The former Walmart is one possible option for the location of a new city hall for Juneau, according to a recent survey. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau eyes options for new City Hall

From the former Walmart to perched atop a parking garage, there’s options, but no decisions yet.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elderberry carried the Together Tree, bound for the Alaska Governor’s Mansion, up from Wrangell where it was harvested after a brief delay due to some mechanical issues. (USCG photo / Petty Officer 2nd Class Lexie Preston)

A tree-mendous journey: Governor’s mansion tree arrives in Juneau

No weather or floating lines could stay these Coast Guardsmen about their task.

People pass through Waterloo train station, in London, during the morning rush hour, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. No cases have yet been reported in Alaska, according to the Department of Health and Social Services. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Health officials urge caution and calm amid new variant

No cases confirmed in Alaska but officials urged vaccinations.

Rep. Chris Kurka, R-Wasilla, leaves the chambers of the Alaska House of Representatives on Friday, March 19, 2021, after an hour of delays concerning the wording on his mask. On Monday, Kurka announced he was running for governor in 2022. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Wasilla Rep announces gubernatorial bid

Open primaries and ranked choice.

Luke Metcalfe sets up his record shop at Juneau Public Market on Friday, Nov. 26. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)

Thanksgiving weekend tradition returns

Public Market is open at Centennial Hall

Collen Goodrich, owner of Annie Kaill's, holds up a print from the artist John Fehringer, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Goodrich said she's not having any sales for Black Friday, a major shopping day, but she's taking advantage of shoppers being out. Some had sales, others didn't, but businesses in downtown Juneau were open and ready for customers. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Back in Business

Back in Black Friday.

Thin ice sheets form near the Mendenhall Glacier in early November. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

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Angela Ketah holds a bright bouquet of fresh flowers for her business, Sitka Flower & the Chocolate Moose. Angela’s dedication to her team’s wellbeing and growth has helped her lead the way through the difficulties of the pandemic, setting an example for entrepreneurs around the region. (Courtesy Photo / Lione Clare)

Resilient Peoples & Place: Sitka Flowers The Chocolate Moose is a small business growing with its team

Small businesses like Sitka Flowers The Chocolate Moose bring character to our downtown streets.

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Wilson Valentine (right) and John Staub rehearse ahead of the Juneau Symphony’s return to in-person performances in October. Earlier this month, Christopher Koch was named music director of the symphony. He will conduct his first concert in that role in late January. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Making beautiful music together

Meet the symphony’s new music director

Science writer Ned Rozell, left, and UAF ecologist Ben Gaglioti pause after a slippery, seven-hour rainforest hike near La Perouse Glacier on July 3, 2021. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)

Alaska Science Forum: Gratitude comes easy to science writer

My last shot of gratitude goes to you, reading this somewhere we have sent it.

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A cuddle-puddle of kittens nestles at Juneau Animal Rescue, which recently received a large legacy gift from a Juneau resident. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau resident leaves one last gift for local nonprofits

The gift will help support organizations who made possible what she loved doing in life.


Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds up a graph showing the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund during a new conference at the Alaska State Capitol on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. Lawmakers have asked the governor to amend the call of the special session, allowing them to address the budget which remains only partially funded. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

Lawmakers, governor spar over direction of special session

Lawmakers return to the capital city.


Juneau School Board candidates Deedie Sorensen, left, Martin Stepetin, Sr., Bonny Jensen and Emil Mackey, right, respond to questions during a candidate forum at KTOO on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Juneau League of Women Voters. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: Watch the municipal candidate forum live here

Learn more about the candidates running for local office.

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Mariya Lovishchuk, Executive Director of the Glory Hall -- Juneau’s homeless shelter and soup kitchen -- speaks Wednesday, July 17, 2019, about cuts in services that will take place starting next month with the elimination of state funding. Watch a full video online at (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

WATCH: Glory Hall homeless shelter talks cuts in services

Juneau’s homeless shelter is hoping for a miracle.

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a virtual town hall meeting on Sept. 15. (Courtesy Photo / Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Governor issues health alert asking for COVID-19 diligence

Gov asks you wear a mask.


Thin ice sheets form near the Mendenhall Glacier in early November. (Courtesy Photo / Kenneth Gill, gillfoto)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

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The Mills family hands out candy at the trunk or treat event at Chapel by the Lake on Saturday, Oct. 30. Inspired by the movie "Rise of the Guardians," Andy Mills, left is dressed as Santa, 6-year-old Malcolm Mills, center left, is dressed as Jack Frost. Eden Mills, 3, center right, and Cori Mills, right, are dressed as the tooth fairy and a tooth fairy assistant. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)

Photos: Juneau residents embrace Halloween weekend

Merriment kicked off Saturday morning and continues all weekend



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A marmot lies near the Shrine of St. Therese on Aug. 16. (Courtesy Photo / Carolyn Kelley)

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