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Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Downtown trick-or-treating projects to be biggest ever

This year’s Halloween will be the biggest ever for downtown Juneau’s business district, as 71 businesses will be participating in trick-or-treating. Businesses plan to give… Continue reading

Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Stephen Prysunka)

Three hunters rescued unharmed from mountain

Three hunters were rescued Monday morning on William Henry Mountain.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Stephen Prysunka)
In this photo provided by Vincent Nusunginya, items fallen from the shelves litter the aisles inside a Safeway grocery store following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the Kenai Peninsula on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016, in south-central Alaska. The quake knocked items off shelves and walls in south-central Alaska and jolted the nerves of residents in this earthquake prone region, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (Vincent Nusunginya via the AP)

Alaska plans statewide earthquake drill for Thursday

The Alaska division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is urging Alaskans to participate in “The Great Alaska Shakeout,” a statewide earthquake drill, at 10:18… Continue reading

In this photo provided by Vincent Nusunginya, items fallen from the shelves litter the aisles inside a Safeway grocery store following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the Kenai Peninsula on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016, in south-central Alaska. The quake knocked items off shelves and walls in south-central Alaska and jolted the nerves of residents in this earthquake prone region, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. (Vincent Nusunginya via the AP)
A sweet potato and salmon quiche ready for the oven on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Eating Wild: Salmon quiche with sweet potato crust

I’m always looking for new ways to use salmon.

A sweet potato and salmon quiche ready for the oven on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayor Beth Weldon, left, Carole Triem, Michelle Bonnet Hale, Wade Bryson and Loren Jones are sworn in to their new positions on the Juneau Assembly on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayor Beth Weldon, left, Carole Triem, Michelle Bonnet Hale, Wade Bryson and Loren Jones are sworn in to their new positions on the Juneau Assembly on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alyse Galvin, indpendent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, and Don Young, Republican incumbent candidate for U.S. House, are seen in a composite image using photographs submitted by their campaigns. (Composite image)

Galvin is beating Rep. Young in fundraising

If Galvin were to defeat Young, it would be a colossal upset.

Alyse Galvin, indpendent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, and Don Young, Republican incumbent candidate for U.S. House, are seen in a composite image using photographs submitted by their campaigns. (Composite image)
Best Photos of the Week

Best Photos of the Week

Best Photos of the Week for Oct. 8-15, 2018. Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com.… Continue reading

Best Photos of the Week
Ty Alexander Grussendorf, 22 at the time, follows his parents out of Juneau Superior Court after a trial date-setting hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Grussendorf plans to plead guilty to sexual abuse of minor

The long, highly publicized case could be coming to an end.

Ty Alexander Grussendorf, 22 at the time, follows his parents out of Juneau Superior Court after a trial date-setting hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Jordan Irving Parker Oldham, 26, has two warrants out for his arrest, according to a Juneau Police Department Press release. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Police looking for man with outstanding warrants

Police are looking for a Juneau man wanted on multiple warrants.

Jordan Irving Parker Oldham, 26, has two warrants out for his arrest, according to a Juneau Police Department Press release. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
A city maintainance crew waits for equipment to clean up a small mud slide at the south end of Gastineau Avenue on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rainfall brings mudslides to Haines but no relief to Ketchikan

A soggy weekend led to mudslides and high water across northern Southeast, but the atmospheric river that delivered the rain brought little relief to parched… Continue reading

A city maintainance crew waits for equipment to clean up a small mud slide at the south end of Gastineau Avenue on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Open mic series begins Wednesday

Open mic series begins Wednesday

An eight-week open mic and art series is beginning Wednesday at the Rookery downtown. The series, called Mountainside Open Mic and Art Jam, invites people… Continue reading

Open mic series begins Wednesday
Chamber names Citizen of the Year, gives Lifetime Achievement Award

Chamber names Citizen of the Year, gives Lifetime Achievement Award

Day had his night. Kirby Day, port manager for Holland America Group, was named Citizen of the Year Saturday at the Greater Juneau Chamber of… Continue reading

Chamber names Citizen of the Year, gives Lifetime Achievement Award
Election concerns run the gamut for local parents

Election concerns run the gamut for local parents

Local families met with statehouse candidates Friday night for a meet the candidates event at the Wells Fargo Dimond Park Field House. The cost of… Continue reading

Election concerns run the gamut for local parents
Snow-removal crews work in White Pass during the winter of 2015-2016. (Hal Hartman | Courtesy photo)

Keeping Klondike Highway open isn’t just a blast

The State of Alaska is looking for someone who enjoys working with explosives and coping with avalanches. Last week, the Alaska Department of Transportation and… Continue reading

Snow-removal crews work in White Pass during the winter of 2015-2016. (Hal Hartman | Courtesy photo)
Chum salmon are loaded into a tote at Alaska Glacier Seafoods in this Juneau Empire file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

U.S. lawmakers line up against salmon measure

Alaska’s congressional delegation spoke up about state politics on Saturday, urging Alaskans to vote against a controversial salmon habitat protection measure up for a vote… Continue reading

Chum salmon are loaded into a tote at Alaska Glacier Seafoods in this Juneau Empire file photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Falcons fly away with JIVE title

Falcons fly away with JIVE title

Thunder Mountain High School volleyball coach Julie Herman can always tell when her team is in the zone. “You can just see it on their… Continue reading

Falcons fly away with JIVE title
JDHS boys win Ketchikan Invite

JDHS boys win Ketchikan Invite

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys swim team leapfrogged Sitka in their second meet of the weekend on Saturday at Ketchikan’s Gateway Aquatic Center. After finishing… Continue reading

JDHS boys win Ketchikan Invite
This chart shows the number of aviation accidents in Alaska between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)

FAA: Aviation accidents up from 2017

New statistics from the Federal Aviation Administration show a slight year-over-year increase in the number of aviation accidents in Alaska. The figures were released Wednesday… Continue reading

This chart shows the number of aviation accidents in Alaska between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)
In this screenshot taken from a video broadcast by the Alaska Legislature, state lawmakers gather in Anchorage to discuss crime and criminal justice reform on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (Screenshot)

Lawmakers consider crime in runup to November election

Lawmakers and Alaskans frustrated by rising crime rates gathered in Anchorage Saturday for an extended forum to vent their frustrations with Alaska’s criminal justice system.… Continue reading

In this screenshot taken from a video broadcast by the Alaska Legislature, state lawmakers gather in Anchorage to discuss crime and criminal justice reform on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (Screenshot)
The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)                                 The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Prince of Wales wolf hunt numbers set

Once feared endangered, wolf numbers on fourth-largest U.S. island have rebounded.

The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)                                 The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)