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Mayor Beth Weldon, left, Carole Triem, Michelle Bonnet Hale, Wade Bryson and Loren Jones are sworn in to their new positions on the Juneau Assembly on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayor Beth Weldon, left, Carole Triem, Michelle Bonnet Hale, Wade Bryson and Loren Jones are sworn in to their new positions on the Juneau Assembly on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Ty Alexander Grussendorf, 22 at the time, follows his parents out of Juneau Superior Court after a trial date-setting hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Grussendorf plans to plead guilty to sexual abuse of minor

The long, highly publicized case could be coming to an end.

Ty Alexander Grussendorf, 22 at the time, follows his parents out of Juneau Superior Court after a trial date-setting hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jordan Irving Parker Oldham, 26, has two warrants out for his arrest, according to a Juneau Police Department Press release. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Police looking for man with outstanding warrants

Police are looking for a Juneau man wanted on multiple warrants.

Jordan Irving Parker Oldham, 26, has two warrants out for his arrest, according to a Juneau Police Department Press release. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Legislative candidates answer questions during a forum sponsored by the Juneau Empire, along with the League of Women Voters of Juneau, Juneau Votes! and KTOO at KTOO on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. From left: Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan and House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Issues of childcare, senior care stand out at legislative forum

The candidates spoke in particular about Alaska’s youngest and oldest residents.

Legislative candidates answer questions during a forum sponsored by the Juneau Empire, along with the League of Women Voters of Juneau, Juneau Votes! and KTOO at KTOO on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. From left: Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan and House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Yees Ku Oo Dancers perform on stage during Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Language takes center stage at Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Monday’s Indigenous Peoples Day celebration put an emphasis on Alaska Native languages.

The Yees Ku Oo Dancers perform on stage during Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidate Beth Weldon, with family and friends, react as they watch Election results come in at the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidate Beth Weldon, with family and friends, react as they watch Election results come in at the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dead man found in water near downtown

The body of a 53-year-old Juneau man was found in the water near Coast Guard Station Juneau on Sunday afternoon.

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Commercial fishing couple sentenced to year in prison for tax evasion

A Southeast Alaska husband and wife were sentenced to a year in prison for not paying taxes.

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Wade Bryson and Beth Weldon watch a late night count of questioned and absentee ballots in the Assembly chambers on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Wade Bryson and Beth Weldon watch a late night count of questioned and absentee ballots in the Assembly chambers on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau legislative candidates raise their hands to show they are in favor of a second crossing to Douglas Island during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. From left: House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan, House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story, and Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Candidates talk majorities, Permanent Fund at forum

Legislative hopefuls gathered at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s forum Thursday.

Juneau legislative candidates raise their hands to show they are in favor of a second crossing to Douglas Island during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. From left: House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan, House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story, and Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Historic bar Triangle Club undergoes renovations

Don’t worry, the triangle in the carpeting isn’t going anywhere.

Veronica Buness, of Kindred Post, tapes up a sign on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, announcing people can register to vote at the Franklin Street business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Voters can now register at downtown post office

This weekend is the last chance for people to register to vote, and doing so in Juneau just became easier.

Veronica Buness, of Kindred Post, tapes up a sign on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, announcing people can register to vote at the Franklin Street business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Cody Eyre (left) poses for a picture with his mother Jean in this 2017 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Eyre Family)

Officers who shot, killed Cody Eyre will not face charges

Officers who shot and killed former Juneau resident Cody Eyre will not face criminal charges.

Cody Eyre (left) poses for a picture with his mother Jean in this 2017 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Eyre Family)
Michael Boisvert exits a voting booth in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Turnout might be highest since 2010

The Lynn Canal precinct led the way with nearly 40 percent turnout.

Michael Boisvert exits a voting booth in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, left, and Gov. Bill Walker pass Mike Dunleavy’s name plate during a Special Native Issues Forum for governor candidates at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Libertarian candidate Billy Toien, out of picture to the left, requested the name plate. Dunleavy did not attend the forum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Governor candidates critical as Dunleavy misses forum

Tuesday’s gubernatorial forum was almost more about who wasn’t there than it was about who was there.

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, left, and Gov. Bill Walker pass Mike Dunleavy’s name plate during a Special Native Issues Forum for governor candidates at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Libertarian candidate Billy Toien, out of picture to the left, requested the name plate. Dunleavy did not attend the forum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Andi Story is running for Alaska House District 34. (Michael Pennn | Juneau Empire)

Obama endorses two Alaskans, including Andi Story, for statehouse

The House District 34 candidate said it’s ‘great’ to have endorsement

Andi Story is running for Alaska House District 34. (Michael Pennn | Juneau Empire)
Supporters for mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, Saralyn Tabachnick and Assembly candidate Michelle Bonnet Hale wave signs at the corner of 10th Street and Egan Drive on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, to remind drivers to vote in the Municipal Election Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Early voting numbers surpass 2017 total

If early voting numbers are any indication, turnout could be on the rise during this election season.

Supporters for mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, Saralyn Tabachnick and Assembly candidate Michelle Bonnet Hale wave signs at the corner of 10th Street and Egan Drive on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, to remind drivers to vote in the Municipal Election Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dave d’Amato, an attorney working for Kathleen Barrett, spends Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, boarding up the house at 401 Harris Street. The house was vacated this weekend after a judge ordered its residents (including co-owner James Barrett) to leave due to code and safety violations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Notorious downtown house vacated

The house at 401 Harris Street was vacated after a judge ordered its residents to leave due to code and safety violations.

Dave d’Amato, an attorney working for Kathleen Barrett, spends Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, boarding up the house at 401 Harris Street. The house was vacated this weekend after a judge ordered its residents (including co-owner James Barrett) to leave due to code and safety violations. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lituya Bay, pictured, is the site of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Courtesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)

Search suspended for helicopter crash victims

After a day and a half of searching, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for three potential survivors of a helicopter crash near Lituya Bay.

Lituya Bay, pictured, is the site of a Friday helicopter crash that resulted in three people missing. The U.S. Coast Guard rescued one survivor, a 14-year-old boy. (Courtesy Photo | Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC via Flickr)
From left, Public Health Nurses Vicki Craddick, Peggy Sue Wright and April Rezendes pose for a photo at a North Carolina hurricane shelter on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Wright and Rezendes are from Juneau, and Craddick is from Fairbanks. They were dispatched to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Sue Wright)

Local nurses help in wake of Hurricane Florence

Two public health nurses from Juneau are helping in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

From left, Public Health Nurses Vicki Craddick, Peggy Sue Wright and April Rezendes pose for a photo at a North Carolina hurricane shelter on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Wright and Rezendes are from Juneau, and Craddick is from Fairbanks. They were dispatched to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. (Courtesy Photo | Peggy Sue Wright)