Video: Juneau League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Watch the municipal candidates talk about the issues ahead of the Oct. 2 election.

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Zach Wilkinson of Tidal Vision sorts through salmon skins with and Brad Robbins, owner of Hooked Seafood Company Alaska. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Another’s treasure: How Tidal Vision grew a corporation out of crab shells

Standing outside a boutique seafood processor in Juneau on a sunny September afternoon, Zach Wilkenson held a handful of what… Continue reading

Lola Brown, 10, watches closely as a siphon pump and length of hose empties one jug of water into a jug sitting on the floor. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day included time at six different stations, and each station introduced science and engineering principles with experiments. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day causes smiles, messes

Balloon shreds and balls of masking tape littered the floor at Centennial Hall Saturday morning, and things were just getting… Continue reading

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William Musser waves to passing cars on the Douglas Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 22, during the Hands Across the Bridge event, which aims to spread awareness about substance use recovery in Juneau. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

A bridge away from stigma

A few dozen gathered on Saturday on the Douglas Bridge, holding hands in an outstretched line at the bridge’s apex.… Continue reading

A drug user kits with clean syringes at the Four A’s office on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Juneau’s Four A’s office in Juneau is in danger of closing because of a lack of funding, and are employing a crowdfunding approach to try and gain $15,000 by Oct. 15. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Syringe exchange in danger of going under

More than 100 people regularly use the syringe exchange, but the program could fold at the end of the year.

Alaska lawmakers likely won’t vote on pay before election

Alaska lawmakers are considering a proposal to reduce their per-diem expense payments, but they are not likely to vote on… Continue reading

Mary Folletti Cruise and her daughter, Enza, watch drag queen Lituya Hart during the Besties 4 Breasties drag show fundraiser that benefitted Folletti Cruise, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. In a few weeks, she will travel to Seattle for treatment. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Local woman benefits from medical fundraiser drag show

Mary Folletti Cruise’s medical fundraiser came with pulsing club music, sweeping colored lights and plenty of glitz. Folletti Cruise, an… Continue reading

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Alaska governor vows to fix ‘loophole’ in sex crime laws

Gov. Bill Walker is responding to public outrage over the recent sentencing of an Anchorage man by vowing to “fix… Continue reading

The wall of the Red Chris tailings pond is a little less than 350 feet, or about the height of a 35-story building. It follows the same design as the Mount Polley tailings dam, which broke in 2014, sending 24 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings into the Fraser River watershed. It is designed, however, to hold 305 million cubic meters of mine waste — seven times more than Mount Polley. Both mines are owned by Imperial Metals. (Courtesy Photo | Garth Lenz via Salmon State)

Transboundary mine faces $200-million cash crunch

With a strike, falling copper prices and more than $554-million ($723 million Canadian) soon due to lenders, Canadian mine owner Continue reading...

Members of the Eyre family pose at the Mendenhall Glacier with a photograph of Cody Eyre, who was shot and killed by law enforcement on Christmas Eve 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Eyre Family)

Family prepares lawsuit after police, troopers shoot and kill 20-year-old

The family of a Thunder Mountain High School graduate is preparing a lawsuit against the state.

The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of eight ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Air violations issued to eight cruise ships

It’s the highest number of violations handed out in all but four years.

Valley resident facing meth distribution charges

A Juneau man is facing felony charges after he admitted to intending to distribute methamphetamine in Juneau.


Southeast Alaska United Way announces campaign leaders

The United Way of Southeast Alaska has named former Juneau city manager Kim Kiefer and Wells Fargo branch manager Janey… Continue reading

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Thank Yous for Sept. 23, 2018

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska would like to thank the City and Borough of Juneau for funding through… Continue reading

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Video: Juneau League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Watch the municipal candidates talk about the issues ahead of the Oct. 2 election.

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Coast Guard crews compete in annual skills competition

The event brings Coast Guard vessels and their crews from all over the state together in Juneau.


Juneau residents participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, at Dimond Courthouse Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Best Pictures of the Week

Best pictures from the week of Sept. 16-21, 2018. Contact staff photographer Continue reading...

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Juneau Style

Style doesn’t have to be complicated. Matt Weighman, a visitor from the Continue reading...

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Photos: Thunder Mountain volleyball takes on Ketchikan

Thunder Mountain girls varsity team competes against Ketchikan High School at Thunder Continue reading...

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Caption Keagan Walker steering the boat to Fritz Cove. (Gabe Donohoe | For Juneau Empire)

Photos: Fritz Cove skiff ride

I am usually hiking or climbing. This time I wanted to get on the water.

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