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Mariyan Aleksiev, of Earthmovers, cuts into the pavement at the intersection of Franklin and Front Streets on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. A section of Front Street will be closed as remodeling work to replace utilities, pavement, sidewalk and lighting fixtures take place over the next few months. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Next phase of downtown construction to start

This Wednesday, the fall phase of work on the City and Borough of Juneau’s Downtown Street Improvements Project will begin. The phase in the multi-year… Continue reading

Mariyan Aleksiev, of Earthmovers, cuts into the pavement at the intersection of Franklin and Front Streets on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. A section of Front Street will be closed as remodeling work to replace utilities, pavement, sidewalk and lighting fixtures take place over the next few months. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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Crime rates can’t be linked to SB 91

On July 31, the Juneau Empire posted an opinion piece by Dan Carothers criticizing Alaska’s justice reforms. First off, I want to thank Mr. Carothers… Continue reading

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The Alaska State Capitol. (Juneau Empire File)

The Democratic primary is still a party affair

This month’s Democratic Party primary was supposed to lay out a welcome mat for “independent thinkers.” That’s how Casey Steinau, the state chairperson, described the… Continue reading

The Alaska State Capitol. (Juneau Empire File)
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)

Building a better future for Alaska

It has been an exciting two months out on the campaign trail. Everywhere I go, I hear from Alaskans who have big dreams for a… 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)
Firefighters battle a fire at a mobile home at Switzer Village Mobile Home Park on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy Photo)

Fire destroys trailer, kills dog

A Saturday morning blaze in Switzer Village resulted in the total loss of a double-wide trailer. The home didn’t have any humans inside during the… Continue reading

Firefighters battle a fire at a mobile home at Switzer Village Mobile Home Park on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy Photo)

Alaska wild salmon: You’ve come a long way, baby

Editor’s note: This column was originally published in 2015. It has been tweaked with just a few updates, in honor of this year’s “Alaska Wild… Continue reading

Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 12, 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

Travel Juneau announces board election results

Travel Juneau has announced the results of its first board of directors elections since becoming a self-perpetuating board in November. Richard Burns of the Juneau… Continue reading

Thank you for helping with the Aukeman

The Aukeman Triathlon would like to thank all of the athletes who joined the 10th annual triathlon on Aug. 4, and a huge thanks to… Continue reading

Claressa Ullmayer is seen in a July photo. (Courtesy photo)

JDHS alumna graduates with master’s degree from Villanova

Claressa Ullmayer graduated with a Masters of Accountancy in Data Analytics degree from Villanova University School of Business in July. She is the daughter of… Continue reading

Claressa Ullmayer is seen in a July photo. (Courtesy photo)

Thank you for making Disability Pride Celebration a success

On July 21, a coalition of local volunteers launched the first Disability Pride Celebration. This event was not driven by a particular organization but was… Continue reading

Juneau Post 25’s Phil Wall pitches against South Post 4 in the American Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Jeremy Ludeman)

Juneau ends Alaska’s 19-game losing streak at NW Regional

The Juneau Post 25 Midnight Suns ended a long and painful losing streak for Alaska Legion AA teams at the Northwest Regional, snapping the state’s… Continue reading

Juneau Post 25’s Phil Wall pitches against South Post 4 in the American Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Jeremy Ludeman)
Police calls for Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Police calls for Friday, Aug. 10, 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. 10, 2018

Opinion: Let’s give our children the best start possible

Whenever there has been a crisis in Juneau, the community has generously stepped in to help, especially when it involves children. The current lack of… Continue reading

California resident Cody Lee glasses the alpine for blacktail deer the evening before Opening Day near Ketchikan. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)

I Went To The Woods: Mountain madness

As I was leaning against a tree wondering how squirrel tastes since no deer were stepping in front of me, I wondered if I really… Continue reading

California resident Cody Lee glasses the alpine for blacktail deer the evening before Opening Day near Ketchikan. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)

Thank you, Mayor Koelsch

For most of us who have never held an elected position, it’s difficult to appreciate the extraordinary demands made on public servants and their families.… Continue reading

The flower of northern grass-of-Parnassus, showing the staminodes with droplets at the tips, fat pollen sacs on the stamens, and a glimpse of a small insect crawling down to the nectar. (Bob Armstrong | Courtesy Photo)

On the Trails: Stories behind the names

‘Twas the last day of July, and the big meadow at Eagle Beach State Rec Area was decorated with white flowers. Tall, flat-topped inflorescences of… Continue reading

The flower of northern grass-of-Parnassus, showing the staminodes with droplets at the tips, fat pollen sacs on the stamens, and a glimpse of a small insect crawling down to the nectar. (Bob Armstrong | Courtesy Photo)
Eyewitness to the peregrine falcon’s recovery

Eyewitness to the peregrine falcon’s recovery

YUKON RIVER — “She’s starting to wail,” Chris Florian says, referring to the worrisome shriek of a peregrine falcon across the river. Florian, her biologist… Continue reading

Eyewitness to the peregrine falcon’s recovery
Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 9, 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. 9, 2018

Opinion: Fighting for a healthier, safer Alaska

Addiction is a disease that has plagued our state for decades and ranked us at the top for too many undesirable statistics including domestic violence,… Continue reading