Seven years in, Kensington hits production high

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 14:23
Mine has tripled output since 2010 and hopes to expand life past 2023

Mine has tripled output since 2010 and hopes to expand life past 2023.

Federal trial begins for man who allegedly distributed drugs to Southeast Alaska

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 07:16
Witness: ‘I sold his drugs’ in Ketchikan

The trial for a Washington man accused of smuggling large amounts of heroin and meth into Southeast Alaska began Thursday.

Police seek help in identifying vehicle vandals

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 14:56

The culprit or culprits who spraypainted explicit phrases on cars in October are still at large.

Blind, but no pause: Rescued puppies travel from rural Alaska to Juneau

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 06:31
Southeast Organization For Animals makes special effort for disabled dogs

Southeast Organization For Animals makes special effort for disabled dogs.

Rainforest Photos Blog: Snowshoeing Spaulding

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:23

Backcountry navigation, frozen toes, and a journey to Peterson Lake.

Phone scam puts family through fake kidnapping situation

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:50
Police receiving various reports of fraudulent phone calls recently

Fraudulent phone calls have been spiking in Juneau recently, and one family went through a harrowing fake kidnapping situation.

JACC event features Chilkat weaving

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 05:25

Traditional Chilkat weaving is practiced by only a handful of Alaska Native artists but a group of Juneau artists are trying to change that. Master weavers Clarissa Rizal and Jennie Thlunaut have led a group of Chilkat weavers in developing the next generation of Chilkat weaving. They will present their work at a group exhibit at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center at the December Gallery Walk on Friday.

Cutting your own Christmas tree? Know the rules

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 17:12
CBJ offers three locations, Forest Service allows households one tree

If you want to harvest a tree, there’s a lot to keep in mind.

Cruise ship murder trial pushed back to November 2018

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:47
Complexity of case, amount of discovery given as reasons for delay

The trial date for the Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise ship near Juneau this summer has been moved back due to the complexity of the case.

Juneau woman to plead guilty in drug conspiracy case

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:22
Defendant is released in interest of unborn baby

Correction: An earlier version of this article erroneously stated that Spaulding pleaded guilty on drug conspiracy charges. Although she intends on pleading guilty according to electronic court documents and a statement read at her most recent hearing, Spaulding has not yet pleaded guilty, as the court deferred hearing her plea until her sentencing hearing March 13, 2018. The article also incorrectly stated that Spaulding was five months pregnant at the time. She was four months pregnant at the time. The Empire regrets the errors. The article below has been updated to reflect the changes.


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