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Program aims to help students find career path

Program aims to help students find career path

The MATCH program helps people begin their education with a job in mind and then build skills that relate to that job.

Program aims to help students find career path
Women of Distinction nominations open

Women of Distinction nominations open

Four will be selected for honor that highlights women’s contributions to local life.

  • Sep 17, 2018
  • JUNEAU EMPIRE
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Women of Distinction nominations open

Want to vote early in the city election? Here’s how

Early voting opened up this past Friday, and starting Monday, voting booths are open at City Hall, and the Mendenhall Mall Annex.

Youth take mantle during ocean cleanup day

Youth take mantle during ocean cleanup day

The generation to face the biggest issues with marine debris will take the issue on locally.

Youth take mantle during ocean cleanup day
Skye Stekoll talks about setting up a new brewery at The Jetty in Auke Bay on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Stekoll says he plans to open the brewery next spring. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Auke Bay neighborhood brewery’ could open by next summer

Forbidden Peak Brewery is moving into the former UAS bookstore.

Skye Stekoll talks about setting up a new brewery at The Jetty in Auke Bay on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Stekoll says he plans to open the brewery next spring. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Man indicted after Customs intercepts drug shipments

Man indicted after Customs intercepts drug shipments

A Juneau man was indicted earlier this month for shipping drugs into Juneau from China, according to the indictment.

Man indicted after Customs intercepts drug shipments
National Forest System Acting Deputy Chief Chris French speaks at a public informational meeting on Thursday on development of an Alaska-specific version of the national Roadless Rule. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Skepticism at first Alaska Roadless Rule meeting

As rulemaking process begins, Juneau meeting draws out public’s skepticism.

National Forest System Acting Deputy Chief Chris French speaks at a public informational meeting on Thursday on development of an Alaska-specific version of the national Roadless Rule. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
A Pacific walrus takes a nap on some ice in the Chukchi Sea. (Courtesy Photo | Casey Clark via the University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Tooth collections offer clues about walrus reproduction

I never thought I’d have a tray of walrus ovaries on my desk. Earlier this summer, I planned an interview to learn about a student… Continue reading

A Pacific walrus takes a nap on some ice in the Chukchi Sea. (Courtesy Photo | Casey Clark via the University of Alaska Fairbanks)
‘Running a tight ship’: University hopes to again prove worthy of a bump from state
‘Running a tight ship’: University hopes to again prove worthy of a bump from state
Three-car crash results in serious injuries

Three-car crash results in serious injuries

Five people went to the hospital after a three-car crash at the Auke Bay roundabout.

Three-car crash results in serious injuries
DeHarts Auke Bay Store is pictured on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Amid construction, owner puts DeHarts up for sale

Auke Bay is changing, and with it, so will DeHarts Auke Bay Store.

DeHarts Auke Bay Store is pictured on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Police Department officers search near the intersection Blackerby Street and Glacier Highway on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Bike theft results in gunshots, but no injuries

An attempted bike theft near Twin Lakes early Thursday morning led to gunshots.

Juneau Police Department officers search near the intersection Blackerby Street and Glacier Highway on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
From left to right, Republican Mike Dunleavy, independent Bill Walker and Democrat Mark Begich are seen in a composite file image. The three men appeared in a Ketchikan forum hosted by Southeast Conference on Wednesday afternoon. (Juneau Empire composite image)

Walker, Dunleavy and Begich offer budget ideas in Ketchikan

Alaska’s leading governor candidates continued to compete for the attention of voters on Wednesday in Ketchikan.

From left to right, Republican Mike Dunleavy, independent Bill Walker and Democrat Mark Begich are seen in a composite file image. The three men appeared in a Ketchikan forum hosted by Southeast Conference on Wednesday afternoon. (Juneau Empire composite image)
A U.S. Forest Service crew works to replace the nearly 30-year-old roof on the historic building of Skaters Cabin on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Skater’s Cabin gets new look

A new roof being installed at the historic cabin should lessen leaks and vandalism.

A U.S. Forest Service crew works to replace the nearly 30-year-old roof on the historic building of Skaters Cabin on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June, 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Fast ferry Fairweather faces foggy future

Even though it’s only 14 years old, the fast ferry Fairweather is laying up for the season and its future is uncertain.

The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June, 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
An excavator dredges Gold Creek at Cope Park on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

City clearing gravel from Gold Creek

An annual project looks to protect the croncrete portion of the creek from damage

An excavator dredges Gold Creek at Cope Park on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska USA Federal Credit Union will be closing its office in the Sealaska Building. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska USA to close only downtown branch

A long-time bank branch in downtown Juneau will soon close. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union announced to customers this week that it will close its… Continue reading

The Alaska USA Federal Credit Union will be closing its office in the Sealaska Building. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Galvin, Young set debate schedule for Alaska’s U.S. House seat

Galvin, Young set debate schedule for Alaska’s U.S. House seat

Republican incumbent Don Young has set his debate schedule with independent challenger Alyse Galvin. According to information released Monday by Young’s campaign, he will appear… Continue reading

Galvin, Young set debate schedule for Alaska’s U.S. House seat
Mary Ann Breffeilh, a 20-year-employee of Alaska Airlines, joins other employees and members of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local 2202 to hold a protest on pay raises in front of the Juneau International Airport on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Employees ask Alaska Airlines for better wages, job security

Ramp service agents and customer service agents demonstrated their desire for better pay, benefits and long-term job security.

Mary Ann Breffeilh, a 20-year-employee of Alaska Airlines, joins other employees and members of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local 2202 to hold a protest on pay raises in front of the Juneau International Airport on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Tabachnick, Weldon leading municipal candidates in fundraising

Two mayoral candidates are well ahead of the pack in terms of money raised among municipal candidates.

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