In this May 25, 2015 photo, Jillian Glasgow watches Beth Van Sandt's Scenic Place Peonies and Farm booth at the opening day of the Homer Farmers Market in Homer, Alaska. Glasgow, of Portland, Oregon, is a "woofer," or worker with the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, program.

Homer Farmers Market ahead of today’s trends

HOMER — After a trip to Washington state in February for a farmers market conference, the management of the Homer Farmers Market is certain of… Continue reading

In this May 25, 2015 photo, Jillian Glasgow watches Beth Van Sandt's Scenic Place Peonies and Farm booth at the opening day of the Homer Farmers Market in Homer, Alaska. Glasgow, of Portland, Oregon, is a "woofer," or worker with the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, program.

Walker reiterates call for budget plan amid dour forecast

JUNEAU — A dour revenue forecast brought with it a warning from Gov. Bill Walker that state legislators need to deliver a plan to address… Continue reading

The sunrise mixes with fog along the Douglas waterfront on Thursday.

Photo: Morning fog

The sunrise mixes with fog along the Douglas waterfront on Thursday.… Continue reading

The sunrise mixes with fog along the Douglas waterfront on Thursday.

2 New York siblings are among the dead in Brussels attacks

NEW YORK — Two New York City siblings are among the dead in the attacks in Brussels, their family said Friday.Alexander and Sascha Pinczowski, Dutch… Continue reading

Mason Wells, an American survivor of the attacks in Belgium this week, answers questions during an interview in a hospital in Ghent, Belgium on Friday.

US teen survives Boston, Belgium attacks

GHENT, Belgium — An American teenager wounded in the Brussels Airport attack is lucky to be alive. And he knows it.Mason Wells, his face covered… Continue reading

Mason Wells, an American survivor of the attacks in Belgium this week, answers questions during an interview in a hospital in Ghent, Belgium on Friday.

Juneau Reentry Coalition invites community to meeting

The Juneau Reentry Coalition invites the community to a meeting to come up with a plan to lower the recidivism rate in town. The Coalition… Continue reading

Around Town

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 9 a.m.-11:30- a.m., Juneau Senior Center. All proceeds go to the Juneau Nutrition Program which funds the senior lunches provided through the… Continue reading

Police calls for Monday, March 28, 2016

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

Juneau-based guide business fined for logbook violations

Moore Charters LLC and Anies Sadeghi both pleaded no contest earlier this month in Juneau’s District Court to one count each of violating International Pacific… Continue reading

Kodiak safety officers to carry new fire suppression tools

KODIAK — Public safety officers in Kodiak are now better able to fight fires thanks to new equipment.The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported that village public… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Henry Cavill as Superman, left, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as Batman in a scene from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

After 75 years, Wonder Woman gets her big screen due

BURBANK, Calif. — She might not get top billing in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” or even very much screen time, but Wonder Woman… Continue reading

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Henry Cavill as Superman, left, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck as Batman in a scene from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

Ken Liu’s ‘The Paper Menagerie’ a dazzling collection of stories

To borrow one of his titles, Ken Liu stirs “All the Flavors” into “The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories”: crunchy hard sci-fi extrapolation, ages-old fantasy,… Continue reading

North Koreans hunker down in loyalty campaign

WONSAN, North Korea — North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to boost production and demonstrate their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un in a… Continue reading

This book cover image released by Ballantine Books shows the 2015 paperback reprint edition of  the 1987 book, "Trump: The Art of the Deal," by Donald Trump with Tony Schwartz.

Trump v. Clinton: A tale of 2 books

NEW YORK — Donald J. Trump’s first book was a memoir/manifesto dedicated to a life of big-time negotiating. Hillary Clinton debuted with a call for… Continue reading

This book cover image released by Ballantine Books shows the 2015 paperback reprint edition of  the 1987 book, "Trump: The Art of the Deal," by Donald Trump with Tony Schwartz.
In this Dec. 10, 2015 photo, an unidentified participant holds a sign during a rally lead by the Take 'em Down Coalition, as confederate heritage supporters bear confederate flags nearby in front of City Hall in New Orleans.

Backlash halts removal of Confederate symbols

NEW ORLEANS — Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what… Continue reading

In this Dec. 10, 2015 photo, an unidentified participant holds a sign during a rally lead by the Take 'em Down Coalition, as confederate heritage supporters bear confederate flags nearby in front of City Hall in New Orleans.
From left, Juneau-Douglas High School's Hunter Hickok, Jordan Milligan and Sebastian Bradley react to the final buzzer after defeating Dimond High School to claim the ASAA March Madness Alaska 4A title on Saturday in Anchorage.

JDHS boys claim 4A crown

They say defense wins championships.The old adage proved true for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team Saturday night in the ASAA March Madness Alaska… Continue reading

From left, Juneau-Douglas High School's Hunter Hickok, Jordan Milligan and Sebastian Bradley react to the final buzzer after defeating Dimond High School to claim the ASAA March Madness Alaska 4A title on Saturday in Anchorage.
A Capital City bus starts its daily route from the bus barn at 10099 Bentwood Place on Thursday. The maintenance facility will be under going a $4 million upgrade this summer.

Beating the bus barn blues

Tucked away in the industrial-zoned corner of the Mendenhall Valley just past Brotherhood Bridge is a barn. It doesn’t house horses, cows or chickens. This… Continue reading

A Capital City bus starts its daily route from the bus barn at 10099 Bentwood Place on Thursday. The maintenance facility will be under going a $4 million upgrade this summer.

Study: Juneau Ice Field to shrink if warming continues

ANCHORAGE — A Rhode Island-size ice field in the mountains behind Alaska’s capital could disappear by 2200 if climate-warming trends continue, according to a University… Continue reading

Work has begun on the new park near the Douglas Bridge that will become the home to the life-size bronze sculpture of a breaching humpback whale rising from an infinity pool. The sculpture is to be installed this summer.

Bridge Park construction underway

Just beyond the Juneau Hotel parking lot near the foot of the Douglas Bridge, dump trucks, excavators, bulldozers and rollers are building what will eventually… Continue reading

Work has begun on the new park near the Douglas Bridge that will become the home to the life-size bronze sculpture of a breaching humpback whale rising from an infinity pool. The sculpture is to be installed this summer.

Sanders wins Alaska Democratic presidential caucuses

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Alaska Democratic party’s presidential caucuses Saturday, defeating former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.There are 20 Democratic… Continue reading