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Man stabbed with butcher knife

A woman stabbed her 51-year-old boyfriend in the chest with a butcher knife early Friday morning, police say, sending the man to the hospital with… Continue reading

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In this Empire file photo from May 2018, children play with then-Principal of Riverbend Elementary School Michelle Byer at Dimond Park Field House. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Election events draw families, kids

Update: The hours have changed for early voting at the Mendenhall Mall Annex for the statewide election on Nov. 6. Starting Oct. 22, early voting… Continue reading

In this Empire file photo from May 2018, children play with then-Principal of Riverbend Elementary School Michelle Byer at Dimond Park Field House. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The new invasive bryozoan, Bugula neritina. (Courtesy Photo | Melissa Frey, Royal B.C. Museum via University of Alaska)

Invasive invertebrate discovered near Ketchikan

They’re called sea lace, moss animals and Bugula neritina to scientists — and they’re not supposed to be here. But they are here, scientists say.… Continue reading

The new invasive bryozoan, Bugula neritina. (Courtesy Photo | Melissa Frey, Royal B.C. Museum via University of Alaska)
Mark Hamilton, Executive Vice President for External Affairs for the Pebble Partnership, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about the Pebble Mine during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mark Hamilton, Executive Vice President for External Affairs for the Pebble Partnership, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about the Pebble Mine during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Falcons go for JIVE three-peat

Falcons go for JIVE three-peat

The 2016 Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) remains a sweet memory for the Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team. “Being a new school and everything,… Continue reading

Falcons go for JIVE three-peat
Local comedian tagged for Tig

Local comedian tagged for Tig

Welcome to the Tig leagues. Before Tig Notaro takes the stage at Centennial Hall, Juneau’s own Allison Holtkamp will have her chance to get the… Continue reading

Local comedian tagged for Tig
In this file photo from 2015, a protester stands next to rubber boots on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol during a rally to bring attention to the long-term protection of transboundary waters, principally the Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this file photo from 2015, a protester stands next to rubber boots on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol during a rally to bring attention to the long-term protection of transboundary waters, principally the Taku, Stikine and Unuk watersheds. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Empire file photo.

Police calls for Thursday, Oct. 11, 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 photo.
This screenshot of a video provided by the Fairbanks Police Department shows Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks officers shortly before the fatal shooting death of 20-year-old Cody Eyre on Dec. 24, 2017. (Screenshot)

Fairbanks police release video of fatal shooting

Two weeks after the Alaska Department of Law declined to criminally charge the Fairbanks Police Department in the shooting death of 20-year-old Cody Eyre, the… Continue reading

This screenshot of a video provided by the Fairbanks Police Department shows Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks officers shortly before the fatal shooting death of 20-year-old Cody Eyre on Dec. 24, 2017. (Screenshot)
Legislative candidates answer questions during a forum sponsored by the Juneau Empire, along with the League of Women Voters of Juneau, Juneau Votes! and KTOO at KTOO on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. From left: Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan and House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau candidates share views on legal abortion

Most say they are in favor of state abortion rights if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

Legislative candidates answer questions during a forum sponsored by the Juneau Empire, along with the League of Women Voters of Juneau, Juneau Votes! and KTOO at KTOO on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. From left: Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan and House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Running club president steps down

Running club president steps down

Juneau Road and Trail Runners President John Kern is looking to move on from his post. The volunteer position calls for putting together the annual… Continue reading

Running club president steps down
Juneau City Attorney Robert Palmer, left, swears-in new school board members Paul Kelly, Kevin Allen and Elizabeth “Ebett” Siddon on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Thunder Mountain High School. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Three join school board, new superintendent search starts

Three new members of the City and Borough of Juneau Board of Education took their seats at a Tuesday meeting at Thunder Mountain High School… Continue reading

Juneau City Attorney Robert Palmer, left, swears-in new school board members Paul Kelly, Kevin Allen and Elizabeth “Ebett” Siddon on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at Thunder Mountain High School. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Sister Marie Lucek OP, of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, is retiring her job after 12 years in Juneau and moving to her Order’s sister house in Wisconsin. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A sister’s next act: Longtime Juneau nun retires

Sister Marie Lucek OP has worked for the parish of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in downtown Juneau for 12… Continue reading

Sister Marie Lucek OP, of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, photographed on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, is retiring her job after 12 years in Juneau and moving to her Order’s sister house in Wisconsin. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aliens meet ‘Our Town’ in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming Young Company production

Aliens meet ‘Our Town’ in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming Young Company production

“Crush” is about treading the boards and saving the world. The upcoming production from Persevearance Theatre’s Young Company concerns a high school production of “Our… Continue reading

Aliens meet ‘Our Town’ in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming Young Company production
The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia

The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia

Looking back at the worst shipwreck on the West Coast, 100 years ago this month.

The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia
Legislative candidates answer questions during a forum sponsored by the Juneau Empire, along with the League of Women Voters of Juneau, Juneau Votes! and KTOO at KTOO on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. From left: Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan and House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Issues of childcare, senior care stand out at legislative forum

The candidates spoke in particular about Alaska’s youngest and oldest residents.

Legislative candidates answer questions during a forum sponsored by the Juneau Empire, along with the League of Women Voters of Juneau, Juneau Votes! and KTOO at KTOO on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. From left: Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan and House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Yees Ku Oo Dancers perform on stage during Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Language takes center stage at Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

Monday’s Indigenous Peoples Day celebration put an emphasis on Alaska Native languages.

The Yees Ku Oo Dancers perform on stage during Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidate Beth Weldon, with family and friends, react as they watch Election results come in at the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidate Beth Weldon, with family and friends, react as they watch Election results come in at the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Calvin Wayne Boord, 49, was wanted on three warrants. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)

Police arrest man with three outstanding warrants

The Juneau man was wanted on three warrants, and police are asking the public for help in finding him.

Calvin Wayne Boord, 49, was wanted on three warrants. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Police Department)
Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, left, of Yes for Salmon, holds up what she says is habitat protection regulation as she debates the merits of Ballot Measure 1 with Kim Reitmeier, representing Stand for Alaska, during a Get Out the Native Vote Southeast forum at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Salmon ballot measure splits Native tribal, corporate interests

Alaska Native organizations are divided in their stances on this fall’s Stand for Salmon ballot measure.

Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, left, of Yes for Salmon, holds up what she says is habitat protection regulation as she debates the merits of Ballot Measure 1 with Kim Reitmeier, representing Stand for Alaska, during a Get Out the Native Vote Southeast forum at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)