and Taylor Vidic perform during the Black Awareness Associations annual soul food dinner on Feb. 28, along with Clay Good, not pictured.

A taste of black history

A feast for the tastebuds and ears, the annual soul food dinner hosted by Juneau's Black Awareness Association and Juneau Cabaret was one to remember. More than a hundred Juneau residents came together at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Feb.

by MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Air traffic controller to be honored

An air traffic controller who guided a disoriented pilot on a flight to Juneau last summer will be honored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association on Wednesday.

JPD drug take nears Anchorage levels

According to a report released Friday by the Alaska State Troopers, the Juneau Police Department seized $5.8 million worth of illegal drugs in 2014, just five percent less than the value of the drugs seized by the Anchorage Police...

February finishes warm, dry after wet January

There's an old truism that says March "comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb." In Juneau, that was true in February. After a wet and warm January and a snowless December, February started with snow but finished drier and warmer than...

Photos: Governor's retreat

Gov. Bill Walker hold his six-week-old grandson, Walker Linderman, as his daughter, Tessa, stands by during a break from the Governor's Cabinet Retreat at the Governor's Mansion on Friday .

Around town for Monday, March 2

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 class for ages 60 and older, 10-11 a.m.

Police & Fire for Monday, March 2, 2015

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Police & Fire for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Photo: Nageak returns

Rep. Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow, right, is greeted by Sen. Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, at the Capitol on Monday. Rep. Nageak left the House Chambers last Tuesday after experiencing pain from a ...

Around town for Tuesday, March 3

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 ...

City public works committee advocates electric cars

Some of Juneau's policymakers are throwing their support behind the electric vehicle momement.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Photos: String rehearsal

Elias Antaya, center, plays the violin with Robert Newman, left, and other members of the Crimson String Quartet in Northern Light United Church Sunday during a rehearsal for the Juneau String ...

Police seek second man linked to burglaries

The Juneau Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a second person of interest linked to a burglary ring that has struck Juneau businesses for the past three months. Charles ...

The Road's new price tag: $4 million

There are many ways the state could fund Juneau's long-debated highway north, but the simplest method could cost the state as little as $3.
By KATIE MORITZ

Heritage Coffee Roasting Co. opens new location, expands menu in former McDonalds downtown

Grady Saunders has been caffeinating Juneau since 1974 and roasting beans locally since 1982. Over the years, Heritage Coffee Roasting Co. has expanded, and on Monday it opened the Front Street ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Cuts meet cuts as city, schools talk budget

The city and its school district came together for the first time Monday night at a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss school budget planning for fiscal year 2016 and potential cuts due to ...
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Woman guilty of drug conspiracy

A 39-year-old woman accused of supplying methamphetamine to a Ketchikan-based drug ring pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug conspiracy charge. The case was one of several heard in U.S.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Young and hungry

How seasoned does a chef need to be to start a business or receive an award? Some might consider the culinary and entrepreneurial minds behind some of Juneau's hippest restaurants green, but ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Barrett: We plan to demolish Gastineau Apts.

The long-silent co-owner of the Gastineau Apartments wants to speak up. James Barrett's mother, Kathleen, said she has worked in real estate and investments for half her life and many close ...
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Sen. Egan introduces bill to name the SLAM

A bill introduced Friday aims to name Juneau's new state library, archives and museum after an Alaska Native historian. Sen.
By KATIE MORITZ

Around town for Sunday, March 1

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m. to 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 ...

Police & Fire for Sunday, March 1, 2015

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Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Police arrest man suspected of stealing gun from Rayco

The Juneau Police Department on Saturday announced the arrest of a man suspected of stealing a revolver from Rayco Sales, a troubled local gun shop.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

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Correction

In Wednesday's article "$1.2M to raze ruin," James Barrett's mother was incorrectly identified as Elizabeth Barrett.

Around town for Friday, Feb. 27

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. League of Women Voters Board of Directors meeting, 10 a.m., KTOO Conference Room. Details: mariannemills@ msn.com ...

Thane no home for the homeless

Stephen Gailliot and Emerald Hlavacek have been on the move for the past two years since they journeyed down from Haines to find a better life.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

March trial for wrongful death of Hoonah officer

A Juneau jury will hear a civil case next month that was brought against the city of Hoonah by the widow of a slain Hoonah Police Department officer.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Family of cut-ups

When Gerry Carrillo Sr. was laid off from his state job in the 1980s, he wanted a job where there would always be demand. He chose to become a barber - "Hair always grows," he said, laughing. Now, ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS
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