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At Dunleavy town hall, Juneau residents share stories of crime

At Dunleavy town hall, Juneau residents share stories of crime

There were stories about stolen cars, stolen property, assault and death. In a town-hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library, Republican gubernatorial… Continue reading

At Dunleavy town hall, Juneau residents share stories of crime
Flowers bloom at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in July 2018. The Arboretum is closed until further notice due to excessive on-site bear activity. The closure is expected to last approximately two to three weeks. Visitor access will not be allowed during this time and no exceptions will be made. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bears edge out humans at Arboretum

Ursine interest in the city’s botanical garden has made visits too dangerous

Flowers bloom at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum in July 2018. The Arboretum is closed until further notice due to excessive on-site bear activity. The closure is expected to last approximately two to three weeks. Visitor access will not be allowed during this time and no exceptions will be made. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A male pink salmon makes its way upstream to spawn in August of 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A male pink salmon makes its way upstream to spawn in August of 2010. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Alaskans worried by prospect of deep-sea fish farms

Alaskans worried by prospect of deep-sea fish farms

In a Centennial Hall listening session, Alaskans raised concerns about federal plans to boost open-ocean fish farms under a new strategic plan for the U.S.… Continue reading

Alaskans worried by prospect of deep-sea fish farms
Fish fight fills forum

Fish fight fills forum

The question in November is about Ballot Measure 1, but the question in the room was something different: Who’s more Alaskan? In front of a… Continue reading

Fish fight fills forum
Juneau Empire gets new look with new website

Juneau Empire gets new look with new website

Welcome to the Juneau Empire’s new website. We are thrilled today to unveil a new look, which we think is cleaner, sleeker and more user-friendly… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018
  • JUNEAU EMPIRE
Juneau Empire gets new look with new website
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Grocery delivery service expands to Juneau

Instacart is expanding its services to Juneau and other Southeast communities as of this week.

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Methamphetamine seized by law enforcement sits next to a bottle of baby powder for scale. (Courtesy Photo | Department of Public Safety)

Meth use surging throughout state, in Juneau

The amount of methamphetamine use in Alaska has been surging.

Methamphetamine seized by law enforcement sits next to a bottle of baby powder for scale. (Courtesy Photo | Department of Public Safety)
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Police arrest woman hiding in kitchen cabinet

First, she cut off her ankle monitor. When that didn’t work, she resorted to hiding from police.

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This storefront at 159 S. Franklin Street, seen Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, has been approved by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board as the site of the city’s newest retail marijuana shop. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)

Two new pot shops approved for Juneau

Two new marijuana shops are coming to Juneau, courtesy of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board. In its three-day Fairbanks meeting this week, the board approved… Continue reading

This storefront at 159 S. Franklin Street, seen Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, has been approved by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board as the site of the city’s newest retail marijuana shop. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)
More permits filed to develop Field of Fireweed

More permits filed to develop Field of Fireweed

Plans are progressing to develop the Honsinger Pond area, home to a scenic patch of wildflowers called the Field of Fireweed and an 83-acre patch… Continue reading

More permits filed to develop Field of Fireweed
The Alaskan Brewing Company has bought three of the five business units in a building owned by Anchor Electric Company to possibly relocate their tasting room or other operations.. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaskan Brewing Co. looks to expand, possibly with a new tasting room

At the height of tourism season, space can get tight in Alaskan Brewing Company’s tasting room. “When a bus unloads, it’s very crowded,” Andy Kline,… Continue reading

The Alaskan Brewing Company has bought three of the five business units in a building owned by Anchor Electric Company to possibly relocate their tasting room or other operations.. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Herbert Glacier, pictured July 2016 (Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire File)

Boy in stable condition after breaking leg on trail

A 12-year-old boy suffered a broken leg while on a bike ride on the Herbert Glacier Trail on Monday, according to multiple accounts, but he… Continue reading

Herbert Glacier, pictured July 2016 (Emily Russo Miller | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake

Chilkat Charlie introduced himself to the Capital City Weekly in Tlingit.

Juneau ventriloquist models figure after his Tlingit namesake
Tourist cold but unharmed after tumble into Mendenhall Lake
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Tourist cold but unharmed after tumble into Mendenhall Lake

On their first full day in Alaska, David Hill and his family wanted to take advantage of the warm weather. The Dallas resident, his wife… Continue reading

Tourist cold but unharmed after tumble into Mendenhall Lake
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Juneau charter fisherman appointed to ‘Supreme Court’ of halibut

Juneau charter fisherman appointed to ‘Supreme Court’ of halibut

A Juneau lodge owner and charter fisherman has been named to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, becoming the first charter fisherman to be seated on… Continue reading

Juneau charter fisherman appointed to ‘Supreme Court’ of halibut
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Fisherman pleads guilty to multiple violations

Michael Patrick Duby, a repeat wildlife offender in Southeast, pleaded guilty in Juneau District Court on Tuesday to two non-criminal fishing violations. According to the… Continue reading

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Doc on local mine pollution released online

Doc on local mine pollution released online

A documentary critical of the environmental practices of Hecla Greens Creek mine will debut online today. “Irreparable Harm” claims that contamination from mining at Greens… Continue reading

Doc on local mine pollution released online
Summer finishes as third-warmest in Juneau

Summer finishes as third-warmest in Juneau

Juneau’s summer was the third-warmest on record, according to figures compiled by the National Weather Service here. Temperatures at Juneau International Airport, the city’s official… Continue reading

Summer finishes as third-warmest in Juneau
The three candidates for the Juneau School District’s Board of Education, Kevin Allen, left, Elizabeth Siddon, center, and Paul Kelly, talk at the Labor Day picnic at Sandy Beach on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Labor Day picnic gives attendees chance to meet candidates

Nadine Lefebvre, the president of the Juneau Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, prepared to read the winning raffle numbers at Monday’s annual Labor Day picnic. Before… Continue reading

The three candidates for the Juneau School District’s Board of Education, Kevin Allen, left, Elizabeth Siddon, center, and Paul Kelly, talk at the Labor Day picnic at Sandy Beach on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)