Lands Manager Greg Chaney presents his case for the Pederson Hill Preliminary Plat on Tuesday night. The Planning Commission unanimously approved the Preliminary Plat proposal at the meeting. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

City takes a step toward affordable housing

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A U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau small-boat crew examines the mast of the sunken 94-foot tugboat Challenger, Sept. 12, 2015 in Gastineau Channel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
USCG experiencing emergency radio outages in Alaska

The Coast Guard’s emergency VHF channels are under repair.

Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12,2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Photos: Forbidden Peak’s hopping grand opening

A crowd gathered for Juneau’s newest brewery.

Eric Fullerton makes his investment pitch during the Alaska Tourism Industry Association’s version of “Shark Tank” during their annual conference, held this year at Centennial Center, Oct. 9, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Small businesses win big in Alaska version of ‘Shark Tank’

Some small companies got a big boost Wednesday.

Rosemary Walling, a volunteer and board member of Friends of the Marie Drake Planetarium, views Saturn and its moons’ orbits as projected by a visiting digital projector from Seattle’s Museum of Flight on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The planetarium is currently raising money to replace its aging mechanical projector with a digital one. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Star power: Planetarium shows what fundraising could bring to town

Projections look bright for Juneau’s planetarium.

State Farm insurance agent Robin Lonas and Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshall Dan Jager pose for a photo during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Photo)
Insurance agent donates fire safety kit to CCFR

The kit helps children familiarize themselves with a bail-out plan.

Photos: Rolling with the Juneau Rollergirls

It’s not as easy as they make it look.