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Police seek information on pistol stolen from car

The Juneau Crime Line is highlighting an unsolved property theft case from mid-June when a pistol was stolen from a man’s unlocked car. According to… Continue reading

Police calls for Monday, July 30, 2018

Police calls for Monday, July 30, 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, July 30, 2018
Juneau residents and visitors crowd into the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building housing the State Library, State Archives and State Museum during the Grand Opening in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Demographics show Alaska’s destiny

Alaska’s population fell by about 2,700 people in 2017. It’s not nearly as noticeable as the post-pipeline-construction crash in 1977 or the 1980s recession, but… Continue reading

Juneau residents and visitors crowd into the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building housing the State Library, State Archives and State Museum during the Grand Opening in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Murkowski, Sullivan must stand up to Trump and Russia

I want to address what I feel is the most significant concern facing us and that is the kowtowing to Vladimir Putin and the subsequent… Continue reading

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce’s weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Police calls for Sunday, July 29, 2018

Police calls for Sunday, July 29, 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, July 29, 2018
Benjamin Brown, left, John Pugh and Ronalda Cadiente Brown speak about the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at their weekly luncheon at the Hangar Ballroom on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Juneau is ready, and so is the New JACC

The Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC) is a popular topic this summer. Everyone knows the JACC: built in 1959, old and tired, but still… Continue reading

Benjamin Brown, left, John Pugh and Ronalda Cadiente Brown speak about the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at their weekly luncheon at the Hangar Ballroom on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
A road north of Juneau would have to negotiate the steep terrain of the east side of Lynn Canal, pictured here in a February 2014 Juneau Empire file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The problem with resurrecting the great road debate

Last week the Federal Highway Administration endorsed Governor Bill Walker’s decision not to construct a road up Lynn Canal. The formal record of decision sent… Continue reading

A road north of Juneau would have to negotiate the steep terrain of the east side of Lynn Canal, pictured here in a February 2014 Juneau Empire file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Group gathers at mountain summit for a break and a view. (Photo by Gabriel Donohoe)

Finding Neverland on Jumbo

I hiked Mount Bradley (Jumbo) Sunday, July 22. By myself but not alone. There were many groups on the trail. It almost seemed like a… Continue reading

Group gathers at mountain summit for a break and a view. (Photo by Gabriel Donohoe)

July fun

Two Parks and Rec hiking friends share a landmark birthday this year and decided to celebrate with a summertime party on Juneau Ridge. Some of… Continue reading

Cora the dog and Ned Rozell float down the Yukon River just upstream from Circle. (Photo by Skip Ambrose)

Alaska’s big river never stops flowing

It’s midsummer, a good time to slip a canoe onto the Yukon River. I start at the river town of Eagle, population 85, and will… Continue reading

Cora the dog and Ned Rozell float down the Yukon River just upstream from Circle. (Photo by Skip Ambrose)

Trump should legalize marijuana

If President Donald Trump wants to stick it to critics, he should use their own ammo and legalize marijuana. The summer of 2018 has bruised… Continue reading

Do you know what you don’t know?

Recently, in a conversation with a friend, the subject of cellphones came up. Most of us take these gadgets for granted but know very little… Continue reading

Police calls for Thursday, July 26, 2018

Police calls for Thursday, July 26, 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, July 26, 2018
Pete Traxler is the executive dean of Career Education at University of Alaska Southeast. (University of Alaska Southeast | Courtesy Photo)

UAS Career Education program teaches real skills

Ever thought that college wasn’t for you? I have. I come from a quaint little farming town in the Midwest — you know the one… Continue reading

Pete Traxler is the executive dean of Career Education at University of Alaska Southeast. (University of Alaska Southeast | Courtesy Photo)
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">COURTESY PHOTO</span>                                An artist rendering of the 300-seat theater in the new JACC, which will include a central seating area and a balcony.

New JACC picks up large donation

A fellow Alaska organization is helping make the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center a reality. The Carr Foundation, an Anchorage-based foundation that helps fund… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">COURTESY PHOTO</span>                                An artist rendering of the 300-seat theater in the new JACC, which will include a central seating area and a balcony.
Fish Factor: Salmon fisheries lagging

Fish Factor: Salmon fisheries lagging

Alaska’s salmon fisheries continue to lag alarmingly in several regions, with overall catches down by a third from the same time last year. The single… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Salmon fisheries lagging
Helen John, left, and Jessica Chester. (Vivian Mork | Courtesy Photo)

Planet Alaska: The drop in the waterfall

When we lose a language, we lose a special way of seeing the world.

Helen John, left, and Jessica Chester. (Vivian Mork | Courtesy Photo)
Wolf-hunting buffer must come from board or Legislature

Wolf-hunting buffer must come from board or Legislature

One of the core constitutional duties of the Alaska Legislature is to manage our fish and game resources among many competing uses — subsistence and… Continue reading

Wolf-hunting buffer must come from board or Legislature

Salmon systems are out of balance

Usually, when I meet my clients at the boat launch, everyone is excited and ready for their chance at catching a king salmon on the… Continue reading

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