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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Thunder Mountain High School senior Kevin Allen will be spending the summer in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

From the halls of high school to the halls of Congress

Kevin Allen is not your typical teenager. Instead of on a sports field or at a bonfire, you’re more likely to find him giving input at a Juneau School Board meeting, sitting at a committee hearing at the Alaska State Capitol or commenting during a Native Issues Forum at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. And he’ll probably be wearing a suit.

by LISA PHU

Downtown drive-by shooter pleads guilty

A Juneau man accused of firing a bullet that landed just inches away a person's head pleaded guilty Thursday in Juneau Superior Court to felony weapons misconduct.
PAULA ANN SOLIS

Correction

In a brief news item that ran in the Outdoors section of the Empire on May 20, titled “Alaskans ask for improved protections for waters, fish,” the Empire erroneously attributed a news release from the state Department of Natural...

Around Town

Summer Reading Program, all summer, all Juneau Public Libraries. GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests. Details: www.serrc....

Police calls for Friday, May 27, 2016

This report contains public information available 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.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Photo: A bright landscape

The sun shines on tulips at the Shrine of St. Therese on Saturday afternoon.
By Angelo Saggiomo

Police expand patrols for holiday weekend

The Juneau Police Department plans to increase its presence across town this weekend in anticipation of Memorial Day and graduation festivities.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

'Moving On' and up: Juneau students mark last days of school year

Juneau fifth-grader Marlla Cabrigas-Blatnick beamed as she listened to teacher Thomas Schwartz make some personal remarks about her. "Marlla is one of my most consistently positive students.
By LISA PHU

Two-day conference on suicide prevention next week

The Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition is holding a conference called, "Adverse Childhood Experiences and Suicide: Learn, Change, Prevent.

Premera to hold community meeting to answer insurance questions

Navigating different options for medical care can be puzzling, so Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska is hosting a public town hall meeting Wednesday, June 1 from 5-7 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

Greens Creek owner to acquire mineral company

Hecla Mining Company, which operates mines out of Alaska including the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau, announced Tuesday it will acquire the mineral group Mines Management, Inc.

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel. Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Planning Commission denies asphalt plant permit

After four meetings of discussion and gridlock, the commission denied a conditional use permit that would have allowed an asphalt plant to be constructed near the Rock Dump at its Tuesday night ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Hospital arsonist avoids longer prison term

A Juneau man received a mostly suspended sentence in court this week nearly two years after a methamphetamine-driven delusion caused him to start a fire that flooded a hospital emergency room.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Police tight-lipped about cause of fatal SUV crash

The Juneau Police Department are still not saying what contributed to the fatal SUV crash that killed a 77-year-old pedestrian on Willoughby Avenue earlier this month.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Juneau advocate, former Assemblywoman Kay Diebels dies at 82

Longtime Juneau resident and civic participant Kay Diebels died Friday afternoon at Bartlett Regional Hospital. She was 82. "She really cared about Juneau," said Sen. Dennis Egan, ...
By LISA PHU

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Police & Fire for Thursday, May 26, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in ...

Photo: Preserving the meadow

Gary Miller volunteers his time to remove young trees and bushes encroaching on the picnic area at the Eagle Beach on Monday.
By Michael Penn

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

First National Bank warns of text message scam

MasterCard customers across the state Tuesday reported receiving text messages in a fraudulent attempt to gain private banking information, according to a press release by First National Bank Alaska.

Despite lower mill rate, property taxes expected to go up

In late March, several Juneau residents expressed concern about how the city's generally increasing property assessments would impact their property taxes. The Assembly has now answered that ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

Faced with developer concern, Assembly adopts Land Management Plan

The Juneau Assembly voted to adopt the 2016 Land Management Plan, which calls for the disposal and development of the Pederson Hill subdivision among other things, at its Monday night meeting. ...
By SAM DeGRAVE

The road to recovery: Juneau man shares story of addiction with LA Salvation Army film crew

Four years ago, Wilson Nicklie Jr. would have reached for a bottle of alcohol — most likely some whiskey — to celebrate anything that was going right for him, which sums up everything that was ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Police and fire for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in ...

Aquatic center to be closed Sunday

The Dimond Park Aquatic Center will be closed on Sunday, May 29, to honor Juneau area high school graduates.

Around Town

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Community dialogue on life after incarceration planned for Wednesday

Five formerly incarcerated individuals will tell their stories of what it's like reentering the community at the Juneau Reentry Coalition's May meeting Wednesday night.
By LISA PHU

Ex-Arizona lawmaker's murder trial set for August

The 53-year-old man accused of murdering a downtown Juneau jeweler during a hunting trip in Excursion Inlet entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment Monday.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

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