The Tatsuda’s IGA building in Ketchikan, Alaska was condemned Feb. 27, 2020, after it was struck early Thursday morning by a rockslide. The main portion of the slide hit the northeast corner of the building which collapsed part of the roof and ruptured a water main causing extensive damage to both the interior and exterior. (Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP)

Landslide demolishes Alaska grocery store

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A landslide in a city near the southern tip of the Alaska Panhandle demolished the back… Continue reading

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Photos by Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                Juneau Police Department and Capital City Fire/Rescue at the site of a car crash at the intersection of Egan Drive and Glacier Highway on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.

Two injured in crash near Nugget Mall

Two were injured, but not severely, JPD spokeperson said.

The Dimond Park Field House on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Police investigate break-in at Dimond Park Field House

Burglars broke into the office and the safe, police say.

The Norwegian Bliss pulls out of Juneau’s downtown harbor on June 12, 2018. Juneau Empire file photo

Cruise ships dumped over 3 million pounds of trash in Juneau

Cruise ship companies dumped millions of pounds of trash at a private landfill in Alaska’s capital during the 2019 tourism… Continue reading

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‘River Piracy’ strikes the Yukon

Locals and scientists say it’s losing water.

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Nicky the bear sleeps near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The famous bear with a nicked ear was the subject Friday of a public lecture at the center. (Courtesy photo | Laurie Craig)

Lecture series looks in on famous Mendenhall Glacier area resident

An animal “with the power to change everything.”

The Alaska Department of Transportation uses the DaisyBell device to precisely trigger controlled avalanches above Thane Road, reducing the chances of a catastrophic natural avalanche, Feb. 11, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

An ounce of prevention: Alaska DOT triggers avalanches above Thane Road

A small noise with a big effect: using tech to trigger avalanches


Movie fan Lynn Roldan watches an older Star Wars movie as she waits for the 10 p.m. showing of the latest movie, “Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker” outside the 20th Century Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Roldan set up at 7 a.m. and expects more people to show up in the afternoon. Roldan said she was a little sad about the end of the series but happy to be waiting to watch it. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: The Force is strong with her

Last Star Wars movie for this saga to play at midnight.


Jake Musslewhite, a fisheries biologist with the U.S. Forest Service, pauses while searching for a radio fish tag in Dredge Lake on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Musslewhite has been conducting a study tracking adult coho salmon in the Dredge Lakes drainage system. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: Salmon study at Dredge Lakes

Biologist follows coho with radio tags.


League of Women Voters of Juneau volunteers prepare Annie Boochever’s book about civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich “Fighter in Velvet Gloves” for mailing at the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Learn more by watching the video below. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: Packing Party for Peratrovich Book

Book about Native Alaska civil rights leader is being sent to every middle school in Alaska.



Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos.

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Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos.

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Photos: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Juneau

Scenes from today’s community celebration.


Photo: JDHS hockey alums square off

Reliving the glory days.

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