‘I’m trying to sell gas’

“I’m not trying to buy love. I’m trying to sell gas.”So declared Gov. Bill Walker in a press conference Friday as he explained to the… Continue reading

A rendering of what the new cruise ship berths will look like downtown, according to the City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors website.

Fishermen’s Memorial loses to Panamax docks

For the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial board in Juneau, fighting the city’s downtown cruise ship dock project has been a losing battle.After years of protesting… Continue reading

A rendering of what the new cruise ship berths will look like downtown, according to the City and Borough of Juneau Docks and Harbors website.

Federal officials investigate walrus deaths

ANCHORAGE — Two groups of Pacific walrus have been found dead along the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska. One incident is the subject of a… Continue reading

NTSB: Plane struck lake before deadly crash

ANCHORAGE — A preliminary report has found that a floatplane struck the surface of a lake before crashing into a nearby tree-covered hillside, killing three… Continue reading

Eric Kueffner stops Wednesday to count the growth rings in trees blown down last winter along the DuPont Trail. Trail Mix cleared and opened the trail in May.

Photo: Counting tree rings

Eric Kueffner stops Wednesday to count the growth rings in trees blown down last winter along the DuPont Trail. Trail Mix cleared and opened the… Continue reading

Eric Kueffner stops Wednesday to count the growth rings in trees blown down last winter along the DuPont Trail. Trail Mix cleared and opened the trail in May.

Around town for Sunday, Sept. 27

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

Police & Fire for Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

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

Pope Francis speaks in front of Independence Hall from the lectern used by President Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address alongside a statue of President George Washington on Saturday in Philadelphia.

Pope extols America’s founding ideals

PHILADELPHIA — He spoke at Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. He stood at the very lectern Abraham Lincoln… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2015
  • By NICOLE WINFIELD and MICHAEL R. SISAK
  • Nation-World
Pope Francis speaks in front of Independence Hall from the lectern used by President Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address alongside a statue of President George Washington on Saturday in Philadelphia.
Women stand with their children and belongings in rebel held Bauw village in Koch county of South Sudan's Unity state on Friday.

In South Sudan a fragile peace allows food deliveries

KOCH, South Sudan — Sarah Nyanchar fled her home in South Sudan’s war-torn Unity state months ago, but with fighting continuing despite a peace deal… Continue reading

Women stand with their children and belongings in rebel held Bauw village in Koch county of South Sudan's Unity state on Friday.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio smiles during a news conference Friday on Capitol Hill in Washington where he announced that he would resign from Congress at the end of October.

After Boehner: Can House GOP be led?

WASHINGTON — The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has grown so wide that it just swallowed up the speaker of the House… Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio smiles during a news conference Friday on Capitol Hill in Washington where he announced that he would resign from Congress at the end of October.

Fishing trade organization donates salmon to Kenai Senior Center

KENAI — A commercial fishing trade organization is donating 300 pounds of sockeye salmon to the Kenai Senior Center.The first 50 pounds of the donation… Continue reading

Washington company exploring gas service in southeast Alaska

KETCHIKAN — A Washington state-based utility is looking to southeast Alaska for a launch of natural gas, which would primarily be delivered to homes for… Continue reading

Attempted murder charge reduced in rodeo grounds stabbing

STANLEY, N.D. — Prosecutors have reduced an attempted murder charge against an Idaho man accused of stabbing an Alaska man in the North Dakota oil… Continue reading

Pot board turns down marijuana clubs

Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board found its hands tied Thursday as it rejected the establishment of marijuana clubs.With clubs not covered by last year’s voter-approved legalization… Continue reading

Police are seen searching a vehicle found abandoned in a driveway on Mountain Avenue after a police chase Thursday morning, in this photograph submitted to the Empire by a witness to the chase.

Jeep leads police in morning chase

A green Jeep Cherokee led police on a vehicle chase through Twin Lakes and Lemon Creek Thursday morning.Juneau residents on the road pulled over as… Continue reading

Police are seen searching a vehicle found abandoned in a driveway on Mountain Avenue after a police chase Thursday morning, in this photograph submitted to the Empire by a witness to the chase.
A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.

Photo: Stellar meal

A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.… Continue reading

A Steller sea lion munches on a silver salmon in front of the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Wednesday.

City asks for pot position

The City and Borough of Juneau Marijuana Committee discussed the possibility of creating a new position within the Community Development Department “to help usher in… Continue reading

Dead walruses found on northwest beach

ANCHORAGE — Walrus carcasses were found last week on a northwest Alaska beach, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the deaths appear to… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Editor’s Note: A Daily Incident Report from Capital City Fire/Rescue was not available by press time.Disorderly conduct• At 1:48 a.m. Thursday, the Juneau Police Department… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Sept. 25

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Organ concert, noon, State Office Building. J. Allan MacKinnon to play variety of music.Senior Lunch,… Continue reading