City might change smoking laws to match state

Smoking downtown will be tougher.

Jesse Kiehl, left, meets with supporters before his announcement to run for the Senate District Q seat in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Process begins in search for new Assembly member

The Assembly will look even more different soon.

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How to stay safe in the kitchen this Thanksgiving

Don’t leave your food unattended.

Walker: Dunleavy resignation requests creating anxiety

Dunleavy’s transition team said Friday that it sent an email to all state employees who serve at the pleasure of the governor asking them to resign and to reapply for their positions.

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Students at Mendenhall River Elementary School run through playground equipment on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, that is up for replacement by the school district. The hill leading to the equipment ices up in the winter and students use the tubes to hide from yard attendants. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Elementary school getting new, accessible equipment

It should be ready by next school year.

Mount Jumbo rises up across from downtown Juneau on Douglas Island on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Hunter with hypothermia rescued Saturday

The hunters were near Mount Jumbo.

The building previously operated as the Thane Ore House near Sheep Creek will be burned down and replaced with a new heritage park building by Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Thane Ore House to burn this weekend

The plan is years in the works.

Annual Public Market bigger than ever this year

The 36th annual holiday market will be open over Thanksgiving weekend.

Master Tlingit carver Wayne Price making healing totem for AWARE

Even the wood chips in Wayne Price’s ongoing project have meaning. The master Tlingit carver and University of Alaska Southeast Continue reading...

Cassandra Strahin, center, and Nicole Huntsman, both of Allen Marine, get help from Malou Peabody, left, and Clarence Milton as they deliver 30 frozen turkeys to the Glory Hole on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Empire reporters James Brooks and Alex McCarthy provide commentary at Election Central at McGivney’s in downtown Juneau, Alaska on Nov. 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Facebook Live: Election Central

Empire reporters James Brooks and Alex McCarthy provide real-time results and commentary on Election Night in Juneau.

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Watch: Candidates Forum Live

Tune in at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Unofficial results of Municipal Election

Unofficial results of the 2018 City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election are in.

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Photos: Best Pictures of the Week

Best Pictures of the Week for Nov. 12-19, 2018.

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Photos: Celebrating Our Ways of Life

Scenes from the Celebrating Our Ways of Life event.

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Juneau Style

Juneau’s fashion blog.

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Angus Andrews, 9, shoots a rifle the Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education Facility rifle range on Saturday. The event was put on by the Juneau Gun Club, Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, Juneau Archery Club and ADFG and awarded approximately 90 turkeys. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot

Your shot for free turkey.