Following the footprints: Police arrest alleged chainsaw thief after pursuit

They found him by following tracks in the snow.

Ferry system braces for budget cuts

Dwindling budget could mean loss of services.

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Police calls for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Wasilla, listens to Attorney General Kevin Clarkson speak about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s four crime bills at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Wasilla, listens to Attorney General Kevin Clarkson speak about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s four crime bills at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Pete Boyd, a member of Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Special Teams unit, demonstrates how to get out of the water if you’ve fallen through the ice. The demonstration, which took place Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, drew about 60 people and included a presentation with tips on how to be prepared in case you or another person falls through the ice. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
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Video: How to get out after falling through the ice

CCFR provides a demonstration.

Pete Boyd, a member of Capital City Fire/Rescue’s Special Teams unit, demonstrates how to get out of the water if you’ve fallen through the ice. The demonstration, which took place Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, drew about 60 people and included a presentation with tips on how to be prepared in case you or another person falls through the ice. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
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Police calls for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

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Capitol Live: Reps react to ‘atrocious’ sexual assault statistics

Alaska’s rates of assault are much higher than the national average.

Flu season is ramping up across the state, particularly in Alaska. Still, it’s not too late for a flu shot, saidLouisa Castrodale, epidemiologist for the Alaska Division of Public Health. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Flu cases in Alaska are way up

Experts say wash your hands and get vaccinated.

Flu season is ramping up across the state, particularly in Alaska. Still, it’s not too late for a flu shot, saidLouisa Castrodale, epidemiologist for the Alaska Division of Public Health. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

US Senator questions Facebook over policies surrounding ivory sales

He worked with Alaska Native artists to resolve an issue with Etsy last year.

More than a foot of snow could be coming to Juneau

There’s snow time like the present.

Police calls for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019

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Fireworks are set off as hundreds of Juneau residents attend a candlelight vigil at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in 8-degree weather for the Guardian medical flight crew that went missing this week. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Fireworks are set off as hundreds of Juneau residents attend a candlelight vigil at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in 8-degree weather for the Guardian medical flight crew that went missing this week. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Hudson III of Metlakatla, will receive a Governor’s Art Award with his father for Alaska Native Cultural education. Hudson was photographed at the Soboleff Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Hudson III of Metlakatla, will receive a Governor’s Art Award with his father for Alaska Native Cultural education. Hudson was photographed at the Soboleff Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

As House falters to organize, committees take new shape

Committees masquerade as ‘informational meetings.’