Alex McCarthy

Truck plowing snow hits, kills dog

“She was part of our family.”

Alaska State Trooper Scott Carson, Alaska Wildlife Trooper Shaun Kuzakin, Juneau Police Department Matt Dubois and JPD Sgt. Sterling Salisbury listen to Ric Iannolino voice his concerns during an open house on crime in Juneau at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The meeting was organized by members of the Public Safety Employees Association. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska State Trooper Scott Carson, Alaska Wildlife Trooper Shaun Kuzakin, Juneau Police Department Matt Dubois and JPD Sgt. Sterling Salisbury listen to Ric Iannolino voice his concerns during an open house on crime in Juneau at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The meeting was organized by members of the Public Safety Employees Association. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Police Chief Ed Mercer, right, and Lt. Jeremy Weske speak at the Juneau Police Station about the department receiving new funding for drug enforcement on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Alaska has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Police Chief Ed Mercer, right, and Lt. Jeremy Weske speak at the Juneau Police Station about the department receiving new funding for drug enforcement on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. Alaska has been designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Joe McCabe, a paralegal specialist with the NOAA General Counsel office, talks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, about being being off work since the partial federal shutdown started on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. McCabe, 55, said he has always had work since he was 13. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue crew transports a cruise ship passenger downtown on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Yakutat residents Cody Kunau and Samantha Munoz sit with their baby Saige Roisin Kuneau on Friday, Jan. 4 at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Saige was the first baby born at the hospital this year, and received a boat carved by BRH Emergency Room Dr. Lindy Jones. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Yakutat residents Cody Kunau and Samantha Munoz sit with their baby Saige Roisin Kuneau on Friday, Jan. 4 at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Saige was the first baby born at the hospital this year, and received a boat carved by BRH Emergency Room Dr. Lindy Jones. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer speaks at a special meeting of the Uptown Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer speaks at a special meeting of the Uptown Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
Zane Jones from MRV Architects speaks to attendees at a Blueprint Downtown walking tour on Saturday. Attendees shared their thoughts and experiences about downtown business, housing and public safety. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Taking a walk through the future of downtown

They talked about homelessness and downtown businesses.

Zane Jones from MRV Architects speaks to attendees at a Blueprint Downtown walking tour on Saturday. Attendees shared their thoughts and experiences about downtown business, housing and public safety. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Charles David Hightower talks about his new business, Enhance Orthopedic Surgery, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New practice meets growing demand for orthopedic care

The demand for orthopedic care is high in Juneau.

Dr. Charles David Hightower talks about his new business, Enhance Orthopedic Surgery, on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The owners of Chan’s Thai Kitchen are reportedly closing the long-running Auke Bay restaurant. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thai restaurant closes after 21 years

Say goodbye to the Pad Thai.

The owners of Chan’s Thai Kitchen are reportedly closing the long-running Auke Bay restaurant. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Video
Video
Downtown Juneau as seen from the Mt. Bradley Trail in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Downtown Juneau as seen from the Mt. Bradley Trail in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)