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Photographer gives insight into taking pictures of space

Photographer gives insight into taking pictures of space

Taking photographs of the stars can prove challenging, but a talk at the Marie Drake Planetarium this week could make it easier for those who… Continue reading

Photographer gives insight into taking pictures of space
RiteCare Alaska to host Zero-K ‘No-Run’

RiteCare Alaska to host Zero-K ‘No-Run’

RiteCare Alaska will host a “Zero K” event Oct. 13 at the Hangar Ballroom. The “Zero K” looks to capture the community spirit of a… Continue reading

RiteCare Alaska to host Zero-K ‘No-Run’
Police calls for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

Police calls for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 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 Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
In this July 28, 2018, photo, Alyse Galvin addresses a group of volunteers in Anchorage, Alaska, before they set out to campaign door-to-door on her behalf. Galvin is one of the candidates running in the Aug. 21 Democratic primary for U.S. House in Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Opinion: Support Alyse Galvin in the primary

I support Alyse Galvin in the Aug. 21 primary and her attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Don Young as Alaska’s representative to Congress. I like… Continue reading

In this July 28, 2018, photo, Alyse Galvin addresses a group of volunteers in Anchorage, Alaska, before they set out to campaign door-to-door on her behalf. Galvin is one of the candidates running in the Aug. 21 Democratic primary for U.S. House in Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018

Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 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, Aug. 21, 2018
Former Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich greets and speaks to Juneau residents interested in his campaign for governor at the IBEW Local 1547 Union office on Thursday, June 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Mark Begich should step aside this year

Bill Walker and Byron Mallott have steered us through one of the most challenging periods of our recent history. Walker and Mallott are running for… Continue reading

Former Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich greets and speaks to Juneau residents interested in his campaign for governor at the IBEW Local 1547 Union office on Thursday, June 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Defend the First Amendment

I am disappointed in U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s silence in the wake of this administrations attacks on the Department of Justice, the FBI and the… Continue reading

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Opinion: Tire mulch may be unsafe for playground

On a recent visit to a new playground, I was alarmed to see that shredded tire mulch had been chosen as ground cover. For years… Continue reading

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Josh Wynn and J.T. Ferris win the fish tote race. (Maia Mares | For the Capital City Weekly)

Delicious & Sustainable: Sitka festival celebrates seafood

Held every August, the Sitka Seafood Festival is a summer tradition.

Josh Wynn and J.T. Ferris win the fish tote race. (Maia Mares | For the Capital City Weekly)
Andy Hughes is pictured prior to the 2017 municipal election. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Andy Hughes drops out of Assembly race

The race for the Areawide seat on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is already down to two candidates. Andy Hughes dropped out of… Continue reading

Andy Hughes is pictured prior to the 2017 municipal election. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Operating Room Nurse Managers James Jurrens and Sherry O’Connor admire the haul of toys as Southeast Alaska Panhandlers Motorcycle Club Secretary Justin Papenbrock (third from left) and Sargent-at-Arms Steve “Shiner” Buckhouse (far right) put toys in a crate at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. The club donated about 500 toys to the hospital as part of its 24th annual Toy Run. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Panhandlers donate hundreds of toys to hospital

Members of the Southeast Alaska Panhandlers Motorcycle Club rumbled their way up to Bartlett Regional Hospital on Friday, hundreds of toys in tow. The toys… Continue reading

Operating Room Nurse Managers James Jurrens and Sherry O’Connor admire the haul of toys as Southeast Alaska Panhandlers Motorcycle Club Secretary Justin Papenbrock (third from left) and Sargent-at-Arms Steve “Shiner” Buckhouse (far right) put toys in a crate at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. The club donated about 500 toys to the hospital as part of its 24th annual Toy Run. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Police and fire for Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Police and fire for Monday, Aug. 20, 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 and fire for Monday, Aug. 20, 2018
In this Aug. 10, 2014 file photo, Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, talks during a live televised debate in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Treadwell is best choice in the Republican primary

Aug. 21 is the primary election and Alaskans, particularly Independents and Republics, have a hard choice in front of them. Mark Begich will win the… Continue reading

In this Aug. 10, 2014 file photo, Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, talks during a live televised debate in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 threatens TAPS operations

Alaska’s environment The Stand for Salmon movement promises “vital infrastructure will still move forward” if the initiative passes. In reality, it would bring a standstill… Continue reading

JDHS graduate Klein named to dean’s list

Nathan Klein has been named to the 2018 spring semester Dean’s List at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Nathan is a 2015 JDHS… Continue reading

Thank you to Taku Fisheries from Juneau Raptor Center

Thanks again to the continuing generosity of Taku Fisheries, the Juneau Raptor Center’s permanent and rehabilitating eagles will be eating freshly caught, processed and stored… Continue reading

Fiscus, Espinosa wed

Fiscus, Espinosa wed

Robin Fiscus AuD, a 1993 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, and Jesse Espinosa, Esq, were married on July 14, 2018 in Kingston, Washington. They had a… Continue reading

Fiscus, Espinosa wed

Thanks from the 21st CCLC LEAP Afterschool Program

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers LEAP Afterschool program would like to give a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the many people and organizations… Continue reading

Chamber looking for Citizen of the Year nominees

The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations for the annual Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards. The Citizen of the… Continue reading

Thank you to Douglas Dornan and the Juneau Community Foundation

The Southeast Regional Resource Center has been providing adult education services in Juneau for more than 30 years, today through the program called The Learning… Continue reading