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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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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)
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Glory haul: Juneau homeless shelter eyes move to Mendenhall Valley

Patrons have mixed opinions on the plan.

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Members of Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan Jaylynn Martin, Jordan Bennett, Keegan Kanan, Arturo Rodriguez and Colin Rose watch Arias Hoyle explain the meaning behind the song and music video “Spirit” Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
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Members of Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan Jaylynn Martin, Jordan Bennett, Keegan Kanan, Arturo Rodriguez and Colin Rose watch Arias Hoyle explain the meaning behind the song and music video “Spirit” Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
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A pedestrian walks by City Hall on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Assembly, school board races still shaping up

There are more openings than candidates.

A pedestrian walks by City Hall on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
Construction work on land owned by Bicknell, Inc., at Honsinger Pond also known as the Field of Fireweed on Monday, July 22, 2019. Right now, work is focused on a 16-acre portion of a roughly 50-acre parcel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Development is underway at Field of Fireweed

After almost a decade of talk, it’s happening.

Construction work on land owned by Bicknell, Inc., at Honsinger Pond also known as the Field of Fireweed on Monday, July 22, 2019. Right now, work is focused on a 16-acre portion of a roughly 50-acre parcel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Skagway police say syringes found on beach contained narcotics

Police want help identifying suspects.

A wolf head design in the red line at the Treadwell Arena on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Tsimshian artist Abel Ryan Tsimshian worked with students in the BAM After School Program to draw animals in Northwest Coast formline designs to be incorporated in the hockey rink ice. The Treadwell Arena opens for the season on Monday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Douglas ice rink gets new lines featuring Northwest Coast art

What’s black and white and red all over?

A wolf head design in the red line at the Treadwell Arena on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Tsimshian artist Abel Ryan Tsimshian worked with students in the BAM After School Program to draw animals in Northwest Coast formline designs to be incorporated in the hockey rink ice. The Treadwell Arena opens for the season on Monday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

More ferry sailings canceled

Fares will be refunded.

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Ridicule pole makes it to Juneau for recall effort

Totem pole shaming Trump and Dunleavy made the rounds in the capital city.

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Ferry work stoppages stretch to seventh day

Striker ready to trade picket line for regular work.