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The JDHS boys swim team celebrate their Region V Championship on Saturday at the Petersburg Community Center. (Courtesy Photo | Phil Loseby)

Juneau swimmers to compete in state swim meet this weekend

Juneau swimmers will be well-represented at the state swim and dive championships on Friday and Saturday at Barlett High School in Anchorage. The Region V… Continue reading

The JDHS boys swim team celebrate their Region V Championship on Saturday at the Petersburg Community Center. (Courtesy Photo | Phil Loseby)
Player of the Week: Riley Stadt

Player of the Week: Riley Stadt

Riley Stadt is the Juneau Empire’s Player of the Week. Stadt, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School, led the Crimson Bears with 22 digs and… Continue reading

Player of the Week: Riley Stadt
Barbara Sheinberg speaks about growing up in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood a couple blocks away from the Tree of Life synagogue where 11 people were killed by a gunman on Saturday. An overflowing crowd gathered at Temple Sukkat Shalom on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to honor the memory of the people killed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Community members gather to mourn Pittsburgh shooting victims

People of all ages and backgrounds were in attendance.

Barbara Sheinberg speaks about growing up in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood a couple blocks away from the Tree of Life synagogue where 11 people were killed by a gunman on Saturday. An overflowing crowd gathered at Temple Sukkat Shalom on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, to honor the memory of the people killed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
In this April 20, 2018 file photo, a marijuana plant is seen on Hippie Hill in San Francisco. (Josh Edelson | The Associated Press File)

New Alaska marijuana tax rate could benefit fans of edibles

More tax changes are possible in the next Legislative session.

In this April 20, 2018 file photo, a marijuana plant is seen on Hippie Hill in San Francisco. (Josh Edelson | The Associated Press File)
Hotel workers strike for a wage increase in front of a Marriott hotel Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in San Francisco. Alaska’s minimum wage is set to rise to $9.89 per hour on Jan. 1. (Ben Margot | The Associated Press)
Hotel workers strike for a wage increase in front of a Marriott hotel Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in San Francisco. Alaska’s minimum wage is set to rise to $9.89 per hour on Jan. 1. (Ben Margot | The Associated Press)
Former state Senate Mike Dunleavy, left, Gov. Bill Walker, center, and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich shake hands after a debate at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

New poll finds Begich, Dunleavy tied for support

The governor race between Mike Dunleavy and Mark Begich is tighter than ever. A new tracking poll from Alaska Survey Research shows the two leading… Continue reading

Former state Senate Mike Dunleavy, left, Gov. Bill Walker, center, and former U.S. Senator Mark Begich shake hands after a debate at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Centennial Hall on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gov. Bill Walker meets with House District 33 independent candidate Chris Dimond and his supporters at the IBEW union hall to give his endorsement to Dimond on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Governor endorses Dimond for House seat

Gov. Bill Walker is out of his race for re-election, but he is jumping into others.

Gov. Bill Walker meets with House District 33 independent candidate Chris Dimond and his supporters at the IBEW union hall to give his endorsement to Dimond on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter

Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter

The shelter aims to feed more than 150 families for the holiday.

Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter
Ed Christian will play the role of the narrator in an upcoming production of “The Gun Show.” The 60-minute one-person play talks extensively about guns without staking a Liberal or Conservative position. (Courtesy Photo | Kristina Sherk Photography for “The Gun Show)

‘The Gun Show’ takes aim at the center of gun ownership conversation

Vacationing and producing a one-person show about gun ownership aren’t an obvious combination. But longtime Juneauite Ed Christian is using one of his regular fall… Continue reading

Ed Christian will play the role of the narrator in an upcoming production of “The Gun Show.” The 60-minute one-person play talks extensively about guns without staking a Liberal or Conservative position. (Courtesy Photo | Kristina Sherk Photography for “The Gun Show)
Will and Mindy Jones pose with some of their many Halloween decorations at their home at the corner of 10th Street and Glacier Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The Jones have been decorating their home for the last 14 years and expect to nearly 400 visitors this year. Mindy said, “If you don’t like spiders, this isn’t the place for you.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Will and Mindy Jones pose with some of their many Halloween decorations at their home at the corner of 10th Street and Glacier Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The Jones have been decorating their home for the last 14 years and expect to nearly 400 visitors this year. Mindy said, “If you don’t like spiders, this isn’t the place for you.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Two girls participate in a Women of Science and Technology Day in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo | Girl Scouts of Alaska)

Getting more girls interested in math and science

Girls are natural-born scientists.

Two girls participate in a Women of Science and Technology Day in Juneau. (Courtesy Photo | Girl Scouts of Alaska)
Planet Alaska: Muskeg Love

Planet Alaska: Muskeg Love

Muskeg life is wet, mushy, juicy, fleshy, tangy, glabrous, globose and glandular.

Planet Alaska: Muskeg Love
State departments have an eye toward budget hikes

State departments have an eye toward budget hikes

Legislative and governor candidates have vowed across the state to further cut Alaska’s budget, but many state departments drafting their budget requests for the coming… Continue reading

State departments have an eye toward budget hikes
Juneau Empire file. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Analysis: Minor permits under Ballot Measure 1

Ballot Measure 1, up for a vote during the statewide election Nov. 6, provides three tracks for development projects on salmon habitat in Alaska. Some… Continue reading

Juneau Empire file. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor in July. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

West Coast fishermen back ballot measure

The largest commercial fishing trade organization on the West Coast announced Monday its support for Ballot Measure 1, which would change how the State of… Continue reading

Seine boats wait in line to set their nets at Amalga Harbor in July. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Dentists buying candy for good cause

Dentists buying candy for good cause

Two offices in town are donating Halloween candy.

Dentists buying candy for good cause
The New Office Building at the Treadwell Mine Historic Area, shown on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, has received a new metal roof and a fresh coat of paint inside and out. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The New Office Building at the Treadwell Mine Historic Area, shown on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, has received a new metal roof and a fresh coat of paint inside and out. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
News briefs: SOFA silent auction and SHI language summit are upcoming, potato harvest was rescheduled and Color Wheel Arts closes

News briefs: SOFA silent auction and SHI language summit are upcoming, potato harvest was rescheduled and Color Wheel Arts closes

SOFA to hold silent auction Southeast Alaska Organization for Animals will hold its fifth annual Silent Auction 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Dzantik’i Heeni… Continue reading

News briefs: SOFA silent auction and SHI language summit are upcoming, potato harvest was rescheduled and Color Wheel Arts closes
Dale Pihlman authored a book, “Alaska’s Inside Passage,” that’s part almanac and part memoir. (Courtesy Photo | Pihlman family)

Ketchikan man’s book details flaura, fauna and history of Alaska’s Inside Passage

Dale Pihlman’s first attempt at writing “Alaska’s Inside Passage” didn’t go well. The Ketchikan retiree just spent the better part of two years putting together… Continue reading

Dale Pihlman authored a book, “Alaska’s Inside Passage,” that’s part almanac and part memoir. (Courtesy Photo | Pihlman family)
Parents, grandparents and friends have fun photographing their young ones on Seward Street for Halloween on Monday, October 31, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Events planned across town before trick-or-treating

Halloween parties are happening from the Valley to downtown.

Parents, grandparents and friends have fun photographing their young ones on Seward Street for Halloween on Monday, October 31, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)