Police calls for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2019

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

Despite traffic jam that held up police response, contractor avoids fine

The July 2 road work problem slowed police response to a call.

Derby open to kings again

Event starts on Friday.

A Wings Airways floatplane takes off from Juneau’s downtown harbor as the Norwegian Bliss leaves it port of call on July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Wings Airways floatplane takes off from Juneau’s downtown harbor as the Norwegian Bliss leaves it port of call on July 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Brad Robbins, the new owner of the Hooked Seafood Company, holds a fresh king salmon at their Industrial Boulevard location on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Hooked Seafood closes its doors

After nearly 30 years and 3 owners, the local seafood supplier cuts its line.

Brad Robbins, the new owner of the Hooked Seafood Company, holds a fresh king salmon at their Industrial Boulevard location on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Empire Live: Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts speaks in Juneau

Live updates from the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

In this Aug. 6 photo, Steven Downs is led into a courtroom for arraignment in Anchorage. Downs has pleaded not guilty after being charged in the sexual assault and murder of a woman in Alaska in a case that remained unsolved for years. Downs entered his plea Wednesday in a courtroom in Fairbanks. He is charged in the death of Sophie Sergie, who was found stabbed and shot in a bathtub at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)

Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty

FAIRBANKS — A Maine man pleaded not guilty in the rape and killing of a young Alaska Native woman more than 25 years ago at… Continue reading

In this Aug. 6 photo, Steven Downs is led into a courtroom for arraignment in Anchorage. Downs has pleaded not guilty after being charged in the sexual assault and murder of a woman in Alaska in a case that remained unsolved for years. Downs entered his plea Wednesday in a courtroom in Fairbanks. He is charged in the death of Sophie Sergie, who was found stabbed and shot in a bathtub at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory. (AP Photo | Mark Thiessen)
The first totem pole raising in almost a century took place in Old Massett in August 1969. (NFB photo)

Haida story headed to the international stage

Old Massett totem pole raising revisited in Christopher Auchter’s documentary Now Is The Time

The first totem pole raising in almost a century took place in Old Massett in August 1969. (NFB photo)

Warm waters across Alaska cause salmon die-offs

From the Koyukuk River, to the Kuskokwim, to Norton Sound, to Bristol Bay’s Igushik River, unusually warm temperatures across Alaska this summer led to die-offs… Continue reading

The Cornerstone Residential Facility will shut down Friday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo | Gus Marx)

Juneau Youth Services to close Cornerstone youth shelter

Juneau youth shelter will shut down Friday.

The Cornerstone Residential Facility will shut down Friday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo | Gus Marx)
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Murkowski has health care on her mind

Alaska’s senior senator talks about ending ‘surprise’ medical billing.

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview at the Juneau Empire on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2109. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Marie Drake Building houses the Yaakoosgé Daakahidi High School, Montessori Borealis and the HomeBridge program. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)