Sarah Palin shares advice with Kamala Harris

Former governor and vice president candidate offers insights on Instagram.

  • Aug 11, 2020

 

Troopers close Sitka cold case

Answers to a 24-year-old tragedy have been found.

 

Students at the Juneau Montessori School in Douglas on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Montessori is a private pre-school and kindergarten which has received a large number of parents looking for child care following the Juneau School District’s announcement the 2020 school year would begin mostly online, according to executive director Laura Talpey. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

With schools online, city looks for child care alternatives

Officials say there are few easy answers to looming problem.

 

Sayéik: Gastineau Community School, seen in this May 4, 2020, photo, has a new interim principal, Juneau School District announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Interim principal named for Sayéik: Gastineau Community School

Sayéik: Gastineau Community School has a new interim principal, Juneau School District announced. Stacy Diouf will be the interim principal for the 2020-21 school year,… Continue reading

Sayéik: Gastineau Community School, seen in this May 4, 2020, photo, has a new interim principal, Juneau School District announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Police calls for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

An MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a training flight on Dec. 11, 2006. (U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 1st Class William Greer)
An MH-60 Jayhawk from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts a training flight on Dec. 11, 2006. (U.S. Coast Guard photo / Petty Officer 1st Class William Greer)

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos for July 2020.

Program allows some Alaska Native Vietnam vets to get land

By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Stewy Carlo had a short life, but he lived every moment. While serving in the Army, he bought… Continue reading

In this March 2020 photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. Biden said on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, that if he’s elected, his administration would stop a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. The mine would be built near headwaters of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage. Conservation and local tribal groups say they fear the mine will devastate the fishery. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden vows to block proposed Pebble Mine if elected

“It is no place for a mine,” the former vice president said in a statement.

  • Aug 10, 2020
In this March 2020 photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. Biden said on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, that if he’s elected, his administration would stop a proposed copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region. The mine would be built near headwaters of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage. Conservation and local tribal groups say they fear the mine will devastate the fishery. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Police calls for Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction… Continue reading

Canada’s last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming

Much of Canada’s remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart.

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (NIAID/TNS)

State reports 86 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

26 Alaskans have died with COVID-19, according to state.

  • Aug 8, 2020
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. (NIAID/TNS)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
Swamp gentian flowers are common in the meadows at Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong photo)

Getting in July explorations while the sun shined

We reveled in the dazzling light and warmth.

Swamp gentian flowers are common in the meadows at Eaglecrest Ski Area. (Courtesy Photo / Bob Armstrong photo)

Judge dismisses Juneau man’s lawsuit over state coronavirus funds

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska judge dismissed a lawsuit that alleged the method by which the state dispersed its federal coronavirus funds was unconstitutional. The lawsuit,… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2020
A man plays bagpipes at a silent vigil commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at Marine Park on Thrusday, Aug. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A man plays bagpipes at a silent vigil commemorating the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at Marine Park on Thrusday, Aug. 6, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)