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Alaska Electric Light & Power announced the Regulatory Commission of Alaska approved rate cuts for customers effective Aug. 1. (Empire File Photo)

Regulatory Commission approves AELP’s request to lower rates

Alaska Electric Light and Power customers will see their electric rates drop. The Regulatory Commission of Alaska approved AEL&P’s request to pass income tax savings… Continue reading

Alaska Electric Light & Power announced the Regulatory Commission of Alaska approved rate cuts for customers effective Aug. 1. (Empire File Photo)
A U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter is seen in this undated image. (The Weather Channel | Courtesy Photo)

Three on board rescued as boat sinks near Sitka

A Coast Guard helicopter and a good Samaritan fishing vessel helped rescue three people on a sinking vessel in Sitka Sound on Monday night, according… Continue reading

A U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter is seen in this undated image. (The Weather Channel | Courtesy Photo)
Juneau Police Department representatives march in the Juneau 4th of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

JPD will have increased presence in town during festivities

It’s become a Fourth of July tradition for the Juneau Police Department to have an increased number of officers working, and this year is no… Continue reading

Juneau Police Department representatives march in the Juneau 4th of July parade on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Pilings at Taku Harbor recently underwent repairs after ice expansion had forced them to come out of the ground. (Courtesy Photo | City and Borough of Juneau Docks & Harbors)

‘Unusual situation’ at Taku Harbor now fixed

When pilings keeping wooden docks properly floating are no longer straight, it can become a problem. Fortunately, the City and Borough of Juneau Docks &… Continue reading

Pilings at Taku Harbor recently underwent repairs after ice expansion had forced them to come out of the ground. (Courtesy Photo | City and Borough of Juneau Docks & Harbors)
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, right, shakes hands with owner Ray Keenan after touring Rollo Bay Holdings, which specializes in potato producing, marketing, shipping and exporting, in Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada, on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Secretary of Agriculture to visit Southeast timber industry sites

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will visit Southeast Alaska on Thursday as part of a “Back to Our Roots” tour of Washington, Oregon, Idaho… Continue reading

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, right, shakes hands with owner Ray Keenan after touring Rollo Bay Holdings, which specializes in potato producing, marketing, shipping and exporting, in Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada, on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
Cyclists ride in the Eagle Beach Bike Relay Race on Saturday. (Courtesy Photo | Suzanne McGee)

Eagle Beach Relay Results

Three dozen cyclists competed in the Eagle Beach Bike Relay Race on Saturday.

Cyclists ride in the Eagle Beach Bike Relay Race on Saturday. (Courtesy Photo | Suzanne McGee)

Convicted drug dealer indicted for meth in prison

Other indictments include domestic violence, downtown assault.

Kate Troll

How much more bleeding for big oil must Alaskans withstand?

Soon, your PFD may ultimately need another kind of PFD, a Personal Flotation Device.

Kate Troll
Erin Anais Heist prepares candied chum salmon at her home kitchen on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eating Wild: Candied salmon without a smoker

Like most Alaskans, I’m a salmon fiend.

Erin Anais Heist prepares candied chum salmon at her home kitchen on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall during the afternoon on Monday, July 2, 2018. Centennial Hall’s day-to-day operations are now being handled by Juneau Arts & Humanaties Council. (Gregory Philson | Juneau Empire)

Centennial Hall under new management

After months of discussion, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council officially took over management duties from the City and Borough of Juneau on July 1.

Centennial Hall during the afternoon on Monday, July 2, 2018. Centennial Hall’s day-to-day operations are now being handled by Juneau Arts & Humanaties Council. (Gregory Philson | Juneau Empire)
Police calls for Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Police calls for Tuesday, July 3, 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 3, 2018

Pharmacy plan may affect retiree benefits

It has come to our attention that Gov. Bill Walker has unilaterally decided to enroll Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System and Teachers’ Retirement System Retirees… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Governor backtracks on judge appointment after seeing ‘disturbing’ legal brief

Comments in an old legal brief prevented a local defense attorney from becoming the state’s newest Juneau Superior Court judge.

Gov. Bill Walker (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
In this June 19 photo, paper straws sit in front of Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s, at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert| The Seattle Times)

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars

Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It’s no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants.

In this June 19 photo, paper straws sit in front of Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke’s, at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert| The Seattle Times)

Lawrence Gordon Meyer

A memorial service for Lawrence Gordon Meyer will be held on Friday, July 6 from noon-3 p.m. at the log shelter at Sandy Beach.… Continue reading

A bowhead whale in Disko Bay, West Greenland. (Courtesy Photo | The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

More Arctic boats are bad news for bowheads, narwhals

Sea ice is breaking up faster every year in the Arctic, opening up the Northwest Passage and Northern Sea Route to increased vessel traffic.

A bowhead whale in Disko Bay, West Greenland. (Courtesy Photo | The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
Parades, contests and barbecue: Here’s everything you need to know to plan your July 4th holiday

Parades, contests and barbecue: Here’s everything you need to know to plan your July 4th holiday

List of scheduled Independence Day events in Juneau and Douglas.

Parades, contests and barbecue: Here’s everything you need to know to plan your July 4th holiday

Feds push deal for Admiralty Island land

The U.S. Forest Service finalized a deal Thursday with Sitka urban Native corporation Shee Atiká, Incorporated, to return 6,077 acres of heavily-logged land on Admiralty… Continue reading

Police and fire for Monday, July 2, 2018

Police and fire for Monday, July 2, 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 2, 2018
Scenes from the Juneau Fourth of July parade in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau parades will be packed with political participants

In the first week of July 1776, John Adams sat down to write a letter to his wife about the Continental Congress’ recent adoption of… Continue reading

Scenes from the Juneau Fourth of July parade in 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)