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Melissa Griffiths | Juneau Empire
Gov. Bill Walker, left, with wife Donna, center, and daughter Tessa Walker Linderman in the background join Albert Lorde, right, in serving lunch on Christmas Eve Day to Glory Hole patrons at the temporary day shelter at McPhetres Hall at the Church of the Holy Trinity.

Home after the holidays

For those experiencing homelessness, the Glory Hole is home. But patrons who rely on the downtown shelter have been displaced since a disastrous flooding incident earlier month when a frozen pipe ruptured.

by MELISSA GRIFFITHS

So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

Gov. Bill Walker has said he will give hiring preference to commissioner hopefuls who commit to living and working in Juneau. So far, only 3 of 14 are based in the capital city, and two of those are rollovers from the Sean Parnell...
KATIE MORITZ

A decade of violent deaths

State toxicology findings reveal substances involved in two-thirds of cases.
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Photo: Christmas beard

Max Rosen returns to work at the Downtown Public Library after lunch donning holiday ornaments in his beard.          

Around Town for Friday, Dec. 26

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St. Details: 789-0965.

Articles from the Local section archive

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Police and Fire for Thursday, Dec. 25

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

Photo: Tenth Street Trees

Molly Minick, 11, left, inspects one of the Christmas trees for sale outside her home on Monday. Minick, along with her brothers Elias, 15, center, and Toby, 12, right, took over their family's ...

Something new at Symphony of Seafood

Alaskans living off the bounty of the sea is nothing new, but how one makes that living has reached far beyond the plate. The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is organizing its 22nd annual ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Hinder holiday hazards

Don't let your Christmas cheer go up in flames, Juneau. The National Fire Protection Association is urging families to practice fire safety as they celebrate this holiday season. Between 2007 and ...
By Juneau Empire

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

AEL&P shines light on new scam

Alaska Electric Light & Power has reported receiving calls about scammers contacting local customers demanding payment on a utility account. AEL&P first reminds customers to never give out ...

Juneau earns bronze for being bicycle friendly

The League of American Bicyclists presented Juneau with a bronze medal in exemplary service as a bicycle-friendly community. The exclusive award will be active for the next four years, after which ...

Police blotter for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 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 ...

Around Town for Wednesday, Dec. 24

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 ...

Avista donates $100K to Juneau groups

The new owner of Alaska Electric Light and Power Company spread some holiday cheer of its own by donating $100,000 to several local organizations. Avista Corporation, which bought out AEL&P ...
By STEPHANIE SHOR

CBJ holiday events and closures

City offices will close in Juneau for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, but will maintain regular hours for the remainder of the holiday season. Other programs and services will operate at reduced hours and ...

No family turned away

More than twice the average number of families will receive aid from St. Vincent de Paul this year following an outpouring of donations from the community.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Around Town for Tuesday, Dec. 23

Events and happenings around Juneau. 

Police blotter for Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

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

Photo: Walkin' in the rain

Laura Stats walks with her dog, Runa, on Basin Road on Monday.

On the topic of pot: Legalization and law

There's a lot that must happen between passing a law and passing Alaska's first legal marijuana joint. A lawyer's relationship with marijuana will likely change with the passage of Ballot Measure ...
By MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

Pot shops wanting to open in Juneau may have to wait. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is proposing a one-year delay in accepting applications for pot dispensaries, effective immediately, ...
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Cops show kids Christmas spirit

Thanks to generous donations from the Juneau community, 30 children went shopping for Christmas presents on Saturday with local police officers.
By STEPHANIE SHOR

Around town for Monday, Dec. 22

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Toddlertime, 10 a.m., downtown library; 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267. Life Ring meeting, ...
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