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Capital City Fire/Rescue workers return gear to an emergency vehicle in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)

House fire in Valley is suspicious, CCFR says

Law enforcement agencies are investigating a suspicious house fire.

Capital City Fire/Rescue workers return gear to an emergency vehicle in front of the Alaska State Capitol on Thursday afternoon, March 8, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)
Police calls for Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

Police calls for Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Police calls for Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
Opinion: Assembly gets an ‘A’ for cost of living
Opinion: Assembly gets an ‘A’ for cost of living
Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday

Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday

Brian Van Kirk, music chair at Thunder Mountain High School, is hosting a Musical Instrument Donation Drive. On Saturday, Sept.8 from 9 a.m.-noon at TMHS,… Continue reading

Musical instrument donation drive is Saturday
UAS hosts climate talk to kick off ‘Evening at Egan’ series
UAS hosts climate talk to kick off ‘Evening at Egan’ series
Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee room for a short break on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)

Opinion: Sen. Murkowski should vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

For the sake of Alaska’s workers, I hope they reject his nomination.

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee room for a short break on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (J. Scott Applewhite | The Associated Press)
From left to right, Mike Dunleavy, Bill Walker and Mark Begich are the three principal candidates for Alaska governor in 2018. (Michael Penn photos | Juneau Empire composite)

Juneau Chamber of Commerce hosts gubernatorial forum at noon Thursday

At noon today, incumbent independent Gov. Bill Walker will appear alongside Democrat Mark Begich and Republican Mike Dunleavy at a forum hosted in Centennial Hall… Continue reading

From left to right, Mike Dunleavy, Bill Walker and Mark Begich are the three principal candidates for Alaska governor in 2018. (Michael Penn photos | Juneau Empire composite)
Police calls for Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

Police calls for Thursday, Sept. 6, 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 Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
Flowers bloom at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in July 2018. The Arboretum is closed until further notice due to excessive on-site bear activity. The closure is expected to last approximately two to three weeks. Visitor access will not be allowed during this time and no exceptions will be made. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bears edge out humans at Arboretum

Ursine interest in the city’s botanical garden has made visits too dangerous

Flowers bloom at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in July 2018. The Arboretum is closed until further notice due to excessive on-site bear activity. The closure is expected to last approximately two to three weeks. Visitor access will not be allowed during this time and no exceptions will be made. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo | J. Scott Applewhite)

Opinion: America needs a centrist judge, not Kavanaugh

This happened to a dear friend of mine. She was ardent advocate of abortion rights. She is dead now, but I will tell you what… Continue reading

In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo | J. Scott Applewhite)
Opinion: Recovery is a path, but not an easy one

Opinion: Recovery is a path, but not an easy one

A lot has changed in regards to the way we talk about addiction within our society.

Opinion: Recovery is a path, but not an easy one
This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City Museum, libraries hiring full-time position

They’re looking to hire an AmeriCorps member to help coordinate programs, class visits and volunteers.

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak. Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Tiny cod fish reappearing around Kodiak
Juneau Empire gets new look with new website

Juneau Empire gets new look with new website

Welcome to the Juneau Empire’s new website. We are thrilled today to unveil a new look, which we think is cleaner, sleeker and more user-friendly… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018
Juneau Empire gets new look with new website
Metro Creative Connection stock image

Grocery delivery service expands to Juneau

Instacart is expanding its services to Juneau and other Southeast communities as of this week.

Metro Creative Connection stock image
“Patches,” by Tony Piedra of Florida, is one of the pieces that will be included in the Voices of the Wilderness exhibit. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

Gallery opens with Alaska wilderness artwork

A group of artists is hoping to bring people into the wilderness with their artwork, and their work is taking over a gallery at Centennial… Continue reading

“Patches,” by Tony Piedra of Florida, is one of the pieces that will be included in the Voices of the Wilderness exhibit. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)
The Nugget Mall, pictured in April 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Game On moving to Nugget Mall

Video game store Game On is moving locations as part of an expansion for Juneau’s only video game store. Owners Casey and Emry Harris wrote… Continue reading

The Nugget Mall, pictured in April 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Find Waldo in Juneau

Find Waldo in Juneau

For more than 30 years, kids and adults alike have picked up copies of the “Where’s Waldo?” book series to see if they could spot… Continue reading

Find Waldo in Juneau
Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist

Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist

Megan Duncanson is living the dream, or as she likes to call it, the MAD life. MAD Art Designs, short for Megan Aroon Duncanson, is… Continue reading

Woman who grew up in the bush becomes renowned artist
Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Chilkat Charlie introduced himself to the Capital City Weekly in Tlingit.

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake