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Opinion: If his usual supporters stay true, Begich can win in November

Opinion: If his usual supporters stay true, Begich can win in November

Lots of my Juneau friends are experiencing major heartburn over the governor’s race. They are primarily Democrats or open-minded moderates. I respect them, but I… Continue reading

Opinion: If his usual supporters stay true, Begich can win in November

Death Notice: Sidney Dean Heidersdorf

Sidney D. Heidersdorf, 81, formerly of Kenosha, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2018, in Seattle, Washington, surrounded by his family. He was preceded… Continue reading

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Woman admits to collecting unemployment payments while employed

A Juneau resident will be doing community service and paying restitution after pleading guilty to fraudulently collecting unemployment insurance benefits.

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Delicate seed pods, July 30. (Helen Unruh | Courtesy Photo)

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or unexpected places. To submit, email your photos and captions to editor@capweek.com. The Capital… Continue reading

Delicate seed pods, July 30. (Helen Unruh | Courtesy Photo)
Fumi Matsumoto talks with visitors about her work printed on used tea bags at The Canvas during First Friday. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)

Photos: First Friday

Scenes from the First Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, art walk in downtown Juneau.… Continue reading

Fumi Matsumoto talks with visitors about her work printed on used tea bags at The Canvas during First Friday. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
<span class='IDappliedStyle' title='InDesign: Demi'>Preston Singletary via Sealaska Heritage Institute</span> | courtesy photo                                A portion of the bronze and wooden house posts by TJ Young.

CCW news briefs: Cedar posts to be unveiled downtown

Three new bronzed cedar house posts will soon be part of the downtown Juneau streetscape. Sealaska Heritage Institute announced on Thursday that the posts —… Continue reading

<span class='IDappliedStyle' title='InDesign: Demi'>Preston Singletary via Sealaska Heritage Institute</span> | courtesy photo                                A portion of the bronze and wooden house posts by TJ Young.

Fish Factor: Wild Salmon Day, Blue Economy and the Endangered Species Act

Alaskans will celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day on Aug. 10, but plans also are underway for a much bigger celebration: the International Year of the… Continue reading

Final product: Jarred dog salmon eggs (Vivian Faith Prescott | Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: 13 ways of looking at dog salmon

Sitting on our fishcamp porch watching the ocean, my dad tells me how to identify a dog salmon.

Final product: Jarred dog salmon eggs (Vivian Faith Prescott | Capital City Weekly)
A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Celebrate Wild Salmon Day in Juneau

One of the best ways to appreciate our wild salmon is to eat them.

A spawning chum salmon looks to return to the waters of Salmon Creek on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Smoking cruise ship in Juneau

Sunday morning dawned clear and windless. A perfect day in Juneau. Enter the Radiance of the Sea, a cruise ship with a passenger capacity of… Continue reading

Dan Elstad. (Courtesy Photo)

REACH hires new executive director

Disability services provider REACH Inc. selected a new executive director Monday. The 250-employee agency offered the job to local man Dan Elstad, a 30-year veteran… Continue reading

Dan Elstad. (Courtesy Photo)

Police calls for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 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

In this July 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump said he’s willing to hit all imported goods from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell, Friday, July 20. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said “I’m willing to go to 500,” referring roughly to the $505.5 in goods imported last year from China. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Economic opinions are never real news

When President Trump speaks about the economy, and members of Congress respond, it’s newsworthy. But even when accurately quoted, their words usually constitute opinion, spin… Continue reading

In this July 19, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump said he’s willing to hit all imported goods from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell, Friday, July 20. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said “I’m willing to go to 500,” referring roughly to the $505.5 in goods imported last year from China. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Seth Church

Ballot Measure One puts the goals of outside interests above local concerns

Our state is blessed with a vast trove of natural resources — from fish to gold, timber to oil — that gives all of us… Continue reading

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Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 7, 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. 7, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ on salmon habitat ballot initiative

I have been thinking long and hard about the salmon habitat ballot initiative that will be on Alaska’s November ballot. I served as Director of… Continue reading

Police calls for Monday, Aug. 6, 2018

Police calls for Monday, Aug. 6, 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 Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
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Misrepresentations about Alaska’s SB 91

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” That old adage has been quoted by everyone from war generals to philosophy… Continue reading

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Chum salmon swim beneath the surface of Salmon Creek on Monday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

A salmon story I will continue to tell (and fight for)

This July, I spent a week volunteering on the Stikine River, conducting water quality and aquatic habitat surveys with a team of dedicated scientists. It… Continue reading

Chum salmon swim beneath the surface of Salmon Creek on Monday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018

Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 5, 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. 5, 2018