In this Oct. 15, 2006 photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. On Saturday, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79.

Scalia, a life

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight,… Continue reading

In this Oct. 15, 2006 photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. On Saturday, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79.

This week for the Legislature: Taxes, court case and Murkowski

JUNEAU — A Senate committee is set to take up several of Gov. Bill Walker’s tax bills during the coming week, including a proposal to… Continue reading

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

Two rallies planned for Capitol

The Juneau Police Department has announced that Fourth Street will be closed between Main Street and Seward Street for about an hour on two days… Continue reading

Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?

NEW YORK — Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.Credit mobile dating apps such as Tinder, which incorporate… Continue reading

In this March 28, 1978 photo, William Shatner, center, who plays Capt. James Kirk, and Leonard Nimoy, left, who plays Spock, attend a Paramount Studio press conference about the new "Star Trek" movie in Los Angeles. Shatner's latest memoir, "Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man," is out Tuesday.

Q&A: Shatner talks Nimoy friendship in new book

LOS ANGELES — The walls and shelves inside William Shatner’s office are covered with the kinds of memorabilia you’d expect from someone who’s served for… Continue reading

In this March 28, 1978 photo, William Shatner, center, who plays Capt. James Kirk, and Leonard Nimoy, left, who plays Spock, attend a Paramount Studio press conference about the new "Star Trek" movie in Los Angeles. Shatner's latest memoir, "Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man," is out Tuesday.
A visitor looks at Gustave Courbet's 1866 "The Origin of the World," which depicts female genitalia, on Friday at Orsay museum in Paris, France.

Facebook nude-painting case can face trial in France

PARIS — If you post a 19th-century nude painting on Facebook, is it art or impermissible nudity? That question is now cleared for trial in… Continue reading

A visitor looks at Gustave Courbet's 1866 "The Origin of the World," which depicts female genitalia, on Friday at Orsay museum in Paris, France.
In this photo provided by Science Advances, microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello collects temperature information of the floor at one of a Checherta hut. Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.

Urbanization leads to bacteria changes

WASHINGTON — Whether it’s a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city… Continue reading

In this photo provided by Science Advances, microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello collects temperature information of the floor at one of a Checherta hut. Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window.
In this Feb 6 photo, far-right activists and supporters of the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West demonstrate with former French Gen. Christian Piquemal, center left, in Calais.

Migrants attacked around Calais, tinderbox of tensions

CALAIS, France — Mysterious armed groups are on the prowl, targeting migrants in night attacks in Calais and elsewhere in northern France, sowing fear among… Continue reading

In this Feb 6 photo, far-right activists and supporters of the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West demonstrate with former French Gen. Christian Piquemal, center left, in Calais.
Rep. Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, speaks in the Alaska Legislature on Feb. 26, 2014 in this Empire file photo. Gruenberg died at his Juneau home on Sunday. He was 72 years old.

Anchorage Rep. Gruenberg dies Sunday at age 72

The most senior member of the Alaska House of Representatives has died.Max Gruenberg, a Democrat representing an Anchorage district in the Alaska House of Representatives,… Continue reading

Rep. Max Gruenberg, D-Anchorage, speaks in the Alaska Legislature on Feb. 26, 2014 in this Empire file photo. Gruenberg died at his Juneau home on Sunday. He was 72 years old.
Dustin Stogner discovers a syringe near Dredge Lake Road Thursday afternoon as he walks around the area with his 2-year-old son. Stogner is just one of several Juneau residents to recently complain that syringes are popping up in public spaces.

A dangerous find: Used needles appear in public places

Dustin Stogner said when his fiance became pregnant with their first child, the couple decided to leave Louisville, Kentucky, for a place that was calmer;… Continue reading

Dustin Stogner discovers a syringe near Dredge Lake Road Thursday afternoon as he walks around the area with his 2-year-old son. Stogner is just one of several Juneau residents to recently complain that syringes are popping up in public spaces.

Ex-hunting TV show host sentenced in poaching case

ANCHORAGE — A former host of a cable TV hunting show has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for his role in a poaching… Continue reading

Juneau mayorial candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch answer questions during a forum held by the Downtown Business Association in the Senate Building on Friday.

DBA screens mayoral candidates

What can you do for us? This age-old interview question was at the heart of the Downtown Business Association’s mayoral candidate forum Friday morning.The event… Continue reading

Juneau mayorial candidates Karen Crane and Ken Koelsch answer questions during a forum held by the Downtown Business Association in the Senate Building on Friday.
Gasoline prices have fallen under $3 in Juneau. The automatic pump at Fishermen's Bend in Auke Bay, pictured here Friday, have the lowest prices in town.

Pumped up: The concealed truth behind gas prices

At 11 a.m. every weekday, Wade Bryson sits in a small swivel chair, leans close to a microphone, and listens to problems.For the past eight… Continue reading

Gasoline prices have fallen under $3 in Juneau. The automatic pump at Fishermen's Bend in Auke Bay, pictured here Friday, have the lowest prices in town.

Senator introduces bill to ban late-term abortion

JUNEAU — A North Pole senator introduced a bill Friday that would require Alaska doctors to determine whether a fetus could survive outside of the… Continue reading

After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics

LAS VEGAS — Right fight; wrong strategy.That’s what many ranchers and sympathizers opposing federal control of public lands in the West concluded after the armed… Continue reading

Fairbanks debates federal proposal on predator hunts

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks residents have shown support for a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal that would ban some bear, wolf and coyote hunts on… Continue reading

GCI works to repair damaged undersea fibers in Sitka, Angoon

GCI customers should expect service interruptions today due to recent damage to the undersea fiber optic cable that serves the Sitka and Angoon areas.Permanent repairs… Continue reading

Police calls for Sunday, Feb. 14, 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

Around Town

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading