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Auction aims to raise money for new church elevator

This Friday night, the Alaska Native Sisterhood and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 70 are joining forces to help a local church replace its elevator. Northern… Continue reading

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C. to begin his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Andrew Harnik | The Associated Press)

Quarreling, chaos mark Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing

WASHINGTON — Quarreling and confusion marked the Senate hearing Tuesday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with politically charged arguments about White House documents and… Continue reading

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C. to begin his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Andrew Harnik | The Associated Press)
This June 11, 2012 photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Details are starting to come out from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book on President Donald Trump’s first 18 months in office. (Alex Brandon | The Associated Press File)

Tell-all book by Watergate reporter roils Trump White House

WASHINGTON — An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon is roiling the White House, as current and former… Continue reading

This June 11, 2012 photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Details are starting to come out from journalist Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book on President Donald Trump’s first 18 months in office. (Alex Brandon | The Associated Press File)
Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit

Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit

The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum invite Alaskan authors and artists to submit an application for vending space at the APK… Continue reading

Friends of the SLAM invite authors, artists to exhibit
Election signs at the corner of 12th and C streets on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Campaigns are responsible for signs

I am a 45-year-plus Alaskan who has lived in Haines, Juneau, Petersburg, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Wasilla and now Valdez. My issue, and one that was… Continue reading

Election signs at the corner of 12th and C streets on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Doc on local mine pollution released online

Doc on local mine pollution released online

A documentary critical of the environmental practices of Hecla Greens Creek mine will debut online today. “Irreparable Harm” claims that contamination from mining at Greens… Continue reading

Doc on local mine pollution released online
Planet Alaska: Afloat
Planet Alaska: Afloat
Symphony sets sail and sales

Symphony sets sail and sales

It will be a well orca-strated event. The Juneau Symphony Annual Wildlife Cruise was Saturday afternoon, and the fundraiser that combines whale watching, wine tasting… Continue reading

Symphony sets sail and sales
New totem pole on Prince of Wales Island honors Alaska’s veterans

New totem pole on Prince of Wales Island honors Alaska’s veterans

KLAWOCK — A well-attended, three-day celebration culminated with a totem pole raising ceremony Aug. 18 at Prince of Wales Island. The 37-foot totem stands to… Continue reading

New totem pole on Prince of Wales Island honors Alaska’s veterans
Tony Tengs listens to music at this year’s Southeast Alaska State Fair with his mother. (Courtesy photo)

Real Music: Tony Tengs finds new songwriting inspiration in retirement

Tony Tengs employs the double negative when it comes to his relationship with songwriting. He can’t not think musically, he said, so it’s a natural… Continue reading

Tony Tengs listens to music at this year’s Southeast Alaska State Fair with his mother. (Courtesy photo)
Tracy K. Smith, the 52nd Poet Laureate of the United States, is greeted by Juneauites before Smith’s reading at the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith brings poetry to the people

The end of Tracy K. Smith’s reading in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building sounded more like the wrap up of a comedy set than… Continue reading

Tracy K. Smith, the 52nd Poet Laureate of the United States, is greeted by Juneauites before Smith’s reading at the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gimme a Smile: Justice wears a water-resistant cape
Gimme a Smile: Justice wears a water-resistant cape
Senior Menu & Activities for Aug. 27-31

Senior Menu & Activities for Aug. 27-31

Senior Menu Monday, Aug. 27 Mike’s chili Cornbread Texas cole slaw Tuesday, Aug. 28 BBQ chicken Baked beans Mixed veggies Potato salad Wednesday, Aug. 29… Continue reading

Senior Menu & Activities for Aug. 27-31
The Glory Hole homeless shelter is pictured in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Glory Hole shelter changes name

JUNEAU EMPIRE After years of awkward calls and explanations, Juneau’s homeless shelter is changing its name. The Glory Hole homeless shelter will soon be called… Continue reading

The Glory Hole homeless shelter is pictured in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A rotten rung in the old roof ladder on Aug. 21.

Alaska For Real: The ladders of bush living

I’ve been watching my dad build ladders for most of my life. With a handsaw, that almost seems like an extension of his arm at… Continue reading

A rotten rung in the old roof ladder on Aug. 21.
In this Aug. 31, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administration’s accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo | Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Opinion: We have ourselves to blame for Trump’s rise

I was making breakfast and packing my kid’s lunch the other day, listening to the news on public radio, and I was surprised to hear… Continue reading

In this Aug. 31, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administration’s accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo | Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Police calls for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

Police calls for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 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 Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
Chum salmon swim beneath the surface of Salmon Creek on Aug. 3, 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: We need to establish basic protections for salmon

Wild salmon stocks are under attack from all sides: ocean warming, habitat loss, over exploitation and pollution. While Alaska has enjoyed the benefit of good… Continue reading

Chum salmon swim beneath the surface of Salmon Creek on Aug. 3, 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
This March 31, 2018 photo shows an offshore drilling platform in Cook Inlet from a beach in Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl | Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Oil companies keep us in the dark and pick our pockets

According to Economist Ed King, the oil companies and the state are collecting about the same amount of net revenues for oil production in Alaska.… Continue reading

This March 31, 2018 photo shows an offshore drilling platform in Cook Inlet from a beach in Nikiski, Alaska. (Elizabeth Earl | Peninsula Clarion)
Police calls for Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

Police calls for Monday, Sept. 3, 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. 3, 2018