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In this file photo from July 2001, pipes cross the tundra at the Alpine facility operated by Phillips Alaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sustainable Alaska: The problem with fossil fuels

What exactly are fossil fuels, and what is the problem with them?

In this file photo from July 2001, pipes cross the tundra at the Alpine facility operated by Phillips Alaska. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Recent births for Sept. 9, 2018

Recent births for Sept. 9, 2018

Recent birth at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • On Aug. 26, a daughter, Viviana Amora Jensen, weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces, was born to Jocelyn Jensen… Continue reading

Recent births for Sept. 9, 2018
Recognitions for Sept. 9, 2018

Recognitions for Sept. 9, 2018

• Julie Gladu of Juneau has graduated with an online associate degree in criminal justice from Grantham University, an online institution.… Continue reading

Recognitions for Sept. 9, 2018
Thank you letters for Sept. 9, 2018

Thank you letters for Sept. 9, 2018

• Thank you for supporting the Youth Activity Grant program. With funds from this program, distributed by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Friends of… Continue reading

Thank you letters for Sept. 9, 2018
Members of the Arctic Council take a tour Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society member Wayne Jensen, right, on Monday, March 6, 2017. The roof of the “New Office Building” was recently removed and will be replaced this summer to help maintain the structure. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Derelict no more: A Douglas neighborhood revitalization

Most people with a passing knowledge of local history know that the Treadwell Mine on Douglas Island played a pivotal role in the establishment of… Continue reading

Members of the Arctic Council take a tour Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society member Wayne Jensen, right, on Monday, March 6, 2017. The roof of the “New Office Building” was recently removed and will be replaced this summer to help maintain the structure. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: Mark Begich is the governor Alaska needs

Opinion: Mark Begich is the governor Alaska needs

I have known Mark Begich since he was 19 years old. Then, he was chair of the Anchorage Youth Commission, and I was mayor. His… Continue reading

Opinion: Mark Begich is the governor Alaska needs
Former University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh speaks to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We need to elect child care proponents

I was stunned when I attended a City and Borough of Juneau Assembly meeting last week and found three Assembly members — Mayor Ken Koelsch,… Continue reading

Former University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh speaks to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
A completed bridge across Paris Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Kreinheder)

Agencies throw celebration of local hiking trail

A Douglas Island trail has been getting a makeover, and people can get an update on the progress this Tuesday.

A completed bridge across Paris Creek on the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Jack Kreinheder)
Opinion: Ignorance to protecting Alaska’s salmon

Opinion: Ignorance to protecting Alaska’s salmon

Ben Brown’s recent piece on Ballot Measure 1 suggests he’s ignorant of the real issues pertaining to protecting Alaska salmon. Perhaps Brown isn’t aware salmon… Continue reading

Opinion: Ignorance to protecting Alaska’s salmon
Students sit on the front steps of the Alaska Capitol on April 6, 2018. (James Brooks photo | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Candidates must be held accountable on capital issues

We’ve seen it many times. Reporters ask gubernatorial candidates “do you support Juneau as the Capital?” That is met with the perfunctory “yes.” Next question.… Continue reading

Students sit on the front steps of the Alaska Capitol on April 6, 2018. (James Brooks photo | Juneau Empire)
Wade Bryson

Opinion: Wade Bryson for Assembly

I am writing to express my immense support for Wade Bryson. I have had the pleasure of working close by his side for two years.… Continue reading

Wade Bryson
Opinion: Trucking says no on Ballot Measure 1

Opinion: Trucking says no on Ballot Measure 1

If you eat anything, build anything, or purchase anything in Alaska, chances are it came on a truck. In fact, 94 percent of all Alaska… Continue reading

Opinion: Trucking says no on Ballot Measure 1
Juneau Police Department Honor Guard members Off. Mike Wise, right, and Off. Jeff Brink install the flag during the September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Rotary Park on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Annual 9/11 remembrance taking place Tuesday morning

This Tuesday, the Glacier Valley Rotary Club is continuing its promise to never forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The organization’s annual September 11… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department Honor Guard members Off. Mike Wise, right, and Off. Jeff Brink install the flag during the September 11 Memorial Ceremony at Rotary Park on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Police calls for Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

Police calls for Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Police calls for Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Confessions of a Chronic Disambiguator

Confessions of a Chronic Disambiguator

My least favorite activity is whatever I’m supposed to be doing at any given moment.

Confessions of a Chronic Disambiguator
Opinion: Recovery takes a community

Opinion: Recovery takes a community

Editor’s Note: The Empire is publishing a weekly column from members of Juneau’s recovery community, in coordination with Great Bear Recovery Collective, to highlight September… Continue reading

Opinion: Recovery takes a community
Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich, right, directs a question at former state Senate Mike Dunleavy, left, as Gov. Bill Walker listens during a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon debate at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The Democrat strategy to divide and be conquered

“The new rule in American politics is divide and conquer,” longtime political analyst Bill Schneider wrote at the dawn of the 2106 presidential campaign. “At… Continue reading

Former U.S. Senator Mark Begich, right, directs a question at former state Senate Mike Dunleavy, left, as Gov. Bill Walker listens during a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon debate at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain’s Letasiilemilion Fenumiai, left, hits against Sitka’s Joei Vidad, center, and Abby Forrester at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Thunder Mountain won 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Thunder Mountain volleyball competes against Sitka

Mountain girls varsity team competes against Sitka High School at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Contact staff photographer Michael… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Letasiilemilion Fenumiai, left, hits against Sitka’s Joei Vidad, center, and Abby Forrester at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Thunder Mountain won 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Avery Stewart provides live music at Kindred Post during First Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: First Friday art show

Pictures from First Friday around downtown Juneau on Sept. 7, 2018.

Avery Stewart provides live music at Kindred Post during First Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Correction for Sept. 9, 2018

Correction for Sept. 9, 2018

An article in Wednesday’s paper about candidates withdrawing from the November general election ballot incorrectly stated that Shawn Butler, an independent who won the Democratic… Continue reading

Correction for Sept. 9, 2018