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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

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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
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

Metro Creative Connection stock image
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)