Hunter falls to death on Pioneer Peak

ANCHORAGE — Authorities say a Wasilla man has died after falling down the mountainside at Pioneer Peak.Alaska State Troopers say 49-year-old Roy Roth had been… Continue reading

North Pole man found dead in Kenai cell

KENAI — A 45-year-old inmate was found dead in his cell at the Wildwood Correctional Facility in Kenai.The Department of Corrections says in a release… Continue reading

Photo: Northern lights

Northern lights light up the sky over the mainland as seen from Douglas Island Monday morning.… Continue reading

Alaska’s median income drops below 1989 levels

ANCHORAGE — Alaska residents are making less money than they have in years, with the state’s median income dropping below that of 1989.A new study… Continue reading

Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.

Photo: Checking out (and in) the new library

Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.… Continue reading

Jessica Walsh reads to her son, Silas, 3, in a carpeted nook on the first day of the new Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Monday.
Juneau artist Jay Crondahl adds a little ephemeral art to the lawn at the Park Shore Condominiums on Monday.

Photo: Ephemeral art

Juneau artist Jay Crondahl adds a little ephemeral art to the lawn at the Park Shore Condominiums on Monday.… Continue reading

Juneau artist Jay Crondahl adds a little ephemeral art to the lawn at the Park Shore Condominiums on Monday.

Head coach Philbin fired by Dolphins

MIAMI — New Miami Dolphins coach Dan Campbell believes his underachieving team needs to show more aggressiveness that stops just short of dirty play, and… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By STEVEN WINE

Kelly isn’t changing anything for 1-3 Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — A defiant Chip Kelly defended his coaching strategy and personnel decisions while blaming a 1-3 start on poor execution.The Philadelphia Eagles began the… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By ROB MAADDI

Nationals fire manager Williams after only 2 seasons

WASHINGTON — In describing what he will look for in a manager to replace Matt Williams, Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo might have been pointing… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By HOWARD FENDRICH

Chancellor’s big play controversy

SEATTLE — With one big punch, Kam Chancellor showed his importance to the Seattle Seahawks.With one little touch, K.J. Wright provided another Monday night controversy… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH
Beth McEwen, left, and Andy Peterson count absentee and questioned ballots in the Assembly Chambers on Friday from Tuesday's municipal election.

Behind the ballot

By Tuesday night, Juneau will have a newly declared mayor, Assembly representatives and school board members. But getting there is a huge undertaking.The process of… Continue reading

Beth McEwen, left, and Andy Peterson count absentee and questioned ballots in the Assembly Chambers on Friday from Tuesday's municipal election.
Theodore Alex Bastia, Jr. examines pot before making a purchase at Breeze Botanicals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Ashland, Ore. Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.  (Jamie Lusch/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Pot pesticide flap brings lawsuit in Colorado

DENVER — Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed… Continue reading

Theodore Alex Bastia, Jr. examines pot before making a purchase at Breeze Botanicals, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Ashland, Ore. Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.  (Jamie Lusch/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Teachers’ union talks ‘game day’

Wednesday could be the last time the Juneau School District and the Juneau Education Association meet to finalize a new teachers’ contract. Both parties are… Continue reading

Supporters rally outside the Courthouse during an evidentiary hearing for the Fairbanks Four to try to prove their innocence Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Four, George Frese, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent and Marvin Roberts were convicted in the killing of 15-year old John Hartman 18 years ago. Roberts was released on parole this summer, the other three men remain in jail. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

‘Fairbanks Four’ wants convictions overturned

FAIRBANKS — Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 are seeking post-conviction relief in a civil trial… Continue reading

Supporters rally outside the Courthouse during an evidentiary hearing for the Fairbanks Four to try to prove their innocence Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 at the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Four, George Frese, Kevin Pease, Eugene Vent and Marvin Roberts were convicted in the killing of 15-year old John Hartman 18 years ago. Roberts was released on parole this summer, the other three men remain in jail. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Burglary• At 9:01 p.m. Saturday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 1800 block of Mark Alan Street. Investigation continues.Death•… Continue reading

Moderate earthquake felt in Alaska community

ANCHORAGE — Seismologists say a moderate earthquake was strongly felt in a community in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.The Alaska Earthquake Center says the 5.7 magnitude quake… Continue reading

Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

Even with major budget cuts, the state could see its credit rating dropped if it doesn’t take steps to address revenues, Gov. Bill Walker’s budget… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Oct. 6

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing… Continue reading

Missing your Juneau Empire TV guide?

In this Sunday, Oct. 4 edition of the Juneau Empire, many readers noted the omission of the pages outlining television programming for the Juneau area.The… Continue reading

Correction

In the story titled “Whale, what now?” which appeared in the Sunday Oct. 4 edition, a section title incorrectly identified the proposed location of the… Continue reading