The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June, 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Ferry system aims to save money with vessel swap

The marine highway appears to be dodging some major costs.

Dunleavy unveils plan for PFD back payments

That mega PFD isn’t happening this year, in his plan.

Sen. Mike Shower, R-Wasilla, left, and Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, relay a message to Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy in his Capitol office that the Senate is open and ready for business on the first day of the 31st Session of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dunleavy to give first State of State address

It’s in less than a week.

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Infographics: Alaska’s 2019 Budget

How we pay for it and how we spend it.

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Alaska Airlines objects to ‘turbulence’ theme for fashion show

Wearable Art 2019 makes a late name change.

Scott McCutcheon demonstrates with a rescue rope on Tuesday after helping save Bob Funk, a biker who had fallen through the ice at Mendenhall Lake, a few days earlier. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Meet the good Samaritan behind the dramatic Mendenhall Lake rescue

Right place, right time, right equipment.



Juneau schools get first snow day since 2011

Decision comes after a foot of snowfall.



It’s time for snow

Snow falls in downtown Juneau on Jan. 10, 2019. Read more about Continue reading...

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Bob Funk retells his story on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, of falling through thin ice while riding his bicycle on Mendenhall Lake near the face of the Mendenhall Glacier on Sunday. He was rescued by a skater who was carrying a throw rope. Funk said, “I went in and I think adrenaline took care of the first initial cold impact. I was busy working to get up on the ice and when I would it would break out from under me. I don’t know if I had enough in the tank to get myself out.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Man safe after breaking through Mendenhall Lake

‘Good citizen’ provides rescue.



Photos: First day of the Alaska Legislature’s 31st Session

Scenes from the statehouse.

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“Hoarfrost on the Herbert.” Submitted Jan. 12, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Mary Sutkowski)

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or Continue reading...

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Juneau Style

Juneau’s fashion blog.

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Photos: A jam-packed basketball weekend

Basketball season is in full swing.

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Letters to the Editor
A Sitka black-tailed deer. (Courtesy Photo | Kerry Howard)

Opinion: Open your eyes to the deer on Douglas

In a letter to the editor on Dec. 22 Gary Miller states that he can’t see deer on Douglas Island. Continue reading...

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Opinion: Tourists don’t visit Southeast to see clear-cuts

I appreciated reading that the new Regional Forester Dave Schmid feels prepared to handle the proposed Alaska-specific Roadless Rule process. Continue reading...

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