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Schacht wins Greatland Cup disc golf tournament

Schacht wins Greatland Cup disc golf tournament

Joe Schacht won first place at the 13th annual Greatland Cup disc golf tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Aant’iyeik Park. Schacht, of Anchorage, finished… Continue reading

Schacht wins Greatland Cup disc golf tournament
Nugget Falls is pictured on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Cruise passenger dies near Mendenhall Glacier

A woman died after suffering a medical emergency on the trail to Nugget Falls near the Mendenhall Glacier on Sunday, Juneau Police Department Lt. Krag… Continue reading

Nugget Falls is pictured on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Tracy K. Smith (Courtesy Photo)

Poetry in motion: U.S. Poet Laureate comes to Juneau

If you’ve ever wanted to talk to a poet laureate, your chance is coming up. Wednesday, Aug. 29, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will… Continue reading

Tracy K. Smith (Courtesy Photo)
Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 26, 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 Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018
Thank yous for the week of Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

Thank yous for the week of Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

• Justin Parish along with the Alaska Legislature has awarded Helping Hands of Juneau for their 35th year anniversary at our annual dinner and auction… Continue reading

Thank yous for the week of Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018
Neighbors recognitions for Aug. 26, 2018

Neighbors recognitions for Aug. 26, 2018

Hailey Doherty of Juneau has graduated from Wenatchee Valley College with an associate in arts and science degree.… Continue reading

Neighbors recognitions for Aug. 26, 2018
A fast moving front leaves dynamic-looking clouds over Gastineau Channel on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Slack Tide: Absence makes the grass grow longer

Nothing makes you appreciate living here like leaving here.

A fast moving front leaves dynamic-looking clouds over Gastineau Channel on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Living & Growing: I can be an imbecile

Living & Growing: I can be an imbecile

I have no idea what I’m doing most of the time. Take dinner the other night. There is always an element of adventure in our… Continue reading

Living & Growing: I can be an imbecile
Opinion: Making primary elections more than a tribal contest

Opinion: Making primary elections more than a tribal contest

What we don’t know is why so many Alaskans didn’t care enough to vote.

Opinion: Making primary elections more than a tribal contest
Juneau Empire file

Police and Fire for Monday, Aug. 27, 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

Juneau Empire file
Juneau Empire file

Public invited to put their imprint on city’s downtown plans

The City and Borough of Juneau has big plans for downtown. They’re just not yet fully formed and need public input. A kickoff event for… Continue reading

Juneau Empire file
Ballot Measure 1 forum set for Monday

Ballot Measure 1 forum set for Monday

A lot of questions remain for voters ahead of the Nov. 6 general election. None may be more pressing than what effect Ballot Measure 1,… Continue reading

Ballot Measure 1 forum set for Monday

Sustainable Permanent Fund plan a necessary tool to manage Alaska’s fiscal house

This piece is in response to a recent editorial submitted by a local teacher on Aug. 16, discussing Gov. Bill Walker’s stance on the forward… Continue reading

Opinion: Hatcheries support strong science and abundance for Alaskans

Opinion: Hatcheries support strong science and abundance for Alaskans

Few things define Alaskans more than our love of salmon.

Opinion: Hatcheries support strong science and abundance for Alaskans
Portion of bronze and wooden house posts by TJ Young. (Courtesy Photo | Preston Singletary via Sealasksa Heritage Institute)

Bronze house posts to be unveiled Sunday downtown

Three bronze house posts will take their place in front of the Walter Soboleff Building in downtown Juneau this Sunday. Each post is made by… Continue reading

Portion of bronze and wooden house posts by TJ Young. (Courtesy Photo | Preston Singletary via Sealasksa Heritage Institute)

Family, friends to celebrate life of Tlingit artist Sunday

This Sunday, friends and family will gather to honor and remember Archie Cavanaugh, a Tlingit musician and artist who died earlier this month. The celebration… Continue reading

Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 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

Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018
Buchanan Willoughby votes with his son, Paxton, 7, at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Countdown to Election 2018: Whose side are you on?

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

Buchanan Willoughby votes with his son, Paxton, 7, at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Buzz, chirp, squeak: How and why insects make sound

Buzz, chirp, squeak: How and why insects make sound

Back in the Midwest, in the summers I listened to cicadas calling and crickets chirping — sounds that don’t happen here in Southeast Alaska. We… Continue reading

Buzz, chirp, squeak: How and why insects make sound
Off the Beaten Path: The meditative quality of butchering deer meat

Off the Beaten Path: The meditative quality of butchering deer meat

A stiff southeasterly set the dark, wet woods of Douglas Island whispering. My dog Fen trotted ahead as we walked to the base of a… Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path: The meditative quality of butchering deer meat