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Pop-up poet proves popular

Pop-up poet proves popular

Dogs, weather, anagrams to loving husbands — Audrey Kohler wrote about it all. Kohler, a Juneau poet, was at Downtown Dames for First Friday taking… Continue reading

Pop-up poet proves popular
Beth Weldon and supports react to a lead in the polls as results came in live at Election Central at City Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Unofficial results of the 2018 Municipal Election

Unofficial results of the 2018 City and Borough of Juneau Municipal Election.

Beth Weldon and supports react to a lead in the polls as results came in live at Election Central at City Hall on Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Former state Senate Mike Dunleavy, left, Gov. Bill Walker, center, and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich debate during a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Polls and financial disclosure forms show Dunleavy with a significant lead in the four-way governor’s race. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dunleavy leads Alaska’s four-way governor race

Republican Mike Dunleavy has a significant lead in financial and popular support with less than one month remaining in Alaska’s four-way governor race, according to… Continue reading

Former state Senate Mike Dunleavy, left, Gov. Bill Walker, center, and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich debate during a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Polls and financial disclosure forms show Dunleavy with a significant lead in the four-way governor’s race. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Photos: Red Light Revue rocks the Rockwell
Photos: Red Light Revue rocks the Rockwell
Salmon Creek Dam in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Salmon Creek Dam in August 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Legislative candidates answers questions during the Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. From left: Moderator Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan, House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story, and Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Empire will co-host, moderate legislative forum

The Juneau Empire, along with the League of Women Voters of Juneau, Juneau Votes! and KTOO, is aiming to get local voters ready for the… Continue reading

Legislative candidates answers questions during the Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. From left: Moderator Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, House District 33 candidates Chris Dimond and Sara Hannan, House District 34 candidates Jerry Nankervis and Andi Story, and Senate District Q candidates Don Etheridge and Jesse Kiehl. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
City Hall stands on a quiet morning on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Businesses can now pay sales tax online

It just became a little easier for businesses to pay sales taxes.

City Hall stands on a quiet morning on June 7, 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
Perseverance pays off for JDHS state tennis

Perseverance pays off for JDHS state tennis

The first day of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Tennis State Championships was not all too kind to Juneau-Douglas High School. Despite going 1-4 in… Continue reading

Perseverance pays off for JDHS state tennis
Dead man found in water near downtown

Dead man found in water near downtown

The body of a 53-year-old Juneau man was found in the water near Coast Guard Station Juneau on Sunday afternoon.

Dead man found in water near downtown
Thunder Mountain’s Letasiilemilion Fenumiai, left, hits against Sitka’s Joei Vidad, center, and Abby Forrester at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Thunder Mountain won 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Falcons volleyball win nail-biter over rivals

The Thunder Mountain High School volleyball team defeated Juneau-Douglas High School for the second straight night on Saturday at TMHS. Junior Tasi Fenumiai had 14… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Letasiilemilion Fenumiai, left, hits against Sitka’s Joei Vidad, center, and Abby Forrester at Thunder Mountain High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. Thunder Mountain won 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-16) (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Solomon Dunlap cleans and makes up beds in the day surgery department as part of his internship at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Soft skills, hard work: health care interns with disabilities learn the ropes of work life

> On a Friday at noon, the maze of hallways, staircases and corridors at Bartlett Regional Hospital is a hive of activity. Just getting around… Continue reading

Solomon Dunlap cleans and makes up beds in the day surgery department as part of his internship at Bartlett Regional Hospital on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The first snowfall of the season at Eaglecrest Ski Area on a service road. (Courtesy photo | Charlie Herrington)

Eaglecrest hit with first snowfall

Termination dust — the powdery snowfall that indicates the end of summer — now lines Juneau peaks.

The first snowfall of the season at Eaglecrest Ski Area on a service road. (Courtesy photo | Charlie Herrington)
Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, who plays the Stage Manager during the first week of production, narrates “Our Town” at Perseverance Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

With ‘Our Town,’ Perseverance Theatre finds life in a classic

Grover’s Corners is a fine place to visit for an evening. The fictional New Hampshire town is the setting of Thornton Wilder’s classic play “Our… Continue reading

Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, who plays the Stage Manager during the first week of production, narrates “Our Town” at Perseverance Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Commercial fishing couple sentenced to year in prison for tax evasion

A Southeast Alaska husband and wife were sentenced to a year in prison for not paying taxes.

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Wade Bryson and Beth Weldon watch a late night count of questioned and absentee ballots in the Assembly chambers on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Wade Bryson and Beth Weldon watch a late night count of questioned and absentee ballots in the Assembly chambers on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thunder Mountain rallies past JDHS

Thunder Mountain rallies past JDHS

The Region V volleyball front runners met Friday night before several hundred fans at Juneau-Douglas High School. Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain were a combined 16-1… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain rallies past JDHS
Harborview Elementary School students load up on fruit at a free school breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Donation keeps free school breakfast going

Breakfast on Friday was served with a check for $24,000.

Harborview Elementary School students load up on fruit at a free school breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Middle school runners take over Treadwell

Middle school runners take over Treadwell

The race for first place in Thursday’s Treadwell Middle School Cross Country Meet came down to the wire. Thirteen-year-old Skylar Tuckwood, of Dzantik’i Heeni Middle… Continue reading

Middle school runners take over Treadwell
Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings

Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings

The delicate melody of “Over the Raindbow” that filled the Goldtown Theater wasn’t coming from Judy Garland. Juneau musician Dan Hopson was playing the tune… Continue reading

Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings
Brad Stevens searches through the wreckage of the Kad’yak, a Russian ship that sank while hauling ice and came to a rest near Spruce Island. Stevens said he’d like to go back to the site and make diving maps for recreational divers. (Courtesy Photo | Brad Stevens)
Brad Stevens searches through the wreckage of the Kad’yak, a Russian ship that sank while hauling ice and came to a rest near Spruce Island. Stevens said he’d like to go back to the site and make diving maps for recreational divers. (Courtesy Photo | Brad Stevens)