Violin students excited for public recital

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the violin recital was scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 29. Sept. 29 is a Saturday. For the first… Continue reading

 

Juneau School Board candidate Elizabeth Siddon reacts to the timer’s bell as she answers questions with Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, during a candidate forum by the League of Women Voters at KTOO on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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School Board candidates talk priorities during forums

The candidates have a great deal of common ground but all bring different perspectives to the board.

 

James Barrett speaks to a reporter after his court hearing at the Dimond Courthouse on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Barrett is fighting being evicted from his house at Harris and Fourth Street he co-owns with his mother, Kathleen. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Problem’ downtown house to be vacated by next week, judge orders

The occupants of 401 Harris Street, including co-owner James Barrett, must be out of the house by next week.

 

A drug user kits with clean syringes at the Four A’s office on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Juneau’s Four A’s office in Juneau is in danger of closing because of a lack of funding, and are employing a crowdfunding approach to try and gain $15,000 by Oct. 15. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Syringe exchange in danger of going under

More than 100 people regularly use the syringe exchange, but the program could fold at the end of the year.

A drug user kits with clean syringes at the Four A’s office on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Juneau’s Four A’s office in Juneau is in danger of closing because of a lack of funding, and are employing a crowdfunding approach to try and gain $15,000 by Oct. 15. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska lawmakers likely won’t vote on pay before election

Lawmakers are considering a proposal to reduce their expense payments, but they are not likely to vote on the proposal before the Nov. 6 general election.

Zach Wilkinson of Tidal Vision sorts through salmon skins with and Brad Robbins, owner of Hooked Seafood Company Alaska. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Another’s treasure: How Tidal Vision grew a corporation out of crab shells

Standing outside a boutique seafood processor in Juneau on a sunny September afternoon, Zach Wilkenson held a handful of what looked like pulverized corn flakes.… Continue reading

Zach Wilkinson of Tidal Vision sorts through salmon skins with and Brad Robbins, owner of Hooked Seafood Company Alaska. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Attempting to unseat Don Young, Alyse Galvin brings campaign to Juneau

When Don Young was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1973, Alyse Galvin was eight years old. Now, the 53-year-old Galvin is attempting to unseat the longest actively serving member of the House.

First Alaskans Institute to host public ceremony, social justice summit

First Alaskans Institute is hosting a Social Justice Summer titled “Social Justice Doers: Partners for the Next 10,000 Years…” next week that kicks off with… Continue reading

Police calls for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

William Musser waves to passing cars on the Douglas Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 22, during the Hands Across the Bridge event, which aims to spread awareness about substance use recovery in Juneau. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

A bridge away from stigma

A few dozen gathered on Saturday on the Douglas Bridge, holding hands in an outstretched line at the bridge’s apex. Together, they recited a verse.… Continue reading

William Musser waves to passing cars on the Douglas Bridge on Saturday, Sept. 22, during the Hands Across the Bridge event, which aims to spread awareness about substance use recovery in Juneau. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Mary Folletti Cruise and her daughter, Enza, watch drag queen Lituya Hart during the Besties 4 Breasties drag show fundraiser that benefitted Folletti Cruise, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. In a few weeks, she will travel to Seattle for treatment. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Local woman benefits from medical fundraiser drag show

Mary Folletti Cruise’s medical fundraiser came with pulsing club music, sweeping colored lights and plenty of glitz. Folletti Cruise, an employee of Central Council of… Continue reading

Mary Folletti Cruise and her daughter, Enza, watch drag queen Lituya Hart during the Besties 4 Breasties drag show fundraiser that benefitted Folletti Cruise, who has been diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. In a few weeks, she will travel to Seattle for treatment. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
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Police calls for Monday, Sept. 23, 2018

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

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Lola Brown, 10, watches closely as a siphon pump and length of hose empties one jug of water into a jug sitting on the floor. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day included time at six different stations, and each station introduced science and engineering principles with experiments. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day causes smiles, messes

Balloon shreds and balls of masking tape littered the floor at Centennial Hall Saturday morning, and things were just getting started. Introduce a Girl to… Continue reading

Lola Brown, 10, watches closely as a siphon pump and length of hose empties one jug of water into a jug sitting on the floor. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day included time at six different stations, and each station introduced science and engineering principles with experiments. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Alaska governor vows to fix ‘loophole’ in sex crime laws

Gov. Bill Walker is responding to public outrage over the recent sentencing of an Anchorage man by vowing to “fix a loophole” in Alaska’s criminal… Continue reading

A damaged vehicle is pulled away by a tow truck after an afternoon car crash at the Fred Meyer intersection on Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Car crash injures two at Fred Meyer intersection

A car crash at Fred Meyer intersection sent a woman to the hospital and left a man with bandages on his head during peak drive… Continue reading

A damaged vehicle is pulled away by a tow truck after an afternoon car crash at the Fred Meyer intersection on Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Feds sentence Southeast drug conspirators

Co-conspirators in multiple drug cases were sentenced in federal court this week.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Kake man

The U.S. Coast Guard announced that it has suspended search efforts for a 55-year-old Kake man who might have fallen off a pier.

A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevacs a patient from Wrangell to Sitka, Alaska, July 17, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Stephen Prysunka)

Alaska String Band reflects on Russian tour

The Alaska String Band (ASB) is back from a Russian tour with stories of their experiences abroad fresh on their tongues and will share their… Continue reading

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Board Vice President Bing Carrillo gifts a piece of art to departing Board President Eric Scott during the JAHC annual meeting. Scott had served as president for three years and said he was feeling loss and melancholy. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

New JACC pushes forward for funding

Demolition of the old Juneau Arts & Culture Center won’t start in spring as originally planed, but those spearheading the New JACC said Wednesday they’re… Continue reading

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Board Vice President Bing Carrillo gifts a piece of art to departing Board President Eric Scott during the JAHC annual meeting. Scott had served as president for three years and said he was feeling loss and melancholy. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
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Issues of affordability, public safety prominent in candidates’ minds

A busy week of candidate forums culminated in the annual League of Women Voters candidate forum on Thursday.

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