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An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)                                An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)                                An unused sexual assault evidence kit, colloquially known as a “rape kit,” is seen Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire file)
Acid contaminated water runs from the entrance of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in Canada. (Courtesy photo)
Acid contaminated water runs from the entrance of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in Canada. (Courtesy photo)
The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of nine ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Holland America Line ship Amsterdam sits at port in Juneau on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The Amsterdam is one of nine ships that have received Notice of Violations for air opacity issued by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage (left) speaks to Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River (standing center), Rep. George Rauscher, R-Sutton (standing right) and Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River (seated) before the final vote Friday, May 11, 2018 on House Bill 44. (Brian Hild | Alaska House Majority)

Walker makes second legislative endorsement

Walker’s first endorsement was of another independent candidate.

Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage (left) speaks to Rep. Dan Saddler, R-Eagle River (standing center), Rep. George Rauscher, R-Sutton (standing right) and Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River (seated) before the final vote Friday, May 11, 2018 on House Bill 44. (Brian Hild | Alaska House Majority)
Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday

Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday

Charitable Juneauites will have a chance to bid on items from local artists, businesses and individuals this weekend to benefit the Southeast Alaska Organization for… Continue reading

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Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday
Dr. Wini Kessler delivers a keynote address at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, in October. (Courtesy Photo | David Frey via The Wildlife Society)

Former Juneau ecologist becomes second woman to win national award

She was the only woman in the room. Now, she’s risen to the top of her profession.

Dr. Wini Kessler delivers a keynote address at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio, in October. (Courtesy Photo | David Frey via The Wildlife Society)
Sockeye salmon splash their way up Steep Creek in 2012. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Glacier center starts ‘Mendenhall Minis’ program for young children

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host a series of activities for young children this winter on the second Saturday of every month. The events… Continue reading

Sockeye salmon splash their way up Steep Creek in 2012. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
The remains of a caribou not far from the Dalton Highway north of Atigun Pass. (Courtesy Photos | Ned Rozell)

Wildlife Wednesday gets brainy

At the next Wildlife Wednesday on Nov. 7, naturalists Mary Willson and Kathy Hocker will share images, stories from the field and hands-on skull examples… Continue reading

The remains of a caribou not far from the Dalton Highway north of Atigun Pass. (Courtesy Photos | Ned Rozell)
Republican Mike Dunleavy, left, and Democrat Mark Begich, right, are the two leading candidates in the race to replace incumbent independent Gov. Bill Walker. (Composite image)
Republican Mike Dunleavy, left, and Democrat Mark Begich, right, are the two leading candidates in the race to replace incumbent independent Gov. Bill Walker. (Composite image)
Trace snowfall hits Juneau, more expected Thursday evening
Trace snowfall hits Juneau, more expected Thursday evening
U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau personnel unload a truck with canned goods that were donated for the Coast Guard’s annual Haunted Station. (Courtesy Photo | Southeast Alaska Food Bank)

Haunted Station donation surpasses last year’s total

The turnout and amount of donations increased this year.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau personnel unload a truck with canned goods that were donated for the Coast Guard’s annual Haunted Station. (Courtesy Photo | Southeast Alaska Food Bank)
Legislature’s new ethics law extends to private discussions

Legislature’s new ethics law extends to private discussions

A new conflict-of-interest law covers discussions behind closed doors, not just public debate.

Legislature’s new ethics law extends to private discussions
Thunder Mountain’s Audrey Welling spikes the ball against Juneau-Douglas’ Shaylin Cesar at TMHS on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Falcons and Crimson Bears to clash in Region V tourney

Juneau-Douglas High School will go for its third consecutive region championship when they host the Region V 3A/4A Volleyball Tournament Friday and Saturday. The 4A… Continue reading

Thunder Mountain’s Audrey Welling spikes the ball against Juneau-Douglas’ Shaylin Cesar at TMHS on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Photos: Trick-or-treating in downtown Juneau

Photos: Trick-or-treating in downtown Juneau

Children trick-or-treating at downtown Juneau businesses for Halloween. It is the fourth year Kindred Post has organized the Halloween celebration for trick-or-treaters. Seventy-one merchants were… Continue reading

Photos: Trick-or-treating in downtown Juneau
Capital City Killers tour details grisly events in Juneau’s past

Capital City Killers tour details grisly events in Juneau’s past

Some ravens added atmosphere, but sunny weather abated the grimness of the Capital City Killers tour led by Ed Schoenfeldand Betsy Longenbaugh.

Capital City Killers tour details grisly events in Juneau’s past
Get ready for a busy Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Get ready for a busy Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November is Native American and Alaska Native Month, and there’s no shortage of local events commemorating it. Sealaska Heritage Institute, libraries, museums and more are… Continue reading

Get ready for a busy Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Hope uke like jamming too

Hope uke like jamming too

Juneau Jambusters say anyone of any skill level is welcome to the weekly ukulele jam. Even if the last time someone picked up an instrument… Continue reading

Hope uke like jamming too
Juneau Empire file. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Empire file. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A sign supporting the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative lies on the grass near the intersection of Bridge Access Road and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Erin Thompson | Peninsula Clarion File)

Ballot Measure 1 spending tops state-level record

The electoral fight over Ballot Measure 1 is the most expensive state-level campaign in Alaska history, according to new filings from the Alaska Public Offices… Continue reading

A sign supporting the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative lies on the grass near the intersection of Bridge Access Road and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Erin Thompson | Peninsula Clarion File)
Ice skaters make their way around the ice during the 16th annual Halloween Open Skate on Friday at Treadwell Arena. Juneau Pediatric Dentistry sponsored the event, which was co-hosted by Treadwell Arena and the City and Borough of Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department. (Courtesy Photo | Jeremy Lavender)

Photos: Halloween Skate

The 16th annual Halloween Open Skate took place Friday at Treadwell Arena. Juneau Pediatric Dentistry sponsored the event, which was co-hosted by Treadwell Arena and… Continue reading

Ice skaters make their way around the ice during the 16th annual Halloween Open Skate on Friday at Treadwell Arena. Juneau Pediatric Dentistry sponsored the event, which was co-hosted by Treadwell Arena and the City and Borough of Juneau’s Parks and Recreation Department. (Courtesy Photo | Jeremy Lavender)