Wire Service

In defense of Juneau’s free press

On Monday, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted to allocate $361,000 for additional ambulance crew. But the Juneau Best Starts child care funding… Continue reading

Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 19, 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. 19, 2018
Bridget McTague

Bridget Abroad: Next stop, France

“Should I bring the polar bear pins? Will French people know there aren’t polar bears in Juneau?” In the process of collecting pins, I spread… Continue reading

Bridget McTague

We are all on the way to school

It is 5:30 a.m. and 11-year-old Jackson and his younger sister, Salome, begin a ten-mile journey through the Kenyan wilderness facing charging elephants and other… Continue reading

Keep the Tongass wild and roadless

Alaskans are blessed with some of the wildest, most biologically prolific forests on the planet. Nowhere else is this more evident than the Tongass rainforest,… Continue reading

Clean up that damn mine

The Tulsequah Chief mine has been polluting the Taku Watershed with acid mine drainage (AMD) for over 60 years now. This pollution is in violation… Continue reading

Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 16, 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. 16, 2018

Alaska should support existing National Park wildlife regulations

The current proposal by the Trump administration, in collaboration with the Walker administration, to permit unethical and unscientific predator control practices on National Park Service… Continue reading

Police calls for Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Police calls for Friday, Aug. 17, 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 Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Opinion: Dunleavy supports Alaska’s fisheries

As a lifelong Alaskan, commercial and subsistence fisherman, I support Mike Dunleavy as our next governor. Recent statements from critics that Dunleavy is not supportive… Continue reading

Chicken Yard Park doesn’t need change

Chicken Yard Park in Starr Hill is nearly 100 years old. My grandfather played in it. It was the neighborhood itself that put in the… Continue reading

A Capital Transit bus is pictured in this October 2016 file photo. (Juneau Empire File)

Bus stops close because of downtown construction

Construction on North Franklin Street is affecting more than just concrete and asphalt. As a result of the construction, which began Wednesday, Capital Transit bus… Continue reading

A Capital Transit bus is pictured in this October 2016 file photo. (Juneau Empire File)

Walker, Mallott have proven commitment to education

As I head into my 30th year as a teacher in the Juneau School District, I have high hopes that Gov. Bill Walker and Lt.… Continue reading

Gov. Walker supports killing bear mothers and cubs in dens

The killing of a mother black bear and her “shrieking” cubs at their snow-covered den in Prince William Sound in April by an Alaska “hunter,”… Continue reading

Empty piggy banks can’t pay dividends

Don’t blame Gov. Bill Walker for cutting the dividend; blame Mike Dunleavy and State Senate Majority who let the piggy bank run dry. They’ve been… Continue reading

Police calls for Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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

Team Juneau, a newly formed Native Youth Olympics team, recently talked about their journey to the Native Youth Olympics Games and World Eskimo Indian Olympics and showcased some games in which they competed during a lunch hosted by Sealaska Heritage Institute on Friday. The team, coached by Kaytlynne Lewis and Kyle Worl, was the first to represent Juneau at the NYO Games in nearly 30 years. (Left to right): Coach Kyle Worl, Josh Sheakley, Bryan Johnson, Sara Steeves, Skylar Tuckwood, Joe Dundore, Derrick Roberts. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute via Lyndsey Brollini)

Native Youth Olympics team shares season highlights

Sealaska Heritage Institute held a celebratory lunch for Juneau’s Native Youth Olympics team on Friday at the SHI offices. SHI was one of the co-sponsors… Continue reading

Team Juneau, a newly formed Native Youth Olympics team, recently talked about their journey to the Native Youth Olympics Games and World Eskimo Indian Olympics and showcased some games in which they competed during a lunch hosted by Sealaska Heritage Institute on Friday. The team, coached by Kaytlynne Lewis and Kyle Worl, was the first to represent Juneau at the NYO Games in nearly 30 years. (Left to right): Coach Kyle Worl, Josh Sheakley, Bryan Johnson, Sara Steeves, Skylar Tuckwood, Joe Dundore, Derrick Roberts. (Courtesy Photo | Sealaska Heritage Institute via Lyndsey Brollini)
Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 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. 14, 2018
Alaska Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Washington. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. (Elaine Thompson | The Associated Press)

Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

Officials said Saturday that the man was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasn’t a licensed pilot.

Alaska Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Sea-Tac International Airport Friday evening, Aug. 10, 2018, in SeaTac, Washington. An airline mechanic stole an Alaska Airlines plane without any passengers and took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state on Friday night before crashing near Ketron Island, officials said. (Elaine Thompson | The Associated Press)
Police and fire for Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

Police and fire for Monday, Aug. 13, 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. 13, 2018