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Tourism trends: The Selfie Stick

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Bulky cameras swinging from straps around the neck for taking photos of majestic mountains or breaching whales? So last season. This season is all about mobile phone photos with the tourist as...

Traveling to Nepal on a wing and a prayer

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Since the April 25 quake that devastated Nepal, Yasmine Habash has wondered desperately where her mother might be. Dawn Habash was on a trek in near the Langtang National Park when it struck....

Rainy Day Reads: Have you heard about poetry? It’s really great.

Randi Spray's Blog

I heard about National Poetry Month the usual way: my Facebook friends. In this case, my friend Alfred A. Knopf publishing. Why am I friends with Knopf publishing on Facebook? I don’t...

April (and late March) indictments

Emily Russo Miller's Blog

Here’s a list of everyone who has been indicted by the Juneau District Attorney’s Office recently. The DA’s office presents cases to grand juries just about every Friday, and the...

The bronze whale isn't gobbling up schools' funding

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

The bronze whale isn't gobbling up local schools' funding. The new library isn't paved with children's dreams of new textbooks. The City and Borough of Juneau isn't blowing money for schools on...

The full Q&A with blogger Libby Bakalar, who is freeing the nipples of Juneau

Emily Russo Miller's Blog

Here's the full transcript of the Q&A I had this afternoon with Juneau's Libby Bakalar, author of the the "One Hot Mess" blog, or O.H.M for short. Read on to find out why she's...

Why we can't stop sending this Juneau blogger pictures of our nipples

Emily Russo Miller's Blog

There’s a certain amount of reluctance — followed by a rush of giddiness and giggles — in sending someone a picture of your boob so they can post it online.

I know...

Budget cuts cut vulnerable populations the deepest

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Budget cuts!

It's hard to say if hearing the phrase one more time or hearing the consequences of said budget cuts is more likely to make a reader rage-cry these days. 

I've been...

What that $1.5M for Choose Respect actually paid for

Katie Moritz's Blog

Sometimes when you're working on deadline, you end up receiving the perfect bit of information... a day after you really needed it. That's what happens when doing your job is contingent upon...

March indictments

Emily Russo Miller's Blog

The Juneau District Attorney’s Office presents cases to a grand jury just about every Friday. Copies of the indictments are usually available to the Empire the following Monday. Here’s...

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