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University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen makes a presentation to the university’s Board of Regents at the UAS Recreation Center on Sept. 15, 2016. A declaration of financial exigency that would have allowed University of Alaska to make drastic cuts was rescinded Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

University of Alaska rescinds emergency financial declaration

The financial picture still isn’t rosy.

 

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to the scene of a structure fire the evening of Aug. 19,2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Update: Woman dies in Mendenhall Valley house fire

Neighbors helped perform CPR, knock down flames.

 

Firefighter injured during brush fire response

The suspected cause is fireworks.

Man found deceased was Tlingit artist, Vietnam veteran

You’ve probably seen his work.

Homeless shelter day room closes for week

Glory Hall scales back amid budget questions.

William Brown makes himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as he waits for dinner at the Glory Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Vetoes could wipe out 20 percent of Glory Hall budget

Breakfast and lunch may be heading for the chopping block.

William Brown makes himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as he waits for dinner at the Glory Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Despite traffic jam that held up police response, contractor avoids fine

The July 2 road work problem slowed police response to a call.

NEA chair says loss of arts funding would hurt Alaska’s economy

Art is a billion-dollar industry in Alaska.

Empire Live: Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts speaks in Juneau

Live updates from the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Wyland, an artist based out of Laguna Beach, California, fills in detail while painting a mural at Icy Strait Point, Saturday, Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo | Icy Strait Point)
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Wyland, an artist based out of Laguna Beach, California, fills in detail while painting a mural at Icy Strait Point, Saturday, Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo | Icy Strait Point)
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The Crown Princess, owned and operated by Princess Cruises, steams by the ruins of the Treadwell Mine’s salt water Pump House and toward Juneau’s downtown harbor in this September 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Cruise ship complaint numbers for this year may surprise you

Complaints about cruise ship emissions and violations are both on track for year-over-year decreases, according to numbers from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. As… Continue reading

The Crown Princess, owned and operated by Princess Cruises, steams by the ruins of the Treadwell Mine’s salt water Pump House and toward Juneau’s downtown harbor in this September 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

‘Molly of Denali’ drums up fun, cultural pride

Cartoon tells Native stories with Native voices.

Bruce Denton speaks about the Housing First project during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruce Denton speaks about the Housing First project during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruce Denton speaks about the Housing First project during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Bruce Denton speaks about the Housing First project during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)