A Coast Guard boat searches Gastineau Channel for two missing boaters on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire File)

Man dies after falling out of canoe

The man has not been identified.

Democrats now lead in critical Fairbanks races

Democratic candidates lead two Fairbanks elections considered key for control of the Alaska House and Senate after additional ballots were… Continue reading

New summit gathers many of the world’s fluent Alaska Native language speakers

Centennial Hall echoed Tuesday with the sound of centuries-old languages. The first-ever Voices of Our Ancestors language summit brought together… Continue reading

Authorities: Custody dispute played role in slaying of 8

Family of four charged in gruesome Ohio murders have since moved to Alaska.

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Thunder Mountain High School students attend a chemistry class on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

School enrollment is lower, almost exactly as expected

The estimate was within seven students.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)

Coast Guard rescues overdue Hoonah hunters

A helicopter crew found them within minutes.

Broken windows are covered up at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, after reports of vandalism on Monday night. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Suspected church burglar indicted for trio of felonies

She was found with a pastor’s credit card, police say.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy reacts to early favorable election returns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 In Anchorage, Alaska. With Dunleavy are from left, his wife Rose and daughters Ceil and Maggie. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

Alaskans choose Dunleavy for governor

Mike Dunleavy will be Alaska’s next governor.

Members of a rescue team evaluate the terrain near the Mendenhall Towers as they search for the remains of climbers George “Ryan” Johnson and Marc-André Leclerc. (Courtesy Photo | Mike Janes)

Mountaineers end search for climbers’ remains on Mendenhall Towers

Rocks, ice and crevasses made the area dangerous.

The Juneau Parks and Recreation Women’s Division 1 Champions: Igloo Construction. (Courtesy Photo | Parks and Recreation)

Parks and Rec Volleyball Winners

The Juneau Parks and Recreation fall volleyball postseason tournament crowned seven champions on Wednesday and Thursday. Top-seeded Island Sons (Men’s… Continue reading


Juneau-Douglas High School senior Finn Yerkes applies pressure on a West Anchorage player on Saturday at the fourth annual Palmer Showdown Tournament at the MTA Events Center in Palmer. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

West defeats Crimson Bears 8-1

The Juneau-Douglas High School hockey team lost 8-1 to the West Anchorage Eagles on the final day of the fourth… Continue reading



Mt. Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge No. 21 honors past masters

Mt. Juneau-Gastineaux Lodge No. 21 honored its Past Masters on October 30, 2018 with a special Lodge meeting and dinner.… Continue reading

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Living & Growing: Dead fish

“Do you think I’ll die if I lick a dead salmon?” How do you answer that as a parent?

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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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Claire Helgeson attempts to cross between two snow covered ponds. (Gabe Donohoe | For the Juneau Empire)

Photo blog: First snow of the season

A fresh new winter season feels good.

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Photos: Best Pictures of the Week

Best Pictures of the Week from Nov. 5-10, 2018, by staff photographer Continue reading...

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Juneau Style

All photos by Kerry Howard, for the Juneau Empire. • Juneau Style Continue reading...

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Photos: Trick-or-treating in downtown Juneau

Children trick-or-treating at downtown Juneau businesses for Halloween. It is the fourth Continue reading...

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