Video: Juneau League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Municipal candidates will take the stage Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Walker opposes Kavanaugh confirmation

Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott issued a joint statement Thursday declaring their opposition to the appointment of… Continue reading

Allison Holtkamp and Donnie Gott smile as a storyteller arrives to rehearsal for “Same: Local Stories of Gender-Based Violence.” Holtkamp, director and producer of the show, and Holtkamp, storyteller and sound designer, said despite the show’s heavy topic, the experience of sharing stories is empowering and every story contains some levity. 
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New show brings gender-based violence stories to the stage

“Same” will be different. The show, which is subtitled “Local stories of gender-based violence” and planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday… Continue reading

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Juneau Assembly candidates for the Areawide and District 2 seats are asked to raise their hand if they support the Juneau Access Project during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. District 2 candidate Emil Mackey did not attend the event because of work travel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Economic-minded candidates talk future of business in Juneau

At Thursday’s Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Assembly candidates were probed about an issue that many of them know quite… Continue reading

Passengers board an Alaska Airlines jet at the Juneau International Airport in December 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Passenger elbows window after plane lands in Juneau

A man elbowed and damaged a window on an Alaska Airlines flight that had just landed in Juneau on Thursday.

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Running much more than a sport for the Ellefsons

There was never a time in Arne Ellefson-Carnes’ life that wasn’t connected to the Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team.… Continue reading

Commerce boss takes leave to campaign for Walker

Mike Navarre, head of the state department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, has temporarily left his job in order… Continue reading

Volunteers gather at the arch of Project Playground during the first day of the community rebuilt, Aug. 8, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Project Playground to reopen

For the first time since it burnt down in April of 2017, children will play at Project Playground.

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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.


Juneau Style

Style doesn’t have to be complicated. Matt Weighman, a visitor from the UK, keeps it simple by wearing a woven… Continue reading

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Bridget Abroad: Bonjour, France

On the 10-hour nonstop flight from Seattle to Paris, it finally hit me — I’m on my way to France.… Continue reading

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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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U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives for her annual speech to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Murkowski should oppose Kavanaugh on consumer, other grounds

If Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, he will fight for Big Cable and Big Telecom interests without regard for consumers.

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Opinion: Stop pushing timber-first policies

Alaska’s Congressional Delegation is once again showing how out of touch they are with the realities of the Tongass.

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