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This concept art by Northwind Architects shows a concept of what a new Glory Hall could look like. (Courtesy Photo | Northwind Architects)

Glory Hall move is one big step closer to happening

Next step, money for a new facility.

 

Double murder trial shines light on Juneau drug scene

The investigation turned up many interesting witnesses.

 

Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Pam Garcia, a long-time educator at Auke Bay Elementary School, watches as students catch their buses after school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Garcia was named as one of three finalist for Alaska Teacher of the Year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Riding the ferry will cost you more — you just may not know it

Customers won’t know they’re experiencing higher rates with new system.

Students associated with 350 Juneau, a local chapter of an international grassroots climate movement, meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in front of the Alaska State Capitol. They promoted a “Stand Strong for Climate Rally” to be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at noon in front of the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. hosts international summit in Juneau

Representatives from over 30 countries will be here.

Students associated with 350 Juneau, a local chapter of an international grassroots climate movement, meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in front of the Alaska State Capitol. They promoted a “Stand Strong for Climate Rally” to be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at noon in front of the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Laron Carlton Graham listens to his attorney, Natasha Norris, in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, during his trial on two counts of first-degree murder for the Nov. 14, 2015 shooting deaths of 36-year-old Robert H. Meireis and 34-year-old Elizabeth K. Tonsmeire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Pad Thai anyone? Chan’s is reopening

Owners needed a break and to remodel.

In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Governor reluctant to consider oil taxes

Will taxes cause companies to leave?

In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019 photo, Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a press conference at the Capitol. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Warm waters across Alaska cause salmon die-offs

From the Koyukuk River, to the Kuskokwim, to Norton Sound, to Bristol Bay’s Igushik River, unusually warm temperatures across Alaska this summer led to die-offs… Continue reading

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to the scene of a structure fire the evening of Aug. 19, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to the scene of a structure fire the evening of Aug. 19, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
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Bombshell Report: 7 local clergy named in sex misconduct cases

Report brings to light cases spanning nearly 70 years.

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William Brown makes himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as he waits for dinner at the Glory Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Vetoes could wipe out 20 percent of Glory Hall budget

Breakfast and lunch may be heading for the chopping block.

William Brown makes himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as he waits for dinner at the Glory Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Amber Frommherz, Director for the Tlingit and Haida’s Head Start program, talks about funding for the program at one of two classrooms at their Airport Shopping Center location on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Head Start to shutter three centers in Juneau if governor vetoes again

More than 60 students could find themselves without access to Pre-K services.

Amber Frommherz, Director for the Tlingit and Haida’s Head Start program, talks about funding for the program at one of two classrooms at their Airport Shopping Center location on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Richard Caulfield, Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast, watches an online meeting being held at UA campuses around the state on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Board of Regents votes to consolidate UA system

UA regents move to bring universities under one roof.

Dr. Richard Caulfield, Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast, watches an online meeting being held at UA campuses around the state on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts on Monday, July 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)