Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas Library. Details: 586-5267. Annual JCCC Lenten Lunch Series, noon, Northern Light United… Continue reading

Division of Elections approves ballot initiative

The Alaska Division of Elections has approved a ballot initiative for the Aug. 16 primary election. On Monday, the division certified the PFD Voter Registration… Continue reading

Man charged with attempted murder in village stabbing

ANCHORAGE — A 52-year-old man from the southwest Alaska village of Aleknagik has been charged with attempted murder and felony assault.Alaska State Troopers say Robin… Continue reading

State to begin work on new Haines bridge

The state of Alaska is preparing to build a replacement bridge over the Klehini River north of Haines, between Klukwan and the Canadian border.The bridge… Continue reading

Coast Guard: Challenger recovery may cost more

The tugboat Challenger has been raised from Gastineau Channel and is moored at the AJ Dock, but its path to the scrapheap isn’t over yet.… Continue reading

Chamber hosts judge, attorney for lunch

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce hosts Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy and attorney Benjamin Brown for its weekly business roundtable luncheon today.The two will… Continue reading

Appeals court upholds limit on sharing of tips among workers

SAN FRANCISCO — Businesses cannot collect tips given to waiters, casino dealers or other service employees to share with support staff such as dishwashers even… Continue reading

NTSB releases reports on 2 fatal crashes

ANCHORAGE — The National Transportation Safety Board released reports Wednesday outlining factual information on two fatal Alaska commuter airplane crashes, including a Hageland Aviation crash… Continue reading

Marijuana drama at planning commission meeting

After a four-hour meeting as dramatic as it was long, Juneau’s Planning Commission decided Tuesday night to forward an ordinance establishing regulations for marijuana businesses… Continue reading

Jose Antonio Delgado, 47, is a Juneau resident and person of interest in connection to a drive-by shooting that took place Wednesday morning near Fourth Street. JPD is warning the public to consider Delgado as possibly armed and to not try to contact him directly. People who know the whereabouts of Delgado are encouraged to contact JPD immediately at 586-0600.

Police seek two people in drive-by shooting

The Juneau Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating two Juneau residents who are persons of interest in connection to an early Wednesday… Continue reading

Jose Antonio Delgado, 47, is a Juneau resident and person of interest in connection to a drive-by shooting that took place Wednesday morning near Fourth Street. JPD is warning the public to consider Delgado as possibly armed and to not try to contact him directly. People who know the whereabouts of Delgado are encouraged to contact JPD immediately at 586-0600.

Bills would restrict Planned Parenthood in Alaska schools

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers are poised to consider legislation that would bar school districts from contracting with abortion services providers or allowing them to offer… Continue reading

Panel advances national checks for pot business applicants

JUNEAU — A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that would allow regulators of Alaska’s up-and-coming legal marijuana industry to obtain national criminal history checks… Continue reading

Panel reassigns committee spots held by late representative

JUNEAU — Ten days after the death of Anchorage state Rep. Max Gruenberg, legislators are moving to fill the gaps on committees that the House… Continue reading

Senate adds hurdle for rural pot businesses

The Alaska Senate voted 18-2 on Wednesday to force communities outside incorporated cities to “opt in” if they want a commercial marijuana industry.If a location… Continue reading

Dr. Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies at the Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai"i at Hilo and Co-founder of the 'Aha Pūnana Leo, speaks at the Alaska Language Summit at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday.

Fighting language loss: ‘Our language is a source of wealth’

“Even though we are from different tribes, we are all in the same canoe. We need to work together to preserve the languages of our… Continue reading

Dr. Larry Kimura, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies at the Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai"i at Hilo and Co-founder of the 'Aha Pūnana Leo, speaks at the Alaska Language Summit at the Walter Soboleff Center on Tuesday.
Linda Boyle, the interim director of the Alaska Veterans Affairs system, listens to veteran James Helfinstine describes failures in the Veterans Affairs medical system during a town hall meeting in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday.

The few, the loud, the Marines

What the audience at Monday night’s Veterans Affairs town hall lacked in numbers, it made up for in volume.Only nine people (and not all were… Continue reading

Linda Boyle, the interim director of the Alaska Veterans Affairs system, listens to veteran James Helfinstine describes failures in the Veterans Affairs medical system during a town hall meeting in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Monday.

Mayoral candidates clash over seniors, wages

As Juneau’s upcoming special mayoral election draws closer, candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch are beginning to move further apart.Tuesday’s Native Issues Forum, co-sponsored by… Continue reading

The Hallmark Gold Crown store in the Nugget Mall is to close at the end of March after the owner could not find a buyer.

Hallmark store could close as soon as April

After nine years in the Hallmark greeting card business at the Nugget Mall, owner Marilyn Molburg is calling it quits.Since last Monday, everything at Holly’s… Continue reading

The Hallmark Gold Crown store in the Nugget Mall is to close at the end of March after the owner could not find a buyer.

JPD chief awards top leaders in the workplace

It was officer Steve Warnaca’s day off and he was watching his daughter, but the Juneau Police Department was backed up with calls and they… Continue reading

US: China seeking control of East Asia

WASHINGTON — The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Tuesday that China is seeking control of East Asia, comments that could further inflame… Continue reading