Emily Russo Miller

Juneau Empire Managing Editor Emily Russo Miller, pictured when she was hired as a reporter at the Juneau Empire in September 2011. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

From the Editor: A fond farewell

I am just simply overwhelmed with gratitude.


Thank You letters for June 9, 2019

Thank you, Merci, Danke.


Countdown to Election 2018: It’s complicated

Editor’s Note: The Empire will be publishing a weekly column from the nonpartisan League of Women Voters leading up to this year’s elections, in the… Continue reading


A caribou swims across the Fortymile River. (Courtesy Photo | Ned Rozell)

Parting a sea of Fortymile caribou

Floating down the Fortymile River, we heard the roar of a rapid just ahead. At the same time, we noticed the caribou, about 50 of… Continue reading

A caribou swims across the Fortymile River. (Courtesy Photo | Ned Rozell)

Young readers review their summer reads

Winning Reviews, Week 8

Note from the Editor’s Desk: Two new columns in Neighbors

For the past year and a half, columnist Guy Unzicker has shared his thoughts on what it means to be a Juneauite through his bimonthly… Continue reading

Photo Contest: Changing seasons

There are many ways to mark the change of seasons in Juneau: When the fireweed blooms, fades to white fluff, then disappears altogether; when devil’s… Continue reading

A Note from the Editor’s Desk: Sold!

Change can be scary, but in this case, it doesn’t have to be. I woke up Wednesday morning to the same news as everybody else:… Continue reading

A Note from the Editor’s Desk: Summer Sundries

Fog rises over the green mountains of Douglas, threading its way through the trees. Downtown, rain pounds the pavement daily. Ah, summertime. Summer is in… Continue reading

A Note from the Editor’s Desk: Meet Our Staff

Inside the Juneau Empire building, the windows extend nearly from floor to ceiling, providing sweeping panoramic views of the Gastineau Channel and Douglas Island’s mountainscape.… Continue reading

A Note From the Editor’s Desk: The beauty of listening

I found something I was looking for the other day - a bit of free time. I grabbed my dog, Iro, drove to Auke Lake,… Continue reading

Thanksgiving turkeys, donations needed ahead of holiday

Juneau’s downtown soup kitchen and homeless shelter is in need of frozen turkeys and trimmings for the Thanksgiving boxes it gives to those in need.The… Continue reading

Young ‘nerds’ bring back old video games

Walk into Game On, a tiny video game store in the Mendenhall Valley, and you’re likely to be swept up in a wave of nostalgia.Original… Continue reading

50 Juneau businesses bring Halloween to their shops

Neighborhoods aren’t the only place kids can trick-or-treat this Halloween.The downtown corridor, in fact, is looking like the place to be, for kids looking for… Continue reading

Panhandle Produce grows crops, momentum

Eli Wray remembers the first time he ate a locally grown tomato, fresh off the vine.“It changed my world,” he said.“I grew up here, and… Continue reading

Juneau hiker survives tumble down Mount Juneau, rescued

A 57-year-old Juneau hiker was rescued on Mount Juneau Friday after slipping on the snowpack near the top of the mountain and tumbling down some… Continue reading

Out of the bush and into prison

After rejecting an earlier plea deal for being too lenient, a Juneau judge on Monday accepted a new deal for two Alaska reality TV stars… Continue reading

‘Smithart’ conflict nets murder defendant a new attorney

A Juneau resident awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges was appointed a new attorney on Monday after a judge found that the Public Defender Agency… Continue reading

Youth volunteer gets 3 years for child porn

A 41-year-old Juneau man who volunteered with youth in the community was sentenced Thursday to serve three years in prison for possessing and distributing child… Continue reading

Man gets 4 years for beating musician downtown

After watching a video clip of a local musician being “beaten to a pulp” outside a liquor store in downtown Juneau this past summer, a… Continue reading