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Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaska Electric Light and Power Company Lemon Creek operations center in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Courts look for fair raises for employees

Some state employees got raises in the governor’s budget.

Man faces felony charges for attempting to hit officer with car

He had a warrant out for his arrest at the time.

Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner Designee for the Department of Fish & Game, speaks in front of the House Fisheries Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fish and Game appointee looks for more state, not federal, control over fisheries

The importance of fishing and hunting isn’t lost on Alaskans or lawmakers.

Doug Vincent-Lang, Commissioner Designee for the Department of Fish & Game, speaks in front of the House Fisheries Committee at the Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, shares a laugh with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after Murkowski gave her annual speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau, shares a laugh with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, after Murkowski gave her annual speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dunleavy dissolves climate change action team

The team was supposed to last until 2020.

Budget would have ‘dire impact’ on Juneau economy

The school district, university and hospital would suffer.

Juneau principal placed on leave as district investigates allegations his former school ignored sex abuse

Juneau School District officials say they learned of allegations this week.

The Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge, seen here in 2015, is the planned site of the Old Tower Bar, which would serve beer and wine during ski season. In a unanimous vote Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the Alcohol Control Board rejected an alcohol license for the business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Bill could pave way for alcohol at Eaglecrest

The ski area could have the Alaska State Fair to thank.

The Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge, seen here in 2015, is the planned site of the Old Tower Bar, which would serve beer and wine during ski season. In a unanimous vote Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, the Alcohol Control Board rejected an alcohol license for the business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Five-car crash sends three to hospital

Two people were flown to Seattle.

Meet JPD’s two newest officers

Both of them are Alaska Native.

Tribe takes state to court in attempt to protect herring

They also took to the streets Tuesday.

A man with camping gear walks by City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Leaders of organizations addressing homelessness have expressed concerns about how state budget cuts will affect their funding for the homeless. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A man with camping gear walks by City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Leaders of organizations addressing homelessness have expressed concerns about how state budget cuts will affect their funding for the homeless. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The wall of the Red Chris tailings pond is a little less than 350 feet, or about the height of a 35-story building. It follows the same design as the Mount Polley tailings dam, which broke in 2014, sending 24 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings into the Fraser River watershed. It is designed, however, to hold 305 million cubic meters of mine waste — seven times more than Mount Polley. Both mines are owned by Imperial Metals. (Courtesy Photo | Garth Lenz via Salmon State)

Could Canadian mine be cautionary tale for Southeast?

Experts weigh in on environmental and economic hazards.

The wall of the Red Chris tailings pond is a little less than 350 feet, or about the height of a 35-story building. It follows the same design as the Mount Polley tailings dam, which broke in 2014, sending 24 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailings into the Fraser River watershed. It is designed, however, to hold 305 million cubic meters of mine waste — seven times more than Mount Polley. Both mines are owned by Imperial Metals. (Courtesy Photo | Garth Lenz via Salmon State)