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New math adds up for board

Math is sometimes said to be a universal language, but how it's taught seems to change frequently.

by MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Juneau nears wettest April on record

With 10 days remaining in the month, Juneau is already approaching its wettest April on record. According to the National Weather Service measuring station at Juneau International Airport, 5.11 inches of rain has fallen on Juneau since...

Photo: Crossbill sighting

A white-winged Crossbill clings to the rock wall of the Pavilion at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center on Tuesday.

Around town for Monday, April 20

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 a.m.-11 a.m.

Police and Fire report for April 20, 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 7:06 a...

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Riverbend seeks help to 'grow good'

At Riverbend Elementary School, recess activities may include tree tag, king of the pile of dirt and something to do with a stump.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Alleged bank bandit shops, shaves

The man arrested for robbing a Juneau bank was homeless and used stolen money to pay for new clothes, a shave, lodging and airfare out of Alaska, according to newly filed court documents.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Eaglecrest trails committee meets Tuesday, April 21

The Eaglecrest Trails Advisory Group will meet at 5 p.m. tonight in the Juneau Assembly chambers. This summer, extensive trail construction is planned at Eaglecrest Ski Area to accommodate more ...

Wednesday, April 22

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 ...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Around town for Sunday, April 19

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul's Catholic Church. $10 for a family; $4 for individual. Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana ...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Juneau police arrest man who allegedly robbed Northrim Bank branch with bomb threat

The Juneau Police Department has arrested a man it says is the person behind the robbery of the Mendenhall Valley branch of Northrim Bank on Friday.

Friday, April 17, 2015

UPDATE: Man claims to have bomb, robs Mendenhall Valley bank

Juneau police are responding to a bank robbery at Northrim Bank at Nugget Mall in the Mendenhall Valley. According to the Juneau Police Department, a man walked into the bank about noon and ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Man wanted for theft, fraud arrested in Ketchikan

A 29-year-old man wanted for theft and fraud in the capital city was arrested Thursday trying to leave the state by ferry and traveling under a false name.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Empowered pool board may answer to Parks and Rec.

Although the Assembly agreed to the voter-approved empowered pool board earlier this month, the decision may see compromise.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Around town for Friday, April 17

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 ...

Saturday carnival to support residents with autism, disabilities

The Capital City Council of the Autism Society of Alaska is hosting its 6th annual Autism Awareness Walk & Carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nugget Mall.
By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Police & Fire for Friday, April 17, 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 ...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Big Thorne timber injunction denied

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an injunction requested by environmental groups, allowing the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island to move forward Saturday.
By CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Jackson resigns from Planning Commission

Gordon Jackson has announced his resignation from the city's Planning Commission to accept employment outside of Juneau. Jackson submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor Merrill Sanford on ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Small fire, big save

Juneau firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the Mendenhall Valley Wednesday night and extinguished a small fire found in the home's garage.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

JPD looks for man wanted for theft, fraud

Juneau police are searching for a man wanted for a string of thefts and fraud in the capital city. The Juneau Police Department and Juneau Crime Line released a statement Thursday saying they are ...
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Juneau flyer's carry-on includes a loaded pistol

A 64-year-old man attempting to board an Alaska Airlines flight at Juneau International Airport forgot he had something in his carry-on bag that's a big no-no: a loaded gun.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

JSD hopes to beat deadline with $20M bond

The Juneau School District is hopeful it can squeeze in a special election for a school bond measure before the state imposes a five-year moratorium on reimbursement.
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Pick a summit, gear up and climb on

John Beede's Mount Everest - his loftiest goal and childhood dream - was actually summiting Mount Everest, a feat he accomplished May 21, 2013.
By EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Kensington Gold Mine announces big new gold deposit

A century after the Jualin Mine closed down amid World War I, new drilling at the site promises to extend the life of Kensington Gold Mine.
By JAMES BROOKS

Refunds could liquidate ski area's cash reserves, manager says

Eaglecrest pass holders are asking why they won't receive refunds after a failed winter season, and the ski resort has a response.
By STEPHANIE SHOR
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