Members of Juneau’s Hawaiian and Native communities help pull the Hawai’iloa closer to shore at Sandy Beach on July 14, 1995. (Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire Archives)

Members of Juneau’s Hawaiian and Native communities help pull the Hawai’iloa closer to shore at Sandy Beach on July 14, 1995. (Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire Archives)

Empire Archives: Juneau’s history for the week of July 15

Three decades of capital city coverage.

Empire Archives is a new series released every Saturday featuring a short compilation of headline stories featured in the Juneau Empire from archived editions in 1985, 1995 and 2005.

This week in 1985, state lawmakers convened in Juneau for a special legislative session to consider the impeachment of Gov. Bill Sheffield, a Democrat, for his part in “steering a lucrative state-office lease to a friend and campaign contributor.” However, the hearings were delayed a week to allow lawmakers and attorneys to analyze nearly 10,000 pages of testimony and evidence.

Original Story: “Senate, House convene, delay first hearings” by Bruce Scandling. 07/15/1985

This week in 1995, the Hawai’iloa canoe arrived at Sandy Beach, greeted by hundreds of Juneau residents. The capital city was the final stop for the double-hulled canoe, sailed by the Polynesian Voyaging Society, after a month-long journey through the inside passage.

Original Story: “Voyage ends with a greeting” by Carole Healy. 07/14/1995

This week in 2005, city officials and developers discussed proposed solutions for the Juneau housing shortage ranging from “building a second bridge across Gastineau Channel to extending the city sewer system.” City officials and developers said at the time “increasing neighborhood density is the only way to ease Juneau’s housing shortage, which has pushed up prices so that many cannot afford to own their own home.”

Original Story: “Remedies for housing crunch include sewers, a bridge, trimming red tape” by I-Chun Che. 07/15/2005

• Questions or suggestions for the Empire Archives series? Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807.

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