A sign points voters toward an election center during the May special primary election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

What to know for Election Day

Balloting bits including poll places, expected result times and more.

 

2022 marks the 76th year the Goldern North Salmon Derby has existed in Juneau. The derby, which also doubles as a fundraiser, has raised nearly $2 million and given scholarships to more than 300 local high school and graduate students. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

A dawdling derby

This year’s salmon derby seemed to lack numbers, participants according to officials

 

Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, left, speaks with supporters at the grand opening of her reelection campaign office in Juneau, Alaska, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Murkowski said she expects to be among the candidates who will advance from the Aug. 16, 2022, U.S. Senate primary in Alaska. Under a system approved by voters and being used in Alaska for the first time this year, the top four vote-getters in the primary, regardless of party affiliation, will advance to the November general election, in which ranked voting will be used. (AP Photo / Becky Bohrer)

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

They hail from their states’ most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP’s sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the… Continue reading

 

A resident of downtown posted a series of photos on “Juneau Bear sightings” Facebook page that showed a bear eating garbage in the area on Thursday evening. According to the source, no amount of noise was able to scare the bear away from the area. (Courtesy / Angelique Buzzek)

Officials urge locals to lock car doors after bears caught opening vehicles

Bear activity is back on the rise and will only increase as hibernation grows nearer said officials.

A resident of downtown posted a series of photos on “Juneau Bear sightings” Facebook page that showed a bear eating garbage in the area on Thursday evening. According to the source, no amount of noise was able to scare the bear away from the area. (Courtesy / Angelique Buzzek)
A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Ships in Port for the week of Aug. 14

Here’s what to expect this week.

A Princess Cruise Line ship is docked in Juneau on Aug. 25, 2021. (Michael Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
City Borough of Juneau’s senior project planner Beth McKibben sits outside Foodland IGA on Saturday to talk to residents about the public review draft of the CBJ’s blueprint area plan for the future of downtown Juneau, which recently was released for the public to comment on. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
City Borough of Juneau’s senior project planner Beth McKibben sits outside Foodland IGA on Saturday to talk to residents about the public review draft of the CBJ’s blueprint area plan for the future of downtown Juneau, which recently was released for the public to comment on. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Colby Nelson throw one of the 11 fish he and Patrick Willis caught on Saturday for the derby. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

A slow derby doesn’t stop local fishermen

Slow and steady wins the… salmon derby.

Colby Nelson throw one of the 11 fish he and Patrick Willis caught on Saturday for the derby. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
This Aug. 8 photo shows orcas spyhopping near Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Christopher Grau)
This Aug. 8 photo shows orcas spyhopping near Auke Bay. (Courtesy Photo / Christopher Grau)
This photo shows a notice to quit form, which is a first step in the long process of evictions that the Alaska Court System hopes to make easier with a grant-supported Eviction Diversion Initiative. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Grant-supported program could mean fewer eviction cases in Alaska’s courts

Eviction diversion program seeks to provide resources before a case is filed.

This photo shows a notice to quit form, which is a first step in the long process of evictions that the Alaska Court System hopes to make easier with a grant-supported Eviction Diversion Initiative. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)

Police calls for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

  • Aug 13, 2022
  • Juneau Empire
  • Crime
(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
Elizabeth Hall, assistant paleontologist for the Yukon government in Whitehorse, stands in her office laboratory.  (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)

Alaska Science Forum: Secrets of an ancient horse of the Yukon

The Yukon is a great place to find the preserved remains of ancient creatures.

Elizabeth Hall, assistant paleontologist for the Yukon government in Whitehorse, stands in her office laboratory.  (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
A sign points voters toward an election center during the May special primary election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Candidates answer questions ahead of election

Responses from gubernatorial, House and Senate candidates.

A sign points voters toward an election center during the May special primary election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Supporters of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski wait for an opportunity to talk to her at her newly Juneau campaign headquarters Thursday evening at Kootznoowoo Plaza. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Murkowski opens up at Juneau HQ debut

Senator chats with supporters about U.S. vs. Belgium voting, moose chili and Project Veritas

Supporters of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski wait for an opportunity to talk to her at her newly Juneau campaign headquarters Thursday evening at Kootznoowoo Plaza. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Two king salmon sit in ice after being weighed at the Auke Nu Cove weigh station. The fish were caught by James Jack SR at 14.4 pounds and Leonard Johnson, at 11.1 pounds. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire) (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Getting down and derby

Salmon derby kicks off with slow start

Two king salmon sit in ice after being weighed at the Auke Nu Cove weigh station. The fish were caught by James Jack SR at 14.4 pounds and Leonard Johnson, at 11.1 pounds. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire) (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Senior Jarrell Williams throws a pass during Thursday’s practice before Saturday’s opening game in Anchorage against Dimond High School. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Huskies head to Anchorage for opening game

Saturday’s game against the Dimond Lynx

Senior Jarrell Williams throws a pass during Thursday’s practice before Saturday’s opening game in Anchorage against Dimond High School. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The motion by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, is photographed Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the "substantial public interest in this matter" in announcing the request. (AP Photo / Jon Elswick)

FBI seized ‘top secret’ documents from Trump home

Decision expected soon.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • By Michael Balsamo, Zeke Miller and Eric Tucker Associated Press
  • Nation-World
The motion by the Justice Department to the U.S. District Court South District of Florida to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump, is photographed Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Attorney General Merrick Garland cited the "substantial public interest in this matter" in announcing the request. (AP Photo / Jon Elswick)
In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, endangered orcas swim in Puget Sound and in view of the Olympic Mountains just west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. A federal court ruling this week has thrown into doubt the future of a valuable commercial king salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska, after a conservation group challenged the government's approval of the harvest as a threat to protected fish and the endangered killer whales that eat them. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

Ruling clouds future of southeast Alaska king salmon fishery

Court ruling casts doubt future of a valuable commercial king salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • By Gene Johnson Associated Press
  • salmon
In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, endangered orcas swim in Puget Sound and in view of the Olympic Mountains just west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that has been tracking the whales. A federal court ruling this week has thrown into doubt the future of a valuable commercial king salmon fishery in Southeast Alaska, after a conservation group challenged the government's approval of the harvest as a threat to protected fish and the endangered killer whales that eat them. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)
(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)

Police calls for Friday Aug. 12, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

  • Aug 12, 2022
  • Juneau Empire
  • Crime
(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)
This July 28, 2022, photo shows drag queen Dela Rosa performing in a mock election at Cafecito Bonito in Anchorage, Alaska where, people ranked the performances by drag performers. Several organizations are using different methods to teach Alaskans about ranked choice voting, which will be used in the upcoming special U.S. House election. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen)

Groups get creative to help Alaska voters with ranked voting

Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos, waved cash and filled out ballots ranking the shows.… Continue reading

This July 28, 2022, photo shows drag queen Dela Rosa performing in a mock election at Cafecito Bonito in Anchorage, Alaska where, people ranked the performances by drag performers. Several organizations are using different methods to teach Alaskans about ranked choice voting, which will be used in the upcoming special U.S. House election. (AP Photo / Mark Thiessen)
(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)

Police calls for Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

  • Aug 11, 2022
  • Juneau Empire
  • Crime
(Juneau Empire File / Michael Penn)