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Southeast Alaska United Way announces campaign leaders

Southeast Alaska United Way announces campaign leaders

The United Way of Southeast Alaska has named former Juneau city manager Kim Kiefer and Wells Fargo branch manager Janey Lester as the leaders of… Continue reading

Southeast Alaska United Way announces campaign leaders
Thank Yous for Sept. 23, 2018

Thank Yous for Sept. 23, 2018

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska would like to thank the City and Borough of Juneau for funding through the Youth Activities Grant. This… Continue reading

Thank Yous for Sept. 23, 2018
Vote your brains out

Vote your brains out

I’ll start by saying this: I am not now, nor have I ever been, a Republican. But I’m not a Democrat, either. Rather, I’m an… Continue reading

Vote your brains out
Mary Folletti Cruise and her daughter, Enza, watch drag queen Lituya Hart during the Besties 4 Breasties drag show fundraiser that benefitted Folletti Cruise, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. In a few weeks, she will travel to Seattle for treatment. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Local woman benefits from medical fundraiser drag show

Mary Folletti Cruise’s medical fundraiser came with pulsing club music, sweeping colored lights and plenty of glitz. Folletti Cruise, an employee of Central Council of… Continue reading

Mary Folletti Cruise and her daughter, Enza, watch drag queen Lituya Hart during the Besties 4 Breasties drag show fundraiser that benefitted Folletti Cruise, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. In a few weeks, she will travel to Seattle for treatment. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Mary Folletti Cruise and her daughter, Enza, watch drag queen Lituya Hart during the Besties 4 Breasties drag show fundraiser that benefitted Folletti Cruise, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. In a few weeks, she will travel to Seattle for treatment. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Local woman benefits from medical fundraiser drag show

Mary Folletti Cruise’s medical fundraiser came with pulsing club music, sweeping colored lights and plenty of glitz. Folletti Cruise, an employee of Central Council of… Continue reading

Mary Folletti Cruise and her daughter, Enza, watch drag queen Lituya Hart during the Besties 4 Breasties drag show fundraiser that benefitted Folletti Cruise, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. In a few weeks, she will travel to Seattle for treatment. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
(Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Police calls for Monday, Sept. 23, 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

(Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Kake man

The U.S. Coast Guard announced that it has suspended search efforts for a 55-year-old Kake man who might have fallen off a pier.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)
Alaska String Band reflects on Russian tour

Alaska String Band reflects on Russian tour

The Alaska String Band (ASB) is back from a Russian tour with stories of their experiences abroad fresh on their tongues and will share their… Continue reading

Alaska String Band reflects on Russian tour
TRAYLS crew and Ha Too Yeiti camp members watch as Ralph Wolfe of Yakutat shows how to process sockeye fillets. (Courtesy Photo | Ian Johnson)

Hoonah’s second annual culture camp weaves tradition into everyday life

The first week of July, over 60 community members and nearly 150 people of all ages boarded cars, trucks, vans and an Icy Strait bus… Continue reading

TRAYLS crew and Ha Too Yeiti camp members watch as Ralph Wolfe of Yakutat shows how to process sockeye fillets. (Courtesy Photo | Ian Johnson)
Allison Holtkamp and Donnie Gott smile as a storyteller arrives to rehearsal for “Same: Local Stories of Gender-Based Violence.” Holtkamp, director and producer of the show, and Holtkamp, storyteller and sound designer, said despite the show’s heavy topic, the experience of sharing stories is empowering and every story contains some levity.(Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

New show brings gender-based violence stories to the stage

“Same” will be different. The show, which is subtitled “Local stories of gender-based violence” and planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Perseverance Theatre, is… Continue reading

Allison Holtkamp and Donnie Gott smile as a storyteller arrives to rehearsal for “Same: Local Stories of Gender-Based Violence.” Holtkamp, director and producer of the show, and Holtkamp, storyteller and sound designer, said despite the show’s heavy topic, the experience of sharing stories is empowering and every story contains some levity.(Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
A doe is mirrored by her reflection as she forages in the pond. (Courtesy Photo | Pam Bergeson)

In search of cranes

Our boots rustled noisily through the tall sedges and sweetgale shrubs as we wended our way into the wetland. When we stopped to listen, we… Continue reading

A doe is mirrored by her reflection as she forages in the pond. (Courtesy Photo | Pam Bergeson)
This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Museum Day includes book signing, free admission

This Saturday, Juneauites can take a look into local history for free. Admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum is free all day Saturday in celebration… Continue reading

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Opinion: Phony Forest Service Process

Opinion: Phony Forest Service Process

The decision was already made before the “Roadless Rule Process” even started. The onslaught against our nation’s public lands and the environment had reached my… Continue reading

Opinion: Phony Forest Service Process
Opinion: Tackle tobacco this Recovery Month
Opinion: Tackle tobacco this Recovery Month
Please, Fish and Wildlife Service, help me introduce polar bears to Antarctica

Please, Fish and Wildlife Service, help me introduce polar bears to Antarctica

First off, let me briefly mention my two current GoFundMe campaigns. The first is the cloning and reintroduction of short-faced bears, dire wolves and steppe… Continue reading

Please, Fish and Wildlife Service, help me introduce polar bears to Antarctica
Police calls for Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Police calls for Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

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

Police calls for Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
A dead sockeye salmon, dried in an interesting shape, in the Bristol Bay watershed on August 9, 2018. (Mary Catharine Martin | SalmonState)

The Salmon State: “Surfing the salmon wave” in Bristol Bay

By mid-August Bristol Bay’s river systems are choked with fish, but early July, when most of the bay’s sockeye salmon are fighting their way in… Continue reading

A dead sockeye salmon, dried in an interesting shape, in the Bristol Bay watershed on August 9, 2018. (Mary Catharine Martin | SalmonState)
Video: Juneau League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Video: Juneau League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Municipal candidates will take the stage Thursday night.

Video: Juneau League of Women Voters Candidates Forum
Passengers board an Alaska Airlines jet at the Juneau International Airport in December 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Passenger elbows window after plane lands in Juneau

A man elbowed and damaged a window on an Alaska Airlines flight that had just landed in Juneau on Thursday.

Passengers board an Alaska Airlines jet at the Juneau International Airport in December 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)