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Police calls for Wednesday, July 25, 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 Public Libraries installed a new piece of public art outside the Mendenhall Valley Public Library titled “The Librarian” by Ohio-based steel sculptor James Havens on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The 5-foot tall piece was donated by a local Juneau resident Fred Koken. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Valley Library displays ‘Librarian’ sculpture

People driving on Riverside Drive by the Mendenhall Valley Public Library will notice something shiny and new outside the library. On Tuesday, the Juneau Public… Continue reading

Juneau Public Libraries installed a new piece of public art outside the Mendenhall Valley Public Library titled “The Librarian” by Ohio-based steel sculptor James Havens on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The 5-foot tall piece was donated by a local Juneau resident Fred Koken. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Death Notice: Agnes Rose Davis

Agnes Rose Davis died July 15, 2018, at Bartlett Regional Hospital. She was 72. Davis was born Aug. 13, 1944 in Excursion Inlet, Alaska, to… Continue reading

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (Manuel Balce Ceneta | The Associated Press)

Why Lisa Murkowski should vote no on Brett Kavanaugh

Murkowski has said she will study Kavanaugh’s qualifications. She also said that she will give weight to what Alaskans have to say.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (Manuel Balce Ceneta | The Associated Press)
Police calls for Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Police calls for Tuesday, July 24, 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, July 24, 2018
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Discovery Southeast staff photo</span>                                Above and at right, <p> Outdoor Explorer Campers participate in a Discovery Southeast summer camp.

STEM Corner: Use observations to make connections on the trail and in the mind

Where is Here? At Discovery Southeast, this is the question we gravitate toward when fostering curiosity and understanding in our natural environment. In our community,… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Discovery Southeast staff photo</span>                                Above and at right, <p> Outdoor Explorer Campers participate in a Discovery Southeast summer camp.

Why I chose to work for the Walker/Mallott campaign

I signed on to work for the Walker Mallott re-election campaign because of, not in spite of, my progressive values. I’m pretty fierce about those… Continue reading

Juneau Symphony winter concert “Russian Romantics” will be conducted by Dr. Tigran Arakelyan from Port Townsend, Washington. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Symphony)

What’s new with the Juneau Symphony

Juneau Symphony president shares what the new season will look like.

Juneau Symphony winter concert “Russian Romantics” will be conducted by Dr. Tigran Arakelyan from Port Townsend, Washington. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Symphony)
Fish Factor: Tariffs increase cost of seafood

Fish Factor: Tariffs increase cost of seafood

Trump’s trade war now includes tariffs on seafood going to and from China. China is Alaska’s biggest seafood buyer, purchasing 54 percent of Alaska seafood… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Tariffs increase cost of seafood
The Alaska Capitol in Juneau

Alaskans made government accountable to the people

Alaskans set out to make their government more accountable to the people — and it just worked. The Alaska Legislature raised the bar for ethics… Continue reading

The Alaska Capitol in Juneau
Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on Friday, April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

SB 91 catch-and-release catastrophe pushed by Texas crusader

Alaska recently rolled back portions of Senate Bill 91 and in the process curtailed what has been disastrous public policy advocated by a self-styled crusader… Continue reading

Lemon Creek Correctional Center pictured on Friday, April 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Police and fire for Monday, July 23, 2018

Police and fire for Monday, July 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 and fire for Monday, July 23, 2018

Instructions for the Game of Instructions

Ready to start the fun?

Jon Paden

The right way to answer

No lofty ideal: it’s just plain human decency – liberty, an unalienable right with which their Creator endowed humans.

Jon Paden
In this July 14, 2016 photo, Gov. Bill Walker speaks during a press conference. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Nothing, not even the PFD, can last forever

Gov. Bill Walker did the right thing for Alaska when he decided to reduce the Permanent Fund Dividend in 2016.

In this July 14, 2016 photo, Gov. Bill Walker speaks during a press conference. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this Sept. 29, 2014 photo, candidate for governor Bill Walker speaks as Gov. Sean Parnell listens during their debate in front of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at Suite 907. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Why I’m voting for Bill Walker

Walker has proven over and over again that when the going gets tough — Alaska-tough — Bill gets going.

In this Sept. 29, 2014 photo, candidate for governor Bill Walker speaks as Gov. Sean Parnell listens during their debate in front of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at Suite 907. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Sunday, July 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

Adult volleyball sign-ups open

City and Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation men’s and women’s volleyball team manager packets are available at the parks & recreation office, located on… Continue reading

Helping Hands holding annual dinner, auction

Helping Hands, which provides food to needy families in Juneau, is holding its annual dinner and auction on Aug. 4. The dinner will start at… Continue reading

Recognitions for July 22, 2018

• Natalie Wade of Juneau graduated from Luther College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology on May 27. Luther College, located in Decorah,… Continue reading